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Murphy Cross

Murphy Cross (Director) is a Broadway alumna of A Chorus Line, Pal Joey, Bubbling Brown Sugar and Division Street (with John Lithgow).  She has directed Sunday's Children all Fall Down, Blinders and The Magic Feather (both featured in Samuel French Short Play Festivals), Lysistrata, Spirit Awakening, Sacrafice, Big Tush, Little Tush, Pinocchio, Is this America, or what?! Choreography credits include Annie Get Your Gun (with Donna McKechnie), The Cradle Will Rock, A Good Swift Kick (Variety Arts), Little Shop of Horros, Oh, Coward!, Both Barrels (Goodspeed), Noel & Gertie, Forum, Anything Goes.

Murphy acknowledges her mentors Michael Bennett, Paul Blake, Bobbi Smith, Duncan Noble, Peter Allen and especially her daughters Lily and Fiona Landers.

TV Choreography:  HBO’s “Deadwood,” “Carnivale,” “Yes, Dear,” “Roseanne,” “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “Coach,” “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show.”  She has choreographed for such stars as John Travolta, Debbie Reynolds, Rip Taylor, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore.  Her short film BLINDERS garnered several festival awards.  Murphy has extensive television credits including “Numbers,” “Cheers,” “Night Court,” “Family Law,” and “Taxi,” where she played Louie’s blind blind date.  One of her favorite gigs was playing Australia with Peter Allen in his show UP IN ONE.  With partner Paul Kreppel, her company WetRock Entertainment produces theatre and film.