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Recent Performances



Rodgers and Hammerstein's "A Grand Night for Singing" 

Emily was thrilled to be in Performance Now Theatre Company's's production of "A Grand Night for Singing" at the Lakewood Cultural Center this fall.



Principia's "Joy to the World" Christmas Concert

Emily's "The Sound of Music" was featured in the Principia School/College's Christmas Concert this December. Watch here!



The 12 Dates of Christmas

at Vintage Theatre 

Emily was so honored to spend December 2021 bringing to life the one-woman play The 12 Dates of Christmas at the Vintage Theatre in Aurora, CO.

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Uncharted cabaret show at Principia College's Homecoming Weekend

Emily was delighted to be the featured entertainer this October for the Principia College community's Homecoming 2021. Watch here.

"She's sublime."


"...magnificently magnetic..."

Rob Lester,
Nightlife Exchange

"...a talent to be reckoned with...a voice with a pure, penetrating quality."

Mark Dundas Wood,

"Beyond the loveliness of her voice, what distinguishes her work is the sensitivity of her interpretations..."

Roy Sander,
Chairman of the Judges, MetroStar Talent Challenge

“…she’s got the chops, the goods, the smarts, the heart..."

Rob Lester,
Nightlife Exchange

Past Performances (pre-2020)

The Great British Baking Parody Musical

May 18, 2020

Emily was part of the Original Zoom Cast of the new musical from Holly Barber and Lee Ehmke, "The Great British Baking Parody." She played Chai Honey, the archetypical Artsy One baker. Five contestants on The Great British Baking Show race the clock to complete their showstopper cakes in time for the judges, Paul and Mary. Which contestant will win star baker, which contestant will go home, and which contestants will move on to the semi-finals? Watch now on YouTube!

Vocal Ease Benefit Gala Performance

October 27, 2019

Emily was privileged to perform at the Vocal Ease Benefit Gala at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City. For twenty years, the nonprofit Vocal Ease has been providing professional heartfelt cabaret-style shows for thousands of New York City senior citizens. Tony Award-winning Broadway star Beth Leavel (The Prom, The Drowsy Chaperone, Baby It's You, 42nd Street, Crazy for You, etc.) hosted the benefit with a cast of gifted performers singing favorite standards, pop, and musical theatre songs.

Guest Teaching and McVay Performing Arts Center Grand Opening at Principia College

October 18, 2019

Emily was beyond excited to attend the Opening Night Gala of the new McVey Performing Arts Center at Principia College. It's a dream come true for her alma mater! She was also a guest teacher at Principia College and its sister school, The Principia Upper School for several days following the Grand Opening.

It's Just a Number with Bobbie Horowitz

October 17, 2019

Emily was honored to sing in MAC Award-winner Bobbie Horowitz's long-running, MAC Award-nominated show, "It's Just a Number" at the renowned Don't Tell Mama cabaret club in NYC, in which she "honors someone over the age of 50 who's created something new and 'fab' in their life." She was joined by Matthew Martin Ward at the piano, along with a host of other great singers, honoring fellow performers Glen Charlow, Austin Pendleton, and Margo Brown.

High Ridge House Annual Meeting

September 21, 2019

Emily sang at the High Ridge House nursing home for their annual meeting in Riverdale, New York, the theme of which was "Love's Comforting Angels."

Good Friday Concert

April 19, 2019

Emily sang at the Good Friday concert and talk at Third Church of Christ, Scientist, New York, on the Upper East Side. Catch the livestream here! (Music begins at approximately 15 minutes into the video.)

The 33rd Annual MAC Awards

March 26, 2019

Emily was officially nominated for a MAC Award, in the Best Female Debut category for her debut solo show, 'Uncharted." She was honored to be among such a wonderful group of talented and successful nominees. See all the winners here.

Encore Performance of Uncharted

March 15, 2019

Emily brought back her debut solo show, "Uncharted," for one last night at Don't Tell Mama in midtown Manhattan. Featuring direction by Stearns Matthew and musical direction by Tracy Stark, with arrangements by Jeff Cubeta, the evening will featured bassist Brian Ward and drummer David Silliman. 

Salon with Scott Evan Davis

March 10, 2019

Emily sang the music of renowned composer Scott Evan Davis at the Salon open mic featuring the composer, in its new location at Don't Tell Mama cabaret club in midtown, 343 W. 46th St (bet. 8th and 9th Aves).

Christmas Eve Concert at Third Church of Christ, Scientist, New York

December 24, 2018

Emily sang at the Third Church of Christ, Scientist, New York's yearly Christmas Eve pre-lecture concert with a quartet and a live pipe organ. Music began at 6:50 pm, the concert began at 7 pm, and the lecture began at 7:30 pm. Watch the entire concert (and lecture) here.

"People You Should Know" at Urban Stages' Winter Rhythms Festival

December 18, 2018

Emily performed as one of the "People You Should Know" in Sue Matsuki's eponymous show for the Winter Rhythms series at Urban Stages this December at 7 pm, joining other wonderful singers such as Lynda Rodolitz, Katie McGrath, Mary Lahti, and Zach Wobensmith, among others.

American Popular Song Society

November 10, 2018

Emily sang a three-song set at 1:45 pm as the pre-show act before KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler's Lerner & Lowe program for the American Popular Song Society's November meeting.

Teaching at Principia

October 05, 2018

Emily was delighted to return to The Principia School and Principia College for several days over the Columbus Day weekend to work once again with high school and college students in musical theatre performance classes and to discuss working in show business professionally.

