Review: Whores and Weeping Women

Ryan A. Murphy

Ryan A. Murphy is an award winning character actor and emerging theatre director. With a rich baritone singing voice, Ryan's work covers both the musical and straight play fields, where he has been able to deliver many strong performances over the years. Ryan holds a Diploma of Theatre Arts from Swinburne University and has undergone training at the National Theatre Drama School. In 2010 Ryan received a Best Supporting Actor nomination from the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria for his portrayal of Alexander Molokov in Chess and was the recipient of the Adamson Theatre Companies Bravo Award, for his outstanding service to the theatre. In 2012 Ryan undertook a secondment at the Melbourne Theatre Company working on the play Helicopter as part of the company’s education season. More recently Ryan has performed in Candlelight Productions play Outside the Box at Chapel off Chapel for a three week season to rave reviews. He also starred in a production of Sam Shepard’s True West at Gasworks Theatre as Lee where in one review his performance was likened to Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson all rolled into one. Ryan’s directing credits include a touring production of a self-devised theatre in education play called The Amulet which toured Victoria for three weeks, a cabaret show at Club Voltaire and numerous productions during his time at Swinburne University. Ryan is currently directing Patch Adams Productions inaugural play Out of Gas on Lovers Leap to be performed at Gasworks Theatre. Ryan’s film credits include over fifteen short films, three feature films and he is currently shooting the feature film How to Time Travel, which premieres next March. Ryan is also a founding member of Whistle N Hum Productions, they debut their first shows at the Short and Sweet Festival later this year.

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