Broadway Star Susan Egan to Perform Benefit Concert

Broadway Star Susan Egan to Perform Benefit Concert
Susan Egan will perform a benefit
concert Nov. 8 in the Music Recital Hall. (Photo courtesy of Kevyn Major Howard.)

Susan Egan, star of stage and screen, returns to Cal Poly Pomona for the solo concert Susan Egan Live! Songs from New Broadway to benefit Music Industry Studies scholarships. The concert takes place Thursday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall.

Egan, a world-class performer, is best known for the breadth of talent she brings to the Broadway stage. Most notably, she originated the role of Belle in Beauty and the Beast, for which she earned Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations for best actress. Her recent Broadway leads include Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Sally Bowles in Cabaret.

Egan has sung with more than 30 symphonies nationwide and has more than 40 recording credits, including five critically-praised solo albums. Like the title suggests, Susan Egan Live! Songs from New Broadway will feature contemporary Broadway music.

The concert is presented by the Music department and the Hugh O. La Bounty Chair of Interdisciplinary Applied Knowledge, which brings distinguished scholars, recognized professionals from academe, business, industry, the arts and government to the Cal Poly Pomona community.

The chair program is named in honor of Hugh O. La Bounty, who served as university president from 1978 to 1991. Under La Bounty's leadership, Cal Poly Pomona grew from a small regional institution into a major, comprehensive university with a national and international reputation. The namesake chair program was established through a $1 million endowment in 1996.

Proceeds from the concert benefit students of the rapidly-growing Music Industry Studies (MIS) program, which currently comprises half of the Music department's 210 undergraduate majors. The program's wide-ranging curriculum provides students with a solid foundation in music theory, history, performance, production, recording technology and business as well as a well-rounded education. MIS students tailor their studies to emphasize music business, production or recording. Furthermore, in preparation for careers in music, all MIS students complete internships.

General admission tickets are $25, and student tickets are $15. Tickets can be purchased at or through the Music Publicity Office, Building 24, Room 142. For more information, contact music publicist Teresa Kelly at (909) 869-3554 or