Emily Skinner recently starred on Broadway in BILLY ELLIOT. Handpicked by acclaimed director Stephen Daldry, she was the very first American to play the role of Billy’s dance teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson. She was nominated for a Tony Award® and received a Drama League award as Daisy Hilton (along with Alice Ripley) in the brilliant but short-lived SIDE SHOW.
Her other original company Broadway credits include JEKYLL & HYDE, JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD, THE FULL MONTY, the revival of DINNER AT EIGHT (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), as well as The Actors Fund productions of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS and DREAMGIRLS.
She has toured nationally in both BILLY ELLIOT and Disney’s ON THE RECORD.
At Carnegie Hall, she has sung many times with The New York Pops as a soloist, as well as ap- pearing in the New York Debut of Richard Thomas’ JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA (with Harvey Kietel). She has also dazzled as a soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and in engagements at Merkin Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Town Hall (all in NYC) and in her solo concert at various performing arts centers around the country.