Department of Performing Arts
Actor and singerWork hard. When you are responsible, respectful, and work hard, other people want to work with you. Dreams can come true, but they don't just happen. You have to do everything in your capable hands to make it happen.
Bonnie Comley MA '94
Broadway producer, actor, writer, and Tony Award–winnerEmerson is a great place to experiment and make mistakes. In fact, sometimes the mistake is better than the original plan!
Betsy Morgan '03
Broadway actor"Stay weird! At Emerson, I learned to be my crazy, high energy, unique self, and the more I stay true to that person, the more interesting I am in an audition room and hopefully onstage."
Henry Winkler '67
Actor, authorWhat you put in is what you get out. The enthusiasm you bring with you to the campus will pay you back with knowledge, pride, professionalism, and reputation.
A Round of Applause...
Recent news highlights from the Department of Performing Arts.
Emily Skeggs '12 nominated for Tony Award
Emily Skeggs was with fellow Emerson alums when she learned that she had been nominated for a Tony Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) for her role in Fun Home.
No rehearsal needed: Students win theatre competition
They didn’t go to USITT to compete (in fact, they signed up after the race had begun), but a group of Performing Arts production majors took first place at the 2015 Tech Olympics!
McGorry '08 talks about his two hit TV shows
The Performing Arts alum appears on Orange is the New Black and How to Get Away With Murder.
Grammy nomination for Sanlikol
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, a well-respected pianist and faculty member in Performing Arts, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for his composition “Vecd."