Michael Doherty

Guest Musical Director

Michael Doherty is an Atlantic Canada and Toronto-based composer, sound designer, music director and multi-instrumentalist. Recent credits include Matilda: The Musical (An Impulse Production); Kamp (Eastern Front/Neptune Theatre); Fall Out, The Forest in my Room (Neptune Theatre); The Penelopiad, The Wedding Singer (St. Lawrence College); Goodbye Marianne, A Herman Tale, Marion Bridge, The Space Between, Vigil, You Play Beautifully, A Christmas Carol (Theatre New Brunswick); The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, The Drowsey Chaperone, Guys and Dolls (Theatre New Brunswick Theatre School); Armstrong’s War, It’s a Wonderful Life, Hockey Dreams, For Life, A Christmas Carol, Red, Miracle on 34th St. (Sudbury Theatre Centre); Rearview (Le Theatre du Nouvel-Ontario); Grace Notes, Angel’s River, Model Wanted (The Notable Acts Theatre Festival). Michael was the artist-in-residence at both Theatre New Brunswick and the Sudbury Theatre Centre.

Michael is the composer and co-lyricist of two full length musicals: A Christmas Carol adapted with Caleb Marshall, and For Life with Norm Foster. He is a multiple Merritt Award (Theatre Nova Scotia) nominee and winner. He was honoured with the musician’s achievement award at the East Coast Music Awards in 2008 and received the Playhouse Honours award from the Fredericton Playhouse in 2014.

As an educator Michael has spent 20 years as an instructor with the Theatre New Brunswick theatre school. He has also taught within the drama departments of Dalhousie University, St. Thomas University, University of New Brunswick and St. Lawrence and Sheridan College.

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