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Theresa McCarthy has originated roles in innovative works on and off-Broadway including TITANIC, FLOYD COLLINS, SATURN RETURNS, and QUEEN OF THE MIST. She is featured vocalist on those sound tracks, and on the Nonesuch recordings BRIGHT EYED JOY the songs of Ricky Ian Gordon; Stephen Sondheim's THE FROGS/EVENING PRIMROSE; and Audra McDonald's debut recording WAY BACK TO PARADISE. She was a soloist in Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's acclaimed BERNSTEIN MASS which played in Baltimore, at Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center with an acclaimed recording by Naxos. TV and other recorded media include appearances on NBC's LAW AND ORDER and Netflix's HOUSE OF CARDS.

She has been a teacher of acting, The Viewpoints and vocal music for students of all ages and experience levels. She has directed new works for NYU Grad Musical Theatre Writing Program. For NYU Tisch Department of Drama she directed student artists in UNSUNG TREASURES, an eclectic selection of trunk songs drawn from the private collections of her composer friends including Maury Yeston and Michael John LaChiusa. She was a member of the faculty at NYU's Playwrights Horizons Theatre School (PHTS). At PHTS she founded New Music Theatre Collaborative (NMTC), a page-to-stage exploration of new musical works created/chosen for the student company. NMTC works included that of emerging student and recent graduate composers and writers Michael Finke, Sean Ireland, James Clark, Andrew Farmer, Max Reuben and professional composers and writers including Allison Leyton-Brown, Sophia Chapadjiev, Katya Stanislavskaya and Adam Guettel.

Theresa co-founded Petoskey Theatre Festival in Northern Michigan where she directed MACBETH, GRIMM TALES, ART, and commissioned a new work PIGEON RIVER OPERA-for which she co-wrote the music. There she received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Michigan Council for the Arts and Culture and others to produce original works and provide arts programming for rural communities.

She received her undergraduate training at University of Michigan and her MFA in acting from University of California San Diego.

Courses taught: Acting Techniques III-Classical Styles. Acting Techniques IV-Styles, Introduction to Acting, Acting II-Scene Study.

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Theresa McCarthy STAGE CREDITS

Public Theater World Premiere Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Robin Bush/Hannah Nixon

Transport Group Off-Broadway Production, 2015

Transport Group, 2011

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1998

Original Broadway Production, 1997
Kate Murphey

1st Class Passenger

Caroline Neville (Understudy)

Kate McGowen (Understudy)

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WCT to Present Jaclyn Backhaus' MEN ON BOATS in November & December

Adventure awaits in Stage One as WCT presents Jaclyn Backhaus' 'MEN ON BOATS.' Join ten explorers on a thrilling expedition to chart the course of the Big Canyon in 1869. A must-see theatrical experience!

Wagner College Theatre Breaks New Ground With USED RECORDS

For the new year WCT will be offering an entirely new show, USED RECORDS. Story, conception, and direction by Jack Cummings III, USED RECORDS will be a completely new work created by the company and will explore the story of a woman named Colleen O'Brien through generations spanning the 20th and 21st centuries.

Wagner College Theatre Stage One to Present GOBLIN MARKET This Month

Just in time for spooky season, Wagner College Theatre will be mounting GOBLIN MARKET in their Stage One venue. GOBLIN MARKET will be performed on October 20, 21 & 22 at 7:30PM and on October 22 & 23 at 2:00PM.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of Transport Group's THE PATSY

Transport Group's revival of its acclaimed 2011 production of The Patsy, written by Barry Conners, performed by David Greenspan, and directed by Jack Cummings III, officially opened on Sunday, April 10 at 3pm.

Jennifer Holliday, Mykal Kilgore and Anthony Roth Costanzo Featured in MasterVoices' Final Chapter of MYTHS AND HYMNS

MasterVoices is presenting Faith, the fourth chapter of its four-part virtual rollout of award-winning composer Adam Guettel’s theatrical song cycle, Myths and Hymns. Conceived and supervised by Mr. Sperling, this free digital production’s final chapter will be offered starting on Wednesday, May 26 at 6:30 PM ET

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Will Spotlight Katya Stanistlavskaya as Part of its Spotlight Series

THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES, a bi-monthly live streamed concert series created by A LITTLE NEW MUSIC will  “spotlight” the music of composer/lyricist team Katya Stanislavskaya on April 20th.


