Emily

ERICKSON

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A BRIEF HISTORY

Emily Erickson is an actor, music director, vocal coach, and composer based in New York City and Washington, DC. 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. As an actor, 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, 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. 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 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 written vocal arrangements for composers the likes of Alexander Sage Oyen, Mark Hollmann, Aviva Jaye, and more. She 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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NEWS

September 2021

Emily is music directing a workshop production of new musical Good Luck in Space by writing team Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis at the Institute for American Musical Theatre. Directed by Meghan Finn.

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: http://workingindc.org

August 2021

Emily is playing Math Monster in Adventure Theatre's workshop production of Fantastagirl and the Math Monster directed by Nadia Guevara.

June 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 repertory productions.

December 2020

Emily is playing Antigonus in The Academy for Classical Acting's filmed hybrid production of The Winter's Tale. She is also composing original music for the piece. Directed by Shanara Gabrielle. YouTube live streams December 9th and 10th.

Photo by Alec Wild

In rehearsal for 
Julius Caesar 
with Director Craig Wallace

January 2020

Emily is serving as the Associate Music Director for the inaugural season of The J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company under Music Director Grant Strom. The season will run January - March 2020 and consists of short runs of Seesaw, No Strings, and A Class Act. For tickets, dates, and more information please visit: https://www.j2spotlightnyc.com/

 

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Headshot by George Arnaldo

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Vinegar Tom / Powerhouse Apprentice Company

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A favorite photo in DC

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Science! The Musical

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24: A Work In Progress / NYU Experimental Theatre Wing

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The Winter's Tale / Academy for Classical Acting

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

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Vinegar Tom / Powerhouse Apprentice Company

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On set of Our Last Today

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Performing original music at The Bitter End

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Teaching at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

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West End Lounge

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Hell and High Water / Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute

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Contact High / Theater 511 @ Ars Nova

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Wright / FLTMF's The PiTCH Series

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Headshot by George Arnaldo

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Chicago / Peregrine Theatre Ensemble

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Violet / Playwrights Downtown

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Photo by Evan Smith

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