The showHive team is lead by Emmett Murphy, a prolific creator with a love for synthesizing experiences by integrating storytelling, technology, multimedia and live performance. Mr. Murphy is the founder of showHive, Inc.
Emmett has written and directed production shows for numerous companies, including, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Princess Cruise Lines. He was also the producer for the spectacular production of Illusions at Joyland Theme Park near Shanghai, China.
Mr. Murphy has a background in music and dance and utilizes choreography and musical staging to drive the narrative of his shows. As a director, he’s had the honor of working with esteemed choreographers such as Emmy Award winning Joshua Bergasse, Broadway vetted Jessica Hartman, Jennifer Savelli, international ballroom champions Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin and Tony Award nominated Melinda Roy.
Prior to launching showHive, Mr. Murphy was an independent producer for industrial theater and special events in New York City. He then joined a leading entertainment production house servicing the cruise ship industry and was involved with strategic planning, contract negotiations, casting and creative development. Mr. Murphy went on to work for Cirque du Soleil® in conjunction with The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He also directed Sin City Comedy at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
Mr. Murphy brings deep entertainment industry expertise and an understanding of his clients’ challenges, along with an ease of working with high level executives. He is known for his disruptive creative development process which results in truly unique production show experiences and for his ability to conceive and execute concepts that captivate audiences.
Mr. Murphy is a member of the Actors Equity Association, American Guild of Variety Artists, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Association of Performing Arts Professionals and is an avid collector of modern and contemporary art.