A memorial celebrating the life of Michael R. Moody will take place on Tuesday, July 19 at 1:30pm at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater in New York.

Moody, who was the Production Manager/Director of Capital Projects for Manhattan Theater Club for nearly 20 years, died on June 10 at age 56.

Born and raised in St Louis, Moody graduated from Webster College with a BA in Theatre Design and later received an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

As a lighting designer and production manager, he worked with Sarah Caldwell's Opera Company of Boston, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, and the Metropolitan Opera, among other institutions.

In 2004, he sustained a critical injury that left him a quadriplegic.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to United Spinal Association.