One of the most exciting events held at Santa Susana High School was a 2017 benefit concert starring Tony nominated broadway star, Susan Egan.
"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."
SSPAB are proud to say that several of our talented alumni and current students had the honor of sharing our Performing Arts Center stage with Ms. Egan with all proceeds benefiting the arts in Simi Valley schools. Sincerest thanks to Ms. Egan for her time and instruction; and for supporting the arts in our community.
Quotes from susanegan.net/about/
To read her full bio and learn more about the multi faceted Susan Egan check out her official page