Mark Murphey is pleased to be making his debut with Syracuse Stage. In 2015 he played President Lyndon Johnson in the PBS documentary JFK-LBJ A Time for Greatness. He has been an actor with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 32 seasons where he most recently performed as Robert MacNamara in All the Way and The Great Society, which toured to the Seattle Repertory Theatre in Seattle. His many other credits at OSF include Hamlet in Hamlet, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Leontes in The Winters Tale, Ulysses in Troilus and Cressida, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Iago in Othello, Posthumus in Cymbeline, Cassius in Julius Caesar, and many more. Among the contemporary roles he has done there are: Mr. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, Virgil in Bus Stop, Dr. Pearce in The Pool of Bethesda, Michael Bern in Daughters of the Revolution, and Kit Carson in The Time of Your Life. He was also with the American Conservatory Theater for seven seasons. Other theatre credits include: A Contemporary Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Geva Theatre Center, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Rubicon Theatre Company, Intiman Theatre, Great Lakes Theater Festival, South Coast Repertory, and The Alley Theatre. Awards: Drama-Logue award for Hamlet in Hamlet (OSF), and Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (A.C.T.) He has been an actor with three Tony Award-winning theatre companies. Education: B.A. degree in Drama from Baylor University.