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Michael Schweikardt, Scenic Designer

Il trovatore

For the 2007 Winter Opera Festival, his debut season with Sarasota Opera, Mr. Schweikardt designed the sets for Halka, and has since returned as set designer for the recent productions of La rondine, L'amico Fritz, The Crucible and Vanessa.  He has designed sets and costumes for Rossini’s Le Comte Ory and Handel’s Semele for Florida State Opera and was the set designer for Asolo Repertory Theatre's production of Barnum. For The Pittsburgh Public Theater he was the set designer for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and You Can’t Take It with You.

Other set design credits include Blue Light Theater Company, Syracuse Stage,  New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, HB Playwrights Foundation, SoHo Rep., The Workhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, Theaterworks in Hartford, Theater Virginia, Merrimack Rep., Barrington Stage Company, The Emelin, Westchester Broadway Dinner Theater, The Williamstown Theater Festival, Julliard, Philadelphia Theater Company, among others.