Michael McCabe (19**-). Actor, radio playwright and director.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
His stage performances include a 1974 fund raising production for the Market Theatre, Jean Anouilh’s The Director of the Opera by (PACT, 1977), The Dresser (Ronald Harwood, 1980), First Monday in October (CAPAB, 1980), Edward Albee’s Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Alexander Theatre 1984 PACT), The Rise and Fall of the First Empress Bonaparte (Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1983). He also performed in The Creeper (as “Maurice”), A Macbeth (as “Banquo”), Butley (in the title role, for which he won 1977 Actor of the year), Dear Liar (at the Arena Theatre for PACT), Ross (as “T.E. Lawrence”), Betrayal (as “Robert), The Dresser (as “Norman” at the Baxter Theatre, for which he was nominated for a Fleur du Cap Award), The State Theatre Overflow Show (with PACT).
He directed Lee Harvey Oswald.
Michael was awarded the Stuart Leith Trophy in 1977.
Nominee 1991 McCabe, Michael in Shadowlands (Sunday Atar/Johannesburg Critics circle Award for best actor in a supporting role in English).
He won a Naledi Lifetime Achiever Award, February 2005.
SACD 1973; 1977/78; 1978/79; 1979/80; 1980/81; 1981/82.
Various entries in the NELM catalogue.
The Star, 15 February 2005.
Return to ESAT Personalities M
Return to South African Theatre Personalities
Return to The ESAT Entries
Return to Main Page