Michael Brunet

Self-taught designer, Michael Brunet studied computer science, acting and directing. The year after completing his bachelor’s degree in theatre, Mr. Brunet was discovered by Robert Lepage, who invited him to light the show Capitale Nationale Capital at the National Arts Centre. That same year, he was a resident artist and the youngest lighting design teacher at the University of Ottawa. In 2002, Mr. Brunet was invited to design the lights for the opening ceremonies of the state of the art Esplanade Theatres on the Bay in Singapore. In 2005, he toured China, providing live light accompaniment to a one-woman performance by dancer/choreographer Nadine Thouin. In 2008, he was invited to light the 400th anniversary edition of the Québec Carnaval’s night-time parade. Over the course of his career, Mr. Brunet has designed lights for over a hundred productions of all kinds and has been nominated for five awards for artistic excellence.