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What's in a Name? Brian O’Brien Charts His Path to Broadway Dancer in Chicago

What's in a Name? Brian O’Brien Charts His Path to Broadway Dancer in Chicago
Brian O'Brien photographed exclusively for by Matthew Murphy

In the newest installment of Gotta Dance!, gets an inside look at a dancer’s life courtesy of Brian O’Brien, the standout male dancer in the long-running hit Chicago. The New Jersey native, who has appeared in six Broadway shows, discusses feeling discouraged by A Chorus Line and finding inspiration in Fame. He also talks about the audition that led to his Main Stem debut. Click below to watch O’Brien’s sexy photo shoot with Matthew Murphy, and be sure to see his killer moves in Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre.

Watch the video below to hear Brian O’Brien discuss his real stage name and how he followed his dreams of dancing to Broadway.


About the Photographer
Matthew Murphy is a New York City-based photographer specializing in theater and dance. His work appears regularly in the Arts and Leisure section of The New York Times and additional credits include Bravo TV, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Village Voice, Dance Magazine, The Financial Times and The New York Post. He is a former member of American Ballet Theatre. For more information visit

Additional Credits: Hair & makeup by Ariel Vega; styling by David Withrow; production assistant: Kevin Thomas Garcia; Photo Post Production: Matthew Murphy & Jennifer Dunne

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