As an actor and singer, she acted and sang in a run of a musical at the Arden Theatre Company in which she also played four instruments. She received a great review in Bryony Lavery's two-hander, Stockholm, from Ben Brantley of the New York Times.
Emily is a composer-lyricist, and a member of the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop. Studio Tisch held a reading of her original musical Untitled Cherry Orchard Musical at Studio Tisch, and a workshop presentation of her new Cymbeline musical. She also made her debut as a composer at MuseMatch X at 54 Below last July, and performed her own songs at Rattlestick Playwrights' Theatre New Songs Now! where she was selected as a featured singer-songwriter.
- January 2018: Composing original music and performing in BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL BUT IT AIN'T ALWAYS PRETTY by Kareem M. Lucas. Part of the Under The Radar Festival at the Public Theater.
Musical Theatre Factory is developing one of Emily's original musicals.
Emily will be composing and performing in the Under The Radar Festival at the Public Theater.
Emily is composing and writing musicals at an upstate NY residency.
Emily is a new member of the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop.
Working on a play with music by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Lear deBessonet.
Singing in a reading of a choral work/theatre piece.
Singing and acting in an all-rabbit musical at the inaugural Corkscrew Festival.
Going up to Dorset Theatre Festival to act and collaborate on a brand new play by Lauren Yee.
Emily makes her composer debut at 54 Below for MuseMatch X.
Staged reading of Emily's new musical, inspired by the play by Anton Chekhov.
Details about showing of Emily's new Shakespeare project with songs inspired by the play.
Emily's upcoming concerts, readings of musicals, sound design and performance dates.
Emily wrote a new song for Freedom Day.
Sound designing for Rising Circle Theatre Collective.
new york times Ben brantley review
In Stockholm, the Blades are Drawn from the Start (click here for the full review).
‘A precision-tooled performance by Emily Gardner Hall…
Ms. Hall gives natural life to Kali’s extreme, lacerating ambivalence. This young performer is remarkably smooth in conveying spikiness...
Todd and Kali are dancing fools and their range of movement swings wide. Sometimes they skip about as blithely as Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in “Singin’ in the Rain,” but their natural form would seem to be the apache dance, with its all-out brutality.
[They] make us believe that from the moment they met, everything Todd and Kali have done has been charged with dangerous contradiction.’
Ben Brantley, New York Times, August 24th 2013
Or read the full review without visiting the NY Times website here.