Duane Schuler has achieved national and international acclaim as a theatrical lighting designer.

He has designed for the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera, Salzburg Festival, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Seattle Opera, and American Ballet Theatre. His extensive work with LA Opera includes Simon Boccanegra, Manon, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, Ariadne auf Naxos, Rigoletto and Tristan und Isolde. He is a founding partner of the theater planning and architectural lighting design firm Schuler Shook.