College Faculty:Musical Theatre: Speech
Emily Loesser has appeared in TV, film, and theatrical productions on Broadway, New York City Opera, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Off-Broadway and in regional houses across the country. She played Kate Mullins in the Tony Award winning TITANIC on Broadway and the title role in the concert presentation of TIP TOES at Carnegie Hall. Internationally, she appeared in concert playing Julie Jordan in CAROUSEL and Sarah Brown in GUYS AND DOLLS (Royal Festival Hall, London.) She created the role of Stiffy Bing in the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical BY JEEVES on Broadway. She also performed the role at The Kennedy Center, the Goodspeed Opera House, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, as well as the subsequent film version. Emily appeared in the Off Broadway musical SWINGTIME CANTEEN, played Linda in HOLIDAY at the Court Theater in Los Angeles, and starred in the “lost” Gershwin musical STRIKE UP THE BAND at Goodspeed Opera House. Prior to that, she played the title role of “Yiddle” in YIDDLE WITH THE FIDDLE at Town Hall in New York and Los Angeles. She starred as Liesl in the New York City Opera production (and subsequent tour) of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, starring Debby Boone, and appeared as Mirele in THE WITCH for the Jewish Repertory Theater, each of which earned her Outer Critics Circle Award nominations in the same season. She made her Off Broadway debut opposite her mother, Jo Sullivan Loesser, in the musical revue TOGETHER AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME. They appeared together and with her husband, actor Don Stephenson, in numerous concerts, club engagements, and on recordings, most notably LOESSER BY LOESSSER, for DRG records and the first complete recording of GUYS AND DOLLS (Jay records). Emily can also be heard on the recordings LOST IN BOSTON, UNSUNG IRVING BERLIN, SWINGTIME CANTEEN, TIPTOES and THE MOST HAPPY FELLA. Favorite regional performances include Nellie in SOUTH PACIFIC at American Music Theater of San Jose and in MEET ME IN ST LOUIS at the MUNY. Other credits include multiple appearances in Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, as well as film and commercials. For over 20 years, Emily has promoted the works of her father, legendary composer, Frank Loesser, supervising revivals of all Loesser’s major works as well as the use of songs in major films, television productions and commercials. Emily is the co- writer of the new musical “Paperboy,” which is currently in development. She is a licensed and practicing speech language pathologist and speech teacher in NY City Schools, where she has developed student skills in the areas of speech improvement, articulation, fluency, and expressive and receptive language.
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