composer-lyricist resumé

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

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

Winner of the inaugural 2018 Lilly Award for a Female Composer, the $25,000 Go Write A Musical Award.

Member of BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop.

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


awards & residencIes

Inaugural winner of the 2018 Lilly Award for a Female Composer, the Go Write A Musical Award.

Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio. Residency at CATWALK Institute. Member of the Musical Theatre Factory Writers Group, Rising Circle INKtank playwright/composer/lyricist for 2018, and a member of the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop.


musical Theatre Readings and Workshops

I Am This For You Composer/Lyricist/Playwright Kat Yen Ars Nova ANTfest
I Am This For You Composer/Lyricist/Playwright Kat Yen Rising Circle PlayRISE festival
Untitled Cherry Orchard Musical Composer/Lyricist/Playwright Ed Iskandar Musical Theatre Factory 4x15
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/Playwright Matt Dickson Studio Tisch
Cymbeline Project Composer/Lyricist Emily Gardner Xu Hall Studio Tisch
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
If Sand Were Stone Sound Designer Tyler Thomas New York Musical Theatre Festival
Have Sari. Will Travel! Sound Designer Awoye Timpo Rising Circle Rep
{my lingerie play} Arranger/Guitar Leta Tremblay Lark Play Development
Suzan Lori-Parks Workshop Copyist Lear deBessonet Public Theater

Film & webseries

Summer (short) Composer Full Moon Films
How Shakespeare Changed My Life (webseries) 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


Emily's original compositions have been performed or have been performed by others at venues such as: the Public Theater, 54 Below, Rattlestick Playwrights' Theatre, Signature Theatre Pershing Square, Dixon Place, IRT/New Ohio Theatre, Bowery Poetry Club, St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Upcoming: Joe's Pub at the Public Theater.

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