Michael John McCarthy

Composer / Sound Designer / Arranger

Michael is a Cork-Born, Glasgow-based composer, musician, and sound designer.

AWARDS

Scotsman Edinburgh Fringe First

WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF (2018), ULSTER AMERICA (2018), THE RED SHED (2016), HEADS UP (2016), THE INTERFERENCE (2016), LIGHT BOXES (2015), A GAMBLER’S GUIDE TO DYING (2015), LETTERS HOME (2014), EDUCATING RONNIE (2012)

Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland

ULSTER AMERICAN –  Best Production (2019)

Irish Times Theatre Awards

JIMMY’S HALL – Best Soundscape 2018 (nomination)

PRODUCTIONVENUE/PRODUCERYEARNOTES

Denouement (Audio)

Traverse Theatre

2020

Audio Project

Shades of Tay project

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

2020

Digital Project

When?

National Theatre of Scotland

2020

Digital Project

Nora: A Doll’s HouseYoung Vic & Citizen’s Theatre2020
Whatever Happened to the Jaggy Nettles?Citizen’s Theatre2020
I Can Go AnywhereTraverse Theatre2019
Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)Tron Glasgow, Lyceum Edinburgh and UK Tour2019/20
Tay BridgeDundee Rep Theatre2019
Crocodile FeverTraverse Theatre2019
Like AnimalsSuperfan2019
The Duchess (of Malfi)Lyceum Edinburgh & Citizen’s Theatre2019
The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black, Black OilNational Theatre Of Scotland & Dundee Rep 2019
What Girls Are Made OfTraverse Theatre, Raw Materials & UK Tour2018/19Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland Best Use of Music & Sound nominee
GaslightPerth Theatre2019
Miss JuliePerth Theatre2019
Wendy & Peter PanLyceum Edinburgh2018
Ulster AmericanTraverse Theatre2018
The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each OtherLyceum Edinburgh2018
GutTraverse Theatre/Tron Glasgow2018
Space ApeRed Bridge Arts2018Winner - Critics Awards for Theatre In Scotland 2018 for Best Production for Families & Young People
CeilidhTheatre Gu Leor2018
Showtime From The FrontlineMark Thomas2018
How To DisappearTraverse Theatre2017
Rocket PostNational Theatre Of Scotland & Dundee Rep 2017
August: Osage CountyDundee Rep Theatre2017
TurntableRed Bridge Arts 2017/18Writer & performer
Jimmy’s HallAbbey Theatre Cork/Project Arts Centre2017/18Irish Times Theatre Awards Best Soundscape nominee
FutureproofEveryman2017
Glory On EarthLyceum Edinburgh2017Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland Best Use of Music & Sound nominee
A NumberLyceum Edinburgh 2017
God of CarnageTron Glasgow2017
George’s Marvellous MedicineDundee Rep Theatre2016
The Gorbals VampireCitizen’s Theatre2016
Grain In The BloodTraverse Theatre/Tron Glasgow2016
TrainspottingCitizen’s Theatre2016/17
The Red ShedMark Thomas2016
Heads Up Kieran Hurley/Show & Tell2016
The Interference Pepperdine Edinburgh2016
The Lonesome WestTron Theatre2016
JRR Tolkien’s Leaf By NigglePuppet State Theatre2016
The Silent TreatmentLung Ha2016
The WeirLyceum Edinburgh2016
Rapunzel Citizen’s Theatre2016
Puss In BootsPlatform Glasgow2016
Light BoxesGrid Iron2015
A Gambler’s Guide to DyingGary McNair/Show & Tell2015
Into That DarknessCitizen’s Theatre2015
Fever Dream: SouthsideCitizen’s Theatre2015
Three Little PigsPlatform Glasgow2014
BondagersLyceum Edinburgh2014
BlabbermouthNational Theatre Of Scotland2014
Letters HomeGrid Iron2014Director of England In A Pink Blouse
The Tin ForestNational Theatre Of Scotland2014
Under Milk WoodTron Theatre2014
Sports DayCitizen’s Theatre2014
Red Riding Hood Platform Glasgow2013
The BFGDundee Rep Theatre2013
In Time o’ StrifeNational Theatre Of Scotland2013
The Drowning PondYouth Music Theatre UK2013
Some Other MotherAJ Taudevin/Tron Theatre2013
The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two GoldfishNational Theatre Of Scotland2013
Un Petit MoliereLung Ha2013
The Winter’s TalePeople’s Light & Theatre, Philadelphia2013
GoldilocksPlatform Glasgow2012
The Authorised Kate BaneGrid Iron2012
Educating RonnieMacrobert2012
Steel MagnoliasDundee Rep Theatre2012
TruantNational Theatre Of Scotland2011
Pause With A SmileGareth Nicholls/The Arches2011
99…100National Theatre Of Scotland2010
The Not-So-Fatal Death of Grandpa FredoVox Motus2010Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland Best Use of Music & Sound nominee
Birds & Other Things I Am Afraid OfLynda Radley/The Arches2009
The Night Before ChristmasMacrobert2009
Bright BlackVox Motus2009
Do A Dance No One Can See You Do…National Theatre Of Scotland2009
DollsNational Theatre Of Scotland2009Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland for Best Use of Music & Sound nominee
The HeightsPlaygroup2008
The Coming WorldMaking Strange2007
The Art of SwimmingPlaygroup2006-09
Soap!Playgroup2003-04

TV & FILM CREDITS

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Hey! Ronnie ReaganMarmalade Films2018
On The HemlineTyrella Pictures2017
Pitching UpGuardian Documentaries2017

DANCE CREDITS

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ENDLINGRob Heaslip Dance2019
GloryJanice Parker Projects2014

OPERA CREDITS

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