Mac Quayle

Composer of FX’s American Horror Story, USA’s Mr. Robot, and Fox’s 9-1-1

Source: Cat Deakins

Source: Cat Deakins

Audiences worldwide have been captivated by the unique musical stylings of Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated composer, Mac Quayle. He currently scores FX and Ryan Murphy’s new ‘80s NYC ball scene drama, “Pose,” USA Network’s Golden Globe winning suspense-thriller “Mr. Robot,” starring Christian Slater and Rami Malek, for which Mac won an Emmy, and FOX’s procedural drama “9-1-1” which Mac composes with Todd Haberman. Mac also scored FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” starring Penelope Cruz, Edgar Ramirez, Ricky Martin and Darren Criss. He is currently scoring Season 8 of Murphy’s hit anthropology series, “American Horror Story: Apocalypse,” premiering September 12 on FX.

 In 2017, Mac received two Emmy nominations for his main title and score in Ryan Murphy’s hit series, FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan,” starring Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon. The same year, Mac received his second consecutive World Soundtrack Award nomination for his work on “Feud: Bette and Joan,” “Mr. Robot” and “Scream Queens,” starring Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Mac also scored “American Horror Story” seasons four through eight, and received his first Emmy nomination for his score on “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” Additionally, he scored FX’s Emmy-winning “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” starring John Travolta, Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr.

Mac has written music for over 40 diverse films, television shows, and documentaries. His music for the documentary “Autism in Love” premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Mac’s music as an additional composer for Cliff Martinez can be heard in HBO’s Emmy-winning “The Normal Heart,” Film District’s Critics Choice Award-winning “Drive,” Warner Bros.’ “Contagion” and A24’s “Spring Breakers.” In 2013, Mac was chosen as one of only six composers to participate in Sundance’s Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Ranch.

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 PresleyAnnie Lennox, New Order, and Sting, to name a few.


Watch the trailers for American Horror Story: Apocalypse and 9-1-1.


This episode of The Pop Disciple Podcast is hosted by Paul Goldowitz.

Production, Editing, Mixing, Mastering | Paul Goldowitz
Research | Ruby Gartenberg
Select Cues Throughout Episode | Mac Quayle
The Pop Disciple Podcast Theme and Outro Music | Paul Goldowitz

Special thanks to Mac Quayle and Impact24 PR.