Susan’s Scrapbook

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2009
SAN ANTONIO SYMPHONY - January 2-4, 2009

I had a great time with pals Christiane Noll and Doug LaBrecque, for this Bravo Broadway Concert. I had never been to San Antonio, but it’s Rob’s favorite Texas town (city), so he and Nina joined the travels. From the hospitality and food to the Alamo, to the big hair — we had a good time!

TARBELL AWARDS SHOW - February 12, 2009

Lucky Me! Tarbell Realty hired me this year for one of the most incredible concert experiences I’ve ever had! I got to join Broadway pals, Brian Stokes Mitchell (we started a theatre company together back in the 90’s!!), Hugh Panaro (who I’ve been concertizing with on the symphony stages), Laura Bell Bundy and the staggeringly talented Young Americans for a Rodgers and Hammerstein tribute. The concert included shortened versions of Oklahoma, Sound of Music, and Flower Drum Song, and then a full length concert version of South Pacific. I was thrilled (at my age!!) to play Laurey and Maria, and then have the chance to watch Stokes play Emile and sing Some Enchanted Evening. We performed for the exuberant audience of realtors (not open to the public) and really had a BLAST!!! Best moment … hanging out with Shirley Jones backstage — she hosted the concert!!

Von Trapp kids

with gorgeous Hugh Panaro

SOUTH COAST SYMPHONY

Staying somewhat close to home, I had the great pleasure of working with the South Coast Symphony and conductor Barry Silverman during these two concerts on Aoril 24th and May 17th. Because we were so close to the Orange County High School of the Arts, I recruited a current student and two former students: Nina Herzog, Jamie Hartmann and Amy Chapman. They helped sing music from Little Shop of Horrors, Rent, Hercules, Company and more. But I still needed a cute and talented guy, SO lucky me … Broadway Danny Gurwin joined in to sing some romantic tunes!

on stage with Danny Gurwin

BALTIMORE AND NEW YORK -- June 2009

I was so honored to be asked by a lovely couple if I’d provide the entertainment for their 50th Wedding Anniversary party in Baltimore — a city I love! The party was a smash and the couple doesn’t even look old enough to have been alive 50 years let alone married! The trip also gave me the chance to travel with my niece, Maxine, and visit my pal Julia.

BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC - July 12, 2009

So what if on my way home I got stuck at the Buffalo Airport, then missed my connection in Atlanta, had to sleep at Gate C2 (I don’t recommend it) and THEN had to fly into San Diego to get back to Southern California (all the flights to LA were booked), and then drove three hours to get my car at LAX. So what I say? I had a good time while I was IN Buffalo — cavorting with Capathia Jenkins, Doug LaBrecque and Darius de Haas in our Broadway Rocks concert. Did I mention that in the hour between rehearsal and the show I ran over to Niagara Falls with agent and pal, John Such, to catch of glimpse of this wonder? A fast day in Buffalo … and a slow trip home.

John, my agent, and me … our “honeymoon at Niagra” shot. Ignore that I’m 4 months pregnant!

next to normal

I caught my pal, Alice Ripley in her Tony-Award-Winning performance in Next to Normal. I love you Alice Ripley!! pictured here with Karen Rymar, Alice and me.

2008
EDUCATION - Guest Lecturing at Cal Poly Pomona

I had a very educational and wonderful experience this year as a guest lecturer in the university world at Cal Poly Pomona — a position sponsored by the Hugh O. La Bounty Endowed Chair for Interdisciplinary and Applied Knowledge. A mouthful, right? Basically I spent half my time with Arts students in master classes and concerts and the other half lecturing to students outside the arts about how (my field) the Entertainment Industry crosses over into their fields of study. Sound dry? Actually it’s not — I had a blast. I just spent some time with the students at the Collins School of Hospitality and Management at Cal Poly — talking about how “Iron Chef, iPods and the Internet have turned Hospitality into Entertainment.” Not your average matinee! But loads of fun to explore these other aspects of show biz. I also spoke to educators and students in the business school. It was a great year!

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA! - January

After a month off at the holidays, things flew right back into action with concerts starting at the University of Arizona with pals Jodi Benson and Gary Mauer. (below left) It’s not often that a gal gets to sing tunes from Mama Mia with the Phantom and Little Mermaid! And it was terrific getting to finally meet some of you face to face!!

VALENTINE'S, SINGING WITH A CASSIDY!! - February

And this past weekend Steve Cook and I had the chance to pair up with my old (but we’re both still young!) friend, Patrick Cassidy, for a concert here in So Cal. Patrick is long on talent and credits but is only now venturing into the concert arena… and he’s AMAZING! I highly suggest you find out where he’s performing and go! His songs and stories about growing up in his famous family (mom: Shirley Jones, dad: Jack Cassidy, brothers: David and Shawn) are inspiring and hysterical. In his words “you had to take a number to get mirror time in my house.”
You’ll love it!

 

SYMPHONY WITH MY ALMA MATER - March 9, 2008

I was lucky enough to go back to The Orange County High School of the Arts this year to sing (for the first time) with the highly acclaimed orchestra there under the direction of Chris Russell. The evening was a fund-raiser for the orchestra’s upcoming trip to Australia!! I brought in a few of the talented kids from the Music and Theatre department to do a version of the symphony concerts I do across the country. The show was a blast and big success!

 

HONG KONG SYMPHONY!! - March
with Joan Hess

It was FANTASTIC traveling to Hong Kong to sing with the wonderful symphony there, along with cohorts Doug LaBrecque, Kirby Ward and Joan Hess in a Tribute to Fred and Ginger. I’d never been to Asia, nor had Rob (the husband) so we left Nina with Rob’s sister and we went exploring. The shows went very well, but the food was even better!!!! Yum!

Doug, Joan, me, Kirby.

 

SUSAN EGAN, LIVE!!

While the CD has been out and available on-line and at concerts for a few months, the official STREET DATE for store release was on March 4th!! So be sure and check out the little Susan Egan section in the CD store (I’m always just behind Linda Eder — not a bad place to be, frankly) and find Christopher’s and my latest!

BROADWAY ROCKS!! - July/August 2008

Jul 13: Cleveland Symphony
Jul 23: Minnesota Orchestra, Minneapolis
Jul 26: National Symphony at Wolftrap, Washington DC
Aug 2: Utah Symphony at Deer Valley

The summer of concerts was absolutely nutty! I was a part of a mini-tour of symphony concerts called BROADWAY ROCKS with music from: TOMMY, THE WIZ, WICKED, HAIRSPRAY, LITTLE SHOP, DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES, MAMMA MIA and more. Nothing like hearing 80 symphonic musicians rock out! I was lucky to work with Rob Evan, Doug LaBrecque, and Capathia Jenkins alongside the National Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Symphony and Utah Symphony (Gary Mauer filled in for Doug). In DC we had an exciting moment, because there was no local singer to be found to complete the female trio of DREAMGIRLS, so a student-friend of mine (she’s a 17-year-old at the Orange County High School of the Arts) stepped on stage and made her orchestral debut in front of 8000 people!!! Yay Nina Herzog!

JANESVILLE, WI - September

Just had a great time reuniting with pal and mega-talent, Christopher McGovern in Janesville, Wisconsin, of all places! He and I had a blast doing our good ol’ concert — with a few new tunes thrown in. Showed us both that even though we’re apart for months now-a-days, the “tour” magic survives!!!

RICHARD and ELIZABETH SHERMAN TRIBUTE - November 6, 2008
with Richard Sherman on stage

with Richard and Elizabeth

with John Williams

with Dick Van Dyke
CATALINA'S JAZZ CLUB - November 16, 2008

SCATALINA’S JAZZ CLUB presents:
SUSAN EGAN: THE FIRST FAREWELL TOUR!

