Murphy is a Broadway alumna of A Chorus Line, Pal Joey, Bubbling Brown Sugar and Division Street (with John Lithgow). Along with partner Paul Kreppel, she conceived, directed and produced the Tony-nominated Broadway show, Jay Johnson: The Two and Only and produced the off-Broadway production of The Big Voice: God or Merman. She has directed Sunday's Children All Fall Down; Blinders and The Magic Feather (both featured in Samuel French Short Play Festivals); Lysistrata; Spirit Awakening; Sacrifice; Big Tush, Little Tush; Pinocchio; and Is this America, or What?! She has choreographed for such stars as John Travolta, Debbie Reynolds, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore. Her short film Blinders garnered several festival awards. Murphy has extensive television credits as an actress including Numbers, Cheers, Night Court, Family Law, and Taxi, where she played Louie's blind blind date.