Michael Eagan is a theatre designer whose work has been seen in major Canadian theatres for more than three decades. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of New Brunswick and subsequently graduated in design from the National Theatre School of Canada. His first designs were for Centaur Theatre, the Saidye Bronfman Centre and Compagnie Jean Duceppe. He went on to work extensively in Toronto at Tarragon Theatre, Toronto Workshop Productions, The Canadian Stage Company, Theatre Plus, Théâtre français de Toronto among many others. Across Canada he has designed for theatres, virtually from coast to coast, with numerous design credits for Neptune Theatre (Halifax), The Atlantic Theatre Festival (Wolfville), Théàtre de l'Escaouette (Moncton), Theatre New Brunswick (Fredericton), National Arts Centre (Ottawa), The Grand Theatre (London, ON), Manitoba Theatre Centre (Manitoba), Rainbow Stage (Manitoba), Prairie Theatre Exchange (Winnipeg), Theatre Calgary (Calgary), Alberta Theatre Projects (Calgary), The Citadel Theatre (Edmonton), Bastion Theatre (Victoria), as well as the Shaw and Stratford Festivals.
Eagan's work has also included projects for the lyric stage, ballet, musical theatre, circus and cabaret. He designed Les Contes d'Hoffman for Opéra de Montréal, Happy New Year on Broadway in New York, The Rake's Progress at the Banff Festival of the Arts, The Sleeping Beauty for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Canadian Fantasy Circus (Kobe, Japan), Le Diner Farfelu for le Casino de Montreal and Les Portes tournantes and Amadeus for the Atlantic Ballet Theatre.
He has had a parallel career in education and has taught at the University of Toronto and continues to teach at the National Theatre School, where he was director of the scenography section from 1987 to 1998. Michael Eagan is originally from New Brunswick, but has lived in Montreal for many years.