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Michael Beyer has lit many stages in his career as a lighting designer.  He spends most of his time as a professor and lighting designer and production manager at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, MI.  Michael has also designed for Ensemble Theatre, Wayne State University, Lansing Community College, Lansing Children's Ballet Theatre, Flint Youth Theatre, and he is a member of the Board of Directors for Ensemble Theatre in Cleveland, OH. He also works with a number of touring rock and roll bands when he is able to, and most recently assisted the design of the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, MI. From 2007-2009 he was the Resident Lighting Designer for Michigan Shakespeare Festival. In 2009, his design for "Glass Menagerie" at the Boarshead theatre earned a "Thespie Award" from the Lansing State Journal.He holds an MFA from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Some notable theatre credits include: Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland), Theatre By The Sea (Matunuk, RI), The Performance Network (Ann Arbor, MI), Michigan Shakespeare Festival (Jackson, MI), Boarshead Theatre (Lansing, MI), Jewish Ensemble Theatre (Detroit, MI), Hilberry Repertory Theatre (Detroit, MI), Cain Park (Cleveland, OH), Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam, CT), The Ensemble Theatre (Cleveland, OH), and The Attic Theatre (Appleton, WI).