Susan Browning
Biographical Information
Born February 25th, 1941
Baldwin, New York City, United States
Died April 23rd, 2006
New York City, New York, United States
Productions Jo as Meg (original cast)
Company as April (original Broadway cast)
Shelter as Wednesday November
Sondheim: A Musical Tribute
Goodtime Charley as Agnes Sorel, Joan of Arc (understudy)
Big River as Sally Phelps/Widow Douglas
Wonderful Town as Mrs. Wade
Lucky in the Rain as Gertrude Stein
Recordings Company (original cast recording)
Sondheim: A Musical Tribute
Goodtime Charley (original cast recording)
Big River (original cast recording)

Susan Browning was an American actress.


Born in Baldwin, New York, Browning studied at Penn State University and made her stage debut in 1964, gaining two Tony Award nominations for Company and Goodtime Charley respectively.

Browning also appeared on television a number of times, in Law and Order and The Wild Wild West among others, as well as playing a nun in both Sister Act films. She passed away in 2006.


Browning had a long career in musical theatre, debuting in Jo, a musical adaptation of Little Women, but coming to public attention in her award nominated role as April in the original cast of Company.

Browning appeared in a number of original productions, most notably Goodtime Charley, for which she received a second Tony Award nomination, and Big River in 1985.


Jo (1964)(originated the role)Edit

Company (1970)(originated the role)Edit

  • Company (contains solo lines)
  • You Could Drive a Person Crazy (contains solo lines)
  • Barcelona (duet)
  • Finale Ultimo

Shelter (1973)(originated the role)Edit

  • I Bring Him Seashells (solo)
  • Welcome to a New World (reprise)
  • He's a Fool (duet)

Sondheim: A Musical Tribute (1973)Edit

  • You Could Drive a Person Crazy (contains solo lines)
  • Love is in the Air (duet)
  • So Many People (duet)

Goodtime Charley (1975)Edit

Agnes Sorel (originated the role)Edit
  • Why Can't We All Be Nice (duet)
  • Merci, Bon Dieu (duet)
Joan of Arc (understudy)Edit
  • Voices And Visions (solo)
  • Bits And Pieces (duet)
  • To Make The Boy A Man (solo)
  • I Am Going To Love (The Man You're Going To Be)(solo)
  • Castles Of The Loire (solo)
  • You Still Have A Long Way To Go (duet)
  • One Little Year (solo)
  • Finale/History Reprise (duet)

Big River (1985)Edit

Sally Phelps (originated the role)Edit
Widow Douglas (originated the role)Edit

Wonderful Town (1994)Edit

Lucky in the Rain (1997)(originated the role)Edit

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