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Being around the creative energy students generate is invigorating. As a professor, I am inspired by their innovative nature. After winning my Tony Award, I was in high demand as a professional but thought much of the work I completed felt somewhat redundant and lackluster. After teaching an acting workshop off-Broadway, I felt fulfilled through working with students as a guide and mentor. Their passion for theater was enchanting. Since that time, I obtained a sense of enrichment in my work both as a teacher and a professional. I hope I can sustain the infectious wonderment my students hold for the performing arts.
United States Institute for Theatre Technology 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award for Scenic Design, creative director for Universal Studios Dubai, creative consultant for Walt Disney Imagineering, creative director for Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois.
18 Drama-Logue Awards; four Themed Entertainment Association Awards; Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Achievement
United Scenic Artists Local 829, United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Themed Entertainment Association, American Association of Museums, International Council of Museums, Savannah Film Commission
Founding director of performing arts design and technology program at California Institute of the Arts