Atticus Brady, Ernest Garner, and Ernest McCarty
Plays ProducedOdetta and Dick Cavett with McCarty


Madame Hortense
(Joseph Jefferson Award)

1977 Body Politic, Chicago
1983 New Federal Theatre,
New York City
1994 New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh


Recollection Rag (The Exchange)
(Hoyt W. Fuller One-Act Play Festival Award)

1981 Quaigh Theatre, New York City
1995-1996 Gallery Productions and at
Java Jeff's, Pittsburgh;
Atticus Brady, Ernest Garner and Ernest McCarty at screening of documentary No One Can Hear You Read
Romanian Cultural Center, New York, International House, New York
1997 New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh
2000-2001 Aired on PBS station WQED-TV, Pittsburgh

A Window To Home
1996 New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

Closing Notice
1996 New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

the...Hex
1998 New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

Life After Coma
2001 New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

Outrun The Rain
2003 New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

The Chelsea Arms (a play with music)
2013 Kuntu Repertory, Pittsburgh




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The Separate Vacation
1976 Belcrest Theatre, Chicago

Love Spirit!
1976 11th Street Theatre, Chicago
1985 E.T.A., Chicago
1992 Del’s Down Under, New York City
1997 New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

A Cosmic Night
1985 E.T.A., Chicago
1999 New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

Brazilian Rendezvous
1989 E.T.A., Chicago
2005 New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

And So I Sing
1993 The Den At Lolabelle, New York City
La Cave On First, New York City
Adelaides, New York City

Give Us Another Tune
2002 New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

The Region
2002 New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh
Aired on cable TV, Pittsburgh

Journey of the Spirits
2008 Kuntu Repertory Theater, University of Pittsburgh

Dinah (a musical revue)
2015 Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, Pittsburgh

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I Dreamt I Dwelt In Bloomingdales
1970 Provincetown Playhouse, New York City

Storyville I
1973 Foothills Theatre, Worcester, Massachusetts

Viva Vaudeville
1980 Foothills Theatre, Worcester, Massachusetts

Memo From A Mad Producer
1981 Foothills Theatre, Worcester, Massachusetts

Dinah! Queen of the Blues (Co-conceived with Sasha Dalton)
1983 The Ballroom, New York City
1984 Westside Arts, New York City
1985 Kentucky Center For The Arts, Louisville

The Regal
1985 E.T.A., Chicago

If Blues Was A Dolla'
1985 E.T.A., Chicago

Deadwood Dick
1986 E.T.A., Chicago
1997 E.T.A., Chicago

Deadwood Dick Legend of the West (Children's Musical Version)
2004 Kuntu Repertory Theater, University of Pittsburgh
2011 MYDC Theatre at August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Pittsburgh

Checkmates
1986 E.T.A., Chicago
1986 LA Community Theatre, LA
1987 Westwood Theatre, Beverly Hills
2001 New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

Hang Tough
1987 E.T.A., Chicago

Rouge & Lace
1988 Goodson Theatre, New York City

The Spirit Moves (starring Tony Award winner, Trazana Beverley)
1986 Civic Opera House, Chicago
1988 Baltimore Museum of Art
1990 E.T.A., Chicago
1995 Manhattan Community College, New York City
TriBeCa Performing Arts Center, New York City

Papa's Child
2000-2004 E.T.A., Chicago

The Black Chief
2002 Chicago State University
2003 DuSable Museum, Chicago

The Chelsea Arms (a play with music)
2013 Kuntu Repertory, Pittsburgh

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1969 Deadly Vengeance - Grace Jones film For Artscope Ltd.
1969 Borden's - industrial film
1976 Black Life - WMAQ TV, Chicago (Score/Music)
1977 On Q - WMAQ TV, Chicago (Theme/Music)
1986 Martin Luther King Suite (NBC-TV nominated and won Emmy)
1987 Pages of the Heart - film for HBO
1987 New York Power Company - four industrial films
1991 Housing With A Heart - film for Enterprise Foundation
2000 Papa's Child - (Score/Music) produced by E.T.A., Chicago
The Black Chief - (Score/Music) produced at University of Chicago
2003 Recollection Rag (Film Score/Music)
2004 The Buffalo Soldiers Plus One (Music/Lyrics)
2013 The Chelsea Arms (a play with music) Kuntu Repertory, Pittsburgh
2015 Dinah (a musical revue) (two original songs) 2015 Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, Pittsburgh

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1969 Meadowgold Dairies (music)

1973 Bit-O-Honey (produced, wrote music, animation), featuring Valerie Simpson of Ashford & Simpson

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Buddy Greco
Gloria Gaynor
Ja'net DuBois
The Second We Touch, Yellow Bird, Love Take A Walk and Let's Just Dance (wrote music)
Noel Harrison
Odetta
Oscar Brown, Jr.

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1970 -1975 Bassist with Erroll Garner
Garner/Copenhagen

1970 Gemini album on bass on London Records with Erroll Garner

1976 Appeared in Girl From U.N.C.L.E. episode
Played bass in Dudley Moore's BBC In Great Britain TV show
Played bass with Erroll Garner Trio for Clint Eastwood film Play Misty For Me

Appeared in Where The Girls Are TV show starring Noel Harrison
Stephanie Powers and Barbara McNair

1980 John Sebastian's Carnegie Hall concert, on piano

1981 Featured performer on camera - Michelob TV commercial - national

Appeared playing bass guitar in Latoya Jackson's video -
You're Gonna Git Rocked!

