"Each number in BLAST II: Music in X-treme is defined by it's own unique, very controlled color palette. For Tribal Towers, which features eight bungee jumpers and a flying drum rack, the look is industrial, lots of steel blue against warm incandescent whites. It was very important to find strong, clean colors that could really hold their own against a large number of moving lights. For this number, the performers are picked out with steel blue R3202 sidelight, and R54 Special Lavender front light. Meanwhile the upstage Digital Light Curtains on the floor and in the air are doing a tilt chase with a color chase between R78 and R00 while the bungee jumpers are doing back flips. The look is off the hook!"
Mike Baldassari received the Entertainment Design Award for the Broadway hit revival of "Cabaret", along with Tony and Drama Desk nominations. Recent world premieres include "13" and "Nerds". Off-Broadway designs include "Bare", "Jewtopia", and "Savion Glover". Mike lit the national tours of "Man of LaMancha", "Will Rogers Follies", "Fame", "Spiderman", "Grease" and several others. His designs have been seen in a over a dozen countries, including multiple European productions of Disney's "Beauty And The Beast" and "Blast II" for Japan. He received an Emmy nomination for "Garthe Brooks - Live From Central Park."