Susan Egan

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Susan Egan
Born Susan Farrell Egan
(1970-02-18) February 18, 1970 (age 46)
Seal Beach, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress, singer, dancer, voice actress, comedian
Years active 1982-present
Spouse(s) Robert Hartmann (2005-present)
Children 2

Susan Farrell Egan (born February 18, 1970) is an American actress, singer, dancer, voice actress, and comedian, 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), and the voice for Rose Quartz on Steven Universe.

Early life[edit]

Egan was born 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]

Stage and other work[edit]

Having long desired to become a performer, Egan spent most of her time taking dancing, concentrating on ballet, and singing lessons as a child, and trained as a competitive figure skater from ages five to ten.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

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[5] and Molly Brown in The Unsinkable Molly Brown in 2002. Egan joined Thoroughly Modern Millie in February 2004 as Millie.[6]

Egan has performed in one-woman cabaret-style concerts at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in 2000[2] and at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in October 2001.[3] 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]

On June 6, 2016 Egan appeared alongside Brad Kane at the Hollywood Bowl as opening acts for Disney's "The Little Mermaid Live" show. Egan performed a medley of songs from Beauty and the Beast.[10] The June 6th performance also includes the original Little Mermaid voice actress Jodi Benson who will be performing with the rest of the "Live" cast.[11]

Television[edit]

On television, Egan is known for her co-starring role as Nikki Cox's best friend in Nikki.[12]

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.[13]

Egan provided Angel's singing voice in Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure and the voice acting for Rose Quartz on the Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe.

Personal life[edit]

Egan is married to Robert Hartmann and has two daughters, Nina and Isla. She currently resides in Orange County, California.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Source:[13]

Broadway and stage[edit]

Source: Internet Broadway Database[4]

Discography[edit]

Source:[23]

  • 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)[24]
  • 2015: Softly[25]

Other[edit]

Source:[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NOTABLE ALUMNI ACTORS". UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Boehm, Mike. "This Belle Is Having a Ball" Los Angeles Times, February 14, 2000
  3. ^ a b Henerson, Evan."Broadway bent", Long Beach Press Telegram , August 2001
  4. ^ a b "Susan Egan at Internet Broadway Database", ibdb.com, accessed February 19, 2010
  5. ^ "Susan Egan Biography", filmreference.com, accessed February 19, 2010
  6. ^ a b Jones, Kenneth."Beat the Drums: Susan Egan Is Broadway's New Modern Millie, Starting Feb. 16", playbill.com, February 16, 2004
  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. ^ STAGE TUBE: Watch Susan Egan Perform a BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Medley at The Hollywood Bowl Broadway World, Retrieved June 8, 2016
  11. ^ https://ohmy.disney.com/news/2016/04/25/jodi-benson-to-reprise-her-role-as-ariel-in-additional-performance-of-the-little-mermaid-live-in-concert/
  12. ^ "Susan Egan: 'A great time being a bad girl'" cnn.com, April 5, 2001
  13. ^ a b c "Susan Egan at Internet Movie Database", imdb.com, accessed February 19, 2010
  14. ^ "Susan Egan gives back at Chance benefit"Orange County Register (reprint), August 24, 2009.
  15. ^ The Disappearing Girl Trick at the Internet Movie Database
  16. ^ "'Porco Rosso' Cast and Crew" allmovie.com, accessed February 26, 2016
  17. ^ "'13 Going on 30' Cast and Crew" allmovie.com, accessed February 24, 2016
  18. ^ "Fusion Cuisine". Steven Universe. Season 1. Episode 32. November 6, 2014. Cartoon Network. 
  19. ^ Churnin, Nancy. "Stage Review : 'Birdie' Soars on Dancing of Tommy Tune" Los Angeles Times, April 22, 2992
  20. ^ Drake, Sylvie. "Stage Review. 'State Fair'" Los Angeles Times, October 9, 1992
  21. ^ Howard, Jerry. "'Putting It Together' review talkinbroadway.com, 1999
  22. ^ Gans, Andrew."Susan Egan Is Molly Brown July 22-28 at the Sacramento Music Circus", playbill.com, July 22, 2002
  23. ^ "Susan Egan listing", amazon.com, accessed February 19, 2010
  24. ^ Interview losangeles.cbslocal.com, November 14, 2011
  25. ^ [1]

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