Emily Herring is a professional Actor, Singer, and Voice Teacher/Coach. A versatile talent, she also performs with Jazz and Concert bands, Symphonies, and in Theatrical productions, nationally. Internationally, Emily has been a featured soloist with the Alabama Winds and Georgia Winds on their 2016 tour of Italy, and was a featured singer/dancer in "The Magic of Musicals" in Athens, Greece. Emily has performed in the Broadway National Tours: Kiss Me Kate (Kate), Ragtime (Mother), and The Sound of Music (Mother Abbess, National Theatre Awards Nominee-Best Actress). She earned both a Master's Degree (The University of Tennessee), and a Bachelor's Degree (The University of Southern Mississippi) in Music - Vocal Performance. Currently, Emily is a Voice Instructor at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City. As a teacher, Emily has served as an Adjunct Professor of Voice at the University of Alabama's Department of Theatre and Dance, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) The University of Montevallo, and Birmingham Southern. She also teaches private voice lessons to students of all levels/ages/styles looking to improve their vocal confidence, skill, and repertoire. Ms. Herring is currently booking her one woman show, "An Evening with Patsy" at venues throughout the US. Emily is a proud member of Actor's Equity, National Association of Teacher's of Singing (NATS-Eastern Region Board), and Musical Theatre Educator's Alliance (MTEA).
“I attended the 7:30 show last night with three friends. I have attended many Broadway Series shows and have never seen one better than the locally produced Patsy Cline Always. I am not a Patsy Cline fan, per se, but I very much enjoyed the unbelievably fabulous voice of Emily Herring and the endearing and extraordinary acting of Celeste Burnum. The band was also good enough to stand on its own. I do not know how a show gets to tour nationally, but if one ever deserved (needed) to, Patsy Cline Always certainly does. Thank you for providing such great theatre in Birmingham!”
~ Ray Lindsey
“My husband and I attended Friday night’s performance of Always Patsy Cline. We think it surpasses even New York’s Broadway shows. We were sad to see the performance end because we found the characters and music to be so thoroughly entertaining. We would attend it again just to experience the quality work done by every individual involved with this excellent ‘theatre’ piece. Let us know WHEN it goes national…. If it has been video taped, we would love to buy a copy to watch again and again.”
~ Al and Cala Payton