Brian Murray (actor)

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Brian Murray
Born Brian Bell
(1937-09-10)10 September 1937
Johannesburg, South Africa
Died 20 August 2018(2018-08-20) (aged 80)
New York City, New York, United States
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1959–2018

Brian Murray ( Bell; 10 September 1937 – 20 August 2018)[1] was a South African actor and theatre director who was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2004.

History[edit]

Murray was born Brian Bell in Johannesburg, the son of Mary Dickson (née Murray) and Alfred Bell, a professional golfer.[2]

Career[edit]

Murray made his Broadway debut in the play All in Good Time in 1965. [3] In 1967 he starred as Rosencrantz in the Broadway production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, earning the first of three Tony Award, Best Featured Actor In A Play nominations for his performance. [3] [4]

Murray directed the 1973 Broadway revival of The Waltz of the Toreadors.[5] His stage directing credits include Broadway revivals of Hay Fever (1985), Arsenic and Old Lace (1986), Blithe Spirit (1987), and The Show Off (1992).[3]

In 1998, he received the Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding body of work.[6]

His film credits include Bob Roberts and City Hall. On television he has appeared in Kojak, Another World, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and 30 Rock. In the 1970s and 1980s, he performed in a number of radio plays for Yuri Rasovsky's award-winning National Radio Theater. His latest role is the 2009 film, My Dog Tulip.

Additional Broadway acting credits[edit]

Source: Playbill Vault[3]

Films[edit]

Source: Rotten Tomatoes[7]

Radio drama[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Sources: Playbill Vault[3]; IBDB[4]

Awards
Nominations

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tony Nominee Brian Murray Passes Away at 80". BroadwayWorld. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  2. ^ "Brian Murray Biography (1937– )". 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Brian Murray Credits and Awards" Playbill Vault, retrieved August 23, 2018
  4. ^ a b "Murray Awards" ibdb.com, retrieved August 23, 2018
  5. ^ " 'The Waltz of the Toreadors' 1973" Playbill Vault, retrieved August 23, 2018
  6. ^ "1998 Recipients" lortelaward.com, retrieved August 23, 2018
  7. ^ "Brian Murray Film Credits" rottentomatoes.com, retrieved August 23, 2018
  8. ^ The Angry Silence screenonline.org.uk, retrieved August 23, 2018
  9. ^ The League of Gentlemen screenonline.org.uk, retrieved August 23, 2018
  10. ^ My Dog Tulip rottentomatoes.com, retrieved August 23, 2018

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