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About Emily

Emily Yancey is a professional actress and crossover vocalist performing in plays, musicals, and operas across the Western New York area.


She recently received the 2019 WBFO/WNED Artie Award for Outstanding Ensemble of a Musical alongside her cast-mates in O'Connell and Company's all female production of 1776: THE MUSICAL, where she also garnered an individual Artie Award Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Edward Rutledge. 


Prior to that she was also recognized with an Artie Award Nomination for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical for her work in the world premiere of KILLER RACK: THE FEMINIST HORROR MUSICAL COMEDY (Betty Downer) with Alleyway Theatre. 


Other favorite credits include: OKLAHOMA! (Laurey), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Hodel) with Lancaster Opera House, A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Belle et al), GIRLS WHO WALKED ON GLASS (Katrina) with Alleyway Theatre, SHE KILLS MONSTERS (Agnes) with Subversive Theatre, SPRING AWAKENING (Martha) at Shea’s 710 Theatre with MusicalFare Theatre, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Margaret) with Shakespeare in Delaware Park, and DIE FLEDERMAUS (Adele), THE MAGIC FLUTE (Pamina) with Buffalo Opera Unlimited. 


Emily holds a BS in Vocal Performance and a BS in Biology & Psychology from Canisius College.  She owes her success to the character and work ethic that resulted from growing up on her family's sheep farm, as well as the enormously developmental teachings and friendship of her mentor, Neal Radice. 


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Artie Awards and Nominations: Individual & Affiliated

Awarded: 

1776: THE MUSICAL - O'Connell & Co.

Outstanding Ensemble of a Musical


I'M FINE - Alleyway Theatre

E. Fried Award for Outstanding New Play


Nominated:

1776: THE MUSICAL - O'Connell & Co.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical

Outstanding Production of a Musical


KILLER RACK - Alleyway Theatre

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical

Outstanding Ensemble of a Musical

E. Fried Award for Outstanding New Play


EVITA - MusicalFare Theatre

Outstanding Ensemble of a Musical

Outstanding Production of a Musical


STUPID F***ING BIRD - ART of WNY

Outstanding Production of a Play