1983 Interviewed on Erroll Garner Tribute - Gil Noble's Like It Is

1984 Appears in photographic study, mentioned throughout book, entire
chapter devoted to McCarty interview in Erroll Garner -
The Most Happy Piano
- by Jim Doran, Scarecrow Press

1994-2008      Interviewed on Chris Moore's Black Horizons (WQED-TV),
Black Talk, KDKA-TV with Lynne Hayes-Freeland,
WDUQ with Evelynn Hawkins; On-Q (WQED-TV), with Chris Moore,
Bev Smith Talkshow (BET-Radio), among others

Heinz Hall appearance - Marvin Hamlisch and The Pittsburgh Pops,
with The Boilermaker Jazz Band, on bass

1994-2016     Bassist with The Boilermaker Jazz Band (appearances world wide)

1998 Featured interview for The Journal of the Erroll Garner Club
by Tim Clausen

1999 Pianist and composer/arranger Someone You Want To Love CD,
co-producer

2000 Co-Producer/Musical Director
Evening with Theresa Davis and Ernest McCarty
presented at E.T.A., Chicago

With Theresa Davis on WQED-TV's On Q in Pittsburgh, hosted by Chris Moore, Carol Lee Espy and Stacy Smith

Apple Computer iMac.com commercial - shown nationally and in Canada

2001 Principal on camera as "The Reverend" in Kings Family Restaurant commercial - shown regionally

Pianist, bassist, composer/arranger and producer The Real Me

2010 Musical Director, piano, organ, composer/arranger I Remember Love CD

Musical Director In Concert With Theresa Davis and Ernest McCarty, ETA Creative Arts, Chicago

2012 Featured in Atticus Brady's documentary on Erroll Garner, entitled "No One Can Hear You Read."
View the documentary trailer.

Feature article: "Standing Up For Jazz" 格i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2017             Reunion Tribute to Erroll Garner (bassist)

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1999 Co-Executive Producer with Patricia Kearney and composer/arranger Someone You Want To Love CD,
featuring Theresa Davis and Ernest McCarty, with songs by Ernest McCarty

2001 Producer and composer/arranger The Real Me CD, featuring Terriann, with songs by Ernest McCarty,
Patricia Kearney and Terriann

2003 Producer and composer/arranger The Poet's Corner CD, featuring KL and Kim EL, with the spoken
word/lyrics by KL and music by Ernest McCarty

2010 Composer/arranger I Remember Love featuring Theresa Davis and Ernest McCarty

2017Reunion Tribute to Erroll Garner (musical director, producer)

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1976 The Separate Vacation - Belcrest Theatre, Chicago
Love Spirit! - 11th Street Theatre, Chicago

1977 Madame Hortense - Body Politic, Chicago

1979 The Me Nobody Knows - La Mont Zeno Theatre, Chicago

1981 The Humbug Man - New York

1982 The Humbug Man - London (Quaigh Theatre production)

1985 DuSable High School's 50th Anniversary Hi-Jinks, starring Red Foxx - Chicago

1992 Love Spirit! - Del's Down Under (Delsomma) Cabaret - New York

1993 And So I Sing - The Den At Lolabelle - New York

1994 Madame Hortense - New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

1995 Recollection Rag (The Exchange) - New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh and New York

1996 Home - New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh
A Window To Home - New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

1997 Love Spirit! - New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

1999 A Cosmic Night - New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

2000 Recollection Rag - WQED-TV, Pittsburgh

2001 Life After Coma - New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh
Tap Dance Kid - Kuntu Repertory Theatre, University of Pittsburgh
Jar The Floor - New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

2002 The Region - New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

2003 The Poet's Corner - New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh
Outrun The Rain - New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

2004 Rain and Rivers - New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

2004 Deadwood Dick Legend of the West, Kuntu Repertory Theater, University of Pittsburgh

2005 Purlie Victorious, New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

2006 Robert Johnson: Trick The Devil, New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

2007 Sisters, New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh

2009/2010 Raisin, Kuntu Repertory Theater, University of Pittsburgh

2013 The Chelsea Arms (a play with music) - Kuntu Repertory, Pittsburgh

2015 Dinah (a musical revue) 2015 Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, Pittsburgh

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1977 Madame Hortense - Joseph Jefferson Award

1979 Fred Hampton Scholarship Fund Image Award - Entertainer of the Year

1985 DuSable High School Hall of Fame Award

1987 Recollection Rag - Hoyt W. Fuller One-Act Play Festival Award - awarded by
African American Arts Alliance of Chicago

1998 Prolific Playwright of 1998 - In Pittsburgh

2004 African American Council of the Arts Onyx Award - Best Production Blue

2006 African American Council of the Arts Onyx Award - Best Director Purlie Victorious

2007 African American Council of the Arts Onyx Award - Best Production American Menu


Artistic Director - New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh - 1994-2008


Member of The Dramatists Guild, BMI and The American Federation of Musicians (AFM)

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