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Brian Murray

Birth Place: Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

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Brian Murray was a Tony-nominated actor known for his commanding stage presence and rich voice. Born in Ireland in 1937, Murray began his acting career in Dublin before moving to London and eventually settling in New York City.


Murray made his Broadway debut in 1961 in the play "A Man For All Seasons," but it was his performance in the 1973 production of "The Play About the Baby" that earned him his first Tony nomination. He went on to receive two more Tony nominations for his work in "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" in 1968 and "The Crucible" in 2002.
In addition to his work on stage, Murray appeared in numerous films and television shows throughout his career. He had a recurring role on the hit TV series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and appeared in films such as "The Insider" and "Rounders."
Murray was also a prolific voice actor, lending his distinctive voice to a number of animated films and TV shows. He provided the voice of the villainous Captain Hook in the animated series "Peter Pan and the Pirates" and voiced the character of the villainous Ratigan in Disney's "The Great Mouse Detective."
Throughout his career, Murray remained a fixture in the New York theater scene, appearing in productions both on and off-Broadway. He was a regular performer at the Irish Repertory Theatre and appeared in numerous productions at the Manhattan Theatre Club.
Murray's most recent work included a 2018 production of "The Emperor Jones" at the Irish Repertory Theatre and a 2017 production of "The Dead, 1904" at the American Irish Historical Society. He passed away in August 2018 at the age of 80, leaving behind a rich legacy of stage, screen, and voice work.

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Brian Murray STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Irish Repertory Theatre & Gingold Theatrical Group Production, 2012
Performer

[Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Reverend Canon Chasuble, D.D. [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2010
Dr.

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Earl of Shrewsbury

[Off-Broadway]
2007
Rough

[Off-Broadway]
2005
Alec

[Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2004
Sir Lucius O'Trigger

[Off-Broadway]
Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, 2004
Dogberry

[Off-Broadway]
2003
Speaker (A Piece of Monologue)/ He (Counting the Ways)

[Off-Broadway]
2003
Professor James Scattergood

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Deputy-Governor Danforth

[Off-Broadway]
2002
Henry Horatio Hobson

[Off-Broadway]
2000
Performer

[Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2000
Alexander Vladimirovich Serebryakov

[Off-Broadway]
2000
Man

[US Tour]
Touring Revival, 1999
Finian McLonergan

[Off-Broadway]
1998
Toby Arundel

[Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1998
Sir Toby Belch

[Off-Broadway]
1998
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1997
Mr. Blake

[Off-Broadway]
1997
Mr. Lord Tarleton

[Broadway]
1997
Benjamin Hubbard

[Off-Broadway]
1996
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1996
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1996
Ed

[Broadway]
1995
The Rev. Harry Henderson

[Off-Broadway]
1995
Henry Pulling/Richard Pulling/Others

[Off-Broadway]
1994
Falstaff

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Jack McCracken

[Off-Broadway]
1990
Claudius

[Off-Broadway]
1988
Don Pedro

[Broadway]
1983
Lloyd Dallas

[Off-Broadway]
1979
Albie Sachs

[Broadway]
1978
Charlie Now

[Off-Broadway]
1977
Colin

[Broadway]
1970
Milo Tindle [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1967
Rosencrantz

[Broadway]
1965
Arthur Fitton

[Off-Broadway]
1964
Tolen [Replacement]

Brian Murray Productions

 
[Broadway, 2013]
Associate Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1993]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1993]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1992]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1989]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1987]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1986]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1985]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1983]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1976]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1976]
Artistic Director
 
[Broadway, 1973]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1969]
Director

