About Michael John McCarthy
Michael John McCarthy is a musician, sound designer & composer for stage & screen. He has worked on over eighty theatrical productions and has collaborated on the making of ten Scotsman Fringe First Award winners, most recently The Last Return by Druid Theatre Company. He is also the musical supervisor & co-sound designer on Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of), winner of the 2022 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play.
He is the creator & composer of The Dream Frequencies, an audio theatre piece produced by the Traverse Theatre. He is also the lead artist on Turntable, a participatory arts & storytelling project, produced by Red Bridge. He is currently under commission to the National Theatre of Scotland, Dundee Rep Theatre, & Visible Fictions.
Other theatre credits include: Cinderella (Dundee Rep Theatre) The Strange Undoing Of Prudencia Hart (Royal Exchange Theatre); NORA: A Doll's House (Young Vic Theatre/Citizens Theatre); Whatever Happened To The Jaggy Nettles?,Trainspotting, Into That Darkness, Fever Dream: Southside (Citizens Theatre); Crocodile Fever, Ulster American, What Girls Are Made Of, Gut, How To Disappear, Grain In The Blood (Traverse Theatre); Tay Bridge, August: Osage County, Steel Magnolias (Dundee Rep Theatre); The Duchess(Of Malfi), The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other, Glory On Earth, A Number, The Weir, Bondagers (Royal Lyceum Edinburgh); Jimmy's Hall (Abbey Theatre); Futureproof (Everyman Cork); God of Carnage, The Lonesome West, Under Milk Wood (Tron Theatre).
Work for screen includes the documentaries Where You're Meant To Be and Pitching Up.
His band Album Club released their debut LP on Last Night From Glasgow in May 2022. It reached #6 in the UK Vinyl Albums chart, & #2 in the Scottish Albums chart, spending 6 weeks in the Top 100.