Broadway • Musical Theatre • Vocal Coaching
Brief info

Susan is best know for originating the role of Sandy in the Broadway Revival of “Grease” along side Rosie O’Donnell and Billy Porter. She also played Evelyn Nesbit in the American premiere of “Ragtime” starring Brian Stokes Mitchell and LaChanze where she earned an Ovation Award Nomination. Other Broadway credits include “Face Value” at the Cort Theatre and “Eating Raoul” (Off Broadway).

She has done numerous National and International Tours, including “Grand Hotel”, “Chess” and “Grease”. Susan has performed throughout the US and Canada in numerous regional theatre productions such as “Godspell” (MUNY Opera House), “Little Shop of Horrors” (MUNY Opera House), “Gunmetal Blues” (Colony Theatre-LA), “Of Thee I Sing” ( Cleveland Playhouse -Keefer Award), “And the World Goes Round” (Santa Clarita Regional Theatre) and “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Birmingham Theatre to name a few.

Susan starred in the feature film, “Twelve Dogs of Christmas” and was a series regular on “The Jamie Foxx Show” along side her husband, Christopher B. Duncan. She has done numerous guest starring roles on tv shows such as “Frasier”, “Stacked”, “Movie Stars”, “Pensacola”, “The Geena Davis Show”, “The Naked Truth”and many others. She was a recurring guest on “The Conan O’Brian Show” and has made appearances on “Good Morning America”, “The
Joan Rivers Show” and “Marilu”.

She has had a lengthy career doing on camera commercials and voice over work. She can be heard on Meatloaf’s “Welcome to the Neighborhood” album
as well as the cast albums for “Grease” and “Eating Raoul”.

Susan studied drama at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts as well as Howard Fine and voice with renowned vocal coach, Eric Vetro.

 
*** SUSAN IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE AS SHE IS BOOKED ON A JOB – CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR UPDATES!  ***
 
Classes Offered:
  • How To Make It On Broadway – Open to All

    INFORMATIONAL

    Learn the ins and outs of how to have a successful career in musical theatre. Discover the do’s and don’ts of working as a as a musical theatre performer in NYC and beyond!

  • Nailing the Musical Theatre Audition – Open to All

    INFORMATIONAL CLASS

    Learn how to stand out and enter the room with confidence! We’ll go over song selection, character work, dance calls and callbacks. You’ll also learn how to put together your music book and work with an accompanist.

  • Choosing the Right Song for Your Audition – Open to All

    INFORMATIONAL CLASS

    Not sure how to choose the right song for your audition? This is the class for you! Learn how to choose a piece that not only embodies who you are, but the role you are auditioning for. Find out how to tell the story and communicate the words while bringing your own unique spin to the song.

  • Putting Together Your Songbook – Open to All

    INFORMATIONAL

    Every musical theater actor needs to show up at their audition being prepared to rock it! And that includes having your audition songbook accompanist ready! We’ll go over songbook selection, 16 bar cuts, as well as headshot and resume needs specific to the musical theater world.

  • Song Interpretation Performance Class Aspiring Actor, Teen

    LIVE PERFORMANCE CLASS

    This is a class on song interpretation helps bring depth and character to your vocal performance. Sing your favorite show tune and receive direct feedback while watching and learning from other’s performance/critique as well! Questions welcome!

    Please have one 16-32 bar vocal selection prepared and an accompaniment track (many can be found on YouTube) with your song selection as well as a device to play them on. You may also sing a cappella.

  • Musical Theatre: Performance Feedback – Aspiring Actor, Teen

    SELF TAPE CLASS

    Take the nerves out of performing live by submitting a pre-recorded self tape of your song and receive personalized feedback on your performance live during class.

    Have an audition submission? Upcoming performance? Just want general feedback to hone your skills? This class is for you!

Personal Coaching Specialties:
  • Voice
  • Acting
  • Audition Prep