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Michael Gottlieb
Lighting Design

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  United Scenic Artists Local 829
NABET Local 11
  Lysistrata Jones
By Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn. Directed by Dan Knechtges. Produced by Paula Herold and Alan Wasser. Walter Kerr Theatre.
  Phil Coulter "The Songs I Love So Well", Irish Repertory Theatre.

The Freedom of the City
, Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, Irish Repertory Theatre.

Rated P
Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. Andrew Asnes and Tim Schmidt, producers. Westside Theatre NYC.

Dancing at Lughnasa
Co-Design with Richard Pilbrow. Directed by Charlotte Moore. Irish Repertory Theatre.

Lysistrata Jones
By Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn. Directed by Dan Knechtges. Transport Group Theatre Company, producer. Gym at Judson Church.

Molly Sweeney
Co-Design with Richard Pilbrow. Directed by Charlotte Moore. Irish Repertory Theatre.

The Irish…And How They Got That Way
Directed by Charlotte Moore. Irish Repertory Theatre.

A Child’s Christmas in Wales
Directed by Charlotte Moore. Irish Repertory Theatre.

The Master Builder
Starring James Naughton. Directed by Ciaran O’Reilly. Scenic Design by Eugene Lee. Irish Repertory Theatre.


Starring Annabella Sciorra. Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. MCC Theater, producer. Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Election Day
Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. Second Stage Theatre, producer. McGinn/Cazale Theatre.

Beautiful Souls
Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. Harold Clurman Theatre.

Class Mothers '68

Starring Priscilla Lopez. Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. Nancy Richards, producer. Harold Clurman Theatre.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. Jeffrey Richards, producer. Century Center for the Arts.

Maybe Baby, It's You
Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. Soho Playhouse.

The Last Session
Directed by Jim Brochu. 47th Street Theatre.

The Impostor
Starring Calista Flockhart and Austin Pendleton. Directed by John Coles. Susann Brinkley, producer. Workhouse Theatre.

S. S. Glencairn - Four Plays of the Sea
by Eugene O'Neill
Directed by Edward Berkeley. Willow Cabin Theatre Company. Harold Clurman Theatre.

Sacrifice to Eros

Directed by Lisa Juliano. York Theatre at St. Peter's Church.

The Occupation

Directed by Lisa Juliano. Theatre Row Theatre.
  Patti LuPone: Matters of the Heart
U.S. Tour 2003.

The Odd Couple
(Female Version)
Starring Barbara Eden, Rita McKenzie and Georgia Engel. Directed by Joal Paley. GoGiGo Productions.
  The Great American Mousical
Co-Design with Richard Pilbrow. Directed by Julie Andrews. Choreography by Christopher Gatelli. Scenery and Costumes by Tony Walton. Goodspeed Musicals Norma Terris Theater.

Molly Sweeney
Co-Design with Richard Pilbrow. Directed by Charlotte Moore. Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven.

His Girl Friday
Directed by Curt Columbus. Scenic Design by Eugene Lee. Trinity Repertory Company, Providence.

Rated P
Directed by Jeremy Dobrish.  South Orange Performing Arts Center, New Jersey.

Alive and Well
Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. Old Globe Theatre, San Diego.

All The Great Books (Abridged)

Directed by Rachel Chavkin. Hangar Theatre, Ithaca.


Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. Hangar Theatre, Ithaca.

The Girl In The Frame
Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. Goodspeed Musicals. Norma Terris Theater.

Singin' in the Rain

Directed by Bob Turoff. Gateway and Candlewood Playhouses.

Holiday Spectacular on Ice
Directed by John Hodge & Rick Porter. Candlewood Playhouse.

  Magnetic North
Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. Active Theatre Company. Workshop Theatre.

Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. Summer Play Festival. Kirk Theatre.

Ted Kaczynski Killed People With Bombs

Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. Summer Play Festival. Harold Clurman Theatre.

Little Suckers
Directed by Jessica Davis-Irons. AndHow Theatre Company. Ohio Theatre.

