Nicholas Murphy received his two BFA's in Theatre Directing and Writing for Film and Television from Emerson College in Boston and his MA in Theatre from University of Central Florida. He is the Founder and Artistic Director for Cornerstone Theatre Company. In Boston he was the Managing Director for RareWorks Theatre Company overseeing their show seasons. He also directed and produced for RareWorks Theatre Company, shows include Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (EVVY nominated production), Picnic, I Do!, I Do!, and I Hate Hamlet. He has also worked at Storyline Entertainment (producers of Chicago and Hairspray films) as well as The Gold Company (Ellen Degeneres and Jim Carrey's agents). Locally he has directed for South Lake Theater Company and Cornerstone Theatre Company and set designed for Mad Cow Theatre. He also works for Walt Disney World.