DIRECTOR, DESIGNER, & PRODUCER Emmett Murphy has a love for synthesizing theatrical experiences that integrate storytelling, multimedia, and live performance. He has a fascination with the nexus where digital media and live performance collide. He has produced projects and special events throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. As a designer, Mr. Murphy works in multiple disciplines, including video, motion graphics, multimedia, and projection design.

RECENT PROJECTS include creating multimedia for and directing The Three Divas at the New Generation Festival in Florence, Italy in August 2020. He also directed and designed multimedia for Modern Warrior, which debuted in New York City, toured performing arts centers across the U.S., and was further developed into a film, directed by Mr. Murphy, which premieres summer 2021. Emmett is the director, dramaturg, and co-librettist for the new opera, Lycidas, composed by Robert Balaguer. Mr. Murphy has an ongoing creative collaboration with internationally acclaimed jazz trumpeter Dominick Farinacci, developing and directing more than 25 streaming concert performances under the moniker Songbook Watch Party to provide a monetized performance outlet for musical artists around the globe during the pandemic shutdown.

Mr. Murphy worked for Cirque du Soleil® in conjunction with The Beatles LOVE at Mirage Las Vegas and directed Sin City Comedy at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Emmett created and directed 18 original productions for numerous companies, including Princess Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Oceania Cruise Lines, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. He was the creative producer for the spectacular production of Illusions at Joyland Theme Park in Shanghai, China.

Mr. Murphy has a performance background in music, theater, and dance. He harnesses this experience to drive the narratives of his work. He is known for his innovative creative development process which results in truly unique theatrical works that captivate audiences.

Mr. Murphy is the Artistic Director of showHive, a creative collaborative that develops large-scale entertainment projects and original theatrical productions. He is a 2017 alumnus of Directors Lab West and has studied directing and dramaturgy at Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) and Roundabout Theater Lab. Emmett is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Actors Equity Association, American Guild of Variety Artists, Association of Performing Arts Professionals, and is an avid collector of modern and contemporary art.

A native of Montana, he divides his time between New York and Beverly Hills.