Erin Murray Quinlan is a published Composer, Lyricist,
Playwright and Producer based in NYC and London,
with credits Off-Broadway and beyond.
Quinlan's latest show, God Save Queen Pam, had its Off-Broadway debut in the summer of 2018, and critics raved about the tight script, witty lyrics, and catchy music. "How Can I Tell You", her contribution to the album 'The MS Songbook' (lyrics co-written by Rory Sherman) was chosen again and again by reviewers as the favorite of the song cycle, called 'the cream of a very talented crop'. EMQ's work has been performed at many venues around the US and UK, including the Players Theater, the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, and the Duplex Theater in NYC; the Playwright in Boston; the Tabard Theater in London; and the Actors Studio in LA. 'BJW', the one-woman-show written for Adena Walker, will premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2021 at Greenside @ Infirmary Street. She has also written music for film and television, including 2021's comedy Bad Cupid starring John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lord of the Rings, The Living Daylights). For complete credits, check out the resume page.
EMQ studied composition and creative writing at Berklee College of Music, playwriting at the University of Oxford, and composition with professors from Juilliard at the EAMA Nadia Boulanger Institute at the Schola Cantorum in Paris. She is also a composer/lyricist at the Tony Award-winning BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Advanced Workshop in NYC, and a protege of accomplished UK-based musical theater writer and director Paul Boyd.
She is included in Scott Pfitzinger's Composer Genealogies: A Compendium of Composers, Their Teachers, and Their Students. She is on the selection committee at NYC's the Players Theatre Off-Broadway, is a representative for Steele Spring Stage Rights in NYC, and is a very proud member of the Dramatist Guild. She currently lives in New Hampshire with her husband Evan, dogs Indy and Porthos, cat Spot, budgies Ziggy and Tubbs, mice Basil and King Arthur, and a hive of bees called Biff and Terri.
EMQ with her bees.