Brian Murray Movies

Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle
[ 1975 ] Charles of the Pits #1
Caddyshack
[ 1980 ] Lou Loomis
Modern Problems
[ 1981 ] Brian Stills
National Lampoon's Vacation
[ 1983 ] Kamp Komfort Clerk
Sixteen Candles
[ 1984 ] Reverend
The Razor's Edge
[ 1984 ] Piedmont
Head Office
[ 1985 ] Colonel Tolliver Brian Doyle Murray
Club Paradise
[ 1986 ] Voit Zerbe
Legal Eagles
[ 1986 ] Shaw
Caddyshack II
[ 1988 ] writer
Scrooged
[ 1988 ] Earl Cross Brian Doyle Murray
Ghostbusters II
[ 1989 ] Psychiatrist Brian Doyle Murray
How I Got Into College
[ 1989 ] Coach Evans
The Experts
[ 1989 ] Jones Brian Doyle Murray
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
[ 1989 ] Frank Shirley Brian Doyle Murray
Small White House
[ 1990 ] Johnny's Father
JFK
[ 1991 ] Jack Ruby
Nothing But Trouble
[ 1991 ] Brian
Wayne's World
[ 1992 ] Noah Vanderhoff
Groundhog Day
[ 1993 ] Buster
Cabin Boy
[ 1994 ] Skunk Brian-Doyle Murray
Jury Duty
[ 1995 ] Harry
Multiplicity
[ 1996 ] Walt
Bad Business
[ 1996 ] Johnny
Waiting for Guffman
[ 1996 ] Red Savage
As Good as It Gets
[ 1997 ] Handyman
Doctor Dolittle
[ 1998 ] Old Beagle
Stuart Little
[ 1999 ] Cousin Edgar
Kill the Man
[ 1999 ] Grumpy Senior Brian Doyle Murray
Bedazzled
[ 2000 ] Priest
Drowning Mona
[ 2000 ] Tow Truck Driver
Without Charlie
[ 2001 ] Vicki's Father
Snow Dogs
[ 2002 ] Ernie
A Gentleman's Game
[ 2002 ] Tomato Face
Getting Hal
[ 2003 ] Phil
Operation Balikatan
[ 2003 ] Dr. Ambos
Nearing Grace
[ 2005 ] Clement C. Haydes
Love Comes Lately
[ 2007 ] Boss
Daddy Day Camp
[ 2007 ] Uncle Morty
17 Again
[ 2009 ] Janitor
Passion Play
[ 2010 ] Billy Berg
Eye of the Hurricane
[ 2012 ] Harvey Miken
The Three Stooges
[ 2012 ] Monsignor Ratliffe
Live at the Foxes Den
[ 2013 ] Earl Stein
The Late Bloomer
[ 2016 ] Stagehand
Brand New Old Love
[ 2018 ] Bruce the 1st

Brian Murray TV Shows

Love & Money
Finn McBride
Yes, Dear
Mr. Savitsky, George Savitsky, Savitsky
Veep
George Huntzinger
The Middle
Mr. Ehlert
The Buzz on Maggie
Mr. Pesky
The Bill Engvall Show
Mr. Faulkner, Ernest
SpongeBob SquarePants
Flying Dutchman, The Flying Dutchman, Dutchbomb
Seinfeld
Mel Sanger
Recess
Larry Rogen, Tommy Tate
Motorcity
Jacob, Giant Peanut Butter Cup, Utiliton
Bakersfield P.D.
Sergeant Bill Hampton
Lodge 49
Bob Kruger
Lloyd in Space
Grandpa Leo
King of the Hill
Jack
Get a Life
Gus Borden, Ted Bains
Family Guy
Salty, Bidder #2, Luke
Ellen
Burt Kovak
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man
Agnes Delrooney
Between Brothers
Stuart Franklin

Brian Murray Awards and Nominations

The Lortels - 2008 - Outstanding Featured Actor

Brian Murray, Gaslight

Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Brian Murray, The Crucible


winner
Obie Awards - 2001 - Performance

Brian Murray, The Play About the Baby

The Lortels - 2001 - Outstanding Lead Actor

Brian Murray, The Play About the Baby


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Play

Brian Murray, Uncle Vanya


winner
Obie Awards - 1998 - Sustained excellence of performance

Brian Murray


winner
The Lortels - 1998 - Outstanding Body of Work

Brian Murray


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Play

Brian Murray, The Little Foxes

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1997 - Best Featured Actor - Play

Brian Murray , The Little Foxes

Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Brian Murray, The Little Foxes

Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Actor - Play

Brian Murray, A Small Family Business

Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Actor - Play

Brian Murray, Da


winner
Obie Awards - 1977 - Performance

Brian Murray, Ashes

Tony Awards - 1968 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Brian Murray, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Brian Murray Videos

