Emily was born in Tokyo and grew up in London. She moved to New York to get her MFA in Acting from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and lives in New York.
actor / MFA in Acting from NYU Tisch. Lead roles in theatre include: Tony award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery's US premiere of STOCKHOLM; world premiere SNOW QUEEN at Triad Stage in 2013 and 2014; world premiere IN ROOMS SUCH AS THESE at Signature Theatre. Film: Immigration Officer (lead) in FRANK AND AZALEE. Various workshops and readings including the Public Theater, the Lark, Red Bull Theater, Signature Theatre and Ma-Yi Theater.
composer, singer-songwriter / Musical in development: Untitled Cherry Orchard Musical.
Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriter, 2016. Selected for 2017 New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio and 2017 Catwalk residency recipient.
Composer for theatre: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, JULIUS CAESAR, CYMBELINE, EURYDICE, AS YOU LIKE IT directed by Louis Scheeder and Daniel Spector, GREY LADY at Signature Theatre. Writes and performs her original songs in NYC. Commission for organ and choir: St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Composer for film: upcoming short, SUMMER.
Various musical performances including Ensemble Studio Theatre, Studio Tisch, Sidewalk Café, Slipper Room, the Lark, Access Theatre, TBG Theatre, Dixon Place, Underground Lounge, the Where Project, Morbid Anatomy Museum, Cameos and Bowery Poetry Club. Emily is a resident artist at Shawn Randall's interdisciplinary show Symphonics Live. Commissioned to write “If You Can’t Fly” for IRT/New Ohio Theatre Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Commissioned to write "Hand-Me-Down" for Dixon Place Black Lives Matter event.
EMILY GARDNER HALL IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
‘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…'