Born in 1969 in São Paulo/Brazil.
He studied musicology at the University of Vienna from 2003 until 2006. Marcelo Cardoso Gama worked as pianist, singer, composer and actor e. g. with the Serapionstheater, at the Salzburger Festspiele, Stadttheater Osnabrück, Opern-Werkstatt Schloss Rheinsberg, Museumsquartier Vienna, Theater in der Josefstadt Vienna, Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Projekttheater-Studio (Vienna/New York), and at Klangbogen Festival in Vienna.
Currently he is working as freelance director in Vienna. Recent projects: »Folk Songs Dialog«, directing, concept; scenic play with »Deutsche Volkslieder«, Brahms and »Folk Songs«, Berio, Theaterhaus Stuttgart (2007); »Strom – Die Oper«, directing; world premiere by Johanna Doderer, Museumsquartier, Vienna; »Der Bauch«, directing, concept; music theater for children, world premiere by Marcelo Gama, Dschungel, Vienna; »Com.Memoria/Acão«, sound installation; contemporary views of Brazilian artists, Museumsquartier (all 2006).
From 2004 until 2006 Gama was fellow of Akademie Musiktheater heute of the Deutsche Bank Stiftung. For »Der Bauch« and »Folk Songs Dialog« he received awards from Akademie Musiktheater heute of the Deutsche Bank Foundation in 2005 and 2006.