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CAREER


Susan Morse, "Capricorn", started her career early, inspired by The Mickey Mouse Club at 4! Her first professional singing appearance was on The Perry Como Show at 7 years of age.

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At 10 she played Brigitta in the National Company production of The Sound Of Music with Florence Henderson.

At 11 Susan was doing studio recordings for jingles.

At 12, in 1964, she supplied the singing voice for "Dorothy", in the first Bass-Rankin animated TV special, Return To OZ.

At 14, she was hired to sing on demos for song writers at Screen Gems Music.

At 15, Susan made a record with Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits after meeting him when she worked for his fan club in N.Y.C.

At 16, appeared in the David Shire- Richard Maltby musical "How Do You Do - I Love You?" at Westbury Music Fair with Phyllis Newman.

Graduating from Quintano High in New York, at 16 Susan joined the rock band "NEON" that performed the summer of 1968 at The Barge in South Hampton, Long Island.

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At 17 Susan was chosen for the original Los Angeles  production of "Hair" and also appeared in the Broadway production 6 months later.

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Songwriter/producers Neil Goldberg & Gil Slavin invited her to Steed's studios where they were producers with Jeff Barry Productions.

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Susan recorded "Funky Hunk A Guy" which was released on Ampex Records through Jeff  Barry's production company and was contracted to sing background vocals for some of Jeff's projects with Bobby Bloom, Andy Kim, and then the Archies "Together We Two"...where she met Ron Dante for the first time. Ritchie Adams and Ron asked Susan to finish out the album so Susan sang on the entire  Archies "This Is Love" recording with Leslie Miller and Ronnie.

She then won the part of Mary Magdalene in the touring production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Godspell", opening: September 21, 1972 .

In 1973, Susan re-located from the east coast to Los Angeles. There she landed a role in the original Roxy Cast stage version of "The Rocky Horror Show". Susan played every female role during the 9 months she was with the company, and also supplied backing vocals.

In the 1980's Susan was a member of The Ohio Players, and performed with

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Jose Jose, the #1 singer in Mexico at the time, in Mexico City and Las Vegas

She also provided backing vocals (with Beverley Bremers) for the Paul Jabara/Donna Summer Disco Hit, SHUT OUT/HEAVEN IS A DISCO.

Susan currently works as a singer and  sometimes vocal contractor for TV, films, and studio session work. Susan received her first platinum plaque for her singing with Barbra Streisand on "Christmas Memories". Her dear friend and mega music producer David Foster (who was in the Original Rocky Horror Show band at the Roxy) made the connection between Barbra and Susan on this project. Susan is currently the leader of the performing group Jazzapella,  an a cappella jazz vocal quartet.  They do corporate and private shows and have made appearances on TV. They were the featured guest artists on ABC's "According to Jim" with Jim Belushi in his holiday show in December of 2002.

Susan is also an owner-handler of Scottish Terrier show dogs.
GCH Charthill Virtuoso "MacCartney" was the #5 All Breed Scottish Terriers in the U.S. in 2008


Susan appears on the Archie's Album This Is Love.

Original Roxy Cast recording of The Rocky Horror Show

DISIN-HAIR-ITED Studio Cast RCA LSO-1163 70
CAST:
John Aman, Obie Bray, Donnie Burks, Linda Compton, Lorrie Davis, Denise Delapenha, Leata Galloway, Pat Lambert, Clifford Lipson, Charles O. Lynch, Galt MacDermot, Robin McNamara, Melba Moore, Susan Morse, Natalie Mosco, Allan Nicholls, Susanna Norstrand, James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Sakinah, George Tipton, George Turner

Portrait

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Susan and her mom in Chicago during The Sound Of Music run.

 

 

 

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Von Trapp Children on tour.

 

 

 

HAiR L.A.

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Godspell

 

 

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As Mary Magdalene in

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Jose Jose

 

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The Rocky Horror Show

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Susan Morse in Green

Bruce Scott and Susan Morse record The Time Warp

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The Roxy Cast recording sessions, Lou Adler at the mixing desk, Susan looks on.

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