Marc Verzatt began his professional career when he joined the Metropolitan Opera’s ballet ensemble. After several seasons as soloist with the company, he started work in stage management, and worked for several seasons with the Pittsburgh Ballet, Pittsburgh Opera, and Cincinnati Opera, before becoming stage manager and eventually assistant stage director at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He moved to Germany and worked as stage manager and assistant stage director with the theater in Aachen, then company manager of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Starlight Express”. Returning to the USA he was both stage director and acting coach to the Chicago Lyric Opera’s young artist program. He has staged productions for the Houston Grand Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and to numerous opera companies throughout the country and in South America. Recent productions have included a program for the National Gallery in Washington DC. His acting career has expanded recently with film and stage roles, and an Off Broadway debut in June 2021 in “Lilies”. He was awarded Stage Director of the Year by Classical Singer Magazine.