Marcia Madeira - Biography



Marcia Madeira received a Tony nomination and won the Drama Desk Award for Nine with Raul Julia directed by Tommy Tune. Other Broadway designs include My One and Only with Tommy Tune & Twiggy, The Music Man with Dick van Dyke directed and choreographed by Michael Kidd, and Marilyn, An American Fable with Allison Reed & Scott Bakula. Off-Broadway designs include: Cloud 9 directed by Tommy Tune, Privates On Parade with Jim Dale & Simon Jones directed by Larry Carpenter and choreographed by Daniel Pelzig, and The Transposed Heads at Lincoln Center written and directed by Julie Taymor.
 
Marcia Madeira, recently designed Nice Work If You Can Get It with Sally Struthers,
her 26th show at The Gateway. Bellport, L.I.

She has designed 4 shows for The Contra Costa Musical Theatre in Walnut Creek, CA
including winning two Shellie Awards for Best Lighting of a Musical
for Les Miserables and Joseph/Dreamcoat.

Ms. Madeira designed On Becoming with Catherine Wolf at the Cherry Lane Theatre;
Rent in Japan and China; and
Guys & Dolls directed and choreographed by Daniel Pelzig at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.

Designs seen at the Gateway Playhouse include:
Nice Work If You Can Get It
42nd Street (three productions)
My Fair Lady, Singing In The Rain,
Happy Days, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sugar, On The Town, West Side Story, Swing, Forbidden Broadway, Christmas Through the Decades, Jesus Christ Superstar, and The Will Rogers Follies as well as eight other productions.
 
Ice Show Lighting Designs for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines include:
Ice Dancin' for Navigator of the Seas,
Ice Under the Big Top for Mariner of the Seas,
Ice Odyssey for Voyager of the Seas,
Freedom.com for Freedom of the Seas,
Spirits of the Seasons for Explorer of the Seas,
Encore On Ice for Liberty of the Seas,
Strings! and Freeze Framefor Independence of the Seas, December 2009
Frozen in Time for the almost world's largest cruise ship ~ Oasis of the Seas.
Ice Games and How To Train Your Dragon ~ Allure of the Seas.
1887 for the newest (and largest) cruise ship Harmony of the Seas.

 
Other productions include: Richard III for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival;
The Phantom of the Opera by Ivan Jacobs in Jakarta, Tallinn, Riga, Geneva, and Copenhagen;
Postcard from Morocco for the Manhattan School of Music; as well as Side by Side by Sondheim and Rigoletto for Dicapo Opera Theatre and National Lyric Opera Tour.
 
Ms. Madeira has designed La Boheme for The Oklahoma City Philharmonic; Don Carlos for The Seattle Opera Association; La Cenerentola with Frederika von Stade for the Los Angeles Music Center Opera Company; and four tours for The National Lyric Opera Company. She has designed numerous regional theatre productions for The Huntington Theatre, Boston; The Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia; Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo; and The Alliance, Atlanta.