Mark  McCullough

Lighting Designer (United States)

HGO Appearances: Houston Grand Opera Debut

About the Artist: Mark McCullough designs lighting for opera and theater companies in the United States and Europe. He has lit productions for such opera companies as the Bolshoi (La traviata); La Scala(Cyrano de Bergerac ); the Metropolitan Opera (The Marriage of Figaro); New York City Opera (Il viaggio a Reims); Washington National Opera (Die Walküre, Das Rheingold, and Porgy and Bess); Strasbourg's Opéra National du Rhin (Britten's The Beggar's Opera); Royal Opera, Covent Garden (The Queen of Spades); Opera North (Eugene Onegin); Boston Lyric Opera (Aida, Madame Butterfly, and Tosca); Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College (Shostakovich's The Nose); Glimmerglass Opera (Sousa's The Glass Blowers and Thomson's The Mother of Us All); San Francisco Opera (Rigoletto, Arshak II, The Mother of Us All); The Dallas Opera (the world premiere of Tobias Picker's Thérèse Raquin); and many more. Among his theater credits are Rebecca (Broadway); the revival of Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway and U.K. tour); Whistle Down the Wind (Aldwych Theatre, London); Webster's The White Devil and Schiller's Don Carlos (Royal Shakespeare Company). Off-Broadway, he has lit Old Money, How I Learned to Drive and The Long Christmas Ride Home. McCullough's work in regional theater has been seen at the La Jolla Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage, Steppenwolf and Center Stage, among others.