Michael Tyack AM

MICHAEL TYACK AM began working as a professional musician for J.C. Williamsons in Melbourne. He moved to Sydney to conduct the STC’s production of Chicago then was MD for their productions of The Stripper, Four Lady Bowlers, Jonah, Company, Merrily We Roll Along, Falsettos, Miracle City and Summer Rain as well as providing music for several of their plays. 

He has been involved with many major musicals including Cats, Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Singing In The Rain, The Lion King, Wicked and others. He has been Musical Director of many shows including, Side By Side By Sondheim,, Chess, The Wizard of Oz, Jerry’s Girls, Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, High School Musical, The Boy From Oz, Tivoli, The Witches of Eastwick (for which he was awarded a Green Room Award), and the Hugh Jackman tour of The Boy From Oz

He was also musical director for The Production Company’s Dusty, Brigadoon. and The Boy From Oz. He was awarded a Green Room Award and a Helpmann Award for the musical direction of the Disney/ Cameron Mackintosh production of Mary Poppins

Michael has been musical director for many shows at the Hayes Theatre including the new Australian musicalsThe Detective’s Handbook and Melba. Recently he was musical director for the national tour of Come From Away

Michael’s cabaret and concert credits are extensive, having worked with Australian and overseas artists including Megan Hilty, Jennifer Holiday, Sutton Foster, Betty Buckley, Aaron Tveit, Conchita Wurst, Trevor Ashley,Toni Lamond, Nancye Hayes, Philip Quast, David Campbell, Caroline O’Connor, Tim Draxl and Judi Connelli both here and abroad. 

In 2020 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the Performing Arts