At age 4, Jeff Murphy was mesmerized. He was watching “A Star is Born”, starring Judy Garland, on a tiny black and white TV in the family living room. He didn’t know the beautiful woman with the extraordinary voice, but he was certain of one thing; it was love at first sight.
Just as little Judy, then named Frances Gumm, watched her parents do eight shows a day in Vaudeville, Jeff watched his mother and father star as the local darlings of community theater. The theater was a comfortable second home, and he immediately went from front row center into the spotlight. In one form or another, he’s been there ever since.
As a Celebrity Illusionist, Jeff Murphy has channeled Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland & Barbara Streisand just to name a few. Traveling the world, he brought his leading ladies to Tokyo, Sydney, Atlantic City, and New York including Madame Tussaud’s and The Plaza Hotel. He guest starred as a ‘fabulously crazy’ Liza Minnelli impersonator, on David E. Kelley’s FOX television series, ‘The Wedding Bells’.
Jeff is an accomplished producer, director and choreographer with theatrical award nominations and credits. Busy on both sides of the curtain, Jeff is also an accomplished producer, director and choreographer. One New York production he created, produced, and stared in, “Below the Valley of the Dolls”, gained him a MAC award nomination. Backstage reviewer Martin Schaeffer writes; “Murphy is much more than a campy drag. Underneath it all is a germ of real dramatic depth. Of course is doesn’t hurt that he has lots of talent”. John Hoglund, of Cabaret Hotline, writes; “Murphy is a very talented singer, dancer, and actor.
Jeff attended the acclaimed American Academy of Dramatic of Arts and acting credits include creating the role of Hansel in the New York City Opera retelling of Hansel and Gretel “Babes in the Woods”, title role “Peter Pan”, Puck in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, and the Artful Dodger in “Oliver!”.
This Friday, Oct 28th The Dayton Woman’s Club will present a Dinner and a show featuring illusionist Jeff Murphy as Liza, Judy & Barbara. Seating is limited to 112 so make early reservations!!!
Reservations must include an entrée choice of:
Caramel Apple Pork Chops OR Spiced Turkey Roast
Both served with:
Oregon Fall Salad, DWC Wheat/White Yeast Rolls,
Broccoli & Stuffing Casserole, Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Apple-Rhubarb Crisp w/ Caramel Sauce
Complimentary Appetizers & Cash Bar at 5:30 p.m. to Include: Cranberry Meatballs & Cheese/Crackers
Dinner: 6:00 pm, Show: 7:00 pm
$27.00 members / $30.00 non-members (tax, tip,non-alcoholic beverage included)
RSVP @ (937) 228-1124