Theater Guest Artists

Emily Whitaker

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Emily Whitaker (Princeton Class of 2015) is a music director, pianist, and teaching artist from upstate New York. Favorite recent credits include music directing the First National Tour of Mean Girls, music directing/conducting/playing piano in Merrily We Roll Along with Roundabout/Fiasco Theater, performing in The Band's Visit and Tootsie on Broadway, Into the Woods with Fiasco Theater, The Hello Girls with Prospect Theater, and Unknown Soldier at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. While Emily is proud of these credits, she is equally proud of teaching and giving back within the fields of music and theater. In addition to teaching at the Lewis Center, Emily teaches piano lessons and proudly served as a teaching artist at McCarter Theatre for five years. This year she also served on the Program Task Force for Artists Striving to End Poverty, a non-profit connecting artists with under-resourced communities around the world. Emily is increasingly committed to helping tell stories from marginalized voices and is excited to build a more equitable workplace and industry once theater comes back. Emily has a bachelors’ degree in music and theater from Princeton University and a masters’ in musicology from Columbia University.

Class of '15