15 17 Oct '24

Mac Quayle

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Function: Music Composer and Producer WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member
MAC QUAYLE (as of November 8, 2023)

Emmy-winning and GRAMMY® nominated composer Mac Quayle effectively creates unique musical stylings and unconventional sounds that captivate audiences of projects such as Mr. Robot, American Horror Story, and most recently Leave the World Behind, directed by Sam Esmail, and starring Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, Mahershali Ali, and Kevin Bacon.

Mac first worked with director Sam Esmail on the Golden Globe winning series Mr. Robot, for which he received a Primetime Emmy. In 2022 they worked together again on the mini-series, Gaslit, starring Julia Roberts and Sean Penn. His collaborations with show creator and director Ryan Murphy include projects such as Pose, starring Billy Porter, 9-1-1, starring Angela Bassett, 9-1-1: Lone Star, starring Rob Lowe and Liv Tyler (both co-composed with Todd Haberman), The Politician, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Platt, Ratched, starring Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Freak Show, for which Mac received an Emmy nomination, and Feud, earning him two more Emmy nominations.

Over the past years, Mac has written music for over 40 diverse films, television shows, and documentaries. His music for the documentary Autism in Love premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Mac’s music as an additional composer for Cliff Martinez can be heard in HBO’s Emmy-winning The Normal Heart, Award-winning Drive, Contagion and Spring Breakers.

As a producer, re-mixer and keyboardist, Mac has worked on over 300 releases, 40 #1 Billboard Dance hits, and earned a Grammy nomination for producing Donna Summer’s “I Will Go with You.” Mac has been awarded numerous Gold and Platinum records, as well as worked with some of the biggest names in the music business. Mac has created music for Madonna, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Annie Lennox, New Order, and Sting, to name a few.

When asked about his career highlights, Mac responded, “I have been very fortunate to work with so many talented people over the years. However, there is one special moment that stands out for me: playing ping pong with Peter Gabriel at Real World Studios.”

Mac lives, works, and plays ping pong in the mountains near Los Angeles.

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