Patti Murin

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Patti Murin
Born (1980-09-28) September 28, 1980 (age 39)
OccupationActress, singer, dancer
Years active2002–present
Colin Donnell (m. 2015)

Patti Murin (born September 28, 1980)[1][2][3] is an American actress, singer and dancer. On Broadway, she has originated the title role in Lysistrata Jones (2011) and Princess Anna in Frozen (2018). She also had a recurring role as Dr. Nina Shore in the NBC medical drama Chicago Med from 2016 to 2019.

Early life[edit]

Murin was born and raised in Hopewell Junction, New York,[4] and attended Syracuse University, where she majored in musical theatre.[5]


Murin began her career in regional theatre, playing Polly in Crazy for You in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.[6][7]

Her Off-Broadway debut was in 2005 in the staged concert of the Elizabeth Diggs-Tom Jones-Harvey Schmidt stage musical Mirette with York Theatre Company,[8] after which she played Belle in a national tour of Beauty and the Beast (2006),[9] Donna George in 2007 as a swing and then understudy.[4][10] In her next Broadway appearance, she originated the title role in Lysistrata Jones in 2012.[11] Among other roles in regional and other stage productions, she played Glinda in the first national tour of Wicked (2012–2013).[12] She played pathologist Nina Shore on the NBC medical drama television series Chicago Med, which she joined in 2016[13] and left in 2017.[14]

Murin currently plays Princess Anna in the musical Frozen which opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre in March 2018.[15] Murin participated in the development of the musical, performing as Anna during the table reads, workshops, and lab productions, and also played Anna during the musical's 2017 out of town tryout at the Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado.[16][17]

Personal life[edit]

On June 19, 2015, Murin married her Love's Labour's Lost co-star Colin Donnell.[18]

Murin currently resides in New York with her husband and two dogs Petey and Milo.[19]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Before We Made It Anna Television film
2012-2016 Royal Pains Ana / Ava Guest role; 2 episodes
2016-2019 Chicago Med Dr. Nina Shore Recurring role; 18 episodes
2018 Chicago Fire Dr. Nina Shore Episode: "This Isn't Charity"
2019 Holiday for Heroes Pam Television film
2020 Love on Iceland Isabella Television film



Year(s) Production Role Location Category
2002 Crazy for You Polly Baker Broward Stage Door Theatre Regional
2003 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Rosemary Pilkington
Parade Mrs. Frances Phagan
2004 Annie Get Your Gun Annie Oakley
2005 Princesses Tam / Annabelle 5th Avenue Theatre Out of town tryout
Mirette Ensemble York Theatre Company Off-Broadway
2006 Beauty and the Beast Belle Various American Tour
2007 Xanadu Swing (u/s Clio / Kira) Helen Hayes Theatre Broadway
Euterpe, Siren, '40s Singer, Thetis (Replacement)
Dance Captain (Replacement)
2010 Give It Up! Lysistrata Jones Dallas Theater Center Regional
2011 Lysistrata Jones Transport Group Theatre Company Off-Broadway
The Little Mermaid Princess Ariel The Muny Regional
Lysistrata Jones Lysistrata Jones Walter Kerr Theatre Broadway
2012–13 Wicked Glinda (Replacement) Various First National Tour
2013 Love's Labour's Lost Princess Delacorte Theater Shakespeare in the Park
2014 Fly By Night Daphne Playwrights Horizons Off-Broadway
Holiday Inn Linda Mason Goodspeed Opera House Regional
2015 Lady, Be Good Susie Trevor New York City Center Encores!
Holiday Inn Linda Mason The Muny Regional
2016 Nerds Sally Longacre Theatre Broadway (cancelled)[16]
2017 Frozen Princess Anna Buell Theatre Out of town tryout
2018 St. James Theatre Broadway

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Ceremony Category Nominee Result
2012 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show Lysistrata Jones Nominated
2018 Drama League Award Distinguished Performance Frozen Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical[21] Nominated


  1. ^ a b "Patti Murin: Performer". Archived from the original on April 4, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Fernandez, Alexia (April 18, 2018). "Broadway's Frozen Star Patti Murin Reveals She Skipped a Show Due to a 'Massive Anxiety Attack'". People. Retrieved April 19, 2018. ...Murin, 37...
  3. ^ Heller, Corinne (April 18, 2018). "Broadway's Patti Murin Cancels Frozen Performance Due to Anxiety". E! News. Retrieved April 19, 2018. The 37-year-old actress...
  4. ^ a b Gans, Andrew (January 6, 2012). "Diva Talk: Chatting with Lysistrata Jones Star Patti Murin". Playbill. Retrieved April 19, 2018. I was born and raised in a small — but awesome — town, a little bit upstate, called Hopewell Junction, NY.
  5. ^ Mellini, Michael (December 12, 2011). "Lysistrata Jones' Star Patti Murin on Her Days as a College Cheerleader and Pole Dancing on Stage". Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  6. ^ Evans, Isaac (February 23, 2013). "Exclusive Interview: Patti Murin". Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "Classic Disney musical enchants audiences" The Citizen", August 31, 2006
  8. ^ Gans, Andrew (December 8, 2005). "Robert Cuccioli and Ed Dixon to Head Cast of Mufti's Mirette". Playbill. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  9. ^ Fowler, Don (September 28, 2006). "Murin fulfills lifelong dream as Belle". Johnston SunRise. Johnston, Rhode Island: Beacon Communications. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  10. ^ Gereffi, Nick (July 30, 2007). "Actress hopes success rolls her way with Xanadu". Sun Sentinel. South Florida. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  11. ^ Jones, Kenneth. " 'Lysistrata Jones', the Broadway Musical Comedy That Borrows From Ancient Greece, Closes Jan. 8", Playbill, January 8, 2012
  12. ^ "Patti Murin – Broadway Cast & Staff | IBDB". Internet Broadway Database (The Broadway League). Retrieved April 16, 2018. Glinda - Replacement (Aug 14, 2012 - Feb 24, 2013)
  13. ^ "Chicago Med: Halstead's new love interest revealed". Entertainment Weekly. September 2, 2016. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  14. ^ Sharma, Nemisha (April 24, 2017). "'Chicago Med' Spoilers: Patti Murin Heads To Broadway; What Does That Mean For Will And Nina In Season 2?". International Business Times. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  15. ^ Green, Jesse. "Review: Frozen Hits Broadway With a Little Magic and Some Icy Patches", The New York Times, March 22, 2018
  16. ^ a b Scheps, Leigh (April 9, 2018). "The Making of a Disney Princess: How Patti Murin Overcame Setbacks to Become Anna in 'Frozen' (Exclusive)". Entertainment Tonight. CBS Television Distribution. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  17. ^ Paulson, Michael (March 6, 2018). "'Frozen' on Broadway Made Them Sisters. Heartbreak Made Them Friends". The New York Times. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  18. ^ Vulpo, Mike (June 20, 2015). "Colin Donnell Is Married! Arrow Star Says "I Do" to Patti Murin While Channeling Scenes from the Bachelorette". E! News. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  19. ^ "Patty Murin Broadway Frozen Rescue Dogs" People, January 9, 2019
  20. ^ "Patti Murin Broadway and Theatre Credits". (Wisdom Digital Media). Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  21. ^ Clement, Olivia. " 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Leads Outer Critics Circle Nominations" Playbill, April 24, 2018

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