Sunday, November 16, 2008 7:30pm

If Cher and Tina Turner can have 12 farewell tours, I better get started! Nah! This is just the title we came up with for a true cabaret-style concert at the famous CATALINA’S JAZZ CLUB here in Hollywood. Goodbye OLD concert material — here I sang the new stuff, including a tune I wrote with “Guitar Guy,” Brian Haner. If you don’t know who he is you MUST Google or YouTube him. He’s brilliant, and because my husband reps him and paired him with famous comic Jeff Dunham, Brian feels he has no choice but to write with/for me. I won’t clue him in any differently!

AND for the show I was joined by Stephen Cook (he’s a doctor … of piano!) and my niece (who says nepotism is dead?), Jamie Hartmann who is uber-talented! It was a high-adrenaline night!

With pals Laura and Sophie

With Karen and Alon Williams. We three met doing My One and Only (gulp) 20 years ago!

 

AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN SCHWARTZ - nOVEMBER 24, 2008

Pantages Theatre, Hollywood
November 24

What fun to join an A-list of Broadway list of folks to celebrate the music of Stephen Schwartz, benefiting the Actor’s Fund.

RENO PHILHARMONIC
Here is Nina — who came along — noticing the show poster in the … uh … casino.

Backstage with Nina

Until this concert I had never entered stage on an actual horse-drawn sleigh. I don’t think the horse had either!! There was a crazy moment during the matinee, almost taking out the cello section, but by the evening show, the horse was a veteran. This was a spectacular to be sure, dancers, singers, choirs, bells, symphony, animals, and of course, Santa Claus.

2007
SUSAN EGAN, LIVE!!

Susan released her latest CD, a two-disc recording of her critically-acclaimed concert, Susan Egan the Belle of Broadway. She and musical director, Christopher McGovern, finally put to tape (digital, that is) the concert they have done over 300 times in the last several years. Thank you producer Bruce Kimmel and to Lee Lessack at LML Music!

 

 

 

CABARET CORNER
Laura, Susan, Laura’s mom Meredith, and sister Sarah!

 

Susan made a special appearance at this cabaret concert benefiting  her dear friend, Laura’s studio, The Dance Factory aka: t[df]

 

GEORGIA STITT AND FRIENDS

Susan joined pals, Georgia Stitt and Kevin Earley, for this evening of
Georgia’s music at the brand new (and beautiful) Performing Arts Center at Santa Monica College.


Susan and Kevin Earley in front;
Tim Christensen (bass), Georgia, and Shannon Ford (drums) in back.

 

CARPENTER CENTER

Susan returned to the Carpenter Center in Long Beach, CA, this year celebrating the relase of her new CD, Susan Egan LIVE!

MONTEREY SYMPHONY

Susan went ot lovely Northern CA — to her parent’s hometown — to sing with pal Michael Maguire and the Monterey Symphony in this film music concert.

CHESS - September 17, 2007

 

Susan joined a stellar cast including: Cindy Robinson, Kevin Earley, Matt Morrison, Ty Taylor and more, for this one-night-only benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

 

HOLLYWOOD, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: (L-R) Castmembers actors Ty Taylor, Cindy Robinson, Kevin Earley, Susan Egan and Director/Producer Brian Michael Purcell during the party for the benefit performance of “Chess the Musical” held at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on September 17, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging) 2007 Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

 

 

 

 

DISNEY CRUISE - YEAR THREE
Laura, Cameron, Nina. Robert, Susan and Sarah on formal night

Susan was back on board with husband, Robert, Christopher (of course), and new baby Nina! She was also joined by dear friends Laura (son Cameron) and Sarah! The cruise in teh Mediterranean was gorgeous … and the concerts went well, too!

 

BROADWAY ROCKS CONCERT August 3-5, 2007

Susan joined Broadway pals Anne Runolfsson, Doug LaBrecque and Rob Evan for this “Broadway ROCKS!” concert conducted by Randall Craig Fleischer with the San Diego Symphony.
And always time to try on the wigs that happened to be in the dressing room. L-R is Rob Evan, Maestro Fleischer, Sus and beautiful Doug “dimples” LaBrecque.

J*Company Concert, La Jolla, CA

Susan performed her two-act solo concert highlighting music from her Broadway shows and CDs on behalf of the J*Company, a program of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST CLOSES


After more than 13 years on Broadway, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST closed its doors Sunday, July 29, 2007. BEAUTY was Susan’s first Broadway show; she originated the role of Belle for which she was Tony and Drama Desk-nominated as Best Actress in 1994.

 

 

 

This Ordinary Thursday: The Songs of Georgia Stitt


Susan sings the title track on this new CD from Georgia Stitt. Also on the CD are: Matt Morrison, Kelli O’Hara, Faith Prince, Sara Ramirez, Lauren Kennedy and more!

 

 

 

Susan in Naples

Susan returned to the Philharmonic Center in Naples Florida for four evenings of her one-woman show.

Susan is a MOM!!!

Between concerts, and conrtactions, Susan gave birth to her (and her husband, Rob’s) first baby, daughter Nina Farrell Hartmann on February 6th, 2007 … after 28 hours.

Bob Newhart Concert

She may have been 8 months pregnant, but Susan couldn’t pass up the chance to perform with Bob Newhart (an idol!) for his concert at the California Performing Arts Center in Escondido, CA.

2006
WINTER TRACKS RELEASED!!

Susan and Christopher McGovern teamed up again to create a new CD — this one holiday themed! WINTER TRACKS takes a distinctly different approach to the holidays by spanning the whole season: from Thanksgiving, to Hanukkah and Christmas, to the calm of the day after, to a New Year’s celebration. The CD mixes seasonal classics with fresh new surprises from Broadway’s best modern writers.

THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Susan gave some weight to a concert in NYC … 7 months preggers!

“Yup, she’s fat, bloated, due in February, and may need to take a pee break in the middle of her own act! But she’s singing! Susan and musical director, Christopher McGovern, will team up again for a raucous evening in NYC — performing all sorts of tunes to the amusement of the crowd … and to celebrate the release of their new CD, WINTER TRACKS.”

"Susan Egan: All Knocked Up!"

 

“Susan Egan: All Knocked Up!”
with Chris McGovern

November 12 @ 9:30pm
November 13 @ 7pm

 



LONG BEACH SYMPHONY

Her neice, Jamie Hartmann joined them on stage for one tune!


Susan joined Broadway pal Michael Maguire for this Broadway Pops concert.

RECORDING LIVE IN SO.CAL!!!

Susan and Chris performed their tour concert “The Belle of Broadway” and recorded it LIVE for all of posterity at the Brea Curtis Theatre in Susan’s native Orange County, CA! Thanks to Bruce Kimmel for producing!!

September 29 (8pm)
September
30 (2pm and 8pm)
October 1 (2pm)
CURTIS THEATRE in BREA

DISNEY CRUISE: YEAR 2

Susan and Chris returned to the ships, this time to St. Kitts (beautiful) to sing their concert and have a blast. This was Susan’s last year at the adult-only pool, as baby was on it’s way.

 

PHILLY POPS

 

Susan joined Debbie Gravitte, Sal Viviano, and William Michael!! SO much fun!!

Here is Sus with Peter Nero and his wife, and Deb and Sal at a delish dinner!

THE TOUR!!!!!!!!!


Susan and Chris did more than 60 concert dates in 2006!!!!

In Texas they even did the morning show!!

MARCH Concerts WITH GRAAE

The month of March brought three concerts with zany pal Jason Graae. After these shows, they usually escort the performers from the building by security.

