Photograph from Show Boat - lighting design by Michael Grundner
From the show Show Boat
Photograph from Ghost The Musical - lighting design by Michael Grundner
© Johan Persson Photographer: Johan Persson | From the show Ghost The Musical
Photograph from Tommy - lighting design by Michael Grundner
© Reinhard Winkler Photographer: Reinhard Winkler | From the show Tommy
Photograph from Moses - lighting design by Michael Grundner
Photographer: Michael Grundner | From the show Moses
Photograph from Betty Blue Eyes - lighting design by Michael Grundner
Photographer: Reinhard Winkler | From the show Betty Blue Eyes

Michael Grundner

Michael Grundner – Lighting Design

 

Michael was trained as a lighting designer in Vienna, London New York. Since then he has been working around the globe extensively in theatre, commercials and industry, countless musicals and galas.

He worked with Robert Dornhelm on AIDA, TOSCA, and LA BOHEME. Michael created the Lighting and Video Design for the final world tour of  JOSÉ CARRERAS – A LIFE IN MUSIC. 

Further credits include: WEST SIDE STORY, FLASHDANCE, LES MISERABLES, SHOW BOAT, TOMMY, THE WIZ, DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, MISS SAIGON, THE FULL MONTY, CHICAGO, FAME, THE MAN OF LA MANCHA, MOSES, THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO and GHOST-THE MUSICAL. For the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien he created the lighting design for A CHORUS LINE, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and DON CAMILLO & PEPPONE, for Stage Entertainment Germany GHOST-THE MUSICAL in Berlin and Hamburg.

Latest credits include LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, DER FREISCHUETZ, HAIRSPRAY, THE MERRY WIDOW, THE GYPSY BARON , GYPSY, GRAND HOTEL, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS,HAIR, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, L´ELISIR D´AMORE, DER FREISCHUETZ (Lighting & Projection Design) and many more.

He was working many times with renowned directors such as Matthias Davids, Werner Sobotka, Kim Duddy, Martin Duncan, Nick Winston, Andreas Gergen, Alexander Balga, Gil Mehmert and many others.

To name only a few of the Galas, Concerts and TV Live Broadcasts: LEADING MEN/LEADING LADIES, ABSOLUT UWE, THOMAS BORCHERT, SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS, ENERGY GLOBE AWARDS, SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS, KIDDY CONTEST,  VIENNA PHILHARMONICS ORCHESTRA SUMMER NIGHTS CONCERT and JOSE CARRERAS – IN CONCERT.

2014 his lighting design for "FLASHDANCE" has been awarded BEST LIGHTING DESIGN in Germany / Austria on Broadwayworld.com

He is a professional member of the Association of Lighting Designers, London, UK


Forthcoming productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Opens
L´elisir d´amore Opera Theater St. Gallen
Theater St. Gallen
Lighting Designer Director: Ulrich Wiggers
Set designer: Leif-Erik Heine
23 Mar 2019
Ragtime Musical Musiktheater Linz
Musiktheater Linz
Lighting Designer Director: Matthias Davids
Set designer: Hans Kudlich
08 Feb 2019

