Emily Skinner

Emily Skinner

EMILY SKINNER was recently nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Musical by the Drama Desk Awards for her performance in the current Broadway hit Suffs.The previous year she was seen on Broadway in John Kander, Fred Ebb and Lin Manuel Miranda’s New York, New York, directed by Susan Stroman. Before that, Skinner received raves for her performance as Desiree Armfeldt in the Berkshire Theatre Company’s production of A Little Night Music, the Stepmother in the pre-Broadway production of the Britney Spear’s musical Once Upon A One More Time, and as Cher’s Mother 

and Lucille Ball in the Broadway production of The Cher Show. In the fall 2017 Broadway season, she had the honor of being directed by Hal Prince in his last show Prince of Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club and she was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance. She was also seen that same year Off-Broadway in Transport Group’s much lauded production of Picnic, where she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance as Rosemary. Previous to that, she appeared as The Witch in Into the Woods at Houston’s Theatre Under The Stars and as Phyllis in Follies at The Repertory Theatre of St Louis, garnering rave reviews for both performances. She workshopped the new musical SCKBSTD by the Grammy winning singer/songwriter Bruce Hornsby and created the role of Monique McCandless in Stephen King/John Mellencamp’s musical The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County at the Alliance Theatre and on a multi-city national rock n’ roll concert tour. Another career highlight was when Dame Julie Andrews selected Emily to star in the musical based on her children’s book The Great American Mousical, which premiered at Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre. She appeared previously on Broadway starring in the acclaimed musical Billy Elliot. Handpicked by Oscar-winning director Stephen Daldry, she had the honor of being the very first American selected to play the role of Billy’s dance teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson. She received a Broadway World Award for her performance. Emily was nominated for a Tony Award (along with Alice Ripley) and received a Drama League Award for her performance as Daisy Hilton in the brilliant but short-lived SIDE SHOW. Her other original Broadway credits include Jekyll & HydeJames Joyce’s The Dead (opposite Christopher Walken), The Full MontyDinner at Eight (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), A Christmas Carol, as well as The Actors Fund productions of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Dreamgirls. She has sung multiple times at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops, and appeared there as well in the New York debut of Richard Thomas’ infamous Jerry Springer The Opera (with Harvey Keitel).