Adobe Theatre Company
Superpowers, directed by Jessica Davis-Irons; Deception, directed by Jeremy Dobrish; Prague-Nosis: The Adventures of Dick Piston, directed by Jeremy Dobrish; Ghoul, directed by Jeremy Dobrish; The Eight, directed by Jeremy Dobrish; Hooray for Iceboy, directed by Jeremy Dobrish; Orpheus and Eurydice, directed by Jeremy Dobrish; Poona the F**kdog and Other Plays for Children, directed by Jeremy Dobrish; A Fish Story, directed by Jeremy Dobrish; Meanwhile, On the Other Side of Mount Vesuvius, directed by Damon Kiely

Family Secrets
Written and Directed by Sherry Glaser. Helen Hayes PAC, Nyack.

New York Stage and Film

Necessary Targets by Eve Ensler, directed by Michael Wilson; The Hurdy Gurdy Man, directed by Sheryl Kaller; The BETTY Play, directed by Michael Greif.

Directed by Peter Royal. McGinn/Cazale Theatre.

Richard III

Directed by Damon Kiely. Ontological Theater.

Black Mask

Directed by Damon Kiely. Ontological Theater.

Currican, a Theater
The Last Session, directed by Mike Wills; Fixing Frank, directed by Mike Wills; Recreation by Penn Jillette, directed by Mike Wills.

One Million Butterflies
Written and performed by Steven Belber. Directed by Rebecca Holderness. Juilliard School.


Directed by Nancy Robilliard. Nat Horne Theater.

So Careless
Directed by Mike Wills. MCC Theater.

Mint Theater Company
Miss Lulu Bett, directed by James B. Nicola; The Time of Your Life, directed by Rebecca Holderness.

Romeo and Juliet
Directed by Lisa Juliano. Art and Work Ensemble at Synchronicity Space.

Directed by Joe Heissan. Alice's Fourth Floor.

Circle Rep Lab
Summer of the Sirens, directed by Tony Phelan; Trust Me, directed by Mary Beth Easley; Jet Drag, directed by John Coles; Who Made Robert DeNiro King of America?, directed by Sal Trapani; Calling for Rain, directed by Ralph Weeks; Going Round on Rock Solid Ground, directed by Ernie Barbarash.

The Trojan Women

Directed by Benjamin Krevolin. Vassar College.
  Signs of Life
Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. AMAS Musical Theatre, producer. Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre.

Uncle Pirate
Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. Vital Theatre Company, producer. McGinn/Cazale Theatre.

Directed by Igor Goldin. New York Musical Theatre Festival. Acorn Theatre.

Judas & Me

Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. Produced by Rachel Neuberger. New York Musical Theatre Festival. ATA Chernuchin Theatre.

Dancing With Abandon
Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. NYC Fringe Festival. Dixon Place Theatre.

College The Musical
Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. New York Musical Theatre Festival. ATA Chernuchin Theatre.

I See London, I See France: The Underwear Musical
Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. New York Musical Theatre Festival. TBG Theatre.

Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. New York Musical Theatre Festival. Sage Theatre.

Down at the Inferno
Directed by Rick McKim. Ellen Mittenthal, producer. Symphony Space.

The Tutor

Starring Anthony Rapp. Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. Norman Twain, producer. York Theatre at St. Peter's Church.

Mister Gallico

Directed by Henry Caplan. HERE.

Birdy's Bachelorette Party
Directed by Suzanna Melendez. Culture Club, NYC.

Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance, Roosevelt Island
Cabaret, directed by Worth Howe; Just Another Lousy Musical, directed by Worth Howe; Lil' Abner, directed by Worth Howe.

Only Heaven
Music by Ricky Ian Gordon based on poetry of Langston Hughes. Directed by Nancy Rhodes. Encompass Music Theatre at Theatre Row Theatre.

Me and Rusty McGee
Directed by Susann Brinkley. Alice's Fourth Floor.

The Good Person of Szechwan
Directed by Evan Yionoulis. Music by Thomas Cabaniss. Vassar College.
  Mark Jarecke Dance (Resident Lighting Designer 1996-2004)
Repertory including Dendron, Endo, Faraway Nearsighted, Auto-Publik, Subdermal, Water Candy Fruit, Synesthesia, Whetstone. National touring.

Dance X Project
Choreography by Headlong Dance Theater, Ani Schaeffer, Laura Staton, Jon Kinzel, Paige Martin, D.D. Dorvillier, Mark Jarecke. Costumes by Susana Monaco, Cynthia Rowley, Betsey Johnson, Jussara Lee, Liliana Casabal, Susan Lazar. Produced by Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery.

