Emily grew up loving the performing arts and moved from Steamboat Springs, CO to New York City when she was 18 to pursue a career on stage. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Pace University and has performed a wide range of roles on the New York stage, off-Broadway and regionally. As a singer, Emily has traveled the world and performed internationally in Rock Rhapsody: The Music of Queen. Favorite roles include Billy Dawn in Born Yesterday at Northern Stage, Lina Lamont in Singin’ in the Rain at Northshore Music Theatre, Fulton Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, and the Engeman Theater, and April in Company at Geva Theatre Center.
“Emily Stockdale is stellar – statuesque, beautiful and heart-warming.” - Eagle Times, Vermont
“Stockdale’s portrayal is exceptional and vivacious. She left everyone commenting during intermission about her total package of talent. Her nuanced repertoire of comedic and dramatic subtleties and slapsticks is captivating, and ultimately endearing." -The Herald, Vermont
"The role has been portrayed by such leading ladies as Shelley Winters, Peggy Cass, Elke Sommer, and Lynn Redgrave, and it would come as no surprise to this reviewer if Northern Stage's actress Emily Stockdale doesn't someday find herself joining that elite company."-The Herald, Vermont "Emily Stockdale as the hilariously obnoxious Lina Lamont dramatically stands apart through the specificity of every sound she makes." -Broadway World, Ft. Lauderdale
"On stage alone, she is a joy to behold." -The Observer
"Stockdale, bless her, is a stitch, with those kewpie doll looks belying a conniving personality."-Florida Weekly
"The beautiful Emily Stockdale perfectly sustains Lina Lamont's infamous voice for over two hours. There are not many places in the Book for an audience to find empathy for the character, but she is such a gifted actress that she finds them on her own." - Broadway from the Balcony