The Pennsylvania State University
103 Theatre Bldg
University Park, PA 16802
2015: Director of Carousel. Seventh season. Stratford: Man of La Mancha, The King and I, Fiddler on the Roof with Brent Carver, Hello, Dolly!, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Music Man. Elsewhere: Broadway credits: the Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden as well as its highly-successful U.S./Canadian national tour (Drama Desk nomination), the revival of Sweeney Todd at Circle in the Square (Tony Award, Drama Desk nomination), the revival of The Sound of Music (Tony nomination Outstanding Revival) and Little Women and its successful national tour. For her direction of the première of Violet at Playwrights Horizons (New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical), Susan received a Drama Desk nomination for Best Director. She received an Obie Award for directing Sondheim and Furth’s musical Merrily We Roll Along at the York Theatre. Susan also directed the national tour of Sunset Boulevard with Petula Clarke as well as three productions for City Center Encores. She has directed for regional theatres throughout U.S.A., Canada and Australia, and most recently a new musical in Denmark. She is currently in pre-production for Stardust Road, a new musical that will première in London in the fall. Susan is a graduate of Yale Drama School, Hofstra University and New York’s famed High School of Performing Arts. Susan holds a full professorship at Penn State University where she heads the Graduate Program in Directing for the musical theater stage. She currently serves as President of the Society of Directors and Choreographers.