Brooklyn Dance Theater

1992 Season. June Lewis, artistic director.
  The Magic Flute
Directed by Sir Peter Hall. Stage Direction by Stanley M. Garner. Scenic and Costume Design by Gerald Scarfe. Los Angeles Opera (2002, 2009); Washington National Opera/Kennedy Center (2005); San Francisco Opera (2007). Original lighting design by Richard Pilbrow.

Blood on the Dining Room Floor
By Jonathan Sheffer. Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. WPA Theatre at Peter Norton Space.

The Cave
(associate designer) by Steve Reich and Beryl Korot. Directed by Carey Perloff. Richard Nelson, lighting designer. World Tour 1993-96.

Directed by Anton Coppola. Il Piccolo Teatro Dell'Opera at Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn.

Suor Angelica
Directed by Rina Elisha. Rockland Opera.
  Christmas in Rockefeller Center (2012)
Trace Adkins segments
Lighting Designer
NBC Studios

The Revolution

Directed by Manny Rodriguez and Adam Heydt
Lighting Director
Matt Ford, Lighting Designer

The Jeremy Kyle Show
Debmar-Mercury/ITV Studios America
Directed by Scott Preston
Lighting Director
Alan Blacher, Lighting Designer

The Father Albert Show
Directed by Paul Nichols
Lighting Director
Alan Blacher, Lighting Designer

Jerry Springer’s 25th Anniversary Show
Live from Times Square. 
Directed by Bahman Samiian. 
Stamford Media Productions.

The Fourth (independent short film). 
Directed by Margie Stokley and Ryan Bronz. 
Cinematographer Tony Rossi. 
Ryan Scott Productions.

The Jerry Springer Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
Trisha Goddard Show
Stamford Media Center & Productions/NBC Talk TV
Associate Designer for Studio Facility and Repertory Lighting Plan
Lighting Director
Alan Blacher, Lighting Designer

The Big Gay Sketch Show (seasons 1, 2, 3)
LOGO Channel
Lighting Director
Alan Blacher, Lighting Designer

Inside Edition
CBS/King World
Lighting Director
Alan Blacher, Lighting Designer

Football Night in America
NBC Sports
Lighting Director for Exteriors

Christmas in Rockefeller Center (2006)
Sting and Christina Aguilera with Sasha Cohen segments
Lighting Designer
NBC Studios

Celebrity Poker: New Orleans (2006)
Picture This TV/Bravo
Lighting Director
Alan Blacher, Lighting Designer

A&E Networks Upfront Presentation (2005)
Lighting Designer
Holmes Communications Group

Late Night with Conan O’Brien
Lighting Director
NBC Studios

Christmas in Rockefeller Center (2004)
Tony Bennett and Kenny Chesney segments
Lighting Designer
NBC Studios

NBC Decision 2004/Democracy Plaza

Lighting Director
NBC News

2004 Olympic Games, Athens, Greece
Supervising Lighting Designer for Venue Commentator Positions. The Lighting Design Group/NBC Sports. EMMY AWARD.

Saturday Night Live
Digital Shorts and Taped Remotes 1995-present. Broadway Video/NBC.

Last Call with Carson Daly
2002-2005. NBC Studios.

NBC Nightly News / The Today Show / Dateline

2001-present. NBC News.

Our Town
(associate designer for videotaping) Starring Paul Newman. Showtime's American Collection. Booth Theatre NYC. Richard Pilbrow, lighting designer.

Jet Blue Commercials
Stride Gum Commercials
J. Walter Thompson Agency
Roseymedia LLC.

J.B. Berns’ CableFlex
Infomerical. Roseymedia LLC.

J.B. Berns' Freedom Exercise System
Infomerical. Roseymedia LLC.

WNBC New York
Consulting Lighting Director, 1999-2002.
Today in New York, Live at Five, Six and Eleven O'Clock News, National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Clinton/Lazio Senatorial Debate.

Hispanic Business Today
U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. NBC O&O Stations.
  Rachel Antonoff Spring 2013 Fashion Presentation.
Root Drive-In Studio NYC

Novartis Oncology Rare Diseases TSC-AML Launch.
Hudson Theatre NYC, Produced by Devlinhair Productions.