Cabaret Theatre Workshop Performance

September 29, 2018

Emily closed the show with a three-song set in Peter Napolitano and Matthew Martin Ward's Cabaret Theatre Workshop Class showcase at 4 pm on Sunday, Sept 29th at NYC's acclaimed Don't Tell Mama.


September 15, 2018

Emily was a featured panelist at the "Cabaret 101: Getting Started" seminar at the 2018 "MAC-to-School" cabaret workshop weekend in NYC. She spoke alongside Sydney Myer, Sue Matsuki, Kristoffer Lowe, Lisa Yaeger, and Jeff Cubeta. She also performed in KT Sullivan's masterclass.

Uncharted at The Triad

September 07, 2018

2017 MetroStar Talent Challenge winner Emily Ellet brought back her NYC debut show, "Uncharted," exploring new beginnings, old habits, and the uncharted territory outside one's comfort zone. Directed by MAC award-winner Stearns Matthews with musical direction by Bistro award-winner Jeff Cubeta, the updated show included musical theatre and pop classics from Jerry Herman to Sara Bareilles.

Mark Janas's The Salon open mic

July 29, 2018

Emily co-hosted the award-winning open mic showcase, Mark Janas's The Salon, in Times Square. In addition to introducing the other performers, she performed numerous selections throughout the evening.

Songs from Across the Pond

July 23, 2018

Emily had an absolute blast appearing in the Arrangement Experience Bootcamp class's final show, "Songs from Across the Pond," directed by Lennie Watts with musical direction by Andrew David Sotomayor and Michael Holland at Don't Tell Mama cabaret club.

Principia College Alumni Showcase

June 30, 2018

Emily was delighted to perform alongside her fellow Principia College alumni at the Theatre & Dance Reunion Alumni Showcase!

The Vegan of Venice

June 30, 2018

Emily played the role of surprise villian Portia in a workshop reading of the new musical, The Vegan of Venice, (based on Shakespear's The Merchant of Venice) by fellow alums Alice Stanley, Jr., and Holly Barber at the Davis Theatre in Elsah, IL.

Manhattan Wind Ensemble Winter Concert

March 15, 2018

Emily played percussion with the Manhattan Wind Ensemble, a community concert band of musicians from the Tri-State area.  The program,titled "International Relations," included music by Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Grainger, and more, and featured a woodwind quartet from the West Point Band. 

NYC Cabaret Debut - "Uncharted"

February 25, 2018

Ellet's NYC cabaret debut “Uncharted” explored new beginnings, old habits, and the uncharted territory outside one's comfort zone, in a four-night run at NYC's historic Don't Tell Mama.


Directed by MAC and Bistro Award winner Stearns Matthews, with musical direction by Bistro Award winner Jeff Cubeta, the show featured musical theatre, jazz, and pop favorites from Jerry Herman to Sara Bareilles, including what BroadwayWorld called her “dazzlingly original interpretation” of the 80s disco anthem “It’s Raining Men,” which clinched her win in the Metropolitan Room’s 2017 MetroStar Talent Challenge cabaret competition. 


Ellet and Cubeta (piano) were joined by Los Angeles-based musician Brian Ward on bass, as well as Robin MacMillan on drums.

Oregon Retirement Home Concert

January 03, 2018

Emily teamed up with her Los Angeles-based musician brother Brian Ward to perform a morning of movie musical and Great American Songbook favorites for a retirement community in Gresham, OR.  

The New York Holiday Choristers 2017

December 16, 2017

It was a wonderfully busy holiday season for the New York Choristers, kicking off for Emily at the Plaza Hotel on November 27th!  She appeared with the group at several privates parties, as well as the Santa Parade in Bryant Park's Winter Village, Godiva in Rockefeller Center, and the Hermes flagship on the UES, among others.

The Winter Graces 2017

December 15, 2017

The Winter Graces had a great holiday season in 2017, and Emily was thrilled to be a part of the group, singing for private parties and other holiday events.  Hear the group at!

Private Event in Stuart, FL

October 22, 2017

Emily performed her solo show, Shining, Shimmering, Splendid!, in a private afternoon concert for the Principia Club of Florida's Treasure Coast.

August 21, 2017

Emily was amazed, excited, and deeply grateful to have been named the winner of the 2017 MetroStar Talent Challenge at the Metropolitan Room in NYC!

June 16, 2017

Emily brought back her solo show, "Shining, Shimmering, Splendid! an Evening of Princess Songs" to Principia College for its summer session, this time with a three-piece band.

December 24, 2016

Emily performed holiday favorites at the Uniqlo flagship store on Fifth Avenue with the New York Holiday Choristers.

December 13, 2016

Emily serenaded lunch-goers and tourists with holiday favorites outdoors at One Penn Plaza with the New York Holiday Choristers.

The Rubin Museum of Art

October 20, 2016

Emily performed several songs at a fundraising gala for Principia College at the Rubin Museum in NYC.

October 13, 2016

Emily was delighted to perform her solo show, "Shining, Shimmering, Splendid! an Evening of Princess Songs" for her alma mater's students, faculty, staff, and alumni during its Homecoming Weekend.

MetroStar Talent Challenge 2016

August 15, 2016

Emily made it to the Semi-Finals round of the Metropolitan Room's MetroStar Talent Challenge in NYC!

June 04, 2016

Emily headlined the Saturday evening banquet of the New York State Convention of the P.E.O. Sisterhood with her solo show, "Shining, Shimmering, Splendid! an Evening of Princess Songs."

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