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Emily Skinner

Emily Skinner, currently appearing in the York Theatre Company world premiere production of the new musical revue, Inventing Mary Martin, last appeared on Broadway in the acclaimed musical Billy Elliot. She received a Tony Award nomination (with Alice Ripley) and a Drama League Award nomination for her performance as Daisy Hilton in Side Show. Other Broadway credits include Jekyll & Hyde, James Joyce's The Dead (opposite Christopher Walken), The Full Monty, and Dinner At Eight (Outer Critics Circle Nomination). Off-Broadway: City Center Encores! revivals of No Strings, Pardon My English, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and Fiorello. Regional credits include the recent world premiere of The Great American Mousical directed by Dame Julie Andrews at Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre, and The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County at the Alliance Theatre. Her CD recordings include original cast albums; her self-titled solo album, Emily Skinner and with Alice Ripley: Raw at Town Hall, Duets, and Unsuspecting Hearts, among others.

What do you consider to be your best asset?

IS there anyone who answers this without saying “my sense of humor”?!?!?!

What was your proudest moment?

Not to sound trite, but I try actively everyday to be a good human being and this makes me feel proud.

What is your favorite drink?

Moscow Mule!

What is your favorite food?

Bring on the pizza.

What is your favorite condiment?

Deli mustard!

What is your current obsession?

Applegate Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets! Mmmmmmm!

If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?

Sloth. Hands down.

What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?

Like most actors…I am keeping hope alive for a fantastic role in a great story.

What is the one thing you waste too much money on?

Books on Kindle! ACK! I've got 50 on there now I haven't even started!

What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?

Facebook is my ultimate useless time suck.

What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?

SUGAR!!!!! It's a devil I can't seem to escape.

What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?

Empathy grin

What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?

Empathy 🙁

What in the world most thrills you?

Watching students I've taught blossom and succeed.

What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?

That people now believe 'riffing' is the sign of a great singer, when in fact it is often used to cover up a mediocre singing technique.

What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?

I've had hundreds of humiliating, miserable, unsuccessful auditions. Cheers!

What is your favorite place in the world?

Wherever I am laughing with people I love.

What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?

Must have a large capacity for love.

Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?

Too hard! I adore both!!!

What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?

Let's just say what I do when I magically win a couple million dollars today…you would probably never hear from me again.

What is your personal motto?