Susan Angelo, MFA
Adjunct Faculty Member
The LA Times has called her “a comic angel”; Daily Variety has commented on her “uncanny abiliy to segue from sophisticated haughtiness to burlesque pratfalls all within the same movement; LA Weekly has said, “It is a joy to simply watch this performing artist at work, with her mastery of body language and vocal inflection; and Play Shakespeare.com says “Susan Angelo is the real deal.” SUSAN ANGELO has performed leading roles in over 100 Shakespeare, classical and contemporary plays in regional theatres and festivals throughout the country, as well as in New York and Los Angeles, working with such actors as Holly Hunter, Amy Madigan, Forest Whitaker, James Avery, Roger Rees, Van Johnson and Lee Meriwether and garnering several Los Angeles Times Critics Awards, LA Weekly and DramaLogue Awards and nominated for Ovation Awards. Recent Television/Film: Jack Reacher; Compound Fracture; Bones; Touch; Twisted; Franklin & Bash; Law & Order: LA; Criminal Minds; Desperate Housewives; Heroes, Medium, Law & Order: CI. Recent Regional Theatre: Annette (God of Carnage); Inez (LifeX3)atPittsburgh Public Theatre;Regan (King Lear) at Indiana Rep & Syracuse Stage; Candida (Candida); Lady MacBeth(MacBeth); Elmire (Tartuffe) at American Players Theatre;Princess (Loves Labours Lost) at The Shakespeare Theatre; Christina (Ghost Mall) with playwright Lydia Stryk; Angel (Daughters of Genius) with playwright Evan Smith; Christina (Visions of Right) with playwright Marcia Cebulski atThe William Inge Theatre; ; Sally (Dangerous Obsession) at The American Heartland Theatre; Myrna (Hebrew Bronx School) with Ralph Macchio and Dan Lauria at Blue Herron Theatre, NY; Lady MacBeth (MacBeth) at Workshop Theatre, NY. Recent Los Angeles Theatre: Sylvia (Broken Glass) at The West Coast Jewish Theatre; Alice (Dance of Death);Cleopatra (Antony & Cleopatra);Queen Elizabeth (Richard III); Countess (The Rehearsal) at A Noise Within in Pasadena, where she is a Resident Artist; Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing); Ariadne (Heartbreak House); Madeline (The Women of Lockerbie); LadyMacBeth (MacBeth); Portia (Julius Caesar); Queen (Cymbeline); Gertrude (Hamlet); Lady Sneerwell (School for Scandal; Goneril (King Lear); Mistress Page (Merry Wives of Windsor); Portia (Merchant of Venice); Titania and Helena (Midsummer Night’s Dream); Lady Anne (Richard III); Viola (Twelfth Night); Constance (Madwoman of Chaillot); Mrs. Chasin (Harold and Maude); Mrs. Webb (Our Town); Asta (Little Eyolf); Philamente (Educated Women) at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum where she is a Resident Artist and Education Director;Ophelia/Horatio (Hamlet), Hypatia (Misalliance) in Los Angeles Repertory Company; (A Lie of the Mind) at the Mark Taper Forum; (Voyage to Arcturas) at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble. Recent Directing: Midsummer Night's Dream (co-production with Hitia O Te Ra) at Shakespeare Orange County; The Royal Family; My Name is Rachel Corrie; Twelfth Night. Midsummer Night's Dream (Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum); Winters Tale; Twelfth Night (The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival); Summer & Smoke (California Lutheran University). Recent Teaching: As a teacher, she specializes in Shakespeare and other classics with an emphasis on scansion and classical rhetoric for children, teens, college students and professional actors. New York University; California Lutheran University; El Camino College; Claremont Graduate School; Los Angeles Valley College. Education: MFA, George Washington University and The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC; BFA, California Institute of the Arts.
BFA, Acting, California Institute of the Arts
MFA, Classical Acting, George Washington University/The Shakespeare Theatre's Academy For Classical Acting (ACA)