THE ALMOST GUYS

Susan was featured in the independent film, The Almost Guys playing the estranged wife of the lead. It had it’s theatrical premiere on Friday, April 21st at the Laemmle Monica 4-Plex in Santa Monica, CA

FRED AND GINGER WITH OREGON SYMPHONY

 

Sus joined Doug LaBrecque, Joan Hess and Jeffrey Denman for this salute to Fred and Ginger. The concert was a joy — but so were drinks after the show!

2005
Pacific Symphony Orchestra - December 9th & 10th
Susan is pictured backstage at OCPAC with Gavin MacLeod and Joan Hess

Susan joined in a holiday celebration concert with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra on the stage of the Orange County Performing Arts Center, conducted by Richard Kaufman.  She sang with tenor extraordinaire, Doug LaBrecque.  The two were also joined by dancer/singers Joan Hess and Kirby Ward.  Gavin MacLeod (of Love Boat and Mary Tyler Moore Show fame) was the narrator of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, as well as guest conductor for a piece.  It was the PERFECT way to welcome the holiday season!

Doug LaBrecque, Joan, Conductor Richard Kaufman, Susan and Kirby Ward
Birdland - December 5, 2005

Susan presented her solo concert at the famed jazz club BIRDLAND in Manhattan on December 5th.

Susan is pictured at right with hubby, Rob in the brand new dressing room at Birdland  — this was right before the concert during which she forgot the words to Cabaret!

 

Carnegie Hall with Michael Feinstein - November 6, 2005
Pictured from Left: John Sheridan (Rebecca’s accompanist), Rebecca Kilgore, Susan, Zina Goldrich, Michael Feinstein (in front), Marcy Heisler, Jim Caruso, Johnny Rodgers, Chris McGovern.

Susan appeared at Carnegie Hall in Standard Time with Michael Feinstein, Bob & Bing… Two for the Road on Wednesday, November 6.

This photo was taken backstage JUST after their finale at Carnegie Hall.  What a great night!

 

 

Divas of Broadway Concert - September

Susan joined fellow Broadway stars Jodi Benson and Jan Horvath in the Divas of Broadway concert.  Susan loved singing with these gals — and how could she not!?  The Little Mermaid and Christine from Phantom?  They’re fantastic.  And there’s nothing quite so fun as three gals chatting non-stop for two days and getting paid for it.  This was Susan’s first symphony concert with Divas (as opposed to tenors and baritones), and she loved it!! 

 

 

 

Disney Cruises!!! - August/September

Susan and Chris played both the Wonder and Magic over Labor Day week and saw Curacau (Netherlands Antilles), Key West, and Disney’s Island, Castaway Cay.  They spent time with the incredible Art Linkletter, met some incredible Disney fans and cast members, started a wonderful friendship with their cruise director, Kara, and Susan even got to blow the big horn on the ship as they cast off from port!!

Susan had too much time on her hands in between shows on the ship.

Susan joins Pain and Panic (from the Wonder’s Hercules the MUSE-ical)

And … Belle.

And of course, Meg!!

 

Dearly Beloved... June 26, 2005

Susan and Robert Hartmann married on Sunday, June 26th, 2005 at the beautiful Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, California.  It was a gorgeous oceanside wedding followed by a ROCKIN’ great wedding reception!!!

Coffee House B&N Event - April 22, 2005

Susan appeared live at Barnes & Noble on Bway/66th in a free to the public event that included a CD signing, performance and Q&A. Also with her was producer and great friend, Christopher McGovern. A fun time was had by all!!

Starting the "tour" - April

Chris and Susan had a whirlwind weekend of concerts together in April, first at Clint Eastwood’s Golf Club in Monterey, California, then at a gorgeous spa resort in Tuscon, Arizona. This coming year, they won’t always be staying in such glamorous hotels!

At home with Willa

Here I am — still with Willa-the-Wonder-Dog, who actually lives with my parent sand their dog, because I’m on the road so much and she’s 14!!! She doesn’t LOOK 14 does she? Still a happy girl You’ll be happy to know that the dog park Willa attends is where the John Cusack/Diane Lane film MUST LOVE DOGS was shot. And they didn’t even give Willa a role! She HAS her SAG card!

The Beauty of Broadway: An Evening with Susan Egan & West Coast Singers- March 19, 2005

Susan appeared with the West Coast Singers in a concert at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood.  For more info on the West Coast Singers, visit www.westcoastsingers.org

Fun Vocals - March 18, 2005

Susan sang with (future niece) Jamie Hartmann and (former student) Alexa Wildish — as the Andrews Sisters — for a dear friend’s USO-themed birthday bash!

Last Minute Benefit - March 9, 2005

 

My friend, and voice teacher, Eric Vetro called last minute and asked if I could fill in for Marissa Winoker at this star-studded benefit on March 9th.  When they told me who was doing wardrobe (a Vintage Dress Store in LA) I said SURE!  I got to join Jennifer Garner, Victor Garber, Peter Gallagher, and more.  But who cares!! The CLOTHES!!

Palm Beach Cancer Benefit - March 7, 2005

 

On March 7th Susan was in Palm Beach, Florida for their annual cancer benefit — a huge gala with famous acts (many of yester-year).  Here’s a photo of three of the youngest in the show: Roslyn Kind (Barbra’s little sis), Chris McGovern and Sus.

Southwest Florida Symphony - February

Here’s Susan with longtime friend and fantastic Broadway tenor, Sal Viviano, and one of her favorite conductors, Carl Topilow.  They had a concert in February with the Southwest Florida Symphony, where Carl is resident conductor, and will hook up again at Carl’s other orchestra, the Cleveland Pops, in April of 2006!

NUMB3RS
Pictured on the set with Neil Patrick Harris and Emma Prescott

Susan shot an episode of the new CBS series “NUMB3RS”. Neal Patrick Harris and she played husband and wife whose daughter is kidnapped in exchange for a solution to a mathematical mystery that could be worth billions. The episode aired Friday, February 18 on CBS at 10pm.

Solo concert in Laguna Beach, CA - January 7

Susan presented her one woman show in the beautiful Artists’ Theatre on the campus of Laguna Beach High School to benefit their Girls Basketball Team, who subsequently went on to win their first league championship in over 30 years! Coincidence????

2004
Lord of the Rings Symphony

Susan appeared as the featured soloist with the New Jersey and Baltimore Symphonies, conducted by John Mauceri in the Lord of the Rings Symphony by Howard Shore, based on his Oscar Award-winning film score.

New Jersey Symphony - December 9 and 12

Susan starred as the featured vocalist in New Jersey Symphony’s Holiday concert, Home for the Holidays.

Joe's Pub Concert - November 7, 2004

As part of BroadwayWorld.com’s Front & Center series, Susan presented her solo concert honoring her new CD, Coffee House at Joe’s Pub in New York on November 7th. It was an amazing evening with a sold out audience filled with much love and support.

Gay Men's Chorus - LA at Disney Concert Hall - November 8, 2004
backstage in Susan’s dressing room with Malcolm just before the show.

Susan sang 3 Jerry Herman songs (2 with the chorus) as a preview of the Kander and Ebb concert she’s doing with them in the summer.

Also featured in this concert was old chum, Malcolm Gets. The two of them sang “The Best of Times” with the chorus.

SCOTT NEVINS PRESENTS...

Scott’s November 1st show was a call out to all Broadway boys… this night was for them. Susan joined the chummy chat fest and performed several songs, gossiped and had some laughs with the cast of Forbidden Broadway – Special Victims Unit, who poked fun at the Great White Way.

Without a doubt… a prescription for fun!

UTAH SYMPHONY - October 29 & 30

Susan performed the soprano and mezzo roles for the Lord of the Rings Symphony, conducted by Alexander Mickelthwate at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, October 29 & 30.

DETROIT SYMPHONY - october 16, 2004

Susan performed the soprano and mezzo roles for the Lord of the Rings Symphony, conducted by Markus Huber at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, October 16.  

SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS FUNDRAISER - October 20, 2004

On October 20, Susan performed songs with Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, as well as several other tunes in this fundraiser that was presented at the beautiful cabaret room at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Los Angeles. Filling out the night was also solo performances by Zina, Marcy and Jason Graae.

WHITTIER COLLEGE - october 9, 2004

Susan performed her solo concert at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Arts at Whittier College on Saturday, October 9th. It was a great time singing for an amazingly supportive audience, including Mrs. Ruth B. Shannon herself!

THE JERRY LEWIS TELETHON - September 6, 2004

Susan sang Taylor, The Latte Boy LIVE on the Jerry Lewis Telethon super early Sunday morning (1am) on September 6th to celebrate the release of her latest CD, Coffee House.

ON THE AIR WITH SUSAN...

Susan was heard on the weekly radio program presented at Haines His Way, The Broadway Radio Show with Donald Feltham. Her interview ran for a week beginning Sunday, August 8th. It’s always a treat to be interviewed by Donald and Susan had a great time. Be sure and visit the website at haineshisway.com/radio/ to enjoy all of Donald’s terrific shows!

POKER FACE!

Susan played in the Budd Friedman Celebrity Invitational Poker Tournament at Harrah’s in Las Vegas July 30-August 2nd!! We were anxious to see if her television poker obsession had taught her anything at all! Did her ingenue expressions confuse the professionals? Actually, she did really well. She may have lost, but it was with a full house of Ace’s and Queens — would you believe that her opponent ended up with 4 Queens, to take the hand? So, although Susan didn’t win, she lasted an admirable amount of time and went out with a more than respectable hand. But, all was not lost, as Susan retreated to the Blackjack tables, from where she walked away with a hefty little profit!! Brava, Susan!!!

COFFEE HOUSE RELEASE!

FINALLY!! Susan’s THIRD solo CD is almost here — July 15th online and September 7th in stores!!! COFFEE HOUSE is a new musical blend that reflects how the worlds of Broadway, pop and classic rock have recently begun to merge. It celebrates the kind of music once played in those local hangs 30-40 years ago, great story songs with an acoustic texture, fused with contemporary interpretations created by Egan and her long-time friend, producer, arranger and orchestrator, Christopher McGovern. You’ll hear Terrence Mann (Egan’s costar in Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast) singing a Janis Ian duet, an Alan Menken/David Zippel pop song cut from the animated film Hercules, and Jerry Herma’s latest jazz tune from his new musical Miss Spectacular set along side great new theatre/cabaret composers and classic artists such as Cat Stevens, Kate Bush and Joni Mitchell. The worlds of these writers are no longer far apart!

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MILLIE CLOSING - June 21, 2004

June 21 marked the closing performance for Susan as Millie in Broadway’s Thoroughly Modern Millie! For Susan, the closing was bittersweet she says, “I’ll miss the truly marvelous group of people on and off stage at the Marquis Theatre, BUT the show had a great run and our closing was something special. Our lovely producers sent us out with a riotous party, see pictures!! And having only had one week off, I’ve already gained FOUR pounds!! Needless to say I’ve stopped eating the Millie-high-caloric-diet now. =) I think its under control at this point! Oy. Big thanks to the cast and crew and production team and most of all Mary Ann the master-Millie-dresser who made my stay so great!! And to Karen who flew out for the shin-dig!”

With Mary Ann and Vanessa (the greatest dresser and hairdresser on the planet!)

with writer, Dick Scanlon

with director Michael Mayer

with Kevin Earley at the party

with Richard Roland at the party

Posing with the gals backstage before the final performance!

with Richard Roland at the party
THE THIRD WISH
Pictured at right with (L to R): Jenna Mattison, Jennifer Blanc and Mindy Cohn

Susan just finished shooting the independent film,The Third Wish, directed by Shelley Jensen. Susan plays Audrey, the best friend of Jenna Mattison’s main character of Maggie.  The film also stars Armande Assante, Sean Maguire, James Avery, Betty White, Jennifer Blanc and Mindy Cohn.

BARNES & NOBLE BOOK SIGNING - June 10, 2004

On June 10th, Susan appeared at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Center Store (1972 Broadway) to celebrate the release of the book Making It on Broadway. She joined the authors, Jodie Langel and David Wienir, as well as Terrence Mann and Gerry McIntyre.

IDOL AIKEN MEETS MODERN MILLIE - May 22, 2004

As America bites its nails over the American Idol final Season 3 face-off between Diana and Fantasia, one of last year’s favorites is making the Broadway scene. Clay Aiken, the Idol runner-up who is now a multi-platinum recording artist, was spotted backstage at Thoroughly Modern Millie on May 22, gushing to its leading ladies about their delightful Tony-winning tuner. It’s too bad the show is winding down its two-year run next month. Clay could have made a thoroughly delightful Jimmy, no? Photos by Bruce Glikas for Broadway.com

BEAUTY & THE BEAST 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Susan was pleased to have joined in the festivities of celebrating Beauty and the Beast’s 10 Year Anniversary on Broadway!


THE EVENT AS REPORTED AT BROADWAY.COM

Beauty and the Beast celebrated 10 years on the Great White Way on April 18. After the cast–headed by Christy Carlson Romano as Belle and Steve Blanchard as the Beast–played its 4,095th performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, they headed to nearby ESPN Zone to party down. Soon (April 21 to be exact), the family-friendly show will be the sixth longest running musical in Broadway history. Congratulations! Photos by Bruce Glikas for Broadway.com

B'WAY SHOW LEAGUE - MAY 6, 2004

The Broadway Show League had its opening day on May 6 in the wilds of Central Park. Susan threw out the first pitch for this event, celebrating it’s 50th year!

Susan gets a boost from Alfred Molina and Alec Baldwin (left), Susan throws out the first pitch (center). Susan reunites with Beth Fowler, BatB co-star.
STANDING OVATIONS - May 23, 2004

Susan joined an all-star cast in Standing Ovations, Spring 2004 – a Benefit Concert on Sunday May 23, 2004 from 7-10 PM at Joe’s Pub. This event was presented by BroadwayWorld.com and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

BROADWAY SINGS ON PARK AVENUE - April 4, 2004

Susan sang in the annual AIDS benefit, Broadway Sings On Park Avenue on Sunday, April 4th at 7:30pm. All proceeds benefit children’s charities for those affected with HIV. It was a fantastic evening with an amazing array of Broadway talent. Susan wowed ’em with Gimme, Gimme!

THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY AWARDS - April 1, 2004

On April 1st, Susan sang at this entertaining event that serves as a platform for bestowing accolades on great creative advertising to and about women.

SUSAN RETURNS TO THE STUDIO

That’s right! Susan is thrilled to be back in the booth recording her third solo CD entitled Susan Egan, Something Else. The CD is produced and co-conceived by her longtime friend, the talented Christopher McGovern, who just produced and released Rebecca Luker’s new CD Leaving Home just released on PS Classics, and is the author/composer of the musical Lizzie Borden. Christpher and Susan have known each other since (gasp!) 1993, when they worked together on the workshop of a new musical The Little Prince, right before she starred in Beauty and the Beast. This CD has an intimate acoustic feel and a song list to die for. Look for it later this year!!

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE - February 16, 2004

On February 16, 2004, Susan joins the Broadway company of Thoroughly Modern Millie as Broadway’s newest Millie.

    

PORCO ROSSO DVD TO RELEASE IN AUGUST

Susan recently recorded a singing and speaking role in the next Miyazaki Animated Feature, Porco Rosso, being produced by Disney. Disney and Miyazaki’s last joint project, Spirited Away, won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature last year! The word we’ve heard through a reliable source (thanks, Eric!) is that the DVD will become available as a two disc set on August 31st. It will include complete storyboards, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.

