Susan Egan has traversed all four corners of the entertainment industry, making powerful impressions in theatre, film, television and music.
On Broadway, Susan starred in the title role of Thoroughly Modern Millie; won critical acclaim as Broadway’s longest-running ‘Sally Bowles’ in Cabaret; originated the leading roles in Triumph of Love and State Fair; and most notably, received both Tony Award® and Drama Desk® nominations for “Best Actress” as the original ‘Belle’ in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Regionally, Egan starred alongside Carol Burnett in Sondheim’s Putting It Together, Tommy Tune in the national tour of Bye, Bye Birdie, and created works at Yale Repertory, Baltimore Center Stage, South Coast Repertory, and the Mark Taper Forum.
Susan’s film credits include 13 Going on 30, Gotta Kick It Up for the Disney Channel, and many award-winning independent films such as: Meet Market (Sarasota Film Festival), Death and Texas (Seattle Film Festival and Slamdance Film Festival), The Almost Guys (HBO Comedy Festival), The Disappearing Girl Trick, Falling. In Love, Extreme Close Up, and Man of the Century (Audience Award, Slamdance).
In animation, Egan gave voice to the sultry ‘Meg’ in Disney’s Hercules, sang ‘Angel’ in Lady and the Tramp II, and translated two Japanese blockbusters into English for director Hayao Miyazaki: ‘Gina’ in Porco Rosso, and ‘Lin’ in Spirited Away, which won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. She spent 6 years as the voice of ‘Belle’ for myriad Disney Princess CDs and toys, and most recently voiced the character of ‘Ginny’ in Achmed Saves America, starring comic Jeff Dunham, and currently recurs as ‘Rose Quartz’ on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe.
On television, Egan spent two seasons on the WB’s Nikki, and has guest-starred on HOUSE, NUMB3RS, NYPD Blue, Arliss, Party of Five, Drew Carey, Almost Perfect, Partners, All My Children, Loving, PBS Great Performances, and several pilots, movies of the week and specials for ABC, CBS, and the Disney Channel.
As a solo artist, Susan has taken her critically-acclaimed, concert to over 400 cities coast to coast and on the high seas with the Disney Cruise Line. She has also headlined with many world-renowned symphonies, including the National Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, the Philly Pops, and more than 40 others. She has taken the concert stage at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl just to name a few.
Susan has over 40 recording credits from Broadway cast albums to film soundtracks, including her seven solo CDs: All That and More, So Far, Winter Tracks, CoffeeHouse (Best Vocalist 2004 – TalkingBroadway.com), Susan Egan LIVE, The Secret of Happiness, and her 2015 release Softly.
Egan has also been “taking stage” in the educational arena, presenting master classes at universities and conservatories across the US, Europe and South America: USC, Pepperdine, University of Miami, Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts, Elon University, Escola de Teatre Musical (Barcelona), Compac Gran Via (Madrid), Teatro Astral (Buenos Aires), Circle In the Square Acting Program, Texas Christian University, CSU Fullerton, Whittier College and countless others. She has been on faculty at UCLA (her alma mater) for their Summer Conservatory program, the Young Americans College of Performing Arts, and Cal Poly Pomona. In 2002-3 she dedicated a year away from performing to assume the role of Interim Artistic Director of the Orange County School of the Arts, named one of the top high schools in the country by both Newsweek and US News & World Report. Susan has also presented her hybrid education/performance program called On Stage with Susan, which combines her master class with a concert performance alongside the students!
Susan makes her home in Southern California with her husband, Robert, and daughters, Nina and Isla. She is an obsessive veggie gardener and leader for two Girl Scout troops.