Kevin Michael Murphy
Kevin is currently on the voice faculty at NYU Steinhardt. Kevin’s voice students have appeared on Broadway/National Tours of: Spongebob Squarepants, Head Over Heels, Aladdin, Something Rotten, Wicked, School of Rock, Spring Awakening, and more.
As an actor, Kevin was an original company member of the First National Tour of the Tony Award winning musical, The Book of Mormon. Other credits include the Off-Broadway production of The Awesome 80’s Prom,in addition to With Glee,and The Happy Embalmer at NYMF. Kevin is the creator/star of Craig Stevens Guide to Making it On Broadway and the Bistro Award winning concert series, If It Only Even Runs a Minute, which have both played to sold out houses around NYC.
Where are you from? Valley Stream, NY
Where did you go to school? B.M. from James Madison University, M.A. from NYU Steinhardt
What are your biggest musical influences? I love obscure Broadway musicals. I was in a ska punk band in High School I’m also a huge Joni Mitchell fan.
What’s your guilty pleasure song? “Stay” by Lisa Loeb or anything from Grease 2
What’s your favorite part about teaching? I love finding that “perfect” song for a student. The song that lights them up, and truly allows their voice to shine.
“My favorite part about working with Kevin is that he emphasizes the physical/kinesthetic aspects of singing, which has provided me an athletic outlet that I never realized I was missing in my life! Kevin has coached me in an entirely exploratory manner, allowing me to tune into my bodies best hidden weaknesses so they can be addressed. This continuous process has been thoroughly humbling, and I now cannot imagine a life without this process!”
-Caleb (Business Analyst by day, Songwriter by night)