13 GOING ON 30 OPENS

Susan stars as Tracy, in this Sony Pictures film starring Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo. After playing the party game Seven Minutes in the Closet, an awkward 13-year-old girl emerges from the closet just days shy of her 30th birthday, looking fabulous and feeling fierce… Susan plays a co-worker of this “30 year old.” www.sonypictures.com/movies/13goingon30

Opening: April 23, 2004.

ALL THE INDIES...

All the independent films Susan did in 2003 made it into film festivals…


THE THIRD WISH (Click here to see Susan on the set with her co-stars.)
MEET MARKET (Sarasota Film Festival, 2004)
DEATH AND TEXAS (Closing night film for 2004 Slamdance Festival & Seattle Film Festival)
THE ALMOST GUYS (HBO Comedy Festival, 2004 & Boston Film Festival 9/11 & 12)

BROADWAY'S FINAL SALLY BOWLES - January 6, 2004
Martin Moran “Ernst” and Susan shared a floor in the “tower of Studio 54.” Here they are on closing night!

Auf Wiedersehen CABARET!

The run of CABARET was a huge success, Susan was honored to be the final Sally Bowles. It was an amazing experience both personally and professionally! On January 6, 2004 Broadway’s Cabaret at Studio 54 played to it’s final audience. Susan enjoyed every minute!

with Tony Roberts

with Blair Brown

The dressing table. Get a look at the g-string left by Jane Leeves (a former Sally).
2003
OFF TO DC

Susan was named a Teacher Recognition Awardee by the Presidential Scholar’s Program — a section of the Department of Education in Washington DC.  She was nominated by OCHSA student (and Presidential Honoree) Jackson Tobiska, who named Susan as the educator who has most influenced him.  Jackson is one of only 16 students nationwide to be honored for his excellence in the arts!  They both visited Washington DC to celebrate Jackson’s great achievement! Check out the site!

ARTISTIC DIRECTORSHIP AT OCHSA

Susan is extremely proud and excited to have served as the interim Artistic Director of the Orange County High School of the Arts for the 2003-2003 school year.  To learn more about this endeavor, click here.  You can visit OCHSA’s website at www.ocsarts.net.

OCHSA Susan with opera student Sheri Vasquez.

OCHSA Susan with student Ryan Mekenian

OCHSA Susan with visual arts student Johnny Lin

Susan with music & theatre student Brandy Warden
SPIRITED AWAY RELEASED ON DVD

Spirited Away, this year’s Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature, in which Susan voices the character of Lin, is now available on DVD.  Click here to visit  Amazon.com’s website.

13 GOING ON 30

Susan wrapped on the feature film, 13 Going on 30.  It is about an unpopular 13-year-old girl who walks into a closet and emerges as a very attractive 30-year-old.  The film stars Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo. Susan plays a co-worker at the fashion magazine where the central character works.  The film is scheduled to be released in 2004.

THE ALMOST GUYS

Susan just wrapped the feature film Karma Police, written, directed and starring Eric Fleming, about a down on his luck repo man and his 81 year old partner who find a famous baseball pitcher tied up in the trunk of a car they repo.  Susan plays Eric’s ex-wife and mother to their son Buddy

ROARING 20's & ALL THAT JAZZ

Susan wrote and directs Roaring 20’s & All That Jazz, Orange County High School of the Arts Gala 2003.  Saturday, April 26, 2003 at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach, California.  It’s an original musical production written by Susan, featuring performers from the nationally recognized Orange County High School of the Arts.

DEATH & TEXAS

Susan stars as the news reporter Corrine Ballard in the mockumentary film, Death and Texas.  This film follows the story of a star football player on death row and the debate of whether or not he should be granted a stay of execution to play in the upcoming big game.

MEET MARKET
On the set of Meet Market with co-star Suzanne Krull.

Susan stars in the new independent film called Meet Market, about a group of lonely aspirants on the LA singles scene who hook up at their local Ralph’s grocery store where they can see and be seen by some of their dubiously eligible fellow singles, all the while hoping for that one magical relationship that will finally click. Susan plays “Tess” an LA attorney bored with her unchanging life and bland relationships, but her life changes abruptly when she meets a punk rocker whose unconventional ideas alter her world forever. If you’ve seen the indie, “Kissing Jessica Stein” you might know what is in store for Susan’s character! The film was shot with an incredible cast including: Elizabeth Berkley (“Showgirls”), Laurie Holden (“The Magestic”), Alan Tudyk (“A Knight’s Tale”), Missy Pyle (“Galaxy Quest”), and more.

RIVER OF STARS CABARET CONCERT
clowning around with her accompanist and the head of the River of Stars concert series, Rick Lewis

Susan sang the maiden voyage concert for  Portland, Oregon’s River of Stars Cabaret series, which is presented onboard the Portland Spirit, a cruising ship.  She performed her first 2 of 3 concerts at night, after dark.  The third show was in the afternoon… during daylight… so, as she sang her concert, she was a bit surprised at how distracting it was to see the beautiful natural beauty of Oregon as the ship cruised the river!  But what a terrific experience it was!

2002
NIKKI - SEASON 2

 

Susan completed Season 2 of the WB’s Nikki

Susan portrayed the Steamy & Sexy, Snide and Sarcastic Mary Campbell on the WB’s Sunday night sitcom, NIKKI.

 

MANY MOODS OF MARY

Jail Guard?

Hillbilly

The Cockroach

Knife Thrower

Godzilla Girl

Wedding bells

Santa’s Little Helper

The Be-headed

Catholic School Girl

The Showgirl
AMY'S VIEW

Susan played the title character of Amy in the Long Beach International City Theater’s production of David Hare’s play, Amy’s View, opposite long-time pal, Carol Lawrence.

The production was directed by Jessica Kubzansky and the cast included: John Berczeller, Thomas Patrick Kelly, Shelly Kurtz and Patricia Place.

THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN

Susan spent a few sweltering (but fun) summer weeks under the big tent starring as Molly Brown in the Sacramento Music Circus’ production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
Pictured with co-star Christopher Carl.

DISNEY'S SPIRITED AWAY

Susan supplies the voice of the character Lin, a no-nonsense bathhouse girl who dreams of the outside world, for the English version of Japan’s all-time top-grossing film, Spirited Away. The movie premiered in September 2002. By Hayao Miyazaki, the latest masterpiece from the creator of My Neighbor Totoro, Nausicaa, and Princess Mononoke! Spirited Away tells the story of Chihiro, a 10-year-old girl who moves to the suburbs with her parents. Once there, she begins to explore her new surrounding, wandering into a mysterious town that turns out to be an “other world” of gods and monsters, ruled over by the witch Yu-Baaba!

GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL
Susan with, from Left: Rob Evan (Jekyl & Hyde) and Debbie Gravitte (Jerome Robbins Broadway).

Susan sang with the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus; Christopher Bell, Conductor; Susan Egan, Soprano; Debbie Gravitte, Mezzo Soprano; Rob Evan, Tenor; William Michals, Bass

Witty, sophisticated, even naughty – the music of Cole Porter never fails to delight. Direct from New York, four Broadway greats join the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus to present Cole Porter’s most beloved melodies.

GOTTA KICK IT UP

Susan stars in the popular Disney Channel’s original Movie, Gotta Kick It Up as an ex-“dot.com” executive turned schoolteacher who takes a handful of Latina schoolgirls and motivates them to become a championship dance team. There’s five girls, five different personalities and one major dance competition. Susan’s character, Heather Burke helps this mismatched group of Latina girls to put aside their differences and come together as a team.

