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Meet Emily

Emily Holland is a Chicago based actor, but was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin! Emily grew up in a musically inclined family, and by the age of six, she had joined the Performers Workshop in DePere, WI where she participated in her first show, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as part of the color chorus. Her love for theatre continued to grow as she entered middle school and was cast in her first role as Laurey in Oklahoma Jr. Since then, she has taken every chance that has come her way to be up on the stage.


In high school, Emily participated in Next Stage, an all-star high school musical program where she not only furthered her study of acting, singing, and dancing, but also received experience with set building, props, costumes, and more. Emily was one of two student actors that was cast in Next Stage for each of its first four annual productions.

At the age of 17, Emily was accepted into the BFA Musical Theatre and Dance minor program at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. She graduated in May of 2022, Summa Cum Laude.

Emily was cast in her first professional theatre gig at the age of 18 in Baileys Harbor, WI, as part of the Door Shakespeare acting troupe. Here, she was also an intern and learned every side of the theatre, including lighting, advertising, and yes, even laundry. The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry V played for three months, which also marks this experience as her first long-running gig.

In September 2023, Emily opened her first Chicago show since moving to the city, American Psycho: the Musical with Kokandy Production. In March of 2024, the production won 4 Jeff Awards, including Best Musical, Best Director, Best Choreography, and Best Leading Actor. 

When not on the stage, you can find Emily listening to true crime podcasts, reading, having dance parties with her besties, watching Rupaul's Drag Race and hanging out with her kitty, Kiwi. 


Emily released her debut album, healed, in November 2020, and continues to explore her love of songwriting.

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