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Susan Derry Adjunct Instructor Department of Performing Arts

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By appointment
MM Vocal Performance, Manhattan School of Music

BM Vocal Performance, Northwestern University

Languages Spoken
English, German
Susan Derry debuted on Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of Wonderful Town and played the role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera in Hamburg, Germany. She has appeared across the country in leading roles and has an extensive background in opera as well.
New works are a passion for Susan - she is the centerpiece of the Bold New Works series in Virginia, an initiative to create five world-premiere musicals for smaller stages. Susan is also the co-founder of DC’s contemporary opera company, UrbanArias.
Susan headlined as a guest soloist at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, appeared in the Encores! Series at New York City Center eleven times, and has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall’s Community Sings series, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center galas, Sondheim Award galas. Her one-woman show “It’s Got To Be Love” has seen New York and DC runs.
For the Media
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