Actor | Singer | Dancer
My name is Emily Hardesty and I am an actress based in NYC. I grew up in Peoria, IL, where I started performing by putting on living room productions for nobody in particular. Outstanding selections included dramatic interpretation of the Nutcracker soundtrack and a one woman performance of the Catholic Mass-- some things change. What has not changed is my love of playing pretend.
Following a bustling community theater career, I got my BFA in Musical Theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University and eventually made my way to New York City. Apart from theatre, I love to read, go to movies and art museums, cross stitch, and decorate my happy little home.
As a performer, I cherish the way that art can transport you to another time, place, or circumstance. I aim to be involved with art that is empathetic, captivating, complex, and joyful.
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Heading into the new year with renewed purpose. Looking forward to getting back into the room in 2023. I am currently seeking representation.
October 10, 2022
I was so lucky to perform in the Larry Ray Show at Green Room 42!
The Larry Ray Show is a remix of the American Variety Show, with musical performances, digital sketches and live sketch comedy.
I was featured in digital sketches as well as live on stage. Check out my media for footage of me singing "The Music That Makes Me Dance."
The Larry Ray Show
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