He began his career in 1988 as a lighting designer at Toneelgroep Amsterdam. He has carried out projects for such institutions as the Royal Flamish Theatre (Brussels), the Royal Dutch Theatre (Antwerp), NTG (Ghent), The National Theatre (The Hague), Ro Theater (Rotterdam), the Holland Festival, Wiener Festwoche, the Festival of Old Music (Utrecht), Stage Entertainment, Ahoy Opera, and the Dutch Opera. He has also worked in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, France, Saudi Arabia, Trinidad and Tobago, Russia, Italy, the USA, the United Kingdom, the UAE, Finland, India, Norway, Japan, Poland, Ireland, Denmark, Portugal, Israel, China, Lithuania and Slovakia. The largest opera show he worked on as a lighting designer was Verdi’s Aida at Stade de France in Paris, which was performed for an audience of 85,000.
In 2015, he débuted at the Metropolitan Opera in New York; in 2016, he was the lighting designer for Tristan und Isolde, which opened the 2016/17 season at the MET. He plans to participate in new opera productions in Paris, Beijing, Warsaw, Brussels, Tokyo and Barcelona.
He has worked on prestigious TV productions and special events (e.g. the Polish pavilion at EXPO 2010 in Shanghai—silver medal for the “most creative presentation”). In 2013 and 2016 he participated in producing the international tournées of DJ Armin van Buuren “Armin Only Intense” and “Armin Only Embrace”.
The show “The Best of Armin Only” (2017) at Amsterdam Arena was a big success—thanks to the spectacular use of 1,500 mobile spotlights, over 3 km of active LED strips, and over 1,500 m2 of LED screens. Marc was the lead lighting designer.
For many years, he has been doing lighting design for musicals (including Mamma Mia!, Shrek, Hairspray, Cinderella, Singin’ in the Rain, The Sound of Music, Fame, Anatevka, Oliver!, Blood Brothers, Grease, Footloose, Flashdance, Legally Blonde, Putting It Together, Rembrandt – The Musical, and Into the Woods.
His lighting design for Shrek, the musical won the 2013 award for “The best creative achievement” in the Netherlands. In 2017, he was nominated once more for this award in the category “Best Scenography”.
He has worked with such directors as Keith Warner, Andreas Kriegenburg, Herbert Wernicke, Mariusz Treliński, Petrica Ionescu, Pierre Audi, Wojciech Kępczyński, Amon Miyamoto, Guy Cassiers, Alize Zandwijk, Wilfried Minks, Frank van Laecke, Jos Thie, Barbara Wysocka, and Ken Caswell.
He is a member of United Scenic Artists USA and the Association of Lighting Designers, UK.
ROMA MT: Mamma Mia!, Singin’ in the Rain (lighting design)