Emily Herring will return as guest artist for the September 21, 2014 SuperJazz Concert.
Emily Herring was most recently seen in the title role of Always…Patsy Cline at the Virginia Samford Theatre in Birmingham. She has appeared in the national tours of Ragtime (Mother), Kiss Me, Kate (Kate), and The Sound of Music (Mother Abbess). Ms. Herring was nominated “Best Actress” by the National Broadway Theatre Awards in 2001, for her performance as Mother Abbess. Regional theatre credits include: Paper Mill Playhouse (Ragtime), California Musical Theatre (A Little Night Music), Brooklyn’s Gallery Players (Into the Woods), Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre (Smoke on the Mountain), Totem Pole Playhouse (Smoke on the Mountain), Allenberry Playhouse (Godspell) and (Smoke on the Mountain), Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Honky Tonk Angels), Red Mountain Theatre Company (The Look of Love). She has been a voice instructor at Birmingham Southern College, “Rosie’s Broadway Kids” in NYC (with Rosie O’Donnell), the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City, and at her private studio. She is active as a concert and cabaret artist throughout the Southeast, and also enjoys singing with several jazz bands in the Birmingham area (Just Friends, The Joe Giattina Orchestra, SuperJazz, and Celebration Winds). A Mobile native, Emily holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance, from the University of Southern Mississippi, and an M.M. from the University of Tennessee, and is a student of the legendary, Marni Nixon. She is a member of Actor’s Equity Association, Musical Theatre Educator’s Alliance, and the National Association of Teacher’s of Singing. Ms. Herring serves as Assistant Professor in Musical Theatre Voice in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL.
Doors open at 2:30, SuperJazz concert begins at 3:00 in Brock Recital Hall on the campus of Samford University.
Pre-concert entertainment will be provided by the Student Jazz Ensemble from the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, which is directed by Ray Reach.
Admission is $7 for adults and senior citizens.
Students from any school are admitted for $3.
Samford Students, Faculty and Staff are admitted free of charge.