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Emily Erickson is an actor, musician, vocal coach, and composer based in DC and New York City. 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. She is a current MFA Candidate at the Academy for Classical Acting at Shakespeare Theatre Company and George Washington University. As an actor, Emily's strengths and passions lie in Shakespeare and classical work, musical theater, and new play development. 

As a theatre educator, Emily 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. Emily runs a private voice and audition coaching business in New York and remotely.

As a music director and composer, Emily has worked in nearly a dozen U.S. cities including New York, Houston, Detroit, Provincetown, DC, and Los Angeles. She has composed original music for new plays at Cherry Lane Theatre, Lenfest Center for the Arts, and New York University, and is currently working on two full-length musicals with her writing partners Delaney Amatrudo and Jenna Hoffmann.

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May 2021

Emily is playing Brutus in Julius Caesar directed by Craig Wallace and Vagrant & Musician in The Cherry Orchard directed by Aaron Posner in the Academy for Classical Acting's summer reps. For schedule and ticket info visit: http://aca.shakespearetheatre.org/aca-summer-reps-schedule/

November 2020

Emily will be playing Antigonus in the Academy for Classical Acting's hybrid production of The Winter's Tale

directed by Shanara Gabrielle. Live YouTube streams will take place on December 9th and 10th.

November 2019

Emily is assistant directing and composing original music for NYU Tisch's The Classical Studio's fall rehearsal project of The Merchant of Venice performing November 22nd-25th at 721 Broadway in the Cabaret Theater.

October 2019

Emily is performing in various roles and playing keys in the first-ever investor reading of White Rock Cliff, a new actor-musician musical by Ryan McCurdy and Ellie Pyle, at Funkadelic Studios on Sunday, November 10th.

October 2019

Emily is composing original music and commercial jingles for the world-premiere of Anna Jasztrzembski's The Happy Garden of Life at The New Ohio Theatre. Performances October 18th-27th. Visit newohiotheatre.org for tickets.

Emily will also be playing Mary Jo Grey in an industry reading of The Portrait of Mrs. Hopper,  a new American play by Aimée Sophie, on November 15th.

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Drop me a line at: emilynerickson@gmail.com

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Vinegar Tom / Powerhouse Apprentice Company

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Science! The Musical

24: A Work In Progress / NYU Experimental Theatre Wing

The Winter's Tale / Academy for Classical Acting

Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens / Peregrine Theatre Ensemble

Vinegar Tom / Powerhouse Apprentice Company

On set of Our Last Today

Performing original music at The Bitter End

Teaching at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

West End Lounge

Hell and High Water / Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute

Contact High / Theater 511 @ Ars Nova

Wright / FLTMF's The PiTCH Series

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Chicago / Peregrine Theatre Ensemble

Violet / Playwrights Downtown

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