Current credits

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Closes
Luther Musical Westfalenhalle Dortmund, then touring Lighting Designer Director: Andreas Gergen
Set designer: NN
31 Dec 2018
Ghost The Musical Musical Stage Operettenhaus Hamburg
Stage Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Matthias Davids
Set designer: Hans Kudlich
13 Jan 2019
Matterhorn Musical Theater Sankt Gallen (CH)
Theater Sankt Gallen (CH)
Lighting Designer Director: Shekhar Kapur
Set designer: Peter J. Davison
30 Jun 2019
An American In Paris Musical Musiktheater Linz
Musiktheater Linz
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Winston
Set designer: Charles Quiggin
06 Jul 2019
Wahnsinn - The Wolfgang Petry Musical Musical Theater am Marientor, then touring
Semmel Concerts
Lighting Designer Director: Gil Mehmert
Set designer: Heike Meixner
31 Dec 2019
Singin' in the Rain Musical Musiktheater Linz
Musiktheater Linz
Lighting Designer Director: Melissa King
Set designer: Knut Hetzer
01 Oct 2030
Gypsy Musical Volksoper Vienna
Volksoper Vienna
Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: Stephan Prattes
01 Jul 2100
Le nozze di Figaro Opera Oper Graz
Oper Graz
Lighting Designer Director: Maximilian von Mayenburg
Set designer: Stephan Prattes
01 Jul 2100
Absolut Uwe Concert Wiener Stadthalle / various, then touring
Uwe Kröger
Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: NN
15 Jul 2100
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum / Die Spinnen Die Römer Musical Volksoper Vienna
Volksoper Vienna
Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: Frizz DesPalmes
17 Jul 2100
Musical Rocks Musical Wiener Stadthalle / various, then touring
Musical Rocks Original Cast
Lighting Designer Director: Dean Welterlen
Set designer: NN
18 Jul 2100
José Carreras - In Concert Concert Various, then touring Lighting Designer 20 Jul 2100
Catch Me If You Can Musical Staatsoperette Dresden Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: Walter Vogelweider
23 Jul 2100
Flashdance Musical Theater St. Gallen (CH) Lighting Designer Director: Matthias Davids
Set designer: Hans Kudlich
24 Jul 2100
La Cage aux Folles Musical Kammerspiele Wien
Kammerspiele Wien
Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: NN
27 Jul 2100

In repertoire

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team
Le nozze di Figaro Opera Oper Graz
Oper Graz
Lighting Designer Director: Maximilian von Mayenburg
Set designer: Stephan Prattes
Hairspray Musical Musiktheater Linz
Musiktheater Linz
Lighting Designer Director: Matthias Davids
Set designer: Hans Kudlich
Gypsy Musical Volksoper Vienna
Volksoper Vienna
Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: Stephan Prattes

