R. Michael Miller is the head of the Design and Technology/Set Design program at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Miller has designed for theaters across the country, including Circle in the Square on Broadway, the Guthrie Theater, George Street Playhouse, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
For Circle in the Square on Broadway, he designed Eminent Domain in 1982 and The Boys in Autumn in 1986. His 2003 design for the George Street Playhouse production of David Auburn's Proof was called "flawless" by The New York Times. In 2004, The New York Times said "the sun is brilliantly awash on the stunning Fire Island beach house, deck and shimmering pool that R. Michael Miller designed" for the George Street Playhouse production of Terrence McNally's Lips Together, Teeth Apart. For the same production, the Princeton Packet said, "The set... is so stunning that the opening night audience actually gasped."
He was the scenic supervisor for the American Ballet Theatre's 1987 production of Sleeping Beauty, designed by Nicholas Georgiadis. He was the American associate set designer for Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1990 Broadway musical Aspects of Love, designed by Maria Bjornson. He worked as assistant art director on the feature films Falling in Love, Shadows and Fog, and Bullets over Broadway.
Miller has an MFA degree from the University of Washington, and is a member of United Scenic Artists.