BALTIMORE CENTERSTAGE CONCERT

Baltimore Center Stage – April 20, 2002 (solo act)

Susan was the evening’s entertainment for Baltimore CenterStage’s annual black tie gala. She presented an hour concert before joining the sold out crowd for dinner and gala festivities. She spent quite a long time signing her new cd, So Far…, for many of the guests. She enjoyed returning to one of the first homes for Triumph of Love prior to it’s Broadway run.

HANNAH FREE

Susan directed a staged reading of the Claudia Allen play Hannah Free for the Blank Theatre Company.

Hannah Free is the story of Hannah, an independent spirit, and Rachel, the homebody she loves all her life. The play opens in a nursing home where an elderly Hannah is not allowed to see a comatose Rachel who is just down the hall. Denied Rachel, Hannah visits with Rachel’s spirit. It’s a story about living and loving and letting go… a fiction about all the real women who’ve loved each other for decades and decades.

FALLING IN LOVE
Susan is pictured at right with Falling In Love “husband” and co-star, Robert Casey.

Mid-March, Susan shot a short film, Falling In Love, about a flight attendant killed on the job. Shot in flashback sequences, the entire movie is what Susan’s character thinks about just before dying — the most important moments in life … falling in love. It’s based on a true story.

ARLI$$

Susan plays the choreographer for the Clipper girls. Arliss is falling for her even though she is in love with the team owner, played by Keith Carradine.

A fun twist in the plot leads to a Fred and Ginger-type dance with Susan’s character and Arliss.

This episode airs on HBO in June of 2002!

NYPD BLUE

Susan was thrilled to shoot an episode of NYPD Blue.  She got to play opposite the Emmy Award winning true-talent (and super nice guy, in Susan’s words), Dennis Franz.

This episode airs on ABC on March 12, 2002.

OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY - UNIVERSAL CITY WALK

Susan was the featured soloist and sang the official 2002 Olympic Torch Relay song, Carry The Flame, as the torch came through Los Angeles on the way to it’s final destination in Salt Lake City, Utah. Susan was backed by America’s Kids for the Ceremony held at Universal City Walk on Tuesday, January 15th. Susan and America’s Kids provided the entertainment for the evening as the crowd awaited the torch’s arrival. It was an historical and incredibly moving evening.

Susan and America’s Kids share in the excitement as Arnold Schwarzenegger receives the olympic flame from Olympian Rafer Johnson and then lights the Ceremonial Cauldron.

Susan singing during the ceremony prior to the torch’s arrival

Susan on the “big screen”

Susan sings, backed by America’s Kids

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001
MISSOULA SYMPHONY

Dec 1st and 2nd found Susan onstage in Missoula, Montana, where she sang a solo concert backed by the Missoula Symphony Orchestra. The program featured a first act of Broadway tunes, and a second act that celebrated Christmas.

A definite highlight of the evening’s program was when Susan performed a very fun and crowd-pleasing rendition of Santa Baby, starring opposite Santa Claus, of course!

TV GUIDE ONLINE CHAT WITH SUSAN

If you missed November 9th’s TV Guide Online chat with Susan, not to worry, you can check out the transcript here!

SUSAN SINGS ON OCHSA CHRISTMAS CD

Susan recorded an original Christmas tune by Lynne Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on this Island, Seussical). It’s on Christmas In The Air, a CD featuring the Orange County High School of the Arts’ Kids Next Door singing with stars from Broadway and Hollywood.

MR. SHAW GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

Susan starred as Marion Davies in a staged reading for The Blank Theatre’s Living Room Series, of Mr. Shaw Goes To Hollywood , a play by Mark Saltzman. Other cast members included Marion Ross (Mrs. C from Happy Days), Steven Gilborn, Martin James and Peter Van Norden. It played for two nights to sold out houses at the 2nd Stage Theatre on Monday & Tuesday, December 10 & 11.

SECRETS OF THE TRADE

Susan directed a staged reading of Secrets of the Trade, a play by Jonathan Tolins, starring Caroline Aaron (Primary Colors, Tuesdays with Morrie), Bill Brochtrup (NYPD Blue), Douglas Rowe, Jim Jansen and Christopher Gorham (Popular, Felicity). This is part of the Blank Theatre Company’s Living Room Series. It played to a sold out house at the 2nd Stage Theatre on Monday, November 19.

ARTISTIC DIRECTORSHIP AT BLANK

Susan recently become the new Artistic Director of the Blank Theatre Company’s Living Room Series, along with her pal and former State Fair co-star, Michael Halpin. The LRS is the theatre’s staged reading/workshop series. This season’s first offering was a staged reading of Road to Nirvana by Arthur Kopit, directed by Warren Davis and starring Susan, along with Robert Bundy, Amber Dawn Lee and Ron Rogge. Their first one out of the gate was a great success. Watch for announcements of upcoming offerings… they are not to be missed. For more info on the Living Room Series, please call The Blank Theatre Company at 989-661-9827, or visit their website at www.theblank.com.

THE HEART OF ART

On October 26, Susan was honored to serve as MC for “The Heart of Art,” an evening event to benefit The New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. All twenty five galleries of the Fuller Building (41 E. 57th St.) participated in the evening gala, opening their galleries for a night of art exhibitions, including a silent auction. 100% of all proceeds from the ticket sales and silent auction benefit the NYPFWCBF.

IN CONCERT AT THE CARPENTER CENTER

On October 11 and 12, Susan presented her one-woman show to sold out audiences as the second season opener of the Karen and Richard Carpenter Performing Arts Center’s Club Cabaret Series of concerts. She was accompanied by longtime friend and musical director, Eric Vetro and joined by pal Lisa Richard for a few tunes and a good time.

ROAD TO NIRVANA

Susan recently become the new Artistic Director of the Blank Theatre Company’s Living Room Series, along with her pal and former State Fair co-star, Michael Halpin. The LRS is the theatre’s staged reading/workshop series. This season’s first offering was a staged reading of Road to Nirvana by Arthur Kopit, directed by Warren Davis and starring Susan (as Nirvana), along with Robert Bundy, Amber Dawn Lee and Ron Rogge.

2001 PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS CELEBRITY GALA

Susan was one of the several celebrity guests to attend the 3rd Annual Pageant of the Masters Celebrity Gala Event, hosted by none other than ol’ chum Tommy Tune.

At left, Susan and Tommy enjoy their reunion as they first see each other at the press line. At right, their smiles are still broad as they pose for the cameras flanked by a “living sculpture”. At bottom, Susan is pictured with (from left) her assistant, Karen Rymar, Pageant scenic artist David Rymar, and friend Paul Marron.

Susan was featured in the “Social Circuits” of the LA Times Living Section, which was covering the 2001 Pageant of the Masters Celebrity Gala, which Susan attended as one of their celebrity guests. She was reunited with that “tall tap-dancin’ Texan,” (as she refers to him in her club act) Tommy Tune, who was the host for the evening. Read it here.

OC Metro magazine published an article about the Pageant of the Masters Gala Performance, at which Susan was one of the celebrity guests. In it he interviews Susan, Tommy Tune and Lisa Richard. Click here to give it a read.

10 DAYS AT ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS - AUGUST, 2001
Susan pictured with (from left) Contractor Anne, Producer John Yap and Musical Director/Conductor Craig Barna. They are in the infamous Studio 2 of Abbey Road Studios — the studio used by the Beatles to record music history. Notice part of the Abbey Road logo showing in the upper left corner of the picture.

Susan is very excited to have recorded at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios in London finishing up the recording on her debut solo CD, Susan Egan, So Far…, which will be released in March 2002 on JAY Records. The CD will contain songs from shows in which Susan has appeared throughout her career, but has not yet recorded — including the (often requested) songs she sang in Cabaret, as well as a never before recorded song from Beauty and The Beast!

