Susan Farrell Egan (born February 18, 1970) is an American actress, singer, dancer, voice artist, and comedienne, known for her work on the Broadway stage. She is best known for originating the role of Belle in the Broadway musical adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (1994), as well as for providing the voice of Megara in Hercules (1997).
Egan was born Susan Farrell Egan in Seal Beach, California on February 18, 1970.
She attended Los Alamitos High School and the co-located Orange County High School of the Arts and UCLA.
Having long desired to become a performer, Egan spent most of her time taking dancing and singing lessons as a child. She remarks she took a lot of ballet as she heard it would help with all forms of performing.
While attending Los Alamitos High School, the Orange County High School of the Arts, and the UCLA, she started her career touring with the performance group the Young Americans. While attending UCLA, Egan 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.
On Broadway, Egan portrayed Belle for one year and reprised the role in the Los Angeles production in 1995, along with many of the original Broadway cast members. At the Sacramento Music Circus, she portrayed Maria in The Sound of Music in 1996 and Molly Brown in The Unsinkable Molly Brown in 2002. Egan joined Thoroughly Modern Millie in February 2004 as Millie.
In 2000, Egan has performed in one-woman cabaret-style concerts at the Orange County Performing Arts Center and at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in October 2001. In August 2001, Egan appeared at the Hollywood Bowl in the concert version of Show Boat as Julie. She sings with symphonies as well; she performed in concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles in November 2004.
From 2002 to 2003, she was the Interim Artistic Director of the Orange County High School of the Arts.
On television, Egan is best known for her co-starring role as Nikki Cox's Eve Arden-ish best friend in Nikki.
Egan's voice has been featured in the English language versions of two feature films by Hayao Miyazaki: Spirited Away and Porco Rosso. She is most widely known for voicing Megara in Hercules and reprised her role in Kingdom Hearts II.
In Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure, Egan provided Angel's singing voice.
Egan provided the voice acting for Rose Quartz on the Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe.
Egan is married to Robert Hartmann with two daughters named Nina (born February 6, 2007) and Isla (born December 15, 2009). She currently resides in Orange County, California.
Porco Rosso (1992) - Madame Gina,
Men Don't Tell (1993) - Florist,
Hercules (1997) - Megara,
The Drew Carey Show (1998) 1 episode,
Man of the Century (1999) - Samantha Winter,
The Disappearing Girl Trick (2001) - Bridget Smith,
Revolution OS (2001) - Narrator,
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001) - Angel (singing voice),
Spirited Away (2002) - Lin,
Gotta Kick It Up! (2002) - Heather Bartlett,
13 Going on 30 (2004) - Tracy Hansen,
Steven Universe (2014) - Various characters, Rose Quartz,
Broadway and stage:
Beauty and the Beast (1994, Belle),
State Fair (1992, tour; 1996, replacement Margie),
Triumph of Love (1997, Princess Léonide),
Putting It Together (1999, The Mark Taper Forum, California),
Cabaret (1998 revival) (various, 1999, 2000, 2003, Sally Bowles),
The Unsinkable Molly Brown (2002, "Molly Brown", Sacramento Music Circus),
Thoroughly Modern Millie (2004, replacement Millie Dillmount),
Bye Bye Birdie (U.S. Tour)
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