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Portrait

by Susan Shacter. New York

Receiving the surprise Lilly Award for a Female Composer-Lyricist

Emily Gardner Xu Hall winning the surprise Lilly Award for a Female Composer-Lyricist (“Go Write a Musical”) at the Minetta Lane Theatre, New York, 2018.

Rehearsal for NELL GWYNN
Rehearsal for NELL GWYNN

Emily rehearsing Lady Barbara Castlemaine and Louise de Kerouaille in the US premiere of NELL GWYNN at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, directed by Christopher Luscombe. Chicago, 2018.

Emily acting at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Emily acting at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Emily as Lady Barbara Castlemaine in the US premiere of NELL GWYNN at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. With Timothy Edward Kane as King Charles II. Chicago, 2018.

Emily Gardner Xu Hall at Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project
Emily Gardner Xu Hall at Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project

Emily performing a song she wrote (music & lyrics) at the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project with fellow classmates Kata Kozma and Phillip Smith. Evanston, IL

Emily Gardner Xu Hall at Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project
Emily Gardner Xu Hall at Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project
Cast and creative team of THE CARDINAL by Emily
Cast and creative team of THE CARDINAL by Emily

Emily wrote music and lyrics for a play with music with playwright Cusi Cram as a commission for Cornerstone Theatre Company. Emily is wearing a white shirt and pink trousers on the left. Queens College, Queens NY.

Emily rehearsing with accordion
Emily rehearsing with accordion

Emily rehearsing the music for WICKEDEST WOMAN at WP Theater. New York, 2019.

Performing at NYMF Concert
Performing at NYMF Concert

Emily Gardner Xu Hall introducing her song “Grisha’s Room” (music & lyrics) from UNTITLED CHERRY ORCHARD MUSICAL at NYMF’s Intersecting Chords concert. New York, 2018.

NYMF concert
NYMF concert

Emily Gardner Xu Hall performing “Grisha’s Room” (music & lyrics) from Untitled Cherry Orchard Musical at NYMF’s Intersecting Chords concert. New York, 2018.

Reading of I AM THIS FOR YOU
Reading of I AM THIS FOR YOU

Emily with some of the cast and director of I AM THIS FOR YOU, a play with music (book/music/lyrics). The culmination of Rising Circle INKtank’s play development programme. Sheen Center, New York, 2018.

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Emily devising with a company of actors
Emily devising with a company of actors

Developing a play with music at Barn Arts residency. With Emma Zakes Green and Brian Bock. Bar Harbor, Maine, 2017.

Emily singing "From Now On"

Emily Gardner Xu Hall playing “From Now On” from UNTITLED CHERRY ORCHARD MUSICAL (book/music/lyrics) in rehearsal.

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Susan Shacter

I AM THIS FOR YOU at Ars Nova ANT Fest
I AM THIS FOR YOU at Ars Nova ANT Fest

Emily with the cast of I AM THIS FOR YOU in the dressing room, a play with music (book/music/lyrics) that she performed in at Ars Nova ANT Fest. Ars Nova Theater, New York 2018.

Emily in the recording studio
Emily in the recording studio

Emily recording a score for a webseries. Midtown, NY, 2016.

Emily performing at the Philadelphia Barrymores
Emily performing at the Philadelphia Barrymores

Emily playing viola and singing as part of the cast of THE LIGHT PRINCESS at the Arden Theatre Company, which was nominated for 8 Barrymores and won 2. Philadelphia, 2017.

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Receiving the surprise Lilly Award for a Female Composer-Lyricist
Rehearsal for NELL GWYNN
Emily acting at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Emily Gardner Xu Hall at Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project
Emily Gardner Xu Hall at Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project
Cast and creative team of THE CARDINAL by Emily
Emily rehearsing with accordion
Performing at NYMF Concert
NYMF concert
Reading of I AM THIS FOR YOU
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Emily devising with a company of actors
Emily singing "From Now On"
Portrait
I AM THIS FOR YOU at Ars Nova ANT Fest
Emily in the recording studio
Emily performing at the Philadelphia Barrymores
Portrait

by Susan Shacter. New York

Receiving the surprise Lilly Award for a Female Composer-Lyricist

Emily Gardner Xu Hall winning the surprise Lilly Award for a Female Composer-Lyricist (“Go Write a Musical”) at the Minetta Lane Theatre, New York, 2018.

Rehearsal for NELL GWYNN

Emily rehearsing Lady Barbara Castlemaine and Louise de Kerouaille in the US premiere of NELL GWYNN at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, directed by Christopher Luscombe. Chicago, 2018.

Emily acting at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Emily as Lady Barbara Castlemaine in the US premiere of NELL GWYNN at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. With Timothy Edward Kane as King Charles II. Chicago, 2018.

Emily Gardner Xu Hall at Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project

Emily performing a song she wrote (music & lyrics) at the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project with fellow classmates Kata Kozma and Phillip Smith. Evanston, IL

Emily Gardner Xu Hall at Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project
Cast and creative team of THE CARDINAL by Emily

Emily wrote music and lyrics for a play with music with playwright Cusi Cram as a commission for Cornerstone Theatre Company. Emily is wearing a white shirt and pink trousers on the left. Queens College, Queens NY.

Emily rehearsing with accordion

Emily rehearsing the music for WICKEDEST WOMAN at WP Theater. New York, 2019.

Performing at NYMF Concert

Emily Gardner Xu Hall introducing her song “Grisha’s Room” (music & lyrics) from UNTITLED CHERRY ORCHARD MUSICAL at NYMF’s Intersecting Chords concert. New York, 2018.

NYMF concert

Emily Gardner Xu Hall performing “Grisha’s Room” (music & lyrics) from Untitled Cherry Orchard Musical at NYMF’s Intersecting Chords concert. New York, 2018.

Reading of I AM THIS FOR YOU

Emily with some of the cast and director of I AM THIS FOR YOU, a play with music (book/music/lyrics). The culmination of Rising Circle INKtank’s play development programme. Sheen Center, New York, 2018.

Portrait
Emily devising with a company of actors

Developing a play with music at Barn Arts residency. With Emma Zakes Green and Brian Bock. Bar Harbor, Maine, 2017.

Emily singing "From Now On"

Emily Gardner Xu Hall playing “From Now On” from UNTITLED CHERRY ORCHARD MUSICAL (book/music/lyrics) in rehearsal.

Portrait

Susan Shacter

I AM THIS FOR YOU at Ars Nova ANT Fest

Emily with the cast of I AM THIS FOR YOU in the dressing room, a play with music (book/music/lyrics) that she performed in at Ars Nova ANT Fest. Ars Nova Theater, New York 2018.

Emily in the recording studio

Emily recording a score for a webseries. Midtown, NY, 2016.

Emily performing at the Philadelphia Barrymores

Emily playing viola and singing as part of the cast of THE LIGHT PRINCESS at the Arden Theatre Company, which was nominated for 8 Barrymores and won 2. Philadelphia, 2017.

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