Susan Egan has traversed all four corners of the entertainment industry, making powerful impressions in theatre, film, television and music.
She was last seen on Broadway in the title role of Thoroughly Modern Millie; she won critical acclaim as Broadway’s (longest-running) “Sally Bowles” in Cabaret; originated the starring roles in Triumph of Love and State Fair; and most notably, received both Tony Award® and Drama Desk® nominations for “Best Actress” as Broadway’s original ‘Belle’ in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Among her regional credits, Egan starred alongside Carol Burnett in Sondheim’s Putting It Together, Tommy Tune in the national tour of Bye, Bye Birdie, reprised her role of Belle for the Los Angeles premiere of Beauty and the Beast, and developed works at Yale Rep, Baltimore Center Stage, South Coast Rep, and the Mark Taper Forum.
Susan’s film credits include 13 Going on 30, Gotta Kick It Up for the Disney Channel, and countless 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 the sultry voice to ‘Meg’ in Disney's Hercules, sang the role of 'Angel' in Lady and the Tramp II, and translated two Japanese blockbusters into English for famed animation director Hayao Miyazaki: 'Gina' in Porco Rosso, and ‘Lin’ in Spirited Away, which won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
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, and Great Performances: Rodgers and Hart, as well as movies of the week and specials for ABC, CBS, and the Disney Channel. Susan has performed her solo concert all across the nation as well as headlined with more than 50 symphonies worldwide, with multiple concerts at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl. She also has over 40 recording credits from Broadway cast albums to film soundtracks, including her 5 solo CDs: All That and More, So Far, Winter Tracks, CoffeeHouse (Best Vocalist 2004), and her concert CD, Susan Egan LIVE.
Egan is a Southern California native and attended the Orange County High School of the Arts and UCLA, where she received a Carol Burnett Award in Musical Theatre. In 2002-2003, she devoted a year away from her career to assume the position of interim Artistic Director of the Orange County High School of the Arts. She now spends her time with a full calendar of concerts and makes her home in Southern California with her husband, Robert, and daughters, Nina and Isla.
Visit Susan’s highly-rated website, www.susanegan.net, which Entertainment Weekly calls the "slickest site around."