Excitable, loud, 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.) 


Since graduating from Shenandoah Conservatory in 2018, Emma has worked on three national tours, a number of regional contracts, workshops with Disney Cruiselines and the Broadway team for 'Mrs Doubtfire', and is about to get on her first cruise ship with Norwegian Cruiselines.

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

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Ensemble (Something Rotten!)
Bebe (A Chorus Line)
Alison (Beehive)
Hot Box Girl (Guys and Dolls)
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Suzy Cupcake (Elf on the Shelf)
Thea (Spring Awakening)
Mrs. Claus (Rudolph)
Logainne (Spelling Bee)

Norwegian Cruiselines


Emma heads off on her first cruise gig with Norwegian Cruiselines! Catch her belting 80s rock in Syd Norman's Pour House on the Prima!

Guys and Dolls

This September-October, take the LIRR to see Emma as a Hot Box Girl/Adelaide understudy with Plaza Theatricals of Long Island!

Tuacahn Center for the Arts


Christmas in the Canyon! This holiday season, Emma will be speading holiday cheer as ensemble/Mrs. Claus in this Christmas classic!

The Elf on the Shelf - Nat'l Tour

Christmas 2021, Emma reprised her original role of Suzy Cupcake in her second year with this brand new Christmas musical!

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

Production Stills
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Fitness Photos
Instagram Feed
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If you want to reach Emma: