James O'Hagan Murphy on playing Robert F. Kennedy in RFK

James O'Hagan Murphy didn't set out to specialize in playing members of the Kennedy family. But he's currently portraying Robert F. Kennedy in the one-man show RFK at the Avenue Theater, a role for which he won our Best Actor in a Drama in the Best of Denver 2013. He got that part after playing Joe Kennedy Jr. in Grey Gardens, also he's also been cast as Torvald in A Doll's House and Dieter in Iddo Netanyahu's A Happy End. Before this RFK run ends on Sunday, we caught up with Murphy to talk about the challenges of playing a Kennedy. See also: Best Actor in a Drama 2013 -- James O'Hagan Murphy in RFK
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Danyelle C. Overbo