Marcel has a Tonmeister degree from the Royal Conservatoire in The Netherlands and a first degree teaching qualification in Music. He also graduated from the SAXION University of Applied Sciences as a Bachelor in Math Education.
Marcel specialised in music recording, live theatre sound, sound design for theatre and teaching. During his studies he took advanced courses in trumpet, piano, singing, music theory, arranging, conducting, acoustics, psychology, electronics, producing, physics and mathematics.
During 20-year tenure at Stage Entertainment Marcel mixed more than 5000 shows over the last 20 years, enjoyed by an audience of over 8 million, working closely with internationally renowned creative teams, designers, composers, soloists, ensembles, orchestras and many musicians.
He was Head of Sound for productions in The Circustheater in The Netherlands. In this position Marcel and his team were responsible for the sound of Miss Saigon, Elisabeth, Aida, Musicals in Concert, Lion King, Mary Poppins, Beauty and The Beast, Tarzan and Ciske de Rat. Marcel was sound operator for The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misèrables and Deputy Head of Sound for Wicked, Sister Act and Billy Elliot.
Productions also include the European premières of the Disney musicals Aida and Tarzan as well Disney / Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins in The Netherlands. For Aida in Essen, Germany, Marcel was member of Disney’s creative sound team.
In 2014 Marcel joined sound designer Paul Groothuis as his associate for the Disney/CML’s Mary Poppins for productions in Vienna | Das Ronacher (2014), Stuttgart | Stage Apollo Theatre (2016), the UK tour: Bradford | Alhambra Theatre, Cardiff | WMC (2016), Zurich | Theater 11 (2017), Dubai | Opera (2017) and the German version in Hamburg | Theater an der Elbe (2018).
Along side his freelance work Marcel taught Physics at the Maris College in The Hague, Live Audio Engineering at the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Creative College in Utrecht and Mathematics at the Carmel College Salland and School voor Persoonlijk Onderwijs.
Currently, Marcel mainly works as vocational and secondary education teacher and is Sound Design Consultant for The Space Factory in Lyon, France.