Mark McCullough maintains a successful career as lighting designer for opera and theater companies in the United States and Europe.
He has lit productions for such opera companies as the Metropolitan Opera (Le Nozze di Figaro); New York City Opera (Il Viaggio A Reims); Washington Opera (Walküre; Das Rheingold and Porgy and Bess); Strasbourg’s Opéra National du Rhin (Benjamin Britten’s The Beggar’s Opera); Royal Opera Covent Garden (Queen of Spades); Opera North (Eugene Onegin); Boston Lyric Opera (Aida, Madama Butterfly and Tosca); Florida Grand Opera; Virginia Opera; Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College (Shostakovich’s The Nose); Glimmerglass Opera (John Philip Sousa’s rarity The Glassblowers and Mother of Us All); San Francisco Opera (Rigoletto, Arshak II, Mother of us All); Seattle Opera; Dallas Opera (the world premiere of Tobias Picker’s Thérèse Raquin); Teatro Real, Madrid, Spain (Luisa Miller); San Diego Opera and numerous productions at Opera Theatre of St. Louis.
Among his theater credits are 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); as well as Off-Broadway productions including Wendy Wasserstein’s Old Money at Lincoln Center Theatre; 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.
The American designer is an alumnus of the North Carolina School of the Arts and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama.