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NATS-LA Fall Symposium with Susan Egan and Richard Seymour

  • Harbeson Hall, Pasadena City College 1570 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91106 (map)

Musical Theatre Master Class with Susan Egan
How to Get to Broadway:  The Prepared Singer

Musical Theatre Children's Master Class with Richard Seymour

NATS-Los Angeles is extremely pleased to announce the clinician for our Fall Symposium. Veteran Broadway performer and the original "Belle" in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, Susan Egan, will be our guest artist on Saturday, October 6, 2018.  Harbeson Hall at Pasadena City College will be the setting for the day’s activities. Richard Seymour will be presenting a musical theatre children's masterclass in the morning. 

 SUSAN EGAN

SUSAN EGAN

Susan Egan has made powerful impressions in theatre, film, television and music. On Broadway, she headlined as Thoroughly Modern Millie, won critical acclaim as “Sally Bowles” in Cabaret, starred in Triumph of Love and State Fair, and most notably, received Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations for “Best Actress” as the original “Belle” in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.   Regionally, Egan starred alongside Carol Burnett in Putting It Together, Tommy Tune in the national tour of Bye, Bye Birdie, reprised her role of “Belle” for the Los Angeles premiere of Beauty and the Beast, and developed works at Yale Repertory, Baltimore Center Stage, South Coast Repertory, and the Mark Taper Forum.   Her film credits include 13 Going on 30Gotta Kick It Up for the Disney Channel, and award-winning indies seen at Seattle Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Slamdance, the HBO Comedy Festival and beyond. In animation, Susan voiced the characters of “Meg” in Disney’s Hercules, “Lin” in the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away, “Gina” in Porco Rosso, “Angel” in Lady and the Tramp II, “Ginny” in Achmed Saves America, and is currently “Rose Quartz on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe. She spent two seasons on television with the WB’s Nikki, and has appeared on HOUSE, NUMB3RS, NYPD Blue, Arli$$, Drew Carey, Party of Five, Great Performances, movies for ABC, CBS, and Disney Channel, and more.  Susan has headlined with more than 50 symphonies worldwide, including concerts at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl, and has over 40 recording credits including her solo CDs: All That and More, So Far, Winter Tracks, CoffeeHouse (Best Vocalist 2004), Susan Egan LIVEThe Secret of Happiness, and 2015’s Softly. Originally from Southern California, Susan attended the Orange County School of the Arts and UCLA, where she received a Carol Burnett Award in Musical Theatre.  She is an accomplished master teacher in music performance, obsessive gardener, happy wife, and leader to her daughters’ two Girl Scout troops.   

www.SusanEgan.net
@IAmSusanEgan
Facebook.com/OfficialSusanEgan.

 RICHARD SEYMOUR

RICHARD SEYMOUR

Richard Seymour is a native of Southern California. His varied musical background encompasses musical theater and opera as well as choral and jazz music. In 2007 Richard launched his San Marino Summer Theatre Camp for children with a production of Grease! Due to the great success of that first show he has continued each summer since then with productions of the Wizard Of Oz, Annie, The Music Man, My Fair LadyHello Dolly, Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, Oklahoma and, most recently, The Sound Of Music. Upcoming in November, he will perform the roles of Mr. Laurence and Sir Braxton Prendergast in Landmark Theater Company's production of Little Women.  For Burbank Community Theater’s inaugural production of Annie, he performed the role of Daddy Warbucks. Recently, he performed the role of Edna in Hairspray and the “Creature” in Young Frankenstein, both at Pasadena City College. For several years Richard was a member of the Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, Opera A La Carte, with whom he performed many roles touring across the country.

Richard developed music/singing workshops for students at Valentine Elementary School in San Marino. From 2004-2012 his efforts blossomed into a comprehensive music program at both Valentine and Carver Elementary schools. Additionally, he has conducted several afterschool choirs through the San Marino Parks and Recreation Department. Having had a long association with children’s entertainer Shari Lewis and her beloved character, Lamb Chop, Richard was the Music Supervisor on her Emmy-Award winning PBS show, The Charlie Horse Music Pizza, a music education show for children.

He has performed with Los Angeles Opera, Long Beach Civic Light Opera and Guild Opera of Southern California in numerous opera productions and was baritone soloist at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church under the direction of Dr. James Vail in numerous choral and oratorio masterpieces of composers ranging from Bach, Brahms, Haydn and Mendelssohn.

