Vocalist and Director
Presenting: Acting through Singing, Managing a Theater
Suzanne Bracken is a firm believer in Peter Pan’s ideal of never growing up. Starting out in children’s theater, studying music and dance at the age of ten, Suzanne found her passion for performance early in life. Now cleverly disguised as a responsible adult, Suzanne still performs on stage, in film and occasionally at renaissance festivals. She is currently performing with New American Folk Theater as part of the Chicago Musical Theater Festival in their production of My Life Is A Country Song, playing the role of Shirley. Previously, she worked with NAFT in their production of Dark of the Moon, Playing Mrs. Summey.
Suzanne is Managing Director of Ludicrous Theatre-Chicago and has been seen in their productions of Hippolytus, Radio TBS, Sleeping With Straight Men, Rocky Horror, Conquest of the Universe, Sordid Lives, Southern Baptist Sissies and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. Also a collective member emeritus of LiveWire Chicago Theatre, she has performed in their productions of Hedda Gabler, Uncle Vanya, Much Ado About Nothing and Life is a Dream. Film credits include independent films Vanessa Rising, The Directed By, Ball Busters, The Truth About Average Guys, Fluffenhaus: The Comeback of a Pop Culture Icon, Actually Adieu My Love and Happy Man’s Pants. Suzanne also does voice-over work and has recorded her first album Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice with the renaissance musical comedy group she co-founded, SistersStrange.
Suzanne holds a BFA in Music Theater Performance from Millikin University.