GREGORY MURPHY is a critically acclaimed playwright and novelist. His first play, The Countess, based on the disastrous marriage of the pre-eminent 19th Century art critic John Ruskin, was the longest-running play on or off Broadway in 1999 - 2000 (634 performances). The New York Times called the play “serious,” “wonderfully witty” and “erotically charged.” TimeOut New York named it “one of the best plays of the year.” The Countess was subsequently produced in the West End (2005), throughout the U.S., in Europe and Asia. Murphy has written a screenplay, The Countess, based on his play.
Murphy’s first novel, Incognito, a psychological mystery, was published by Berkley Press. He has just completed a second novel, Madison Square, a murder mystery set in New York City circa 1910. Madison Square is the first in a proposed series of “Rone Cuddihy” mysteries.
Murphy recently completed his second play, Household Words, which is slated for an Off-Broadway production in 2020.
Gregory Murphy has worked in advertising, as a speechwriter and a journalist. He is on the board of Parity Productions, a production company that promotes the hiring of women and transgender theatre artists. He lives in New York City with his wife, theatre director Ludovica Villar-Hauser.