Susan Egan

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Susan Egan
Born Susan Farrell Egan
(1970-02-18) February 18, 1970 (age 45)
Seal Beach, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress, singer, dancer, voice artist, comedienne
Years active 1982-present
Spouse(s) Robert Hartmann (?-present)
Children 2

Susan Farrell Egan (born February 18, 1970) is an American actress, singer, dancer, voice artist, and comedienne, known for her work on the Broadway stage. She is best known for originating the role of Belle in the Broadway musical adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (1994), as well as for providing the voice of Megara in Hercules (1997).

Early life[edit]

Egan was born Susan Farrell Egan in Seal Beach, California on February 18, 1970.

She attended Los Alamitos High School and the co-located Orange County High School of the Arts and UCLA.[1]

Career[edit]

Broadway[edit]

Having long desired to become a performer, Egan spent most of her time taking dancing and singing lessons as a child. She remarks she took a lot of ballet as she heard it would help with all forms of performing.

While attending Los Alamitos High School, the Orange County High School of the Arts, and the UCLA, she started her career touring with the performance group the Young Americans. While attending UCLA, Egan took time off when Tommy Tune cast her as Kim in his touring production of Bye Bye Birdie.[2] After the tour ended, she was cast in the tour of State Fair and won the coveted role of Belle in the original Broadway cast of Beauty and the Beast, for which she was nominated for the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Actress in a Musical.[3]

On Broadway, Egan portrayed Belle for one year and reprised the role in the Los Angeles production in 1995, along with many of the original Broadway cast members. At the Sacramento Music Circus, she portrayed Maria in The Sound of Music in 1996[4] and Molly Brown in The Unsinkable Molly Brown in 2002. Egan joined Thoroughly Modern Millie in February 2004 as Millie.[5]

In 2000, Egan has performed in one-woman cabaret-style concerts at the Orange County Performing Arts Center[6] and at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in October 2001.[2] In August 2001, Egan appeared at the Hollywood Bowl in the concert version of Show Boat as Julie. She sings with symphonies as well;[7] she performed in concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles in November 2004.[8]

From 2002 to 2003, she was the Interim Artistic Director of the Orange County High School of the Arts.[7][9]

Television[edit]

On television, Egan is best known for her co-starring role as Nikki Cox's Eve Arden-ish best friend in Nikki.

Voice acting[edit]

Egan's voice has been featured in the English language versions of two feature films by Hayao Miyazaki: Spirited Away and Porco Rosso. She is most widely known for voicing Megara in Hercules and reprised her role in Kingdom Hearts II.[10]

In Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure, Egan provided Angel's singing voice.

Egan provided the voice acting for Rose Quartz on the Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe.

Personal life[edit]

Egan is married to Robert Hartmann with two daughters named Nina (born February 6, 2007) and Isla (born December 15, 2009). She currently resides in Orange County, California.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Source:[10]

Broadway and stage[edit]

Source:[3]

Discography[edit]

Source:[16]

  • 2002: So Far...
  • 2004: Coffee House
  • 2005: All That & More
  • 2006: Winter Tracks
  • 2007: Susan Egan Live!
  • 2011: Secret of Happiness (includes Save me video, Brian Haner music video, filmed in 2011)[17]

Other[edit]

Source:[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NOTABLE ALUMNI ACTORS". UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Henerson, Evan."Broadway bent", Long Beach Press Telegram , August 2001
  3. ^ a b "Susan Egan at Internet Broadway Database", ibdb.com, accessed February 19, 2010
  4. ^ "Susan Egan Biography", filmreference.com, accessed February 19, 2010
  5. ^ a b Jones, Kenneth."Beat the Drums: Susan Egan Is Broadway's New Modern Millie, Starting Feb. 16", playbill.com, February 16, 2004
  6. ^ Boehm, Mike."This Belle Is Having a Ball",Los Angeles Times (reprint), February 14, 2000
  7. ^ a b "Press Release" susanegan.net, accessed February 19, 2010
  8. ^ Gans, Andrew."Susan Egan to Sing Jerry Herman at Nov. 8 L.A. Concert", playbill.com, October 11, 2004
  9. ^ Gans, Andrew."Diva Talk:Sondheim Comes to NYC, Busy Newman, Your Little Shop Picks" playbill.com, July 19, 2002
  10. ^ a b c "Susan Egan at Internet Movie Database", imdb.com, accessed February 19, 2010
  11. ^ "Susan Egan gives back at Chance benefit"Orange County Register (reprint), August 24, 2009
  12. ^ The Disappearing Girl Trick at the Internet Movie Database
  13. ^ "Fusion Cuisine". Steven Universe. Season 1. Episode 32. November 6, 2014. Closing credits. Cartoon Network. 
  14. ^ Howard, Jerry."'Putting It Together' review talkinbroadway.com, 1999
  15. ^ Gans, Andrew."Susan Egan Is Molly Brown July 22-28 at the Sacramento Music Circus", playbill.com, July 22, 2002
  16. ^ "Susan Egan listing", amazon.com, accessed February 19, 2010
  17. ^ Interview losangeles.cbslocal.com, November 14, 2011

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