Good isn't it? Grand isn't it? Great isn't it? These song lyrics from the musical Chicago epitomize one performer's journey to Broadway. Emma Pittman, an actress and graduate of Wagner College on Staten Island is the winner of Chicago on Broadway's The Search for Roxie Hart.

Tina Landau Reveals Revised Version of FLOYD COLLINS Coming Soon

It was a glorious reunion last night on Stars in the House, as the original company of beloved 1996 musical Floyd Collins reunited. Book writer and director Tina Landau shared exciting news about the musical's future.

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, March 3- with Patrick Cassidy, Ian McKellen and More!

Today (March 3) in live streaming: Patrick Cassidy visits Backstage Live, a Floyd Collins Reunion on Stars in the House, and more!

Wake Up With BWW 3/3: Idina Menzel on RENT's 25th Anniversary and Legacy, and More!

Today's top stories: Idina Menzel talks RENT's 25th anniversary, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alan Cumming on Prodigal Son, Laura Osnes tries out the new Sound of Music Instagram filter, and more!

VIDEO: Watch a FLOYD COLLINS Reunion on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm!

Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm ET) with a FLOYD COLLINS Cast Reunion with Jason Danieley, Chris Innvar, Martin Moran, Theresa McCarthy, Cass Morgan, Jesse Lenat, Tina Landau, Adam Guettel.

New York Theatre Barn Presents First Look at New Musicals From David Dabbon, Gabriel Jason Dean, Emerson Mae Smith & More

New York Theatre Barn will host a free live stream of its New Works Series on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 at 7PM EDT, featuring excerpts from the new musicals Our New Town and Elektric. The live 1-hour presentation will also feature a conversation with the writers and creative team.

New York Theatre Barn Presents First Look At New Musicals From David Dabbon, Gabriel Jason Dean, Emerson Mae Smith and More!

New York Theatre Barn will host a free live stream of its New Works Series on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 7PM EDT, featuring excerpts from the new musicals Our New Town and Elektric. The live 1-hour presentation will also feature a conversation with the writers and creative team.

Joe Iconis, Rob Rokicki, Sarah Beth Pfeifer and More Set for New York Theatre Barn's January 2021 Virtual Programming

New York Theatre Barn will continue to host bi-monthly free live streams of its New Works Series on select Wednesday evenings at 7PM. Available on New York Theatre Barn’s YouTube channel and Broadway on Demand, each installment of the live 1-hour series includes excerpts from two new musicals and a conversation with the writers and creative team.

BWW Feature: The Drinkwater Brothers - Baptized By Fire

The Drinkwater Brothers have been working hard all their lives but the last seven months have been particularly special for the men who are taking the cabaret world by storm, right up to today, when their MAC Award nomination came out. Yes, the Drinkwaters are having a great year.

2020 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony At Goodspeed Participants Announced

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 40 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2020 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 15 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration.

Rialto Chatter: Is a Revival of FLOYD COLLINS in the Works?

Is a revival of Floyd Collins in the works? We sure hope so! In response to a fan question on Twitter today, writer and director Tina Landau said that she is working on it.

New Musical OUR NEW TOWN Centers Students in the Gun Violence Conversation

A group of students has forcibly taken over a theatre space on their college campus. The room hasn't been touched in a year a?' not since a school shooting rocked the very foundation they're playing to, in the middle of a performance of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. The survivors have come together to hold a last hurrah: part vigil, part documentary, part call-to-action. See, the building is scheduled for demolition tomorrow a?' and, while they can, the students want to remind their community of what happened and what is at stake if they don't act.

Wagner College Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of OUR NEW TOWN

Wagner College Theatre launches its 2019-20 Stage One Season with a world premiere musical Our New Town, with performances October 10-13.

The Drinkwater Brothers Come to The Green Room 42

The Drinkwater Brothers come to The Green Room 42, 570 Tenth Avenue at 42ndStreet (in Yotel Hotel) NYC on Saturday, March 16that 7:00 pm. They will be presenting a night of musical favorites. With an evening of song that will encompass Broadway, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, and everything in-between. This young duo is sure to rock your socks off. Tony Award nominee John Dossett, along with the Broadway veteran Theresa McCarthy, and NYC cabaret/theater artist Amy Beth Williams will be joining the Drinkwaters as special guest performers, in what is sure to be a night to remember. The cover is $22.50 - $52.50. There is NO minimum for food and drinks. The doors to The Green Room 42 will open at 5:30 pm. Make advance reservations at


Theresa McCarthy has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Theresa McCarthy has not appeared in the West End.

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