Porter Novelli Hewlett-Packard Fall 2010 Webcast
.  Produced by C2 Creative.


Primary Care 2011 Sales Meeting (Broadcast). Produced by The RJO Group.
Tekturna Broadcast. Produced by Drury Design Dynamics.

International Women’s Day Broadcast. Produced by Jack Morton Worldwide.

International Association of Pizza Hut Franchise Owners 2006 Annual Meeting
Produced by Jack Morton Worldwide.

Novo Nordisk
Levemir Launch
Paramount Studios, Hollywood. Produced by Jack Morton Worldwide.

General Electric
Presentation to the Premier of China (2003)
Produced by NBC

Janssen Pharmacia
Aciphex Launch (Scenery & Lighting for Broadcast). Produced by Jack Morton Worldwide.

Bristol-Meyers Squibb
Pravigard Launch (Scenery & Lighting for Broadcast). Produced by Jack Morton Worldwide; Metaglip Launch (Scenery & Lighting for Broadcast). Produced by Jack Morton Worldwide.

Morgan Stanley
Insights. Produced by Jack Morton Worldwide.

Dean Witter Intercapital
Insights. Produced by Jack Morton Worldwide.

NYC Partnership & Chamber of Commerce

Produced by Jack Morton Worldwide. World Financial Center, NYC.

Body Fashions Intimate Apparel
Produced by Advanstar Communications. Grand Hyatt, NYC.

Joan Rivers and Her Funny Friends
Benefit for Gay and Lesbian Community Service Center. Directed by Joe Billone. Town Hall.

John Hastings Lighting
Associate Designer: Harley-Davidson, Knoll Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Lotus, Avon, Vision Council, Mack Truck, First Union, Mead-Johnson Nutritionals, Saturn, Merck, Simplex Service, Advanced Auto Parts, Arthur Andersen, Marshall's, 1997 Presidential Inaugural Balls.
  Film Forum
Box Office and Administrative Areas. 209 W. Houston Street, NYC. Stephen Tilly, architect.

Spy Bar
101 Greene Street, NYC. Tyetanic, Inc.

Mohegan Sun Casino Resort
Uncasville, CT. Site Project Manager. Focus Lighting Inc.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Simi Valley, CA. Draftsman. Lucida Corporation.
  A Tale of Two Cities
Hirschfeld Theatre, Broadway. Richard Pilbrow, lighting designer.


Union Square NYC & National Tour. Michael Chybowski, lighting designer.

Fantastic Mr. Fox
Los Angeles Opera. Richard Pilbrow, lighting designer.

Zombie Prom
Variety Arts NYC. Richard Nelson, lighting designer.

Laurie Anderson: Stories from the Nerve Bible
European Tour 1995. Michael Chybowski, lighting designer.
  Designers: Richard Pilbrow, Michael Chybowski, Richard Nelson, Peter Kaczorowski, Mary Jo Dondlinger, John Hastings, Craig Miller, Natasha Katz, Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, Jane Reisman, Dennis Parichy, Jason Kantrowitz, Benny Ball.
  2004 Sports Emmy Award : Games of the XXVIII Olympiad: Outstanding Technical Team Studio: Lighting Direction.

2006 New York Emmy Nomination: Christmas in Rockefeller Center (2004): Lighting.

2004 News Emmy Nomination: Election Night on Democracy Plaza, NBC: Individual Achievement in a Craft: Lighting Direction.

"Color Me Noir"
Feature about Black Mask, Lighting Dimensions Magazine, November 1998

"Tyro Talent" Designer Profile
Theatre Crafts International Magazine, February 1998

National Endowment for the Arts/TCG Designer Fellowship
Finalist, 1991.

United Scenic Artists Local 829
Lighting Design Internship, 1989-91.
  Vassar College
Guest Lecturer in Drama. 1997 and 2000.

Graduate Design Program, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Guest Lecturer in Drafting for Lighting Design, for Leigh Rand Jenkins. 1999.

Fordham University
Guest Lecturer in Lighting Design, for Michael Chybowski. 1997.
  Vassar College
B. A. with Honors in Drama, 1989. Molly Thacher Kazan Prize for Excellence in Theatre Arts. Dana Fellowship.

The British and European Studies Group, London

Television Lighting Master Class
with Bill Klages
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