w/SETH RUDETSKY as pianist & host
Broadway @ The Art House
Sun, Aug 19 @ 7 PM
EMILY SKINNER has unequivocally established herself as one of Broadways most engaging and versatile performers.
In the fall 2017 Broadway season, she had the honor of being directed by Hal Prince in his new show PRINCE OF BROADWAY at Manhattan Theatre Club. She was also seen that same year Off-Broadway in Transport Groups much-lauded production of PICNIC, where she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance as Rosemary. Previous to that, she appeared as The Witch in INTO THE WOODS at Houstons Theatre Under The Stars and as Phyllis in FOLLIES at The Repertory Theatre of St Louis, garnering rave reviews for both performances.
She also had the pleasure recently of workshopping the new musical SCKBSTD by the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Bruce Hornsby and creating the role of Monique McCandless in Stephen King/John Mellencamp’s musical THE GHOST BROTHERS OF DARKLAND COUNTY at the Alliance Theatre and on a multi-city national rock n’ roll concert tour.
Another recent highlight came when Dame Julie Andrews selected Emily to star in the musical based on her children’s book THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL, which premiered at Godspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre.
She appeared previously on Broadway starring in the acclaimed musical BILLY ELLIOT. Handpicked by Oscar-winning director Stephen Daldry, she had the honor of being the very first American selected to play the role of Billy’s dance teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson. She received a Broadway World Award for her performance.
Emily was nominated for a Tony Award (along with Alice Ripley) and received a Drama League Award for her performance as Daisy Hilton in the brilliant but short-lived SIDE SHOW.
Her other original Broadway credits include JEKYLL & HYDE, JAMES JOYCE’S THE DEAD (opposite Christopher Walken), THE FULL MONTY, DINNER AT EIGHT (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), as well as The Actors Fund productions of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS and DREAMGIRLS.