Brian Murray News


Interview: Luke Yankee's Being Me in MARILYN, MOM & ME

Luke Yankee’s Marilyn, Mom & Me world premieres February 16, 2024, at the International City Theatre. Written by Luke, he also directs the cast of Laura Gardner, Alisha Soper, Jacquelin Lorraine Schofield, Brian Rohan and Noah Wagner.
Gingold Theatrical Group to Host 2023 Golden Shamrock Gala Honoring Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel, Dr. Brian R. Saltzman, and Ethan E. Litwin

Get all the details about the upcoming Gingold Theatrical Group 2023 Golden Shamrock Gala, where Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel, Dr. Brian R. Saltzman, and Ethan E. Litwin will be honored. Mark your calendars for October 29, 2023, and join us at Robert Restaurant for an unforgettable evening of celebration.
Laguna Playhouse Presents World Premiere Transfer Production Of THE ANGEL NEXT DOOR By Paul Slade Smith

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE will present the third show of its 2023-2024 season, a transfer of the world premiere production from North Coast Rep of the irresistible comedy, THE ANGEL NEXT DOOR, written by Paul Slade Smith, adapted from Play at the Castle by Ferenc Molnár, and directed by Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director David Ellenstein. 
Steven Ditmyer Will Direct BETTINGER'S LUGGAGE at AMT

Producer Laura Elrick is thrilled to announce that acclaimed Meisner Teacher and Director Steven Ditmyer will be directing Al Tapper's Bettinger's Luggage, scheduled to open September 19th, 2023 at AMT Theater.
Wagner College To Host Ceremony And Staged Reading of 2022 Stanley Award-Winner, MARILYN, MOM, AND ME

Wagner College Theatre has announced that the winner of the 2022 Stanley Drama Award is Luke Yankee for his play Marilyn, Mom and Me.
How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway?

Leopoldstadt marks the 19th production of a Tom Stoppard play to open on Broadway since Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opened 55 years ago. Stoppard has won four Best Play Tony Awards, more than any other playwright in history. What are the 18 other productions of Tom Stoppard plays to open on Broadway? Let's take a look back!
Photos: PROJECT SHAW Presents VILLAGE WOOING

Gingold Theatrical Group presented the next presentation of the 2021 - '22 Season of Project Shaw, a special series of evenings offering some of Shaw's greatest works and those of his contemporaries, presented monthly at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).
PROJECT SHAW to Present Maryann Plunkett and Jay O. Sanders in VILLAGE WOOING

Gingold Theatrical Group will present the next presentation of the 2021 – ‘22 Season of Project Shaw, a special series of evenings offering some of Shaw’s greatest works and those of his contemporaries, presented monthly at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). 
Legendary Broadway Producer Liz McCann Dies at 90

ELIZABETH IRELAND McCANN, the iconoclastic Broadway producer who won nine Tony Awards during a 60-year career in theater, died after a bout with cancer on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, according to her longtime associate and friend, Kristen Luciani.  She was 90 years old. 
Photos: Rehearsals for Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES; Increased Audience Capacity

The Public Theater will begin performances of the 2021 Free Shakespeare in the Park production of MERRY WIVES on Tuesday, July 6 at The Delacorte Theater. The all-Black staging of the delightful comedy will officially open on Tuesday, July 27 and was recently extended by three weeks to now end on Saturday, September 18.
Abena, Shola Adewusi, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Pascale Armand, Susan Kelechi Watson & More to Star in Free Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES

The Public Theater announced today that Free Shakespeare in the Park will return this summer with the delightful comedy MERRY WIVES, adapted by award-winning Jocelyn Bioh and directed by Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali.
Theater Stories: The Queens of SIX, WAITRESS Box Office Records and More About Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Today's Theater Stories features the Brooks Atkinson Theatre! Learn about the man for whom the theatre is named, how the theatre became a television studio for years, record-breaking hits like Waitress and more!
North Coast Repertory Theatre Will Stream SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR This Fall

Cherished by audiences and critics alike both in America and abroad, Bernard Slade’s wickedly funny comedy explores a 25-year love affair between two seemingly ordinary people who meet once a year. SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR deftly examines the monumental political, social, and most of all, the personal changes that impact the lovers during that quarter century.
Broadway Rewind: ROCK OF AGES Strikes a Chord on Broadway!

