Emily Cox is a vibrant singer who has been seen across the country in opera, operetta, cabaret and musical theater. Described as a ‘gifted singer with an endearing voice’, Ms. Cox has established herself as an active performer throughout the Chicagoland area. An enthusiastic supporter of new music, Emily is deeply involved in the development of new works throughout the nation. In 2019, Emily performed two separate roles in the world-premiere of Imogen, a new nonbinary operatic work by Chicago composer Elizabeth Rudolph. Emily had the pleasure of working with Jenny Magnus and the Curious Theatre Branch on developing their
electronic found-sound operatic work, Open Wide. The production was premiered in conjunction with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, as well as the 2019 Electro-Acoustic Theatre Symposium (EATS) Festival. Ms. Cox is a 2019 Chicago SongSlam finalist, in which she world-premiered several songs by Elizabeth Rudolph. In 2020, Emily portrayed the role of Ruby Stella in Chicagoland composer Paul Sherer's jazz opera Le Trout Lilly, which is currently available for purchase. A vibrant cabaret performer, Emily is known for her "not-to-be-missed
comedic timing" and "deep connection with audiences". Her one-woman show, 'Swipe Left: Dating in the Windy City Blows', was featured in the 2020 Chicago Cabaret Week Festival. Emily’s newest one-woman cabaret, 'I Do, I Did, I'm DONE!', is a Featured Performer of the
2023 Chicago Cabaret Week, hosted by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals. Emily currently writes, produces and directs new musical works throughout the Chicagoland area with her production company, Cox Productions, LLC.
She has served as Managing Director to /kor/ productions in Chicago since 2020. She is a proud member of the Chicago Cabaret Professionals, the Musicians Club of Women, the Illinois Theatre Alliance, Chicago Vocal Arts Consortium, and Opera on Tap Chicago.