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Workshopping a play with music by Suzan Lori-Parks.

Singing in a reading of a choral play.

Writing a musical at the CATWALK Art Residency.

Starting as a new member of the Musical Theatre Writing Workshop at BMI.


recent

musical / April-June 2017 at the Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia

Emily Gardner Xu Hall_Light Princess_Queen with guitar

the light princess

Emily played the Queen, sang, and played piano, guitar, viola and accordion in this world premiere new musical at the Arden Theatre Company. THE LIGHT PRINCESS is adapted from the story by George MacDonald by Tony Lawton (book & lyrics) with music by Alex Bechtel.

VIDEO: Cast records a song from the show

PHOTOS: Production photo gallery

PHOTOS: Blogpost and rehearsal photos

TICKETS: Click here for more information!

presentations of Emily's musicals / July 2017 in NYC

untitled cherry orchard musical

Presentation of musical (book, music, lyrics, and performing) in development at Studio Tisch.

cymbeline

Presentation of musical (music, lyrics and performing) in development at Studio Tisch.


concerts / July 2017 in NYC

Rattlestick Playwrights’ Theatre New Songs Now!: EMILY GARDNER XU HALL

Writing music & lyrics, acting, singing and playing instruments. Emily performing her music as a featured artist in Rattlestick's New Songs Now! series.

 

MUSEMATCH X AT 54 BELOW

Writing music & lyrics. Making my debut as a composer at 54 Below: commissioned to write a song for charity event in support of The Shakespeare Forum.


EMILY GARDNER XU 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…'

Click here to read Ben Brantley's review of Emily Gardner Hall in STOCKHOLM by Bryony Lavery.