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Der Freischuetz Opera Hyogo Center of Performing Arts, JP
Hyogo Center of Performing Arts
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Temme
Set designer: Frizz DesPalmes
Jul 2018
Der Vogelhaendler Opera Schlossfestspiele Langenlois
Schlossfestspiele Langenlois
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Scheidl
Set designer: Niki Neuspiel
Jul 2018
Was Ihr Wollt Theatre Theatersommer Haag
Theatersommer Haag
Lighting Designer Director: Alexander Pschill
Set designer: Kaja Dymnicki
Jul 2018
Betty Blue Eyes Musical Musiktheater Linz
Landestheater Linz
Lighting Designer Director: Christian Brey
Set designer: Anette Hachmann
Feb 2018
Ghost The Musical Musical Theater des Westens, Berlin
Stage Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Matthias Davids
Set designer: Hans Kudlich
Dec 2017
Hairspray Musical Musiktheater Linz
Musiktheater Linz
Lighting Designer Director: Matthias Davids
Set designer: Hans Kudlich
Sep 2017
Grand Hotel Musical Bühne Baden
Bühne Baden
Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: Judith Leikauf / Karl Fehringer
Jul 2017
Die Lustige Witwe Opera Schlossfestspiele Langenlois
Schlossfestspiele Langenlois
Lighting Designer Director: Rudolf Frey
Set designer: NN
Jul 2017
Hair Musical Musicalsommer Amstetten
Musicalsommer Amstetten
Lighting Designer Director: Alex Balga
Set designer: Sam Madwar
Jul 2017
Don Quijote Theatre Theatersommer Haag
Theatersommer Haag
Lighting Designer Director: Stephanie Mohr
Set designer: Miriam Busch
Jul 2017
Jesus Christ Superstar - in concert Musical Ronacher Theater, Vienna
VBW
Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: NN
Apr 2017
Ghost Musical Musiktheater Linz
Musiktheater Linz
Lighting Designer Director: Matthias Davids
Set designer: Hans Kudlich
Mar 2017
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Musical Volksoper Vienna
Volksoper Vienna
Lighting Designer Director: Matthias Davids
Set designer: Mathias Fischer-Dieskau
Feb 2017
Dance Of The Vampires Musical Theater St. Gallen (CH)
Theater St Gallen
Lighting Designer Director: Ulrich Wiggers
Set designer: Hans Kudlich
Feb 2017
Don Camillo & Peppeone Musical Ronacher Theater, Vienna
Vereinigte Bühnen Wien
Lighting Designer Director: Andreas Gergen
Set designer: Peter J. Davison
Jan 2017
Winter Wonderettes Musical Kammerspiele Wien
Theater in der Josefstadt
Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: Werner Sobotka
Nov 2016
In 80 Tagen Um Die Welt / Around The World In 80 Days Musical Musiktheater Linz
Musiktheater Linz
Lighting Designer Director: Matthias Davids
Set designer: Hans Kudlich
Oct 2016
Footloose Musical Musicalsommer Amstetten
Musicalsommer Amstetten
Lighting Designer Director: Ramesh Nair
Set designer: Roswitha Wilding-Meisel
Jul 2016
Don Camillo & Peppone Musical Theater Sankt Gallen (CH)
Theater Sankt Gallen (CH)
Lighting Designer Director: Andreas Gergen
Set designer: Peter J. Davison
Apr 2016
Into The Woods Musical Musiktheater Linz
Musiktheater Linz
Lighting Designer Director: Matthias Davids
Set designer: Mathias Fischer-Dieskau
Apr 2016
West Side Story Musical Theater Sankt Gallen (CH)
Theater St Gallen
Lighting Designer Director: Melissa King
Set designer: Knut Hetzer
Dec 2015
Der Zigeunerbaron Opera Schloss Haindorf
Operettensommer Langenlois
Lighting Designer Director: NN
Set designer: NN
Jul 2015
Saturday Night Fever Musical Poelz Halle Amstetten
Musicalsommer Amstetten
Lighting Designer Director: Ramesh Nair
Set designer: Roswitha Wilding - Meisel
Jul 2015
Reset - Alles Auf Anfang Theatre Theatersommer Haag
Theatersommer Haag
Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: Sam Madwar
Jul 2015
Tosca Opera St.Margarethen
Arenaria
Lighting Designer Director: Robert Dornhelm
Set designer: Amra Bergman
Jul 2015
Tommy Musical Musiktheater Linz Lighting Designer Director: Gil Mehmert
Set designer: Beatrice von Bomhard
Apr 2015
