Artist Profiles

Michael Bodeen

Broadway music composition and sound credits include: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Speed of Darkness, My Thing of Love, Superior Donuts, A Year with Frog and Toad, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Hollywood Arms, King Hedley II, Buried Child, The Song of Jacob Zulu and The Grapes of Wrath. Off Broadway music and sound credits include: Inked Baby, After Ashley, Boy Gets Girl, Red, Space, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, Marvin's Room, Eyes for Consuela and Ruined. Recent original music and sound credits include: The Bluest Eye (Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre); The Crucible, Good Boys and True and The Pillowman (Steppenwolf); Mrs. Packard (McCarter Theatre, Kennedy Center); Cyrano de Bergerac (Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas); Mirror of the Invisible World and Vigils (Goodman Theatre); Mrs. Warren's Profession (Alliance Theatre in Atlanta); and A Big Blue Nail (Victory Gardens Theatre). Recent sound credits include: Dublin Carol, Superior Donuts and Anne Frank (Steppenwolf); Amadeus (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); The Pain and the Itch (Playwrights Horizons in New York City); The Birthday Party (McCarter Theatre); and Maurice Sendak and Tony Kushner's Comedy on the Bridge & Brundibar. Original music, music direction and sound credits include: How Shakespeare Won the West (Huntington Theatre Company); and The Caucasian Chalk Circle and Life is a Dream (South Coast Repertory). Michael and his collaborator Rob Milburn have created music and sound at many of America's resident theatres including: Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Comedy Theatre (London’s West End), The Barbican Center, National Theatre (London), Cameri Theatre (Tel Aviv), Subaru Acting Company (Japan) and festivals in Toronto, Dublin, Galway, Perth and Sydney. They recently composed music and designed sound for the opening ceremonies of the Amateur International Boxing Association at the Chicago Theatre.