EMILY BARNASH EMILY BARNASH is a Chicago-based actress and singer who is thrilled to be making her WBTT debut. Her recent credits include: Mazeppa in Gypsy and the Old Woman in Candide with Music Theater Works. Other roles include the Witch in Into the Woods and Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown. Emily also has an extensive opera career, which includes being a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions Wisconsin district in 2015 and Florida district in 2016. Emily is originally from St. Petersburg, Fla.