Lyric Unlimited Message in the Music by Emily Berman

 Vince Wallace, Donica Lynn, and Mykelle Deville.

Vince Wallace, Donica Lynn, and Mykelle Deville.

Still processing the wonderful experience I had last week with my new Lyric Opera Message in the Music family.  We spent two days building a show where we presented examples of musical genres (opera, blues, jazz, gospel, and hip-hop), compared them, and talked about the different ways in which they allow us to use our voices.  Then, we did four performances for 1,200 3rd-6th graders from all over Chicago. 

The process was a treat, and the product was so much fun to perform. Collaborating with other artists to build and tell stories with music is my favorite thing to do in this world.  And sharing new music with audiences of hundreds of thrilled little bobbleheads was such an honor. They were present and responsive, and seeing their reactions to my colleagues' virtuosity was pure joy. I'd do this all the time, if I could. Thanks to Maestro Doug Peck, Todd Snead, and the rest of the Lyric Unlimited team for bringing me on board, and here's hoping for a chance work on something this rewarding again soon!

CHICAGO PD! by Emily Berman

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I'm on Chicago PD!

Back in October (right around Halloween, which is apropos if you get a chance to watch...) I got to spend a few days on set with the fine folks of NBC's Chicago PD.  I play a fun, technical role at the beginning of Season 5 Episode 10, which aired earlier this month and is now available for streaming on the NBC website.  Thanks to Gray Talent, Simon Casting and director Carl Seaton for such a fun opportunity! 


Summer 2017 has been a busy one!  I can't believe I have only one week left playing Marian in Marriott Theatre of Lincolnshire's incredible production of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY.  I love sharing the stage with Nate Stampley, Kathy Voytko, Bart Shatto, Wydetta Carter, and the rest of our incredibIe company - and they're all pretty great people offstage too.   

Here's a short clip of my song from the show: 

Catch us through August 13 (only 8 shows left!) at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire!!