Frayne McCarthy is known for being cast in many French-language and bilingual productions. He is remembered for originating the role of Marius in the French premiere of Les misérables (Montréal); Verrocchio in the premiere of Da Vinci (France); Capitaine Haddock in the French premiere of Tintin : le temple du soleil (Belgium); Pacifique in the French premiere of Pélagie (Acadian tour); Harry in the Quebecois adaptation of Mamma Mia! (Montréal); as well as David in this beautiful production of Nelligan. McCarthy has also worked alongside composer Daniel Boulerice as the writer and lyricist of Autoportrait, a production by the National Arts Centre of Canada, and with esteemed composer Blair Thomson on The Virgin Courtesan. Also a translator, he has adapted several French plays and musicals for Anglophone audiences, including one show that is especially close to his heart: the English-language musical theatre adaptation of Nelligan, which has been met with enthusiasm and generous support from Michel Tremblay. McCarthy and his partner Kevin John Saylor are the owners of the Royal Theatre Thousand Islands in Gananoque, Ontario, where he serves as the artistic director of King Street Productions.