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Emily Skinner Biography

Also Credited As: Emily Scott Skinner
 
Date Of Birth:
June 29, 1970 (50)
Birth Place:
Richmond, VA
Bio:
Born in Richmond, Virginia, Skinner attended college at Carnegie Mellon University. She moved to New York in 1992 and took part in a workshop of Jekyll and Hyde. A few years later, she joined the original cast as an ensemble member and understudy for the leads of Emma and Lucy. Other Broadway ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 29, 1970 (50)

Birth Place: Richmond, VA

Bio:
Born in Richmond, Virginia, Skinner attended college at Carnegie Mellon University. She moved to New York in 1992 and took part in a workshop of Jekyll and Hyde. A few years later, she joined the original cast as an ensemble member and understudy for the leads of Emma and Lucy. Other Broadway ... (read complete bio)

Born in Richmond, Virginia, Skinner attended college at Carnegie Mellon University. She moved to New York in 1992 and took part in a workshop of Jekyll and Hyde. A few years later, she joined the original cast as an ensemble member and understudy for the leads of Emma and Lucy. Other Broadway credits include James Joyce's The Dead, The Full Monty, Dinner at Eight, the 2004 Encores! staging of the forgotten Gershwin musical Pardon My English and the 2005 Encores! production A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, both at New York City Center, and benefit concert performances of Dreamgirls and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.



Skinner's role as one half of a pair of Siamese twins in Side Show earned her critical acclaim and a Tony Award nomination shared with co-star Alice Ripley. It was the first time in Tony history that two performers were co-nominated as a team for the Best Actress award.



The two actresses have collaborated on three recordings, Duets, Unsuspecting Hearts, and Raw at Town Hall, taped live during their October 21, 2006 concert. Skinner also has recorded a self-titled solo album.



Skinner has appeared off-Broadway in Fanny Hill and at the Kennedy Center in Mame and Merrily We Roll Along.



Emily Skinner will be playing the role of Mrs. Milligan in the "Broadway-Bound" Production of Ace at the Signature Theatre Sept/Oct 2008.

Emily Skinner Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Emily Skinner, Prince of Broadway
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Emily SkinnerPicnic
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Emily Skinner, Dinner at Eight
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Emily Skinner, Side Show