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Q & A from 4-5pm with
NATS-LA Member Rhonda Dillon and
Cirque du Soleil’s Zipporah Peddle.

 Versatile singing actress, Rhonda Dillon, made her Broadway debut in 1988 in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s  The Phantom of the Opera.  She has subsequently appeared as both the prima donna “Carlotta” and the ballet mistress “Madame Giry” with every company in the United States! She holds a master’s degree in choral conducting from the University of Southern California, where she toured Australia and New Zealand as a member of the USC Chamber Singers. She has sung with the LA Opera and was a featured nun in  The Firey Angel  by Prokovief. With the Los Angeles Master Chorale, she was a featured soloist at the Hollywood bowl. She toured the Western US as soloist with the Roger Wagner Chorale. Her voice can be heard on the soundtracks of such films as  Infidelity; Like Father Like Son; Burglar  and  Empire of the Sun.  Most recently Ms. Dillon created the role of Brenda in  Life Begins Again . Rhonda teaches at Cerritos College, El Camino College and College of the Canyons. She is on the board of NATS-Los Angeles as a director. Many of her students have won prestigious awards and are studying and teaching a new generation of singing artists!

Versatile singing actress, Rhonda Dillon, made her Broadway debut in 1988 in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. She has subsequently appeared as both the prima donna “Carlotta” and the ballet mistress “Madame Giry” with every company in the United States! She holds a master’s degree in choral conducting from the University of Southern California, where she toured Australia and New Zealand as a member of the USC Chamber Singers. She has sung with the LA Opera and was a featured nun in The Firey Angel by Prokovief. With the Los Angeles Master Chorale, she was a featured soloist at the Hollywood bowl. She toured the Western US as soloist with the Roger Wagner Chorale. Her voice can be heard on the soundtracks of such films as Infidelity; Like Father Like Son; Burglar and Empire of the Sun. Most recently Ms. Dillon created the role of Brenda in Life Begins Again. Rhonda teaches at Cerritos College, El Camino College and College of the Canyons. She is on the board of NATS-Los Angeles as a director. Many of her students have won prestigious awards and are studying and teaching a new generation of singing artists!

  Zipporah Peddle  has been a singer, voice teacher, and music director for 18 years, nine of which were in Las Vegas. She spent six years as lead vocalist in Cirque du Soleil's top selling production show,  O , played Kate Kavanaugh in  50 Shades: The Parody  at Bally’s, and played Lilli Vanessi/Kate in Nevada Conservatory Theater’s  Kiss Me Kate . Additionally, she has performed in numerous concerts, variety shows, and recitals at venues throughout Las Vegas. She has presented musical theater workshops for the Las Vegas Performing Arts Initiative, One Big Fish Productions, and the Super Summer Theater performing arts program. Zipporah most recently appeared in the world premiere of  La Sorgente , a collection of art songs for soloists and orchestra based on poetry by Pope John Paul II composed by Victor Vanacore, at the Ford Theatre in Los Angeles. She is currently project vocalist supervisor for Princess Cruises and maintains a private voice studio in Los Angeles. Originally from Newfoundland, Canada, Zipporah has a Master of Music degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Zipporah Peddle has been a singer, voice teacher, and music director for 18 years, nine of which were in Las Vegas. She spent six years as lead vocalist in Cirque du Soleil's top selling production show, O, played Kate Kavanaugh in 50 Shades: The Parody at Bally’s, and played Lilli Vanessi/Kate in Nevada Conservatory Theater’s Kiss Me Kate. Additionally, she has performed in numerous concerts, variety shows, and recitals at venues throughout Las Vegas. She has presented musical theater workshops for the Las Vegas Performing Arts Initiative, One Big Fish Productions, and the Super Summer Theater performing arts program. Zipporah most recently appeared in the world premiere of La Sorgente, a collection of art songs for soloists and orchestra based on poetry by Pope John Paul II composed by Victor Vanacore, at the Ford Theatre in Los Angeles. She is currently project vocalist supervisor for Princess Cruises and maintains a private voice studio in Los Angeles. Originally from Newfoundland, Canada, Zipporah has a Master of Music degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.