Profile Type: Artist
Susan Haefner

Originally from Rochester, New York, Susan has lived everywhere from New York to California plus many states in between, and is now proud to call Vermont home. As an actor, director, choreographer, teacher, producer and arts administrator she has worked on Broadway, national and international tours, and at regional theaters across the United States.

Susan began her theatre career at Walt Disney World, appearing in the Hoop-Dee-Doo Review as well as other shows throughout Epcot Center and The Magic Kingdom. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from SUNY Fredonia and a Master of Fine Arts degree at Florida State University’s Asolo Conservatory, she went on to act in regional theatres such as Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Weston Playhouse, Shaker Bridge Theatre and Northern Stage.  

As a Teaching Artist, Susan is actively involved with Maple Street School, Rutland High School, Weston Playhouse, New England Youth Theatre, and Northern Stage. Theatre clinician experience includes Tennessee Arts Academy (professional development for high school theatre directors),  Tennessee Thespian Conference and the NorthEast Theatre Festival. Susan served as Weston Playhouse’s Director of Education and Outreach in 2015, and continues to advise and support Weston’s Education programs, most recently teaching acting as part of 2019 Broadway Theatre Camp. Susan has also recently launched Little Yellow House Studio, an educational and solo performance studio. She teaches voice, acting, communications, professional development, audition techniques, and even beginning tap lessons.

Susan has appeared on Broadway in State Fair, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and 42nd Street (Revival), and on national and international tour in Damn Yankees (with Jerry Lewis) and Billy Elliot. While performing in Thoroughly Modern Millie on Broadway, Susan founded Living Room Arts, a traveling theatre company focused on new works in communal, intimate settings. Susan has produced, directed and hosted over 30 concerts, solo shows, play readings and hootenannies in living rooms, schools, community centers, assisted living facilities, churches and even outside on the lawn.

As a director and choreographer, Susan has directed and choreographed at colleges as well as regional theatres such as Playhouse on Park in CT (Steel Magnolias, 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee, Three Little Pigs, and Little Shop of Horrors), Shaker Bridge Theatre (4000 Miles) and Weston Playhouse (Stuart Little and Schoolhouse Rock Live!).

Susan continues to act regionally, having recently appeared as Marie Dindon/Mme. Renaud in La Cage Aux Folles at Geva Theatre Center and Rosemary Clooney in Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical at Playhouse on Park, CT. She is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.


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CHESTER, VT 05143-9048
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Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Musical
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ballet
Dance - Tap / Percussive
Music - General
Music - Choral
Music - Folk
Music - Solo / Recital
Theater - General
Theater - Children's
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Improv
Theater - Musical
Theater - Variety / Vaudeville
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General Public
School Groups
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Artist (Individual)
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Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Professional Development / Training
Professional Network Gatherings / Events
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
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Professional Associations: 
Actors Equity Association
State University of New York at Fredonia, BFA Musical Theatre Performance, Dance Minor
Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory, MFA Theater Performance (Acting)

I am a Touring Artist

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keyboard and amp or piano
two microphones if venue is large
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I am a Teaching Artist

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Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
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Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
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