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Emily (Emi) Erickson is an an actor, music director, composer, and multi-instrumentalist new to the Washington, DC area after nearly a decade in New York. She holds a BFA in Drama from New York University where she studied in the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Experimental Theatre Wing, and the Classical Studio and an MFA in Classical Acting from the ACA at Shakespeare Theatre Company and George Washington University. Recent acting credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Chesapeake Shakespeare), Man Covets Bird  (Spooky Action), Fantastagirl and the Math Monster (Adventure Theatre), Richard II  (Her Majesty & Sons), Julius Caesar  (Brutus, ACA), and  Working: A Musical  (@workingindc). Emily's strengths and passions lie in Shakespeare and classical work, musical theater, and new play development. (In other words: Throw her some verse, a brand-new character to create, or some strong mix/belt material and she's a happy camper.)

As a theatre educator, Emi has worked at NYU, directly assisting Daniel Spector in the Classical Studio in the Department of Drama. She has also worked as an accompanist and teaching artist at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Atlantic Acting School, and A Class Act New York. Currently, Emi works for Round House Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company in their education programming. She runs a private voice and audition coaching business in DC and remotely. During the pandemic, Emily built this studio out to include a popular series (ON VOICE) of group voice classes in both speaking and singing.

As a music director and composer, Emily has worked in many U.S. cities including New York, Houston, Detroit, Provincetown, DC, and Los Angeles. She has composed original music for dozens of new plays and Shakespeare productions alike and has written vocal arrangements for composers the likes of Alexander Sage Oyen, Mark Hollmann, Aviva Jaye, and more. Emi is currently working on two full-length musicals Pentangle and The Sandfairy with writing partners Delaney Amatrudo and Jenna Hoffmann, respectively. 

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Headshot by Bianca Rogoff


Currently, Emily is performing in People, Places & Things at Studio Theatre in Washington, DC. Directed by David Muse. Tickets available here.



September 2022

Emily is understudying on Taffety Punk's production of Our Black Death: Plagues, Turnips, and Other Romantic Gestures by Lindsay Carpenter running at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop September 22nd-October 8th. Tickets  here.

August 2022

Emily is serving as Voice and Text Coach and Co-Music Director for Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production of Twelfth Night in Baltimore, MD. The production runs September 30th-October 23rd. Tickets here.

June 2022

Emily is performing as Madame Jean in Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production of Much Ado About Nothing at the Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City, MD June 17th-July 24th. Tickets here.

March 2022

Emily is serving as the Associate Music Director under Julianne B. Merrill for AMPLIFY 2022, a concert benefit for Maestra Music at Le Poisson Rouge on March 28th. Directed and hosted by Kate Baldwin. Tickets and info here.

January 2022

Emily is performing as Green, Welsh Captain, and Exton's Servant and serving as the music director and composer for Her Majesty & Sons' production of Richard II at The Church of the Resurrection. Tickets and info here.

Photo by Alec Wild

In rehearsal for 
Julius Caesar 
with Director Craig Wallace

November 2021

Emily is performing in Man Covets Bird directed by Shanara Gabrielle at Spooky Action Theatre December 2nd-19th. Emily is also co-composing music for the show with her castmate Navi. Tickets and info here.

September 2021

Emily is serving as the Female Swing on the Labor Heritage Foundation's production of Working: A Musical at the AFL-CIO on Black Lives Matter Plaza. For tickets, dates, and cast information please visit:




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