Show Boat - August 5, 2001

Susan performed the role of Julie in The Hollywood Bowl’s staged concert adaptation of the timeless and stirring musical Show Boat.

Backed by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra with John Mauceri conducting, other cast members included Douglas Sills, Alice Ripley, Dick Van Patten, Shirley Knight, Gregg Baker, Hope Levy and William
Warfield as the narrator.

LA DAILY NEWS & LONG BEACH PRESS TELEGRAM - August 2001

“Seal Beach native Susan Egan may be a sitcom sidekick, but her heart is in the musical theater, where she’s been wowing audiences.”

Susan was recently the subject of a feature article which originally ran in the LA Daily News, and was reprinted the following week in the Long Beach Press Telegram.

Click here to read what she had to say.

The Young Actors Company - July 27, 2001

Susan performed her cabaret act as a benefit for The Young Actors Company on Friday, July 27th at 8pm at The Madrid Theatre in Canoga Park, CA. The wonderfully talented kids of YAC did a musical presentation to promote their upcoming production of Grease, and then joined Susan to sing Seasons of Love from Rent as the finale.

The Young Actors Company was founded by Susan’s friend (and Prop Master for Nikki), Josh Meltzer and his wife Stacey. YAC is dedicated to teaching teens and young adults, through the discipline of theatre, self esteem, confidence, respect, cooperation, public speaking and other life tools necessary for them to thrive in today’s environment.

A SYMPHONY OF CONCERTS
With Bravo Broadway conductor, Randall Fleischer

Susan has been performing all over the country as the featured soprano for the the Bravo Broadway series concerts.  Past concerts in 2001 include:

Albuquerque, New Mexico – New Mexico Symphony on March 10th
San Diego, California – San Diego Symphony July 13-14
Minnesota – Minnesota Orchestra on July 24

 

During rehearsal on the day of the San Diego Symphony Concert. Pictured with J. Mark McVey and Ron Raines

 

 

 

 

 

DISAPPEARING GIRL TRICK SCREENS - JUNE 27, 2001

Susan stars in the devious and comedic short film by David Jackson Willis entitled The Disappearing Girl Trick. It’s the story of what happens to a junior TV producer (Susan) when she goes undercover as a magician’s assistant to expose the tricks behind the magic. What she learns changes her life forever and will make you think twice the next time you see a magician pull a cute bunny out of a hat. The film was shot at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. To learn more about The Disappearing Girl Trick, visit their website at www.inthedarkproductions.com.

Disappearing Girl Trick was one of several short films screened at the Directors Guild of America during the Filmmakers Alliances Annual Vision Award presentation to Terry Gilliam.

Susan as Bridget and Paul Gutrecht as Adam

Susan as Bridget and Lloyd Battista as Mr. Hecht
GLEN MARY GLEN ROSE, WOMEN DO MEN - JUNE 13, 2001

Susan performed the hilarious battle-of-wits scene from Princess Bride with Amy Pietz (The Weber Show and Caroline In The City) in Glen Mary Glen Rose — Women Do Men, a benefit involving high-powered actresses performing movie scenes originally written for and played by men. The evening challenged preconceived notions and brought to light the limitations that have been imposed on women’s roles.

The event was held at UCLA’s Royce Hall and was hosted by Mad TV’s Alex Borstein (pictured at left with Susan).

The evening was a benefit for Step Up, a non-profit organization of women in the entertainment industry whose beneficiary this year was the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center.

Other actresses involved in this evening were: Adrienne Alitowski, Jillian Armenante, Alison Arngrin, Alex Borstein, Amy Brenneman, Carrie Quinn Dolin, Jennifer Crystal Foley, Teri Garr, May Quigley Goodman, Marilu Henner, Melanie Jones, Kathryn Joosten, Vicki Lawrence, Vanessa Marshall, Marlee Matlin, Kathy Najimy, Mackenzie Phillips, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jean Smart, Heather Tom, Joan Van Ark, Marcia Wallace, Joanne Whalley and Kimberly Williams.

NIKKI - SEASON 1

NIKKI is an endearing working-class romantic comedy set against the bright lights and unlimited optimism of the Las Vegas strip.  The half-hour series presents a unique take on young newlyweds living their American Dream: to become a showgirl and a professional wrestler.

Susan plays Mary, Nikki’s co-worker at the Golden Calf Showroom.  She is a classically trained dancer who’s hit 30 and is bitter about moving past her Vegas showgirl prime. Mary constantly reminds Nikki of the risks in her chosen path.

 

WB's "The Art Of Being..."

Susan is featured on the WB website’s “The Art of Being… ” section. 

My millennium makeover: “Before Nikki, I did eight theater shows per week in New York. Nowadays, I can actually go to the movies and watch television like normal people.”

Roll ’em: “I love Vegas. My parents took me there for the first time when I was nine or 10. Once I get started gambling, though, it’s not pretty. If I don’t limit myself, I will play and play no matter how badly my luck changes.”

Favorite obsession: “Willa the wonder dog. She’s my sweetheart beanhead. She goes everywhere with me, including my dressing room.”

Biggest secret: “I’m a complete klutz. After 10 years of ballet, I still trip over everything. When I was Belle in Beauty and the Beast (on Broadway), I broke my arm one year, and then I broke my foot the next. I’m also quite good at falling up stairs.”

Pinch me! “Unlike Mary (my character), I’m not jaded. I work really hard and am really focused, but I never forget to remind myself that I’m the luckiest girl because I get to play for a living.”

CNN.com INTERVIEW WITH SUSAN - APRIL 5, 2001

Stage, screen and ‘somewhere in the middle’
Susan Egan: ‘A great time being a bad girl’

By Daniel Sieberg

Susan was the subject of a feature article for CNN.com — click here to check it out.

SUSAN RECORDS TWO LOST SOULS - MARCH 2001


Susan went into the studio with Guy Haines to record the duet Two Lost Souls from Damn Yankees for Fynsworth Alley’s Guy Haines: Haines His Way.

SUSAN SINGS WITH LISA RICHARD - FEBRUARY 10, 2001


Susan joined her funny and talented friend, Lisa Richard as a special guest in Lisa Richard In Concert, a evening produced by and benefiting No Square Theatre of Laguna Beach.  You may remember, Susan wrote the liner notes for Lisa’s debut CD, Born To Entertain,  and Lisa appeared as Susan’s special guest in her Southern California concerts last February.  Take a peek at the LA Times feature article from their OC Calendar Section (2/09/01).

The evening was a rousing success.

2000
SUSAN GUEST STARS ON DREW CAREY

Susan guest starred on the Christmas episode of The Drew Carey Show playing a single, pregnant co-worker of Drew’s, with her sights firmly set on him as the father.

Susan is pictured top left with Kathy Kinney, bottom left lounging on the livingroom set, and at right showing off her “bundle of joy.”

THE JOHN SALLEY SHOW ON THE BET NETWORK - Nov 20, 2000

Susan was a guest on a BET talk show hosted by former NBA star, John Salley.  In the picture at left, you’ll notice that Susan’s standing on the couch… John is 6’11” tall.

Susan had to rush over from the set of XCU to do this interview, with no time to change out of her wig for the movie — thus the redhead look she is sporting in this photo.  Imagine the conversation when John got a gander at Susan in her non-wigged, jet-black hair when he rolled the clip from Nikki.

SUSAN SINGS IN CEDAR RAPIDS - OCTOBER 14-15

Susan was the featured soprano along with singer William Michals in a concert of Broadway songs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa — backed by the Cedar Rapids Symphony as part of their Pop Series. William is also a Beauty and the Beast Alumni, having played the Beast on Broadway, thus the marquee pictured below.

