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.
got my BFA in Musical Theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University and eventually moved to New York City. Apart from theatre, I love arts and crafts, going to movies, adventuring, and decorating 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."