SAN ANTONIO SYMPHONY - January 2-4, 2009
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!!
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!
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.
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
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!
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
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
RICHARD and ELIZABETH SHERMAN TRIBUTE - November 6, 2008
CATALINA'S JAZZ CLUB - November 16, 2008
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!
AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN SCHWARTZ - nOVEMBER 24, 2008
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.
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!
GEORGIA STITT AND FRIENDS
Susan returned to the Carpenter Center in Long Beach, CA, this year celebrating the relase of her new CD, Susan Egan LIVE!
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
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
This Ordinary Thursday: The Songs of Georgia Stitt
Susan in Naples
Susan returned to the Philharmonic Center in Naples Florida for four evenings of her one-woman show.
Susan is a MOM!!!
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.
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!"
LONG BEACH SYMPHONY
RECORDING LIVE IN SO.CAL!!!
DISNEY CRUISE: YEAR 2
MARCH Concerts WITH GRAAE
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
Pacific Symphony Orchestra - December 9th & 10th
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!
Birdland - December 5, 2005
Carnegie Hall with Michael Feinstein - November 6, 2005
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.
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
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
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!
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????
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
Gay Men's Chorus - LA at Disney Concert Hall - November 8, 2004
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
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!
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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Susan Egan Brews a New Solo CD, “Coffee House,”
Premium blend of music in new CD, ‘Coffee House’ on BroadwayWorld.com
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!”
THE THIRD WISH
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!
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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 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
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!
NIKKI - SEASON 2
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
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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.
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..."
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
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 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).
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
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
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
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
LA Times Feature Article - February 14, 2000
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
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
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.
MAN OF THE CENTURY
Hercules on DVD - November 9, 1999
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
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.
Susan In Concert At The Cinegrill - New Year 1998
"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 Guest Stars on The Drew Carey Show - Airs April 22, 1998
HELLO AGAIN - April - June 1998
Back Stage West, April 9, 1998
Susan Egan says goodbye to the Belle epoch in Hello Again.