Performer Stuff Presents “In the Holding Room” Industry Podcast Episode 17
Written by: Christiaan Abbott
June 3, 2021
Performer Stuff continues with episode 17 of the podcast “In the Holding Room.” The podcast, hosted by Christiaan Abbott, features industry insiders and Broadway professionals to help you crush your next audition! New episodes drop on Performer Stuff every Wednesday.
Susan Egan, is in our “Performer Spotlight” and she talks to us about her time auditioning for Disney Theatricals’ very first Broadway show, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. She also talks about her early auditions and how you never know how the path is going to veer.
Intro to this Episode
In this episode of “In The Holding Room” Princess Month kicks off with Susan Egan. Susan has made powerful impressions in theatre, film, television, and music. As a Broadway actress, she received Tony Award® and Drama Desk® nominations for “Best Actress” as Broadway’s original “Belle” in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, headlined as Thoroughly Modern Millie, won critical acclaim as “Sally Bowles” in Cabaret, originated the leading roles in Triumph of Love and State Fair, and starred alongside Carol Burnett in Putting It Together at the Mark Taper Forum and Tommy Tune in the national tour of Bye, Bye Birdie.
She is best known to animation fans as“Rose Quartz/Pink Diamond” on Cartoon Network’s hit Steven Universe, sassy “Megara” in Disney’s Hercules, “Lin” in the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away, “Gina” in Porco Rosso, “Angel” in Lady and the Tramp II, and more. She’s been seen on film in 13 Going on 30, Gotta Kick It Up for the Disney Channel, many award-winning indies, and spent two seasons on WB’s Nikki and guest-starred on Modern Family, House, Numbers, NYPD Blue, Arli$$, Drew Carey, Party of Five, Great Performances, and others.
Egan has over 400 solo concert credits with symphonies worldwide, including concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Hollywood Bowl, and has more than 40 recordings credits with 7 solo CDs.
In 2018, Egan formed a company with fellow Broadway stars Laura Osnes and Courtney Reed, and musical director Benjamin Rauhala – to tour their award-winning concert, Broadway Princess Party. In 2021, that concert grew into Disney Princess – The Concert with Susan’s company co-producing the expanded production with Disney Concerts.
Susan is an accomplished master teacher in music performance, obsessive gardener, happy wife, and mom to two daughters… who have no interest in princesses.
Click on the video below to watch “In the Holding Room” Episode 17