Nina Murano
nina murano

writer & lyricist

The Nina Murano Studio Nina Murano Studio for Acting  

vocals: Nina Murano.
All songs music & lyrics by Nina Murano
unless noted.


Nina Murano has appeared as a singer in numerous New York venues including Jimmy Weston’s, Village Gate, Sweet Basil,  Sweetwater’s, Greene St.,  Condon’s, 37th St. Hideaway, Red Blazer, Freddy’s, Tramps, Eleonora’s; The Triad  and Danny’s Skylight Room. She has performed in Los Angeles at The Beverly Hilton;  in Florence, Italy  at ” Il Sipario” ; in Amsterdam at the Bette Asfalt Theatre and  for an event in Hamburg, Germany.

She has received the Bistro Award from Backstage; the Outstanding Solo Performance Award from NY Native  and has been the recipient of more than 15  annual ASCAP Special Popular Song Panel Awards.

“Nina Murano has a voice that glows…and jazz phrasing know-how.” NY NEWSDAY
“Nina’s Classy and Classic” NEW YORK POST
“Murano’s touch of elegance…creates a moody, and dreamlike musical  interlude” DRAMALOGUE
“Murano is as polished and sophisticated a singer as one could hope for…a best kept secret.” NY NATIVE

As a singer, Murano has appeared on The Joe Franklin Show and on ESPN, when she performed the National Anthem at Shea Stadium for the New York Mets. She has been the featured on-air guest on radio’s WLTW-Lite FM with Valerie Smaldone; WWOR’s Luncheon at Sardi’s  with Joan Hamburg and Arlene Francis and on The Joey Adams Show. As the lead female actress in “Streets of Gold”   the  reviewer for the W. VA .Courier called Murano’s singing “mesmerizing.”

As an actress, she has appeared on HBO’s Oz, TNT’s documentary film, Family Values:The Mob and the Movies. She toured nationally in the theater production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. As a writer, she composed the  Langston Hughes premiere version of Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding (La Boda de Sangre). Her adaptation of music and lyrics from the original was noted in The New York Times as “original musical interludes.”  She also adapted the poem from“ Midsummer’s Night Dream”   into lyrics and music for Fordham Theater’s ensemble chorus lullaby. Her independent projects include GOOCHIGIRLS, which she wrote, directed and produced at Fordham University Theatre and “Zephyr’s Pond”  a children’s  musical, which with its’ creator, Frank Pisani, she is the co-lyricist and producer.

Murano holds a BA in Theater Arts from Fordham University at Lincoln Center and an AA degree in art from Ulster County Community College. She studied voice with Harold Kravitz, solefeggio with Maurice Finnell, and piano with Nancy Milano in New York. Her voice and singing mentor was Rinaldo “Cappi” Cappiluppo. She studied acting with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York, continued her training with William Esper and Mordecai Lawner. She has been a teaching associate in Kathryn Gately’s acting program at the Gately-Poole Studio in New York and a guest teacher at  Northern Illinois University; SUNY New Paltz and taught in the Fall 2002  semester at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia under the program head, Gene Terruso. She was a select panelist for the National Foundation of the Arts in the Regional division at the University of Wisconsin in Madison as a vocal coach in the jazz/pop category.

Murano lives and performs in New York City, where she coaches actors for  film, television and  stage.  She conducts private acting classes based on the Meisner tenets at her New York studio; many of her students are working in television, soap opera and film. She is a member of SAG; AFTRA and AEA, New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) and served as Treasurer of the East Coast Chapter of the Society of Singers, Inc. (helping singers in need).  Nina has recently been seen in a National Network Television Commercial for a ‘once a month’ bone density pharmaceutical.

Most recent project.

Zephyr's Pond

Conceived, book, music & lyrics by: Frank L Pisani, Lyrics: Nina Murano
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Nina Murano