About Tommy Murphy

Most recently Tommy has been nominated for an AWGIE Award for his hit play Mark Colvin’s Kidney which premiered at Belvoir Street in 2017. The play was also nominated for the Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting at NSW Premier’s Awards earlier this year.

Tommy wrote the feature film Holding The Man directed by Neil Armfield which premiered at the 2015 Sydney Film Festival. Tommy was also an Associate Producer on the film. Tommy’s long association with Tim Conigrave’s memoir Holding The Man began with his 2006 stage adaptation for Griffin Theatre Company. This very successful production returned in 2007 to Griffin, then onto the Sydney Opera House, Company B Belvoir, Brisbane Powerhouse and Melbourne Theatre Company presentations. There have been separate productions on the West End, San Francisco, Auckland, Los Angeles and Chicago. Tommy’s adaptation won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award and Australian Writers’ Guild award for Best Play.

Tommy’s other stage works include: Peter Pan (Belvoir Street, including Broadway presentation at New Victory Theatre); Gwen in Purgatory (Belvoir Street and La Boite); Saturn’s Return (Sydney Theatre Company); Blood Wedding (Adaptation of Lorca’s play for Royal and Derngate Northampton Theatre, UK); Troy’s House (ATYP); Strangers in Between (Griffin, Winner NSW Premier’s Award). Strangers In Between has enjoyed success in 2018 with a Melbourne & Sydney revival and a production at Kings Head Theatre in London.

Tommy is currently developing plays for Belvior Street and the Sydney Theatre Company.

Tommy’s screenwriting credits include writing for the award winning television series Devil’s Playground, Offspring, and Spirited.  He is currently developing a new television series with Goalpost Pictures.