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Our Team

Kyle Murphy

Managing Director

Kyle developed a passion for musical theater while growing up in Olympia, and is ecstatic to play a part in making musical theater a mainstay in downtown Olympia. From 1993-97 Kyle performed regularly with Kids at Play and the Olympia High School Drama Club, as well as appearances with other local theaters. He then attended the University of Washington, where he graduated with a degree in Business Management.

Outside of theater life, Kyle spent time in leadership roles with The Seattle Times, Comcast, and HSBC. At HSBC, Kyle had the opportunity to manage multiple consumer lending branches in the greater Seattle area, where he dealt with budgets of up to $50million. He then transitioned to online marketing when he joined the Digital Sales team at The Seattle Times. At Comcast, Kyle was charged with leading digital business development for a team of 40+ employees across the state of Washington.

Kyle would like to thank his extended theater family for helping make his dream a reality. There are many people not listed here who were invaluable, and we couldn't have done it without you!

Special thanks to Chris Serface, Kirsi Hall, and Chris Hoffman for their inspiration and support. And of course, none of this would be possible without Keri Murphy.

Lexi Barnett

Artistic Director

Lexi Barnett is very excited to step into the role of Artistic Director for Broadway Olympia and to assist in creating more opportunities for quality musical theatre in Olympia . Lexi is a director, choreographer, and teaching artist in the Puget Sound area. She has served as the head of KidCo. Productions and as Coordinator for TMP Family Theater. She holds her B.A. in Theatre Performance from Whitworth University and her M.F.A. with an emphasis in Directing and Theatre for Young Audiences from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Favorite projects include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Tacoma Little Theatre) Music Man (Clinton Area Showboat) A Year with Frog & Toad (NCTYP), the NW regional premiere of Spring Awakening (Balagan Theatre), and Cats (Tacoma Musical Playhouse).

Broadway Olympia is equally as excited to have Lexi. Her experience, expertise and professionalism have been a welcome addition to the team since day one!

Amy Shephard

Community Outreach Director

Amy Shephard is a long time resident of the Pacific Northwest and has worked as a performer and choreographer for over 15 years.  Whether it's musical theater, Shakespeare or experimental; Amy loves nothing more than to performer, write and teach performance.  Amy performs regionally and teaches choreography and theater summer camps at Olympia Family Theater.  She lives in Olympia with her partner Andy and his daughter Nali.

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