Sean (Thom) Murray
We gratefully acknowledge the outstanding achievements that Sean Murray has made in the area of art. An award-winning actor, director and producer, Sean is the co-founder and artistic director of the Cygnet Theatre Company. Founded in 2003, Cygnet Theatre is a leading regional company and one of San Diego's cultural icons. As Cygnet's Artistic Director, Sean's numerous directing credits include San Diego Critics award winners Bed and Sofa (Best Musical Revival), Cabaret (Best Musical, Direction), Sweeney Todd (Best Musical), and A Little Night Music (Best Director), His original adaptation of A Christmas Carol: The Radio Play premiered in 2012. Prior to establishing Cygnet, Sean served as Artistic Director of North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach where his production of Cabaret was named Best Musical. He received a KPBS Patté Award and a Critics Circle Award for his acting performance as Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha. In 2005, the San Diego Critics Circle honored him as Producer of the Year. He has served on panels for the San Diego Actors Alliance, San Diego State University MFA design school and taught at the University of San Diego and San Diego State University.