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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jonathan Larson Grant
Jonathan Larson Grant

Winners of the American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson Grant: Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Ben Wexler, Julia Gytri and Avi Amon, and Andy Roninson.

Pictured: The winners with the Larson family, the head of the American Theatre Wing, and members of the original cast of Jonathan Larson's RENT on Broadway. 

Photo: Jennifer Broski for BroadwayWorld

Jonathan Larson Grant
Jonathan Larson Grant

Emily with Julie Larson and Heather Hitchens, President & CEO of the American Theatre Wing.

Photo: Jennifer Broski for BroadwayWorld

Jonathan Larson Grant
Jonathan Larson Grant

Emily won one of the four prestigious American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson Grants for her music and lyrics.

Photo: Marc J. Franklin for Playbill

Receiving the surprise Lilly Award for a Female Composer-Lyricist
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
Performing at NYMF Concert
NYMF concert
Reading of I AM THIS FOR YOU
Emily devising with a company of actors
Emily singing "From Now On"
I AM THIS FOR YOU at Ars Nova ANT Fest
Emily in the recording studio
Jonathan Larson Grant
Jonathan Larson Grant
Jonathan Larson Grant
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jonathan Larson Grant

Winners of the American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson Grant: Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Ben Wexler, Julia Gytri and Avi Amon, and Andy Roninson.

Pictured: The winners with the Larson family, the head of the American Theatre Wing, and members of the original cast of Jonathan Larson's RENT on Broadway. 

Photo: Jennifer Broski for BroadwayWorld

Jonathan Larson Grant

Emily with Julie Larson and Heather Hitchens, President & CEO of the American Theatre Wing.

Photo: Jennifer Broski for BroadwayWorld

Jonathan Larson Grant

Emily won one of the four prestigious American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson Grants for her music and lyrics.

Photo: Marc J. Franklin for Playbill

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