My name is Brett Murphy and I am a New York City based actor, singer, dancer, and mathematician with local ties to Boston, MA and Albany, NY.
I graduated from Boston College in 2018 with degrees in Theatre Arts and Mathematics, a feat of which I am immensely proud. I spent a summer training at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA with Dennis Krausnick, Kevin Coleman, and the rest of the training faculty. The summer before that, I was at the Saratoga Shakespeare Company in Saratoga Springs, NY learning from Tim Dugan and Doug Seldin. I also trained with Scott Fielding at the Michael Chekhov Actors’ Studio Boston, and I took private voice lessons from Kevin Wilson at the Boston Conservatory.
While at Boston College, I was a member of the University Chorale under the direction of John Finney. With them, I was fortunate to perform at incredible venues such as St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City as well as other venues in Rome, Italy, as well as in Boston Symphony Hall, singing masterpieces of classical music by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvořák, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Schubert. The chorale also gave me the amazing opportunity to sing with the Boston Pops Orchestra under direction of Keith Lockhart and John Williams, while performing alongside Jennifer Hudson and Kristin Chenoweth!
As a part of the theatre department, I got to play many roles in both mainstage faculty directed shows and student produced plays. Some favorites include Eliott (Éliante) in a gender-swapped version of Molière’s The Misanthrope, directed by Theresa Lang, Bruce in Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy, and Sky in a concertized version of Mamma Mia! I was also lucky to get to work with Paul Daigneault in the ensemble of Evita at Boston College. With the Saratoga Shakespeare Company, I performed as Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing as a part of the company’s “Shakespeare for All Tour,” as well as in the professional production of the Michael Hollinger translation of Cyrano de Bergerac, playing Phillipe and understudying Raguneau.