Michael Colgan's Musical Heirlooms

Director of the Gate Theatre, Dublin


Michael Colgan is Director of the Gate Theatre, Dublin and a film and television producer.

He was born in Rathmines, Dublin, in 1950 to parents James and Josie Colgan and has one brother Jimmy. He was educated in The Christian Brothers school on James Street Dublin and at Trinity College, where he was chairman of Trinity Players, its theatrical society, where he met his great friend U2 manager Paul McGuinness, Paulo Tulio and his wife, Susan FitzGerald.

He received an OBE from Queen Elizabeth for services to cultural relations between the UK and Ireland.

Michael was married to Susan for 25 years. She died in 2013. and they have three children, daughters Sarah and Sophie and a son Richard. And Michael has three grandchildren Emy Bay, Carter and Theo. 

And these are Michael Colgan’s Musical Heirlooms.