Michael Schweikardt – Set Designer



MICHAEL SCHWEIKARDT (Set Design) designed the world premiere of the new Duncan Sheik/Kyle Jarrow musical Whisper House at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre. He has created sets for several musicals by Joe Iconis, including Bloodsong Of Love at Ars Nova, ReWrite at Urban Stages, The Black Suits at The Public Theater, The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks for TheatreworksUSA., and Things To Ruin at both The Zipper Factory and Second Stage Theatre. Recent credits include Jeffrey Hatcher’s Ella, appearing in cities all across the country; the critically acclaimed productions of Showboat, Hello!My Baby, Annie Get Your Gun, 1776, Big River and Camelot for Goodspeed Musicals; Barnum for Asolo Repertory Theatre’s 50th anniversary season; Oklahoma! starring Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase celebrating the Oklahoma State Centennial; the American premieres of Frank McGuinness’ Gates of Gold and The Bird Sanctuary and national and international tours of James Taylor’s One Man Band.


How to build a ‘Show Boat’

How to build a 'Show Boat' By Kristina Dorsey Publication: The Day Published 07/02/2011 Michael Schweikardt heard the skepticism when he told people he was designing the set for the epic "Show Boat" on the tiny Goodspeed stage. Theater colleagues, he says, "would go,...

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