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Mike Baldassari

 
Bio:
Tony and Emmy nominated Designer whose work has spanned much of entertainment and been seen live in 25+ countries. Broadway highlights: Cabaret, First Date, Holler If Ya Hear Me. Films: Ghostbusters, Nine, Rock of Ages, Joyful Noise, Sex And The City 2, Neil Young Trunk Show. Television: ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Tony and Emmy nominated Designer whose work has spanned much of entertainment and been seen live in 25+ countries. Broadway highlights: Cabaret, First Date, Holler If Ya Hear Me. Films: Ghostbusters, Nine, Rock of Ages, Joyful Noise, Sex And The City 2, Neil Young Trunk Show. Television: ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer
 
[Houston, TX (Regional), 2017]
Lighting Designer
 
[US Tour, 2016]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Lighting Designer
 
[US Tour, 2011]
Lighting Designer
 
[US Tour, 2010]
Lighting Designer
 
[Los Angeles, 2007]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Lighting Designer
 
[Broadway, 1995]
Associate Lighting Designer

Mike Baldassari Biography

Tony and Emmy nominated Designer whose work has spanned much of entertainment and been seen live in 25+ countries. Broadway highlights: Cabaret, First Date, Holler If Ya Hear Me. Films: Ghostbusters, Nine, Rock of Ages, Joyful Noise, Sex And The City 2, Neil Young Trunk Show. Television: "Documentary Now!", (RED) Concert/Broadcast from Times Square with U2, Bruce Springsteen. U2√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Top of The Rock for The Tonight Show, pre-tapes for "SNL", "Late Night w/Seth Meyers". Comedy specials: Dana Carvey, John Mulaney, Bridget Everett. Multiple NYE's with Phish at MSG. Televised concert highlights; Mary J. Blige, Tim McGraw, Sam Smith, Garth Brooks. www.mike-o-matic.com

Mike Baldassari Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Lighting Design Gold Star
Mike Baldassari, Cabaret
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Mike Baldassari, Cabaret
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Lighting Design
Mike Baldassari Cabaret
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Lighting Design
Mike Baldassari , Cabaret

Mike Baldassari News

BWW Review: AFTER MIDNIGHT at Signature Theatre Photo BWW Review: AFTER MIDNIGHT at Signature Theatre
by Russell Smouse - Jun 13, 2021

After Midnight at Signature Theatre is a revue featuring the music of Harold Arlen, Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh, and DC’s own Duke Ellington, and is set around the poems of Langston Hughes. The show features some of DC’s finest talent including Nova Y. Payton (a Signature regular) and Hamilton star Christopher Jackson as well as a stacked and extremely enthralling ensemble. With direction by Jared Grimes and music direction by Mark G. Meadows, the show proved to be a roaring success with over-the-top performances, fabulous design, and swinging music.

Christopher Jackson to Star in AFTER MIDNIGHT at Signature Theatre Photo Christopher Jackson to Star in AFTER MIDNIGHT at Signature Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2021

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for After Midnight, the fourth production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. Featuring a cast of 12, headlined by Christopher Jackson and Nova Y. Payton, After Midnight showcases 28 of the big band era’s most famous songs, all framed by the poetry of Langston Hughes. 

Winners Announced For The 2020 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards! Ordway Center, Ashla Photo Winners Announced For The 2020 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards! Ordway Center, Ashland Productions, & More Take Home Wins!
by BWW Staff - Jan 12, 2021

Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! 

Final Week To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards Photo Final Week To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019

There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

December 19th Update: NEWSIES - Ashland Productions Leads Best Musical Category in th Photo December 19th Update: NEWSIES - Ashland Productions Leads Best Musical Category in the BWW Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards Voting
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019

We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards Photo Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards Update: NEWSIES - Ashland Productions Lea Photo BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards Update: NEWSIES - Ashland Productions Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019

There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

December 2nd Update - Current Standings for the BWW Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards!  Photo December 2nd Update - Current Standings for the BWW Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards!
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019

It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.

BWW Review: Regina Spektor Goes In Residence On Broadway Photo BWW Review: Regina Spektor Goes In Residence On Broadway
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2019

Her fans ate it up, with calls of 'We love you, Regina,' peppering her two-hour concert, the latest entry of the theatre's In Residence On Broadway series, presenting a variety of artists in short runs until TINA, the new Tina Turner musical, starts previewing in October.

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES Lights Up the Landmark Theatre Photo BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES Lights Up the Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - Jun 7, 2019

For one night only, the 10th anniversary touring production of Rock of Ages rocked out at Syracuse's Landmark Theatre. The jukebox musical featuring strobe lights, fog effects, classic '80s hits certainly got the crowd going as the cheesy, yet amusing story of love, hope, and dreams played out. It was 'nothing but a good time' as the energetic rock musical came to life under the direction of Martha Banta featuring powerhouse vocals, spot on '80s costume designs by Cynthia Nordstrom, and out of this world lighting by Mike Baldassari.

Mike Baldassari Videos

VIDEO: Lauren Ridloff On Her Unexpected Rise to Success in CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Videoplay
VIDEO: Lauren Ridloff On Her Unexpected Rise to Success in CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD

by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2018

Lauren Ridloff sat down with CBS Sunday Morning today in a feature about her rise to fame in Children of a Lesser God on Broadway.

VIDEO: Watch The Cast and Creative Team of 42ND STREET In Rehearsals at Drury Lane Th Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch The Cast and Creative Team of 42ND STREET In Rehearsals at Drury Lane Theatre!

by Alan Henry - Nov 8, 2017

42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre runs through January 2018! Watch the cast in rehearsals in this video!

VIDEO: Director David Armstrong Discusses THE SECRET GARDEN At Theater Under The Star Videoplay
VIDEO: Director David Armstrong Discusses THE SECRET GARDEN At Theater Under The Stars

by Alan Henry - Oct 11, 2017

THE SECRET GARDEN runs at Theatre Under The Stars in Houston through October 22! Watch the video to listen to director David Armstrong discuss working on THE SECRET GARDEN, and why it is important to him.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of RAGTIME National Tour - Leslie Jackson, Chris Sams and More!
by TV - On the Road - Oct 28, 2015

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing...and anything is possible. RAGTIME returns to the road in an all-new touring production that Bloomberg News hails as 'explosive, thrilling and nothing short of a masterpiece.' North America will be swept away by this ravishing and relevant production, with performances starting Tuesday, October 27 at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. BroadwayWorld has as first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN - Mary Bridget Davies on Good Day LA
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse presents A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. Conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN stars Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award nominated Broadway run. Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will alternate the role of Janis Joplin with Davies. Check out Mary Bridget Davies and the Joplinaires on Good Day LA! 

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Talks End of CABARET: 'It's Like the End of An Era for Me'
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 27, 2015

Alan Cumming stopped by last night's TONIGHT SHOW to talk about starring in Broadway's CABARET, which ends its run this Sunday.

VIDEO: CABARET's Alan Cumming Talks 50th Birthday Celebration & More on CBS
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 30, 2015

CABARET's Alan Cumming stopped by last night's THE LATE LATE SHOW, hosted by Whitney Cummings.

VIDEO: Alan Cumming & Victor Garber Reveal Most Embarrassing Broadway Moments & More on Bravo
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 24, 2014

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo, Cabaret's Alan Cumming joined Broadway's Victor Garber for a live hour of fun.

VIDEO: Alan Cumming & the Cast of CABARET Perform 'Wilkommen' on TODAY
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 2, 2014

Alan Cumming lead the cast of Broadway's CABARET through 'Wikommen' to celebrate the return of the hit musical to the Great White Way.

STAGE TUBE: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Star Saul Williams Stops by MORNING JOE
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2014

Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, Holler If Ya Hear Me is now playing at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). In the video below, Saul Williams, who stars in the new Broadway play, featuring the music of the late Tupac Shakur, joins Morning Joe to discuss the production!


Mike Baldassari Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Mike Baldassari been nominated for?
Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Cabaret , Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Cabaret Best Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Cabaret and Best Lighting Design (Tony Awards) for Cabaret .

What awards has Mike Baldassari won?
Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Cabaret.