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Posted: 6/9/20 at 12:30pm

Hey Everyone!

Who else's favourite Broadway star is Susan Egan?

She is absolutely amazing!!!!

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Posted: 6/9/20 at 1:43pm

EvaF2 said: "Hey Everyone!

Who else's favourite Broadway star is Susan Egan?

She is absolutely amazing!!!!
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Have to admit that I don't think she has enough of a portfolio to warrant that level of enthusiasm, but I did not see her in Cabaret.  Saw her in Beauty and the Beast and State Farm; she had a very nice voice, but IMO anyone could have played those roles to equal effect.  Re Triumph of Love, I have blocked that out of the memory bank; I don't even remember her in it.

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Posted: 6/9/20 at 1:56pm

Susan recently did "Beauty & The Beast" out here in Los Angeles two years ago in Thousand Oaks.  When it was first announced that she would be doing the show, I thought she would be Mrs. Potts.  She was playing Belle - she was almost 50.  Ha, ha.

 

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Posted: 6/9/20 at 2:05pm

I like Egan's voice a lot, but I've still never managed to see her onstage. I'd like to, though! 

I had 1 available evening in SoCal while Beauty and the Beast was happening a couple years ago. I almost went, but decided on Annie at the Hollywood Bowl instead. Did you see her do it? If so, how was it? Like many of the massive performance complexes in the smaller cities across the US, that theatre is pretty massive. So I imagine she could have pulled it off despite her age.

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Posted: 6/9/20 at 2:11pm

No, I didn't see her in "Beauty."  My friends and I saw did see "Annie" on that Saturday night at The Hollywood Bowl.  What night did you attend?

The Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center is a beautiful, modern venue.  It's a good sized house.  I've done several shows there with 5 Star Theatricals - formally Cabrillo Music Theatre, who produced "Beauty."

It's not a massive house like The Pantages, Dorothy Chandler or The Ahmanson.  

I can't wait for theatres and The Hollywood Bowl to reopen again.  That's not going to be at least until 2021, unfortunately.  

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Posted: 6/9/20 at 2:12pm

Oh god with a simple post title like that I thought she tweeted something controversial and she’s the next one to be cancelled. 

She’s underrated!

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Posted: 6/9/20 at 2:24pm

nealb1 said: "It's not a massive house like The Pantages, Dorothy Chandler or The Ahmanson."

 

I only went there once, back in 2011, and my memory of it was that it was quite large. I just looked it up and it's 1800 seats, which is notably smaller than many of the other performing arts centers of its kind - so in that regard, you're right. But it's still larger than 95% of the Broadway houses.

 

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Posted: 6/9/20 at 2:26pm

My introduction to her was Hercules. 

 

"I Won't Say (I'm in Love)" has become a standard for any Disney fan and it's, personally, one of my favorite "If I Loved You" songs.

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Posted: 6/9/20 at 5:43pm

Looks like Susan Egan’s mother was filling in for her and wearing her wig and costumes. Oh, boy.

 

 

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Posted: 6/9/20 at 7:18pm
I have never seen her act so was pretty neutral on her until I saw her coaching one of the actors on the series “Encore!” She was brilliant and proved herself an incredibly smart actor.
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Posted: 6/9/20 at 8:54pm

It is pretty odd that she milks her roles as Belle and Meg, and only does Broadway Princess Party now. Was she really hampered by that whole Scott Eckern incident?

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Posted: 6/9/20 at 9:10pm
She was an exceptional Sally Bowles, and I was only thirteen when I saw her as Princess Leonide in “Triumph of Love”, but I remember thoroughly enjoying the musical and her performance.
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Posted: 6/9/20 at 10:30pm

sfarr said: "It is pretty odd that she milks her roles as Belle and Meg, and only does Broadway Princess Party now. Was she really hampered by that whole Scott Eckern incident?"

Who knows, but this is quite a response to that incident.