Jesus Christ Superstar - in concert Musical Raimund Theatre Vienna
Vereinigte Buehnen Wien
Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: NN
Mar 2015
Dinosaurs - The Musical Musical Renaissance Theater
Theater der Jugend
Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: Roswitha Wilding - Meisel
Oct 2014
Les Miserables Musical Musiktheater Linz Lighting Designer Director: Matthias Davids
Set designer: Mathias Fischer-Dieskau
Sep 2014
Flashdance Musical Poelz Halle Amstetten
Musicalsommer Amstetten
Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: Roswitha Wilding - Meisel
Aug 2014
Pariser Leben Opera Schloss Haindorf
Schlossfestspiele Langenlois
Lighting Designer Director: Robert Lehmeier
Set designer: NN
Jul 2014
Aida Opera Steinbruch St. Margarethen
OFS St. Margarethen
Lighting Designer Director: Robert Dornhelm
Set designer: Manfred Waba
Jul 2014
Zerbinettas Befreiung Theatre Theatersomemr Haag
Theatersommer Haag
Lighting Designer Director: Alexander Kuchinka
Set designer: Sam Madwar
Jul 2014
The Wiz Musical Deutsches Theater München Lighting Designer Director: Kim Duddy
Set designer: Hans Kudlich
Jun 2014
Show Boat Musical Neuse Musiktheater Linz
Landestheater Linz
Lighting Designer Director: Matthias Davids
Set designer: Mathias Fischer-Dieskau
Apr 2014
Once Upon A Mattress Musical Renaissance Theater
Theater d. Jugend Wien (AT)
Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: Roswitha Wilding - Meisel
Dec 2013
Catch Me If You Can Musical Kammerspiele Wien
Kammerspiele Wien
Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: Walter Vogelweider
Oct 2013
The Wiz Musical Neuse Musiktheater Linz
Landestheater Linz
Lighting Designer Director: Kim Duddy
Set designer: Hans Kudlich
Sep 2013
Wiener Blut Opera Schlossfestspiele Langenlois
Operettensommer Langenlois
Lighting Designer Director: Philipp Harnoncourt
Set designer: NN
Jul 2013
Xanadu Musical Poelzhalle Amstetten
Musicalsommer Amstetten
Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: Roswitha Wilding-Meisel
Jul 2013
La Boheme Opera Steinbruch St. Margarethen
Opera Festival St. Margarethen
Lighting Designer Director: Robert Dornhelm
Set designer: Manfred Waba
Jul 2013
Jaegerstaetter Theatre Theater Haag
Theatersommer Haag
Lighting Designer Director: Stephanie Moor
Set designer: Miriam Busch
Jul 2013
Moses Musical Theater St Gallen
Theater St Gallen
Lighting Designer Director: Martin Duncan
Set designer: Francis O´Connor
Feb 2013
Vienna Fashion Week 2012 Corporate & Industrial Lighting Designer Sep 2012
Klimt - Das Musical Musical Kuenstlerhaus Wien Lighting Designer Director: Dean Welterlen
Set designer: Eduard Neversal
Sep 2012
Little Shop of Horrors Musical Poelz Halle Amstetten
Musical Sommer Amstetten
Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: Roswitha Wilding-Meisel
Jul 2012
Der Zerbrochene Krug Theatre Theater Haag
Theater Haag
Lighting Designer Director: Susi Weber
Set designer: Luis Graninger
Jun 2012
Gigi Musical Oper Graz
Oper Graz
Lighting Designer Director: Matthias Davids
Set designer: Mathias Fischer-Dieskau
Mar 2012
Chicago Musical Theater Sankt Gallen (CH)
Theater Sankt Gallen (CH)
Lighting Designer Director: Melissa King
Set designer: Knut Hetzer
Feb 2012
Die 10 Gebote / The 10 Commandments Musical Hannover, then touring
Touring CK
Lighting Designer Director: Doris Marlis
Set designer: NN
Jan 2012
Die 10 Gebote / The 10 Commandments Musical Berlin
Berlin
Lighting Designer Director: Doris Marlis
Set designer: NN
Aug 2011
Ein Sommernachtstraum / A Summer Nights Dream Theatre Theatersommer Haag
Theatersommer Haag
Lighting Designer Director: Bettina Hering
Set designer: NN
Jun 2011
Die 10 Gebote / The 10 Commandments Musical Rudolf Harbig Stadion Dresden DE
Dresden
Lighting Designer Director: Doris Marlis
Set designer: NN
Jun 2011
Die 10 Gebote / The 10 Commandments Musical Kampa Halle Minden DE
Minden
Lighting Designer Director: Doris Marlis
Set designer: NN
Mar 2011
