Eiko Yamamoto

Eiko (she, they) hails from Japan, Korea, and Hawaii, and settled in the Bay Area after Y2K. In 2019, after an extensive career in corporate and arts management, she shifted to the performing arts. Eiko long dreamt of performing in a Sondheim musical and was in the first month of rehearsals for Into the Woods when COVID shut it down, so she is thrilled to perform in Follies. Eiko understudied Sugar and Letter Writer #2 in Tiny Beautiful Things and performed a staged reading of Miku, and the Gods here at the Playhouse. This spring she played M’Lynn Eatenton in Steel Magnolias at Sierra Repertory Theatre. Favorite credits include Sarom in the world premiere of Downtown Crossing (Company One Theatre), Woman 1 in Working and Flower Drum Song (Palo Alto Players), and Meiko in Eureka Day (Spreckels Theatre Company). Eiko has also worked with PlayGround, Z Space, Marin Shakespeare Company, African-American Shakespeare Company, Hillbarn Theatre, and FaultLine Theater. She will soon perform in Sleeping Beauty at Panto in the Presidio (Presidio Theatre Performing Arts Center). Eiko is an alumna of the University of California, Los Angeles and California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. eikoyamamoto.com | @eikoyh