Today we’d like to introduce you to Cheryl Murphy.
Cheryl, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Started out as a young dancer in Utah… always knew I wanted to be a professional dancer.
Studying in New York City and access the US at conventions and other stage performances with a group called the Tuellerettes.
My first professional job after years of hard work was with Donny & Marie Osmond on their show! Many TV specials with them as well.
I soon decided to branch off into another level and auditioned for a showgirl position in Las Vegas show called Ces’Magnifique where I soon found my niche THE LIVE STAGE.
After several shows here in Vegas, I expanded into Reno where I had the opportunity to work in a how with Sammy Davis Jr., Debbie Reynolds, Don Rickles, and more… old time greats.
Soon, going back to Las Vegas, I landed an amazing dance opportunity where I became a showgirl & body double for a female magician “Melinda the First Lady of Magic” after 8 years after they announced a tour with Disney.
I was not able to go so her mother Bonnie Saks decided to produce another show which became “SHOWGIRLS OF MAGIC” where I was one of the headlining magicians on the Las Vegas Strip! After doing almost every magazine cover for 10 yrs., I decided to retire and start an agency … there came “SPECTRUM.”
With many talented actors, models, variety acts, and impersonators… I branched off into casting many of the REAL CELEBRITIES with my partner from Seoul Korea. “Soon young Han.” We have cast many great clients in Asia/Korea mainly for commercial endorsements like LG, Samsung, Hyundai, Simmons Bed, City of Seoul, Belfort, EI Solutions, Chung Ho Nais and many more ….
I have had the opportunity to bring some great faces to these brands and events and other product placement shoots like Al Pacino, Megan Fox, Daisy Ridley, Tom Hardy, John Travolta, George Winston, Robert Conrad, Sienna Miller, Gordan Ramsay, Ron Perlman, DMX, Lil John, Snoop Dogg, Carrottop just to name a few!
The Celebrity endorsements have been a truly honorable experience to work with some of the Biggest Stars in the world!
Our agency specializes in 4 different divisions of TV, film and commercials music/concerts and live shows from corporate to concerts.
In this industry, I have been blessed to have worked with so many great people over the years.
Many opportunities coming aboard with an Indian Company where my music partner Gary Thayer and I will be arranging some big concerts there in India and the Middle East. And in addition, the company will be funding some great film scripts I have with some seasoned writers of some great films. Darryl Quarles from Big Mamas House franchise with Martin Lawrence, Bad boys with Martin Lawrence and Will Smith and about 25 Studio Films. His next venture is with a comedian and an East Indian family so it will be an interesting venue!
Stay tuned for more exciting news and collaborations to come in music and film!
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
So many struggles along the way…
Especially when I was a young dancer auditioning for shows. You audition for 5 and get one… you audition for many and get nothing… I was pretty lucky when it came to landing jobs though!
The commercial endorsements and music game is the hardest of all. You may have a client who wants the star but then the star says no… and the budget isn’t enough. Then you have a star who wants to but no client to take it…
This happens all the time where we have great clients and no star accepts the deal… we just keep going… one will come through.
Nature of this business.
What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I was the youngest of 4 and was always the go getter.
Being the closest with my father, he taught me to always work hard and don’t stop.
My mother who’s the ROCK OF OUR FAMILY, 95 years young and still kicking it!
She is so sharp and motivating to me and been my # 1 fan all along.
She always tells me she is proud of me and give me the best advice!
My family is also supportive and loves what I do… they always love hearing the stories.
I’m a very self-motivated person and my philosophy has always been “set your mind to it and just DO IT. Don’t stop until you get what you want.”
Interests have always been watching movies and the stage shows.
I also know how to sew and have sewn clothing for many great stars like David Copperfield, Carrottop, Gladys Knight, Antonio Banderas and more.!!
- Live events from $10k – $300k
- Producing and casting live events from $10k to $ 1 mil
- Address: 9107 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 450,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
- Website: www.spectrumtalent.com
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