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Susan Watson


b. Elizabeth Watson, 17 Dec 1938, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Taught originally by her mom, a dance instructor, Watson progressed into an experienced dancer and vocalist. She performed in summertime stock companies and in addition studied on the Juilliard College of Music and Dance. She initial attracted interest with her functionality within the 1958 London creation of West Aspect Story (1958). Back the united states, she played in a variety of off-Broadway productions. She was observed in among these by Gower Champ, who ensemble her in his Broadway creation of Bye, Bye Birdie (1960). Watson performed the function of Kim McAfee with the present’s 607 shows. She was after that in Kean (1961) and was alternative lead within the nationwide tour of Carnival (1962), before showing up once again on Broadway in Ben Franklin In Paris (1964, reverse Robert Preston) along with a Joyful Sound (1966). Watson was effective in every of these displays, and even though the second option was a one-week flop, she was nominated for any Tony Honor as Greatest Featured Celebrity. Also within the middle-60s she made an appearance in revivals and staged presentations of musicals such as for example Carousel, Oklahoma! and Where’s Charley?, at locations like the Lincoln Middle and the brand new York City Middle. She appeared inside a tv edition of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s The Fantasticks, where her overall performance prompted the composers to provide her a job in their Special event (1969). In 1971 she performed the lead in an exceedingly effective revival of No, No, Nanette, where Jack port Gilford also made an appearance, their duet on ‘I DESIRE TO BE Happy’ being truly a nightly showstopper. In the first 00s, Watson was still extremely energetic, playing in local theater. Her sister, Janet Watson, is really a choreographer and it is wedded to Jones.

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Full Name Susan Watson
Profession Actor, Singer
Education Juilliard School
Nationality American
Music Songs What Did I Ever See in Him?, A Lot of Livin To Do, In Other Words, Seventeen, Bye Bye Birdie - Original Broadway Cast: A Lot of Livin' to Do, Bye Bye Birdie - Original Broadway Cast: How Lovely to Be a Woman, Bye Bye Birdie - Original Broadway Cast: One Boy, Heaven in My Arms, No, No, Nanette - Original Broadway Cast: Tea for Two, June Is Bustin' Out All Over, No, No, Nanette - Original Broadway Cast: I Want to Be Happy, No, No, Nanette - Original Broadway Cast: No, No, Nanette, Bye Bye Birdie - Original Broadway Cast: Hymn for a Sunday Evening, Mister Snow, You're a Queer One, Julie Jordan / Mister Snow, A Real Nice Clambake, No, No, Nanette - Original Broadway Cast: I've Confessed to the Breeze, No, No, Nanette - Original Broadway Cast: Opening Act II: Peach on the Beach, When the Children Are Asleep, All the Things You Are, Tea For Two, No, No, Nanette - Original Broadway Cast: Finaletto Act I, No, No, Nanette - Original Broadway Cast: Waiting for You, The Telephone Hour, Bye Bye Birdie - Original Broadway Cast: What Did I Ever See in Him, Nobody Else but Me, I Want to Be Happy, Hymn for a Sunday Evening, Starting Here, Starting Now, I'm Old Fashioned, The Right Romance, How Lovely to Be a Woman, I've Confessed To The Breeze
Albums The Music Never Ends, A Broadway Celebration, All the Things You Are - The Songs of Jerome Kern, Earthly Paradise
Nominations Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Movies Small, Beautifully Moving Parts, Blackout
TV Shows Louie, This Is Us

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1 Was chosen by Phylicia Rashad, also a Howard University alumnus, to study Shakespeare with a London theatre company.
2 Trained extensively as a dancer.
3 Both mother and father are Jamaican.
4 Graduate of the School of Fine Arts at Howard University in Washington, DC.



This Is Us 2016-2017 TV Series Beth Pearson
Divorce 2016 TV Series Victoria Tuckson
The Blacklist 2013-2016 TV Series Ellie
Limitless 2016 TV Series Elo
Billions 2016 TV Series Wilma 'Billie' Keen
Peter and John 2015 Patience
Happyish 2015 TV Series Sandy
Veep 2015 TV Series Sue's Friend
The Following 2015 TV Series Cindy
Blue Bloods 2015 TV Series Detective
Almost There 2015 TV Series Diane
Royal Pains 2014 TV Series Naomi
Louie 2012-2014 TV Series Janet
And, We're Out of Time 2014 TV Movie Diane
Golden Boy 2013 TV Series April McGee
The Good Wife 2011 TV Series Lauryn Fisher
Small, Beautifully Moving Parts 2011 Towie
Eden 2011 TV Series Det. Monica Lopez
Futurestates 2010 TV Series Tia
In Retrospect... 2009 Short Naima Housten
Law & Order 2004-2009 TV Series Thea Curry / Tanya Ware
Numb3rs 2008 TV Series Nina Hunter
NCIS 2007-2008 TV Series NCIS Intel Analyst Nikki Jardine
Alibi 2007 TV Movie Genevieve Egan
Private Practice 2007 TV Series Beth O'Brien
Blackout 2007/III Fatima
Kidnapped 2007 TV Series Ella King
Medium 2007 TV Series Subordinate
Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2005 TV Series Jill Tolbert
Third Watch 2004-2005 TV Series Emma St. Claire
The Disappearance of Andy Waxman 2004 Short Intern
The Jury 2004 TV Series Andrea Davis
Hack 2004 TV Series Paula



Imagine a Future 2013 Documentary short production assistant



Access Hollywood Live 2017 TV Series Herself
Rachael Ray 2017 TV Series Herself
Steve Harvey 2017 TV Series Herself - Guest
Hollywood Today Live 2016 TV Series Herself

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1 [on playing Janet on Louie (2010)] I think it's remarkable because for so long we've been saying we just want to see each other as human beings. Our culture is very important, of course, but this feels like a moment where someone has said, 'Your culture is irrelevant at this moment. It's more about whether you feel like you're right for this role and what you're brining to it.
2 [on playing Janet on Louie (2010)] I think people have found it to be a lot like what Louis' been saying all along. If you follow the show you understand that there's no real continuity, and that Louis is a bit of a maverick in terms of not having any allegiance to doing something one way. People see it and go, 'What? This makes no sense.' And then they go, 'Oh, that's 'cause we're watching Louis.' And they take it with a grain of salt.
3 [on playing Janet on Louie (2010)] I'd seen the show before I auditioned so I knew the kids on the show. And they were White. So when I go into the audition I say, 'I don't know what part I'm auditioning for but I know it can't be his wife because I've seen his kids.' They were like, 'Okay, we're just gonna press record.' After I got the role I was still thinking it can't be to play his ex-wife, maybe his friend, but not the ex-wife. I just thought it was hilarious, and that Louis [C.K.] was kind of brilliant for casting it that way.

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