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Darby Pumphrey


Darby Pumphrey is a Philadelphia-based equity actor who plays one of Jesus’ disciples in Players Circle Theatre’s production of Godspell. Among her special talents is speaking/singing in Southern dialect, which she employs to perfection in her spirited rendition of Stephen Schwartz’s twangy folk song “Learn Your Lessons Well.”

Regional credits include Jenny in The Shape of Things (Eagle Theatre), Evelyn (U/S performed) in Ragtime (Eagle Theatre), Woman in My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra (Eagle Theatre), Crissy in Hair (Woodbury Sketch), Little Jesus in The Pillowman (Woodbury Sketch) and Lily St. Regis in Annie (Haddonfield Players).

She directed and performed in Once Upon a Fringe and performed in Gasparini in Concert, both in Jersey Fringe. Her television credits include a mourner in NBC’s Mysteries of Laura and a concierge in a national commercial for Residential City.

At Rowan University, Darby also played Sheila in Hair, Darby in X, Sue Snell in Carrie, Barbie in Glam Rock Musicale and Diana in Nine. She also wrote and starred in a 90-minute one-woman show under the title of Six Years Forever Lost based on Manya Perel’s Holocaust survivor story.

Darby holds a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre from Rowan University.

April 11, 2024.

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