Friday, 27 April 2007

STOP PRESS - Broadway leading lady joins The Inspirations Project

Soon! I promise. Soon I won’t shy away from publishing the first instalment, but for now I am very pleased to announce that Broadway leading lady Susan Egan has joined The Inspirations Project.

Susan is possibly best known for originating the (Tony nominated) role of Belle in Disney’s stage production of The Beauty And The Beast and also voicing the character of Meg in the animated feature Hercules.

Susan has also played leading roles on Broadway in State Fair, Triumph Of Love, and Cabaret, directed by Sam Mendes, where she was the longest running performer to portray Sally Bowles. Her most recent Broadway role was as Thoroughly Modern Millie herself.

Other voice work in animated features includes Lady And The Tramp II, and the English translations of the Japanese films Porco Rosso , and (Academy Award winner) Spirited Away in which she voiced the character Lin.

As well as many film and television performances, Susan has a successful concert/cabaret career. She has played many times at The Hollywood Bowl, as well as appearing at Carnegie Hall, The Lincoln Centre and The Kennedy Centre. Her many recordings include four solo albums, So Far, All That And More, Coffee House, and most recently the holiday album Winter Tracks.

Following the birth of her daughter, Susan is now back doing concerts and will be releasing a “Live” album later in the year.

I would like to wish Susan many congratulations on Nina’s birth – and a big thank you for her contribution to this project.

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