A Cry of Players

LSU Department of Theatre

Director - Richard Holden

Scenic Design - Nels Anderson

Costume Design - Michelle L. Hathaway

Lighting Design - Ken White


The story of William Shakespeare before he left Stratford upon Avon for London.  What experiences shaped the young writer?


While I was the Costume Designer, I also assisted with the class that constructed the men's breeches and distressed all of the costumes.

Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi

Oakland University Opera Program

Director - Drake Dantzler

Scenic Design - Jeremy Barnett

Costume Design - Michelle L. Hathaway

Lighting Design - Jeffery Block


Suor Anglica is one of Puccini's Il Trittico revolving around the  invasion of Sister Angelica's sanctuary by her Aunt, the Princess with dire news.  Gianni Schicchi, another of Puccini's Il Trittico, revolves around the greed of poor dead Buoso's family and the forbidden love of Rinunccio and Lauretta.  Luckily, Gianni Schicchi is there to save the day.

Carrie The Musical

Oakland University Theatre Department

Director - Fred Love

Scenic Design - Jeremy Barnett

Costume Design - Michelle L. Hathaway

Lighting Design - Daniel Robinson


Stephen King's Carrie was transformed into a Rock Musical with a message that rings true today.  Our production was set in the mind of the only survivor of the catastrophe, Sue Snell.  She leads us through her memories of the events that led up to the horrible Prom night and the aftermath of  bullying. 

The Coronation of Poppea

Oakland University Opera Program

Director - Drake Dantzler

Scenic Designer - Kerro Knox 3

Costume Designer - Michelle L. Hathaway

Lighting Designer - Laura Gist

Monteverdi's opera of love, lust, betrayal and murder was set in 1940's Las Vegas.  Inspired by the Mob gangster history of Las Vegas and it's many parallels in Monteverdi's lush operatic storytelling.

Michelle  L Hathaway

Professional  Costume Designer and Costumer

Videographer - Nick Swatz     This dress and the video were accepted into the USITT Costume Poster Session 2014