Susan Eichhorn-YoungActor

Susan’s introduction to the world of theatre began as a child, as she carried the scripts for the plays her dramaturge father was directing and producing, to rehearsals. She became his assistant, and often read lines for the actors who were not at certain rehearsals! At the age of 4, her dad needed a child extra for an opening scene, and her foot hit the boards and the rest, they say, is history!
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada, she comes from a strong tradition of great theatre and training.
Introduced to classical theatre at a young age, she has comfortably worn roles from Shakespeare’s Ophelia to Titania, to a Witch in the Scottish Play, and is equally comfortable in numerous leading ladies in Moliere’s comedies.
She has developed contemporary roles created by Tennessee Williams, Dan Greenberg, Neil Simon, Anne-Marie McDonald and Sam Shepherd as well as Ken Ludwig and Tom Stoppard to name a few.
As a singer, and an accomplished classical pianist she has worked in many genres on many world stages, throughout North America, Brazil, Europe and Asia.
She is as comfortable in operatic roles like Puccini’s Suor Angelica to Mozart’s Fiordiligi to contemporary premieres like Allan Jaffe’s Mary Shelley Opera. She is equally at home in the music theatre works of Sondheim, Kurt Weill, Rogers & Hart, Kander & Ebb, Marvin Hamlish & Cy Coleman.
Her love of the intimacy of the cabaret stage has given her critical acclaim world wide, and she has developed characters in French, German & American Cabaret, including the world premier of Chester Biscardi’s MODERN LOVE SONGS in her native Canada with pianist Mark Payne.
Her top selling cabaret album TAKING MY TURN with pianist Alan Johnson has garnered great critical response: “wields her beautiful, colorful voice with a fine sense of style and no hint of of hesitancy or reserve”…”is a potent communicator in these three languages…dispatching this complex text (Pirate Jenny: Threepenny Opera) and melody with a sense of flourish and fun that brings Lotte Lenya herself to mind.”