YES! YES! NANETTE! AT PASADENA PLAYHOUSE - October 2, 2000

Susan was one of several guests to perform in Musical Theatre Guild’s Yes! Yes! Nanette! An 80th Birthday Tribute to Nanette Fabray

It was an amazing night that included a surprise performance by Nanette herself!

The evening was hosted by Shelley Farbares and Carl Reiner with appearances by: Bea Arthur – Carol Burnett – Sid Caesar – Danny Daniels – Phyllis Diller – Barbara Eden – Susan Egan – Mike Farrell – Bonnie Franklin – Betty Garrett – Larry Gelbart – Florence Henderson – Michael Kidd – Herb Larson – Hugh Martin – Mary Tyler Moore – Craig T. Nelson – David Hyde Pierce – John Raitt – members of Musical Theatre Guild and many surprises

Susan is pictured with Carl Reiner, Howard Morris and Nanette Fabray in a little number they did on the 1955 show “Caesar’s Hour”…. what? Okay… so we don’t have any pictures of Susan with Nanette from the night of the event. We do what we can.

TOO DEAD TO SWING RELEASED - SEPTEMBER 2000

Susan stars as the narrator and central character, Katy Green, in the new book on tape

Too Dead To Swing

Too Dead To Swing is a vintage murder mystery with Swing-era music. Also featured are Broadway’s Harry Groener and Ann Hampton Callaway. There are some original songs that are sung by Ann; a treat to be sure. It promises to be quite fun!

For more information, visit www.toodeadtoswing.com and go to their demo page to hear an 8-minute sample. Buy now on audible here.

NIKKI - SEASON ONE BEGINS PRODUCTION - JUNE 2000

Susan began production on the new WB sitcom, NIKKI,  and was thrilled to hear that the network had picked up the show for a full first season.  And FULL it was.  Susan played Mary Campbell — a Vegas showgirl bitter to be beyond her Vegas dancer prime.  This queen of one-liners, the sarcastic and witty character of Mary, was great fun for Susan to create, and found her portraying quite a few interesting and irreverent characters in the unique and outrageous production numbers that opened each episode.  You can check out some of the costumes Susan wore in these numbers by visiting the     Many Moods of Mary.

Season one of NIKKI premiered in October of 2000

SUSAN'S FINAL CABARET PERFORMANCE - MAY 28, 2000

After a wonderfully successful and immensely rewarding  run, Susan presented her final performance in Broadway’s Cabaret at Studio 54, where she received outstanding critical acclaim for her year-long portrayal of the downwardly-mobile Sally Bowles.

Click the image for more details about her run as Sally Bowles, including co-stars and reviews.

DUET CONCERT WITH MALCOLM GETS - APRIL 15, 2000

Susan teamed up with Malcolm Gets (Caroline in the City, A New Brain, Hello Again) for one night to present a duet concert as part of the UCLA / ASCAP Concert Series held at UCLA.

At right is a photo of Susan and Malcolm at a rehearsal the day of the performance, singing through the song “What Could Be Better” from Baby, which they sang at that evening’s performance.

IN CONCERT AT OCPAC - FEBRUARY 17-20, 2000

Orange County Performing Arts Center, Founders Hall

Susan sang to sell-out crowds and got rave reviews from both the LA Times and the Orange County Register.

Pictured with Susan are (from left) Assistant Karen Rymar, Musical Director Eric Vetro, Guest Vocalist Lisa Richard and musician Tim Nelson.

LA Times Feature Article - February 14, 2000


February 14, 2000 – LA Times Feature Article

This Belle is Having a Ball

Seal Beach Native Susan Egan Takes a Break From Broadway for a Series of Cabaret Performances in Southern California

Click here to read the entire article.

OC Register Feature Article - February 14, 2000


February 14, 2000 – OC Register Feature Article

Ingenue With Depth
A Broadway star takes a break for a few hometown concerts – playing herself.

Click here to read the entire article.

SUSAN IN CONCERT - FEBRUARY 2000


Saturday, February 12, 2000

Haugh Performing Arts Center at Citrus College Glendora, California.

Susan took a break from playing Sally Bowles in Broadway’s Cabaret to present her cabaret act as part of a two week “mini-tour” in the Southern California area.

Friday, February 11, 2000

Pepperdine University Center for the Arts in Malibu, California.

In addition to performing the concert at Pepperdine, Susan was invited to conduct a master class for the talented students of Pepperdine University.  Her’s was the first of a series of Guest Artist Master Classes put together by Pepperdine’s staff.

1999
MAN OF THE CENTURY

Two thumbs up” – Roger Ebert & Harry Knowles

Susan stars in this independent film released by Fine Line Features, which won the “Audience Award” at the SlamDance 99 Film Festival.  It opened October 29 in New York and Los Angeles, and went on to nationwide release.

Hercules on DVD - November 9, 1999

November 9, 1999

Disney’s Hercules, which stars Susan as the impossibly- waisted femme fatale Meg, was released on DVD for a limited time.  It was only available thru January 10, 2000.

In Theater Magazine - October 4, 1999

Susan appears on the cover of the October 4th issue of InTheater Magazine along with Cabaret co-star Michael Hall. The cover story by Kathy Henderson is titled “Klub Kids – Over one year later, it’s still the edgiest show in town: Susan Egan and Michael Hall keep things hot at Cabaret.”  

Click here to read the article.

The Stephen Schwartz Album


The new CD, “The Stephen Schwartz Album,” features Susan singing “Meadowlark.”  

It is available through Fynsworth Alley.

In Theater Magazine - July 12, 1999

Susan was selected as one of “Broadway’s 10 Most Beautiful People” by InTheatre Magazine.  

Click here to read the article.

Hollywood Bowl - South Pacific - July 9-10, 1999


Susan appeared as Nellie Forbush in The Hollywood Bowl’s concert of “South Pacific” with Marilyn Horne, Davis Gaines and Justino Diaz. The LA Times headline read: “Bowl’s Broadway Tribute Unleashes Vocal Powerhouses.”

Susan is pictured here with Justino Diaz, Marilyn Horne and Davis Gaines – backstage at the Hollywood Bowl.

1998
Susan In Concert At The Cinegrill - New Year 1998

Susan Egan Wild and Reckless at the Cinegrill

Susan counted down the last seconds of 1998, and drank a toast welcoming1999, when she presented her one-woman cabaret act to sold-out houses for two weeks of performances at the Cinegrill in Hollywood, CA.

"Putting It Together" - Nov/Dec 1998

Susan lived a dream in late 1998, when she had the great honor and privilege to work with two of her industry idols in Putting It Together at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.  She starred opposite Carol Burnett, in a show by Stephen Sondheim.  A most amazing experience!  The rest of the fun and talented ensemble included John McCook, John Barrowman and Bronson Pinchot.

SOUTH PACIFIC AT SACRAMENTO MUSIC CIRCUS - SUMMER 1998

Susan played Nellie Forbush in Sacramento Music Circus’ 1998 production of South Pacific — reprising her 1993 performance for the same show.

Pictured at left is Susan with Beauty and the Beast buddy, Gary Beach, as Luther Billis.

 

Susan Guest Stars on The Drew Carey Show - Airs April 22, 1998

The Dating Consultant –  This third season episode of The Drew Carey Show guest stars Susan as the dating consultant, instructing a pathetic group of men (one of whom is Drew) in the fine art of dating, without much success.

 

HELLO AGAIN - April - June 1998

Susan played the Young Wife in the WestCoast Premiere of Michael John LaChiusa’s Hello Again at the Blank Theatre Company.  She’s pictured at left with Marcia Strassman, and below with Larry Sullivan, Jr.

Back Stage West, April 9, 1998

Back Stage West, April 9, 1998

Hello Egan

Susan Egan says goodbye to the Belle epoch in Hello Again.