Recognized for his “prodigious acting abilities” and a voice that has been acclaimed as “masterful, passionate and soaringly beautiful,” Bronson Norris Murphy is best known for premiering the role of The Phantom in the first North American production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies: The Phantom Returns. Other notable performances include Raoul in the long-running production of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, the world premiere of UNMASKED: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at Paper Mill Playhouse, the 2019 New York City Center revival of Evita, the 30th Anniversary National Tour of CATS as Gus, Growltiger and Bustopher Jones and multiple US productions of West Side Story as Tony. In just over a decade of performances, some of his other credits include: New York City developmental productions of: Faustus, the Musical (MTM’s Best Actor Award), I Hate Holmes, Joan of Arc, Catch the Wind, Alan Menken & Tim Rice’s King David and Maybe One Day: A Fable for the York Theatre. His work in regional theatres include: Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse, New York City Center, North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre By The Sea, The Skirball Center, Players’ Theatre, John W. Engeman Theatre, The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, West Virginia Public Theatre and two seasons as Stephen Foster in The Stephen Foster Story in the US and Japan. Concert work includes I Am Harvey Milk at The Avery Fisher Hall, Music City Christmas with The Nashville Symphony, West Side Story in Concert with Norwalk Symphony, The Music Man in Concert with Orchestra Kentucky, The Ocean City Pops Tribute to the American Songbook and as a soloist for Bach’s Cantata No. 140, Ramirez’s Misa Criolla, Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, Vivaldi’s Magnificat and Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ. In addition to his work onstage, Mr. Murphy is an advocate for music literacy, maintaining regular classroom hours as an active voice and acting teacher in NYC while hosting workshops on vocal production, song interpretation, music theory and musical theatre audition techniques at New York University, The New York Film Academy, The Joffrey School of Ballet, Broadway Classroom and The Institute for American Musical Theatre.
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