Emily D. Skeggs (born July 10, 1990) is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical in 2015 for playing the role of Medium Alison in Fun Home.
Skeggs at Trans March San Francisco 2017
Emily D. Skeggs
July 10, 1990
New York City, U.S.
|Education||Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School|
|Alma mater||Emerson College|
Early life and educationEdit
She was born in New York City, the daughter of Susan (née Casserly) and Gary Skeggs. Her father is a graphic designer, and her mother works in business. Skeggs graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2008 and from Emerson College in 2012 with a degree in theatre and minor in writing. She wrote a play when she was six years old titled Star Girl which was performed at her school.
At LaGuardia she played the role of Oolie/Donna in City of Angels, in a cast that included Azealia Banks. At Emerson, she played Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, and Maid Marian in Robin Hood.
Skeggs played Muriel in Take Me Along at the Off-Broadway Irish Rep in 2008,  which was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival. She performed in the musical Ripcords at the New York International Fringe Festival in August 2008. Skeggs played Rebecca in the Huntington Theatre Company (Boston, Massachusetts) production of Our Town in December 2012. She returned to the Irish Rep in 2014 in the musical Transport, in which she played "Polly Cantwell". Also in 2014, she appeared in the Signature Theatre Company's production of And I and Silence as Young Dee.
Skeggs was the understudy in the Off-Broadway production of Fun Home in 2013 for the roles of Joan and Medium Alison. She replaced Alexandra Socha (who departed the show early due to personal reasons) in the role of Medium Alison in November 2013, and reprised the role for the Broadway production in 2015, making her Broadway debut. Skeggs was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, and also received a Theatre World Award for her performance. She played the role of a young Roma Guy in When We Rise in 2017.
|Unknown||Dancing at Lughnasa||Rose||Mercutio Troupe||Regional|
|2008||Take Me Along||Muriel McComber||Irish Repertory Theatre||Off-Broadway|
|2008||Ripcords||Susan Davies||New York International Fringe Festival||Regional|
|2012||Our Town||Rebecca Gibbs||Huntington Theatre|
|2013||Fun Home||Medium Alison/Joan||Public Theater||Off-Broadway||Understudy|
|2013–2014||Medium Alison||Replaced Alexandra Socha|
|2014||Transport||Polly Cantwell||Irish Repertory Theatre||Off-Broadway|
|2014||And I And Silence||Young Dee||Signature Theatre||Off Broadway|
|2015–2016||Fun Home||Medium Alison||Circle in the Square Theatre||Broadway|
|2010||Mad Mooney's Lake||Kate||Short|
|2011||Meat Me in Plainville||Emma||Short|
|2011||Tron Wayne Gacy|
|2016||Don't Think Twice||Shy Sarah|
|2016||The Ants||Lu||Also writer and producer|
|2017||A Lack of Dating in Brooklyn||Jocelyn||Short|
|2018||The Miseducation of Cameron Post||Erin|
|2015||Late Night with Seth Meyers||Medium Allison||Episode: "Ed Helms/Alison Bechdel/Fun Home/Brad Wilk"|
|2017||When We Rise||Young Roma Guy||7 episodes|
|2019||Love You to Death||Esme Stoller||TV movie|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2011||LaGuardia Alumni and Friends Award||Outstanding Graduate in Drama||Won|
|Nicole DuFresne Award||Outstanding Student in Theatre||Won|
|2011–2013||National Youth Theatre Award||Best Actress in a Musical||City of Angels||Won|
|EVVY Award||Best Actress||Macbeth||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Much Ado About Nothing||Nominated|
|Dancing at Lughnasa||Nominated|
|2015||Tony Award||Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical||Fun Home||Nominated|
|Theatre World Award||Won|
|2016||Grammy Award||Best Musical Theater Album||Nominated|
- Emily Skeggs Public Record, familysearch.org; accessed April 30, 2015.
- Clarke, David. BWW "Interview: Emily Skeggs Talks 'Fun Home' 's Humor and Universal Relatability" broadwayworld.com, March 27, 2015, accessed April 30, 2015
- Skeggs Design website accessed April 30, 2015
- Emily Skeggs resume accessed April 30, 2015
- Jones, Kenneth. "Irish Rep's 'Take Me Along' Revival Opens Feb. 28 in NYC", playbill.com, February 28, 2008
- Jones, Kenneth. " 'Ripcords', a Musical Drama of Post-War Secrets, Reveals Itself at FringeNYC", playbill.com, August 10, 2008
- Hetrick, Adam. "David Cromer's 'Our Town' Opens at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company Dec. 12", playbill.com, December 12, 2012
- Emily Skeggs bio israelistage.com, accessed April 30, 2015
- " 'Transport' Listing", irishrep.org, accessed May 1, 2015
- Gordon, David. "Naomi Wallace's 'And I and Silence' Opens at Signature Theatre", theatermania.com, August 26, 2014
- Champion, Lindsay. Alexandra Socha Departs Fun Home; Understudy Emily Skeggs to Assume the Role of Medium Alison", broadway.com, November 27, 2013
- Gans, Andrew. "69th Annual Tony Awards Nominations Announced!" Playbill.com, April 28, 2015
- Viagas, Robert. "Broadway Siblings Megan and Robert Fairchild Among 71st Annual Theatre World Award Winners" playbill.com, May 5, 2015
- Desk, BWW News. "Musical Video Game PETER PANIC, Starring Emily Skeggs & Gideon Glick, Out Now". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved August 8, 2017.