Elaine McCarthy

Projection Designer

Highlights of the American designer’s work on Broadway include Wicked, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Impressionism, The People in the Picture, Assassins, Man of La Mancha (2002 revival), Into the Woods (2002 revival), Thurgood, and Judgment at Nuremberg. Among McCarthy’s extensive off-Broadway credits are Frequency Hopping (set and projections), Distracted (set and projections), Speaking in Tongues, Suitcase, The Stendhal Syndrome, Once in a Lifetime, and Gloria: A Life. In addition to Dead Man Walking (New York City Opera, subsequently seen nationwide), her association with Jake Heggie’s works includes Great Scott, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Moby-Dick (world premieres, Dallas Opera). Among other world premieres are Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain (The Santa Fe Opera) and Joby Talbot’s Everest (Dallas). McCarthy has designed projections for Tristan und Isolde (Dallas); Mazeppa and War and Peace (both at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg).

Previously at Lyric: Dead Man Walking (2019|20), El Pasado Nunca Se Termina (2014|15)

Last updated: November 2, 2019