We close out at the opening of the Broadway run of Rock of Ages, which features some of the greatest rock songs of the 80's. It had a sensational cast including Constantine Maroulis, Amy Spanger, James Carpinello, Wesley Taylor.
Show Shepherd Announces THE AT-HOME THEATER SERIES, Free Livestreamed Theatrical Performances

Show Shepherd, a theatrical consulting group that works with writers, independent producers, and theater companies to develop new work, has announced its new series of free livestreamed theatrical performances - The At-Home Theater Series - which launches on March 26, 2020, on various platforms including YouTube and Instagram.
Gingold Theatrical Group Postpones The 2020 Golden Shamrock Gala

Gingold Theatrical Group today announced that the 2020 Golden Shamrock Gala scheduled for Monday March 16 at Robert Restaurant honoring Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders and Ethan E. Litwin would be postponed to a later date.
Movie Musical SOUL DOCTOR Will Be Shown in Selma Over Jubilee Weekend

The NY Kwanzaa Film Festival winner for Best Feature, 'Soul Doctor' will be screened at the Walton Theater (100 Selma Avenue) in Selma, Alabama on Sunday, March 1st at 4:30pm to celebrate Black History Monthand The Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, commemorating 'Bloody Sunday,' when a group of about 525 African American demonstrators gathered at Browns Chapel to demand the right to vote.An event that led to the famous Selma Marches led by the late Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. which was a turning point in public support for the Civil Rights movement.
Gingold Theatrical Group Announces The Honorees For The 2020 Golden Shamrock Gala

Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the 2020 Golden Shamrock Gala will be held on Monday, March 16 at Robert Restaurant atop the Museum of Arts & Design at Columbus Circle, and will honor humanitarians and award-winning actors Maryann Plunkett & Jay O. Sanders; and Ethan E. Litwin, a tireless supporter of the arts in New York and longtime member of the GTG Board.
Broadway Movie-Musical SOUL DOCTOR to be Shown in Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Kwanzaa Film Festival presents a special Martin Luther King Jr. Day program, themed 'A Kwanzaa Response to a Hanukkah Tragedy' with a program that focuses on African American-Jewish Relations. The feature presentation is this year's 'Best Film' winner Soul Doctor - the Broadway movie-musical about the life of the 'rock star' rabbi Shlomo Carlbach and his history shaping relationship with music icon Nina Simone. The film will be shown on Monday, January 20th at 4pm at AMC Magic Johnson Harlem (2309 Frederick Douglas Blvd.) as part of their Gala Awards evening.
Jonathan Hadary Receives Equity Foundation Shakespeare Award

Jonathan Hadary has received the annual St. Clair Bayfield Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation for his performance as Sicinius Velutus in The Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park Coriolanus. The announcement was made by Judy Rice, President of the Foundation, and Joan Glazer, Managing Director.

Brian Murray FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Brian Murray been in?

Brian Murray has appeared on Broadway in 14 shows.

How many West End shows has Brian Murray been in?

Brian Murray has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Brian Murray been nominated for?

Brian Murray has been nominated for several awards throughout his career, including Outstanding Featured Actor at The Lortels for "Gaslight," Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "The Crucible," and Performance at the Obie Awards for "The Play About the Baby." He has also received nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor at The Lortels for "The Play About the Baby," Outstanding Featured Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Uncle Vanya," and Sustained Excellence of Performance at the Obie Awards. Additionally, Murray has been nominated for Outstanding Body of Work at The Lortels, Outstanding Featured Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Little Foxes," Best Featured Actor - Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Little Foxes," Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "The Little Foxes," Outstanding Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "A Small Family Business," Outstanding Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Da," Performance at the Obie Awards for "Ashes," and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead."

What awards has Brian Murray won?

Brian Murray has won several awards throughout his career, including a Performance Obie Award for "The Play About the Baby," an Outstanding Featured Actor - Play Drama Desk Award for "Uncle Vanya," a Sustained Excellence of Performance Obie Award, an Outstanding Body of Work Lortel Award, an Outstanding Featured Actor - Play Drama Desk Award for "The Little Foxes," and a Performance Obie Award for "Ashes."

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