composer-lyricist resumé

Composer/Lyricist for Musical Theatre, Composer for Theatre and Film, Sound Designer, Performer.

MFA, NYU Graduate Acting. Actor, singer and multi-instrumentalist. Dual US & UK citizen.

Member of BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop.

For my acting and representation, please go to my acting resumé.



awards & residences

Emily was selected for the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, and collaborated as a composer in the New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio. She was awarded a residency at CATWALK Institute in upstate NY, and is a member of the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop.

musical Theatre Readings and Workshops

Black is Beautiful but it Ain't Always Pretty Composer/Performer Kareem M. Lucas Under The Radar, Public Theater
Untitled Cherry Orchard Musical Composer/Lyricist/Bookwriter Matt Dickson Studio Tisch
Cymbeline Project Composer/Lyricist Emily Gardner Xu Hall Studio Tisch
{my lingerie play} Arranger/Guitar Leta Tremblay Lark Play Development
Grey Lady Composer Melissa Crespo Signature Theatre
ZZ's Sleepaway Camp Composer Marina McClure Barn Arts and Cloud City
Little Rooms Composer Ed Iskandar P73


Light Princess Performer: Queen
+ Guitar / Piano / Viola / Accordion
Steve Pacek Arden Theatre Company
Snow Queen Performer: Snow Queen Preston Lane Triad Stage
As You Like It Composer + Performer: Amiens / Guitar Louis Scheeder Studio Tisch
Have Sari. Will Travel! Workshop Sound Designer Awoye Timpo Rising Circle Rep
Suzan Lori-Parks Workshop Copyist Lear deBessonet Public Theater

Film & webseries

Summer Composer Full Moon Films
How Shakespeare Changed My Life Composer Willful Productions

NYU Grad Acting

Macbeth Composer/Violin Niegel Smith
The Humans Are In Trouble Arranger/Electric Guitar Jack Fletcher & Alex Harvey
Games Project Composer Danielle Skraastad
All's Well That Ends Well Sound design Rob Clare

training & education

NYU Tisch Graduate Acting M.F.A. in Acting
Voice, speech, circus, clown:
Mark Wing-Davey, Janet Zarish, Richard Feldman,
Deb Lapidus, Jim Calder, Hovey Burgess,
Scott Miller, Deb Hecht
Wellesley College & Columbia University B.A. in Music and English Literature with Poetry
UCB Upright Citizens Brigade Improv Comedy 101 & 201
LAMDA London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art Shakespeare Intensive