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Posted: 6/9/20 at 11:34pm

broadway86 said: "She was an exceptional Sally Bowles, and I was only thirteen when I saw her as Princess Leonide in “Triumph of Love”, but I remember thoroughly enjoying the musical and her performance. "

I must have seen quite a few Sally Bowles, and she was masterful in the role. It is rare to get such a pitch perfect performance so far into a run but she delivered my favorite female performance ever.

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Posted: 6/10/20 at 12:21am

Jarethan said: "Have to admit that I don't think she has enough of a portfolio to warrant that level of enthusiasm, but I did not see her in Cabaret. Saw her in Beauty and the Beast and State Farm; "

I thought it was pretty brilliant casting her as Jake in the State Farm musical. She looked great in the red shirt and khaki pants Susan Egan

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Posted: 6/10/20 at 11:30am

Looks like Susan Egan’smother was filling in for her and wearing her wig and costumes. Oh, boy.

Aw, I think she looks fine with the exception of those Party City wigs and costumes 
 

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Posted: 6/12/20 at 4:57am

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Posted: 6/12/20 at 5:00am

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Posted: 6/12/20 at 5:00am

JuneJune said: "BrodyFosse123 said: "Looks like Susan Egan’smother was filling in for her and wearing her wig and costumes. Oh, boy."

She looks just as good as Caissie and Patti playing Elsa and Anna to me. Not the best pick age-wise, but far from the worst they could've done. I think she looks okay for Belle here, but those wigs. Yikes.

 

 

 

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Posted: 6/12/20 at 11:40am

blaxx said: "broadway86 said: "She was an exceptional Sally Bowles, and I was only thirteen when I saw her as Princess Leonide in “Triumph of Love”, but I remember thoroughly enjoying the musical and her performance. "

I must have seen quite a few Sally Bowles, and she was masterful in the role. It is rare to get such a pitch perfect performance so far into a run but she delivered my favorite female performance ever.
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I have to add that a friend of mine was an usher at Studio 54 throughout parts of the run of Cabaret, as well as saw the show before working for it, and said Susan Egan was the best Sally Bowles she had ever seen, besides Natasha Richardson.

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Posted: 6/12/20 at 3:40pm

Was she in State Fair on Broadway?

 

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Posted: 6/12/20 at 5:47pm

sfarr said: "Was she in State Fair on Broadway?"

According to IBDB she was a replacement for Andrea McArdle's role (as was Susan Haefner). Kind of crazy to think that that a show that ran for only three months had two replacements for a single role, but there you have it.

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Posted: 6/12/20 at 6:23pm

Susan Egan was also the only other woman to play Millie full time on Broadway besides Sutton Foster. She was also in the LA tryout of "Putting it Together" with Carol Burnett.

I was also thinking though about how Jodi Benson's career is also like Egan's. They are both Disney princesses in one form or another, and really, most of their following and project since Disney have somewhat been related to back to Disney. 

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Posted: 6/12/20 at 6:28pm
I thought Susan Egan looked lovely in that trailer for the 2018 production of BATB. I wish I could have seen it!
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Posted: 6/12/20 at 6:36pm

fashionguru_23 said: "I was also thinking though about how Jodi Benson's career is also like Egan's. They are both Disney princesses in one form or another, and really, most of their following and project since Disney have somewhat been related to back to Disney."

I think you could say this of almost all Disney Princesses TM before the modern era. Certainly Adriana Caselotti (Snow White) and Ilene Woods (Cinderella). I think Mary Costs (Aurora) had a pretty prolific operatic career, but I am not an opera buff. But then Jodi Benson (Ariel), Paige O’Hara (Belle), Linda Larkin (Jasmine), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas)— they’re all primarily known for their performance as a Disney Princess. Of that era, only Ming Na Wen (Mulan) and ghost singers Lea Salonga and Judy Kuhn buck that trend.

In the modern Disney era, they seem to primarily cast established names with the exception of Aui’li Cravahlo (Moana).