Susan Egan

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Susan Egan (born February 18, 1970) is an American actress and singer known for her work on the Broadway stage. Egan was born in Seal Beach, California. Always wanting to be a performer, she spent most of her time taking dancing and singing lessons as a child. She attended Orange County High School of the Arts and UCLA. In the meantime, she started her career touring with the performance group The Young Americans. While attending UCLA, she took time off when Tommy Tune cast her as Kim in his touring production of Bye Bye Birdie. 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. She played "Belle" for one year on Broadway and then reprised her role in the Los Angeles production in 1995 along with many of the original Broadway cast members. At the Sacramento Music Circus, she played "Maria" in The Sound of Music in 1996 and "Molly Brown" in The Unsinkable Molly Brown in 2002. She joined the Broadway musical Thoroughly Modern Millie in February 2004 as "Millie".
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