Genevieve McCarthy is a singer and actor from Western Australia based in London.
Genevieve has been studying singing since 2000 in Perth and more recently in London under the guidance of teachers Mary King and Julie Gossage. In 2007, Genevieve graduated with a Certificate II in Musical Theatre from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in conjunction with a Bachelor of Laws at The University of Notre Dame, Australia.
In 2016 Genevieve graduated with her Masters in Performance (Musical Theatre) from the Royal Academy of Music in London.
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, with musical direction by Torquil Munro and choreography by Sam Spencer-Lane as well as 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). As well as amateur productions of Oliver, Oklahoma and Little Shop of Horrors.
Film & Television
Genevieve made her feature film debut in 2018 filming a role in The Spy Who Dumped Me, directed by Susanna Fogel and produced by Lionsgate. Genevieve has also appeared in commercial projects for Amazon and Cadbury in London.
In 2004, Genevieve first turned her sights to television with a supporting role in the children's television series Parallax (Great Western Entertainment for The Nine Network) and a cameo role in The Sleepover Club (Southern Star Group).
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.