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Brian Murray

  • Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Birthday: September 10
Date of passing: 
August 20, 2018

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Brian Murray was a South African actor and theatre director who was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2004. On television he appeared in Kojak, Another World, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and 30 Rock.

Murray made his Broadway debut in the play All in Good Time in 1965. 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.

Brian Murray was a South African actor and theatre director who was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2004. On television he appeared in Kojak, Another World, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and 30 Rock.

Murray made his Broadway debut in the play All in Good Time in 1965. 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.

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

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

His film credits include Bob Roberts and City Hall. In the 1970s and 1980s, he performed in a number of radio plays for Yuri Rasovsky's award-winning National Radio Theater.

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