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Excitable, tomboyish, and optimistic, Emma Benson is a 'class clown' who grew up in Bedford, New Hampshire, and is a New England girl at heart. She has one little sister, two supportive parents, and three equally supportive labradoodles. As a kid, Emma loved to perform so much that one time she sang 'The Sun'll Come out Tomorrow' at a wedding between two fourth graders, which she was also officiating. (Let the record show, they had NOT asked her to sing, and she severely annoyed the bride.) 


In 2018, Emma graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory with her BFA in Musical Theatre. Immediately after graduating, Emma toured the country and South Korea in the ensemble of the 2nd National Tour of 'Something Rotten', all while honing her standup act. This first tour launched a series of other gigs, both touring and regionally, where she has made lifelong friends. Outside of performing, Emma is passionate about:

  • True Crime

  • Dessert

  • 305 Fitness

  • Rent the Runway

  • Exploring NYC

  • Travel

  • Law and Order SVU

  • SNL

  • Italian Food

  • Theme parties

Ensemble (Something Rotten!)
Bebe (A Chorus Line)
Myrrhine (Lysistrata Jones)
Penny (Hairspray)
Suzy Cupcake (Elf on the Shelf)
Thea (Spring Awakening)
Logainne (Spelling Bee)
Poppy (Noises Off)

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Saving Spencer

a new musical

This March, Emma will be rehearsing a new musical under the direction of Sam Scalamoni to benefit the Skyline Theatre Company. She'll be playing the supporting role of Queen Mia in this new work by Spencer Scalamoni.

As of March 2021, Emma got certified to teach 305 Fitness! 305 is a dance cardio party that is sweeping the nation. It's a high energy class and Emma is the perfect hype woman to teach it. 

Back in Business

a comedy show

Emma performed in Brooklyn in a standup gig for comics getting 'back in business', attempting to make people laugh in the year 2o20. Click the picture for the video link and stay tuned for upcoming show announcements!


Every week, Emma brushes up on her Broadway trivia by learning original Bway Choreography, and digging into the often overlooked black history of musical theatre. Each week features a dance and a related black history lesson.

Standup and improv

Emma Benson is also a comic.

Post grad

  • While touring with 'Something Rotten!' Emma performed her standup act all over the country, playing venues in Reno, Knoxville, Springfield and more.

  • Recent guest at The Comedy Studio in Somerville, MA

  • Open mics and paid appearences at outdoor standup shows in NYC

While in college​:

  • Member of Shenandoah University's improv troupe, The Loaf (monthly shows and weekly sketch videos).

  • Performed at the College Improv Tournament in Chicago

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