Sweeney Todd


Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Grease Grease
Our Town Our Town
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Red Red
Cabaret Cabaret



Recent designs include: National Tours of Forever Plaid & Miracle on 34th Street; Maine State Music Theatre (Saturday Night Fever); North Shore Music Theatre (The Sound of Music, Grease); Gulfshore Playhouse (The Who & The What); Barter Theatre (Beauty & the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Kiss Me Kate); Faction of Fools (Titus Andronicus, Our Town - Helen Hayes Awards Recommended Productions); Florida Studio Theatre (Becoming Dr. Ruth), Arkansas Repertory Theatre (Always…Patsy Cline); Nashville Repertory Theatre (Sweeney Todd, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, A Christmas Story, A Doll's House, Part 2, The Whipping Man, Red); Tennessee Williams Festival (Sweet Bird of Youth). For more information about my projects please download my Resume.


Michael Barnett is Chair & Associate Professor of Lighting Design in the Department of Theatre & Film at the University of Mississippi where he heads the BFA Lighting Design Program. He is currently serving as the Past Chair of the Faculty Senate after serving as the Chair of the Senate for four years (2012-2016). Michael was the recipient of The University of Mississippi’s 2019 Frist Student Service Award which recognizes one faculty member and one staff member for going the extra mile in unwavering dedication and service to students; was a Fellow in the 2015-16 Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Program; and was a 2008 Faculty Research Fellow at the University of Mississippi where he examined the differences in Lighting Design Approaches between the United States and Europe. Michael is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local #829. More information about my work is available here.