Harry Murphy

Associate Professor, Drama

Curriculum Coordinator, Drama

Office location:

Freiburger Residence Hall

Email: hmurphy@lynn.edu

Phone: +1 561-237-7340

Fax: +1 561-237-7097

Why Lynn?

The opportunity to work in an atmosphere of continuing academic investigation was Harry Murphy's main motivation to come to Lynn. Lynn University continues to upgrade its educational objectives, continually and collaboratively seeking better ways to educate its students. In Murphy's opinion, Lynn is leading the way in diverse educational exploration that will continue to set a standard for academic excellence.

Professional profile

Harry Murphy is an assistant professor in the College of International Communication. He was a professional actor for more than 25 years, earning a B.F.A. from Florida Atlantic University and an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama. His Broadway credits include "Othello", "Macbeth", "The Good Times are Killing Me" and "Big Time" among others. His film and TV credits include guest starring roles on "Cosby", "Law and Order",  "Kojac", Spenser for Hire,"Calendar Girl", "The Return", "Eddie Macon's Run" and "The Pool", among others. In 1981 he was a founding member of Robert Brustein' American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA, where he performed in more than 60 productions. He helped in the founding of the ART Institute and toured extensively with the company. He has worked regionally in the United States and Canada, as well as touring through Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

As a professional actor, Murphy worked in an environment that required ego, passion, and commitment. An actor must have an ego that can withstand constant criticism and rejection and overcome such rejection through passion for the artistic rewards and resolve through a commitment to the craft. At Lynn, Murphy takes advantage of his professional training and experience and channels that into an environment that welcomes innovation, desires dedication and demands excellence.

Education

B.F.A., Florida Atlantic University
M.F.A., Yale University School of Drama

Teaching philosophy

Harry Murphy believes that learning is a collaborative effort between faculty and student. The objectives of Lynn University are the framework, and it is his task to construct an environment that will help each student achieve those objectives.

Teaching specialties

Acting
Directing
Voice
Stage combat
Voice-over technique
Speech
Business presentation
Improvisation

Areas of scholarship

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Voice and movement
  • Voiceover technique
  • Stage combat
  • Business presentation
  • Improvisation
  • Acting for television and film
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