Miss Saigon Musical Theater Klagenfurt Lighting Designer Director: Matthias Davids
Set designer: Hans Kudlich
Feb 2011
Disney´s Camp Rock - The Musical Musical Halle F, Wiener Stadthalle, then touring Lighting Designer Director: Rita Sereinig
Set designer: Hans Kudlich
Nov 2010
Wildhorn and Friends Concert Raimund Theatre Vienna Lighting Designer Director: NN
Set designer: NN
Oct 2010
The Full Monty Musical Musicalsommer Amstetten / Deutsches Theater München
Musicalsommer Amstetten / Deutsches Theater München
Lighting Designer Director: Kim Duddy
Set designer: Hans Kudlich
Jul 2010
Noises Off Theatre Theater Haag
Theater Haag
Lighting Designer Director: Daniela Kranz
Set designer: Martin Warth
Jul 2010
Die 10 Gebote / The 10 Commandments Concert Westfalenhalle Dortmund Lighting Designer Director: Doris Marlis
Set designer: NN
Jan 2010
The Man of La Mancha Musical Theater St. Gallen (CH)
Theater St Gallen
Lighting Designer Director: Matthias Davids
Set designer: Mathias Fischer-Dieskau
Dec 2009
Kiddy Contest 2009 Television Austria Center Vienna / TV Lighting Designer Director: Weichselbaum/Kiennast
Set designer: Hans Kudlich
Oct 2009
Save The World Award Television AKW Zwentendorf Lighting Designer Jul 2009
Lange Nase, grosse Ohren Theatre Theater Haag
Theatersommer Haag
Lighting Designer Director: Manfred Dungl
Set designer: Martin Warth
Jul 2009
Cyrano de Bergerac Theatre Theater Haag
Theater Haag
Lighting Designer Director: Bettina Hering
Set designer: Martin Warth
Jul 2009
Sommernachtskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Concert Schloss Schönbrunn / Schoenbrunn Castle
Wiener Philharmoniker / Vienna Philharmonics
Lighting Designer Director: NN
Set designer: Hans Kudlich
Jun 2009
Wildhorn's Der Graf von Monte Cristo / Wildhorn's The Count Of Monte Cristo Musical Theater St. Gallen (CH) Lighting Designer Director: Andreas Gergen
Set designer: Allen Moyer
Mar 2009
Womens World Award Television Halle F, Stadthalle Wien Lighting Designer Director: NN
Set designer: NN
Mar 2009
Das Gespenst vom Salaberg Theatre Theater Haag
Theater Haag
Lighting Designer Director: Manfred Dungl
Set designer: Walter Vogelweider
Jul 2008
The Canterville Ghost Theatre Theater Haag
Theater Haag
Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: Walter Vogelweider
Jul 2008
Forbidden Ronacher Musical MUQUA Halle E
Vereinigte Bühnen Wien
Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: Hans Kudlich
Mar 2008
Don Camillo and Peppone Musical NN
NN
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Kunze
Set designer: NN
Jan 2008
Disney's High School Musical Musical Wiener Stadthalle F Lighting Designer Director: Werner Sobotka
Set designer: Sam Madwar
Sep 2007
Wildhorn's DRACULA Musical Kasematten Graz / Austria Lighting Designer Director: Andreas Gergen
Set designer: Sam Madwar
Aug 2007
The Vienna Art Orchestra Concert Various, then touring
Vienna Art Orchestra
Lighting Designer May 2007
Theatre:
  • International
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Touring relights
  • Projection / Video Design
Musical:
  • International
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Touring relights
  • Projection / Video Design
Opera:
  • International
  • Large scale
  • Projection / Video Design
Dance:
  • Large Scale
  • Medium Scale
Concert:
  • International Event
  • Arena Touring
  • Stage Touring
  • Touring relights
  • Projection / Video Design
Corporate:
  • Conferences
  • Fashion Shows
  • Product Launches
  • Award Ceremonies
Architectural:
  • Commercial & Retail
  • Displays & Art
Education:
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Training
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

+43 676 650 77 66

Email address

office@lightdesign.at

Website

http://www.lightdesign.at

Agent name

Diabelli Management; Michael Staringer

Agent website

http://www.diabelli.com

Agent phone

+43 1603 1448

Agent email

info@diabelli.com