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Susan Farrell Egan

(1970-02-18) February 18, 1970 (age 54)
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles
  • Actress
  • singer
  • dancer
Years active 1982–present
Robert Hartmann
(m. 2005)
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Susan Farrell Egan (born February 18, 1970) is an American actress, singer and dancer, 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 voices of Megara in Hercules (1997), Madame Gina in Porco Rosso (2005), Rose Quartz/Pink Diamond in Steven Universe, and Lin in Spirited Away.

Early life

Egan was born 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. She is also a credited alumna of the Young Americans College.


Stage and other work

Having long desired to become a performer, Egan spent most of her time taking dancing, concentrating on ballet, and singing lessons as a child, and trained as a competitive figure skater from ages five to ten.

While attending Los Alamitos High School, the Orange County High School of the Arts, and 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.

Egan has performed in one-woman, cabaret-style concerts at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in 2000 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 June 6, 2016, Egan appeared alongside Brad Kane at the Hollywood Bowl as opening acts for Disney's "The Little Mermaid Live" show. Egan performed a medley of songs from Beauty and the Beast. The June 6 performance also included the original Little Mermaid voice actress Jodi Benson performing with the rest of the "Live" cast. From July 20–29, 2018, Egan reprised the role of Belle in the 5-Star Theatre's production of Beauty and the Beast at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.


On television, Egan is known for her co-starring role as Nikki Cox's best friend Mary Campbell in Nikki.

Voice acting

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 the 1997 film Hercules and reprised her role in the 1998 TV series of the same name in two episodes and in both Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts III.

Egan provided Angel's singing voice in Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure and the voice acting for Rose Quartz on the Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe along with various other characters.

Personal life

Egan is married to Robert Hartmann and has two daughters, Nina (born February 6, 2007) and Isla (born December 15, 2009). She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Porco Rosso Madame Gina Voice (2005 English dub)
1997 Hercules Megara Voice
1999 Man of the Century Samantha Winter
2001 Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Megara Voice
2001 The Disappearing Girl Trick Bridget Smith Short film
Revolution OS Narrator Documentary
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Angel Voice (singing)
Spirited Away Lin Voice role (2002 English dub)
2004 13 Going on 30 Tracy Hansen
2014 Achmed Saves America Ginny Voice
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Aladdin Mei-Ling Television film
1993 Men Don't Tell Florist Television film
1998–2000 The Drew Carey Show Susan/Suzanne 2 episodes
1999 Hercules Megara 2 episodes
2000–2002 Nikki Mary Campbell 40 episodes
2002 NYPD Blue Jennifer Martin Episode: "Guns & Hoses"
Gotta Kick It Up! Heather Bartlett Television film
Haunted E.R. Doctor Episode: "Pilot"
2005 Numb3rs Becky Burdick Episode: "Prime Suspect"
2009 House Audrey Greenwald Episode: "The Social Contract"
2014–2019 Steven Universe Rose Quartz/Pink Diamond
Tiny Floating Whale
14 episodes; Voice
2015 Modern Family Miss Ford Episode: "Summer Lovin"
2019 Steven Universe Future Rose Quartz Episode: "Rose Buds"

Archived voice from Steven Universe

2020 Amphibia Renee Frodgers Voice; episode: "A Caravan Named Desire"
2021–2022 The Simpsons The "You'll Never Sleep Again" singer
Singing Tree
Voice; episodes: "Treehouse of Horror XXXII"
"Meat Is Murder"
2022 Bjorn the Last Unicorn Becca Voice
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Kingdom Hearts II Megara
2019 Kingdom Hearts III
2023 Disney Speedstorm

Broadway and stage

Source: Internet Broadway Database

  • Bye Bye Birdie (1992, U.S. Tour as Kim MacAfee)
  • State Fair (1992, tour; 1996, replacement Margie)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1994, Belle)
  • The Sound of Music (1996, Maria)
  • Triumph of Love (1997, Princess Léonide)
  • Cabaret (1998 revival) (various, 1999, 2000, 2003, Sally Bowles)
  • Putting It Together (1999, The Mark Taper Forum, California)
  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown (2002, "Molly Brown", Sacramento Music Circus)
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie (2004, replacement Millie Dillmount)



  • 2002: So Far...
  • 2004: Coffee House
  • 2005: All That & More
  • 2006: Winter Tracks
  • 2007: Susan Egan Live!
  • 2011: Secret of Happiness (includes Nina Doesn't Care video, Brian Haner music video, filmed in 2011)
  • 2015: Softly

See also

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