Susan Egan offers premium blend of music in new CD, 'Coffee House'

Susan Egan, who was last seen on Broadway in Thoroughly Modern Millie recently completed her "Coffee House" CD on LML Records. Currently only available for purchase online, the CD is scheduled to be released in stores on September 7th.

COFFEE HOUSE is a new musical blend that reflects how the worlds of Broadway, pop and classic rock have recently begun to merge. It celebrates the kind of music once played in those local hangs 30-40 years ago – great story songs with an acoustic texture – fused with contemporary interpretations created by Egan and her long-time friend, producer, arranger and orchestrator, Christopher McGovern.

COFFEE HOUSE featuers Terrence Mann (Egan's costar in Broadway's Beauty and the Beast) singing Janis Ian, an Alan Menken/David Zippel pop song cut from the animated film Hercules, and Jerry Herman's latest jazz tune from his new musical Miss Spectacular set along side great new theatre/cabaret composers (including the song, "Taylor the Latte Boy") and classic artists such as Cat Stevens, Kate Bush and Joni Mitchell. The worlds of these writers are no longer far apart!

Susan told BroadwayWorld.com "I'm so excited about this CD. Having grown up listening to Broadway and classic rock music, this was a chance for me to celebrate both genres and work with some incredible people."

Ms. Egan will be performing solo concerts as part of BroadwayWorld.com's Front & Center concert series later this year to promote the new CD. To hear clips from "Coffee House", and to purchase the CD online, check out Susan Egan's website by clicking here.

Track Listing:
1. BOTH SIDES NOW (Joni Mitchell)
2. TAYLOR (Marcy Heissler/Zina Goldrich)
3. OH VERY YOUNG (Cat Stevens)
4. SOMEONE TO LAY DOWN BESIDE ME (Karla Bonoff)
5. FRENCH WALTZ (Adam Mitchell)
6. ACROSS 9TH AVENUE (Christopher McGovern)
7. WHERE IN THE WORLD IS MY PRINCE (Jerry Herman)
8. I CAN'T BELIEVE MY HEART (Alan Menken/David Zippel)
9. ROSES (Janis Ian) duet with Terrence Mann
10. OH HOW I LOVED YOU (Marcy Heissler/Zina Goldrich)
11. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (Kate Bush)
12. THERE ARE NO WORDS (David Evans/Faye Greenberg)
13. SING ME A HAPPY SONG (Georgia Stitt)

About Susan Egan:
On Broadway, Egan recently starred in the title role of "Thoroughly Modern Millie;" she has won extensive critical acclaim as '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 as the original 'Belle' in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." Among her regional credits, Egan starred alongside Carol Burnett in "Putting It Together" at the Mark Taper Forum, Tommy Tune in the national tour of "Bye, Bye Birdie," and reprised her role of Belle for the Los Angeles premiere of "Beauty and the Beast." She has also performed in concert with dozens of symphony orchestras across the country including two engagements at the Hollywood Bowl.

Susan has been busy in film, having just completed principal shooting for "The Third Wish," and working last year on: the ensemble indie "Meet Market" (Sarasota Film Festival, 2004), the mockumentory "Death and Texas" (Seattle Film Festival and Slamdance Film Festival, 2004), the road picture "The Almost Guys" (HBO Comedy Festival, 2004), and the new film by Revolution, "13 Going on 30" starring Jennifer Garner. Egan has also lead such films as "Gotta Kick It Up" for the Disney Channel and several independents including "The Disappearing Girl Trick," "Falling. In Love," "Extreme Close Up," and "Man of the Century," which won the Audience Award at 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 rendered 'Lin' English for the American release of the Japanese blockbuster "Spirited Away," which won the 2003 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Egan has also recorded the English translation for another Miyazaki film, "Porco Rosso," which will be released August of 2004.

On television, Egan spent two seasons on the WB's "Nikki," and has appeared on "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.

Her debut CD of Broadway hits "Susan Egan, So Far…" on JAY Records, has received high critical praise, as has her compilation solo CD "All That and More" on the Fynsworth Alley label. She can be heard on over thirty other recordings for Fynsworth Alley, JAY, Disney compilation disks, the Broadway cast recordings of "Beauty and the Beast" and "Triumph of Love," and the motion picture soundtrack of Disney's "Hercules," "Spirited Away, " and "Porco Rosso."

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.

Entertainment Weekly calls Egan's website, www.susanegan.net, the "slickest site around."




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