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A few accolades over the years.  

“The lighting was also superb, most of it done by a couple, Lisa Weinshrott and Michael Kimmel who have been lighting stages together for the last four years and longer than that as individuals. From my time in dress rehearsal I can tell you the lighting was also a work done in detail including attention to all the lights used off stage.”


Mike Strong – Review for Kacico Dance


“Lisa Weinshrott and Michael Kimmel’s lighting design evokes an expertise in its simplicity, creating the perfect early morning to midnight mood.”


United Stages Review of Jewel Thieves


“Michael Kimmel and Lisa Weinshrott help emphasize the action with their lighting.” – DeNovo Review

“Michael Kimmel and Lisa Weinshrott’s lighting enhances Lee Dunholter’s effective set.”


Jill Lawler - Going to St. Ives  Review



Outstanding Lighting Winner- Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards   

      2016 | Into The Woods | Westfield High School

      2011  | Sweeney Todd    | Westfield High School

      2006 | Jesus Christ Superstar | Westfield High School

Nominated Outstanding Lighting - Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards
       2018 | Carrie | Westfield High School

       2015 | Urinetown | Westfield High School

       2004 | Evita | Westfield High School

       2002 | Children of Eden | Westfield High School

Honorable Mention - Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards 2012

      2012 | Pippin | Westfield High School 

Outstanding Production of a Musical including Lighting Design = Tommy Awards

      2020 | Little Shop of Horrors | Nicolet High School

      2019 | Mama Mia | Nicolet High School

      2018 | Ragtime | Nicolet High School

Nominated Outstanding Lighting - Broadway World Awards, Nashville 2012

         Backwards in High Heels - Cumberland County Playhouse

Apollo Design Standing O Award - 2008

Other Honors:

Michael was featured as a 'Young Designer to Watch' in the February 2007 issue of Live Design Magazine.


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