Genevieve McCarthy is an Offie Nominated (2018) actor and singer from Western Australia based in London.
Genevieve graduated with her Masters in Performance (Musical Theatre) from the Royal Academy of Music in London. Prior to moving to the UK, Genevieve received a Bachelor of Laws from The University of Notre Dame, Australia and was admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
Genevieve is currently appearing as “Aphrodite” in the world premiere of new musical Mythic at the Charing Cross Theatre, directed by Sarah O’Gleby, with music supervision by Chris Hatt, book by Marcus Stevens and music by Oran Eldor.
At RAM, Genevieve played the role of Johanna in Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd directed by Michael Fentiman and April in Stephen Sondheim's Company directed by Sam Yates.
Prior to moving to London, Genevieve performed as a child actress in numerous professional productions across Australia, including as Little Cosette in Les Miserables (Cameron Mackintosh), Brigitta in The Sound of Music (GFO/SEL) and Annie in Annie: Kids on Broadway (The West Australian Symphony Orchestra).
Film & Television
Genevieve made her feature film debut in 2018 filming a role in The Spy Who Dumped Me (Lionsgate), with scenes opposite Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon. In 2018, she also filmed the role of Nina in short film Oblivious directed by Simon Wood, which is due for release in late 2018.
Prior to moving to the UK, Genevieve appeared as “Due” in children’s television series Parallax (Great Western Entertainment for The Nine Network) and played a cameo role in The Sleepover Club (Southern Star Group).
Genevieve has also appeared in commercials for Amazon and Cadbury in London.
Genevieve currently voices the character of “Aubrey”, a young Australian engine that Thomas meets on his adventures down under, in season 22 of Thomas & Friends (Mattel). She is currently in the process of recording for season 23.
In 2018 Genevieve was delighted to sing in the ensemble of West End Christmas at the Cadogan Hall and in 2017 in LMTO’s Mack and Mabel at The Hackney Empire.
In 2016, Genevieve read the lead role of Ellie (the Swallow) in the workshop of a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince directed by Maria Friedman. At RAM, Genevieve was also pleased to play the roles of Lady Jane and Friar Tuck in an open reading of Robin Hood written and directed by Douglas Carter Beane with music by Lewis Flinn.
At RAM, Genevieve participated in workshops and masterclasses with Jeremy Sams, Douglas Carter Beane & Lewis Finn, John Bucchino, Sheila Hancock, Daniel Evans, Mary Hammond, Matt Ryan, Rachel Kavanaugh & Stephen Ridley, Jo Davies, David Benedict and Matt White.
Genevieve enjoyed two seasons in the children's chorus of the WA Opera Company as well as solo singing engagements for President Bill Clinton (An Evening with President Bill Clinton), New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (An Evening with Rudy Giuliani) and season launches for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Australian Rugby Union.
A highlight of 2015 was performing with the RAM chorus in the charity concert The West End Comes to Crondall conducted by Stephen Brooker.