Magnormos credits: 'MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (A Sondheim TriptycH)', 'OzMade Musicals 2007'.
Shaun Murphy’s experience in the performing arts
encompasses directing, musical theatre, opera, concerts, cabaret, television,
recording, broadcasting and teaching.
In the area of music theatre, he has appeared in SWEENEY TODD (Anthony Hope – Opera Australia), JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS (Independent - Man 2 - Green Room Award), A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Mr. Erlensen – Melbourne Theatre Company), THE SECRET GARDEN (Captain Albert Lennox – Gordon/Frost), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Piangi – Cameron MacIntosh) and KISMET (The Caliph – Victoria State Opera).
For the various Australian Opera Companies, he also performed roles as diverse as Fenton in FALSTAFF (West Australian Opera Company) to Monostatos in THE MAGIC FLUTE (Victoria State Opera) and he worked as a soloist with the Queensland, Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras in music ranging from 'Carmina Burana' to evenings of music celebrating the work of the Gershwins and Rogers & Hart. He is one of the few artists to successfully cross between the classical and contemporary musical worlds.
He has worked as a guest artist for most of the major Australian arts festivals, including the Queensland Biennial Festival, The Sydney Festival, The Melbourne Festival, The Adelaide Cabaret Festival and The Sydney Mardi Gras.
As a member of the dynamic Australian vocal trio COMBO FIASCO, he was at the forefront of cabaret and corporate entertainment in Australia and pioneered a culture of Australian artists showcasing their work to great success in New York. Whilst performing with COMBO FIASCO, he recorded three successful CD’s and also received his second Green Room Award.
As a Director, he is committed to working with young people in contemporary and original works in both musical theatre and straight plays. Over the past four years he has directed productions of AFTER THE BEEP, BACK TO BACHARACH, ME & MR JONES, AGNES OF GOD, HATS OFF, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, INTO THE WOODS, THE SHAKESPEARE PROJECT, INHERITANCE, METAMORPHOSES and ONCE ON THIS ISLAND.
He is currently collaborating on various projects with his colleagues Anne Wood, Mark Jones & Matt Hetherington, and he regularly coaches actors and singers.