Susan Browning

Susan Browning

Performer

Susan Browning, the two-time Tony Award nominated actress who created the role of April in the original Company, died April 23, 2006, after a brief illness, according to her friends in the theatre community. Ms. Browning earned Tony nominations as Best Actress in a Musical (for playing stewardess April in Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (for playing Agnes in Goodtime Charley). Her sister told friends Ms. Browning had been on life support for several weeks after falling ill. She was 65.

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  • Born: Feb 25, 1941 in Baldwin, New York
  • Death: Apr 23, 2006 in New York, New York

Roles (12)

Big River Playbill - Opening Night, April 1985 Big River (1985)
Opened Apr 25, 1985
  • as Widow Douglas (Original)
  • as Sally Phelps (Original)
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Chapter Two Playbill - Dec 1977 Chapter Two (1977)
Opened Dec 4, 1977
  • as Faye Medwick (Replacement)
  • Arrived on Sep 25, 1979
Goodtime Charley Playbill - March 1975 Goodtime Charley (1975)
Opened Mar 3, 1975
  • as Agnes Sorel (Original)
  • as Joan of Arc (Understudy - Original)
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Thieves Playbill - April 1974 Thieves (1974)
Opened Apr 7, 1974
  • as Sally Cramer (Standby - Original)
  • as Nancy (Standby - Original)
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Shelter Playbill - Feb 1973 Shelter (1973)
Opened Feb 6, 1973
  • as Wednesday November (Original)
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Love and Kisses Playbill - Dec 1963 Love and Kisses (1963)
Opened Dec 18, 1963
  • as Elizabeth Pringle (Original)
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Company Playbill - Dec 1970 Company (1970)
Opened Apr 26, 1970
  • as April (Original)
Company - August 1970
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Production Placeholder Company (1993)
Opened Apr 11, 1993
  • as April (Original)
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Sondheim: A Musical Tribute Playbill - March 1973 Sondheim: A Musical Tribute (1973)
Opened Mar 11, 1973
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Awards

Theatre World
1970 Theatre World Award Company Winner
Tony Award
1975 Featured Actress in a Musical Goodtime Charley Nominee
1971 Actress in a Musical Company Nominee