SUSAN LEHMAN became a member of Actors Equity in 1961. She is also a member of SAG-AFTRA. She has been working in the performing arts since her early childhood.
Her first Broadway debut was in 1962 in I Can Get It For You Wholesale as part of the ensemble, and most notably as an understudy for Barbra Streisand and Bambi Linn. Other Broadway credits include: The Prisoner of Second Avenue and Show Me Where The Good Times Are. Susan toured all over the East playing Tzeitel in the First National Company production of Fiddler On The Roof. She played the role of Mrs. McIllehenny in City Center Encores! production of 70 Girls 70. She worked in two Off-Broadway Drama Desk nominated plays: Falling (2012) and Transport Group’s I Remember Mama (2014). Susan played the role of Maude in the Off-Broadway Musical, Harold & Maude.
Leads and supporting roles in over 40 professional plays/musicals include: Fanny in Funny Girl, Babe in The Pajama Game, Annie in Annie Get Your Gun, Carrie in Carousel, Marian in The Music Man, Winnifred in Once Upon A Mattress, Mammy Yokum in Li’l Abner, Smitty in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Irma in Irma La Douce, Reno in Anything Goes, Meg in Brigadoon, and Jack’s Mum in Into The Woods. She also sang and danced in many revues and cabarets all over the USA.
Roles on television soap operas include: All My Children, Ryan’s Hope, and As The World Turns. She played a “gentle folk” senior dancer in Disney’s Enchanted, and also appeared on the 2008 Academy Awards in the performance for Enchanted‘s nominated song, “That’s How You Know.”
Susan directed projects in NYC for Circle Reparatory, The Woman’s Project, and Women’s Interart. She also directed for the Allenberry Playhouse in Pennsylvania and Capital Repertory in Albany, New York.
She trained to direct with Mike Nichols and Herbert Berghof, and trained/directed on All My Children (ABC) and Texas (NBC). She trained in acting with Alvina Krause, Uta Hagen, and Austin Pendleton.
Susan holds a BS in Theater from Northwestern University. Throughout the years, Susan has worked various “bread and butter jobs,” her favorite being a professional Broadway usher where she gets paid to see a show and tell people where to go.