Michael Murray began his career at the Circle in the Square in New York as stage manager of the famous first revival of The Iceman Cometh, directed by Jose Quintero. He started directing at the Circle in the Square and other Off-Broadway theaters, and then was co-founder (with Olympia Dukakis, John Cazale and others) of the pioneering regional theater, the Charles Playhouse in Boston, where he was Artistic Director for 12 years. He later became Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, directing 25 productions there. He has directed also at the Hartford Stage Company, Center Stage in Baltimore, The Philadelphia Drama Guild, the Huntington Theater in Boston and the Alaska Repertory Company, among other venues. In the 1980s, he was appointed Blanche and Irving Laurie Professor of Theater Arts at Brandeis University. Since coming to Los Angeles, he has directed productions for A Noise Within and numerous projects for Antaeus, most recently the production of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part I.