Vocalist | Flutist | Composer | Arranger | Recording Artist | Producer | Award Winning Actress
Suzzanne Douglas, is an award-winning actress whose work on stage and in film and television spans four decades. In the theatre Suzzanne has performed on Broadway, starring opposite Sting in The Threepenny Opera as well as The Tap Dance Kid and It’s a Grand Night for Singing. Additional theater credits include Shakespeare’s Henry V, Maggie Edson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, Wit, where she was the first African American women to perform the role of Dr. Bearing. She also starred in Arthur Laurent’s, Hallelujah! Baby which Laurent’s re-wrote for Douglas, 42nd Street, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, American Son, Cinderella, In This House, Drowning Crow, Crowns, and Old Settler.
Suzzanne is widely known for her starring role in the long-running Warner Brothers show, The Parent ‘Hood. She has appeared in such highly-acclaimed shows as Bull, Bones, The Good Wife, Law and Order – Criminal Intent, NYPD Blue, Touched by an Angel, I’ll Fly Away, the ABC remake of the classic film Sounder (Black Reel Award) and Whitney for Lifetime.
In film Ms. Douglas’ work can be seen in How Stella Got Her Groove Back (Black Oscar), Jason’s Lyric, Tap (NAACP Image Award), Jason’s Lyric, The Inkwell, Changing the Game (Cannes Film Festival), School of Rock, Chain of Desire, Happy Yummy Chicken for which she wrote the title song and the film Black N’ Blue, an independent film which addresses the Black Lives Matter Movement.
As a producer, Suzzanne won the award for Best Short film at the Hollywood Black Film Festival Awards for The Last Weekend. She also co-produced Theresa Rebeck’s Love on the Rocks.
Suzzanne, sings regularly with her jazz trio, performing re-imagined jazz standards as well as her original compositions. She has traveled the United States and internationally performing with many renowned musicians including Jon Faddis, Nate Adderley, Don Braden, T.S. Monk, Helen Sung, Stanley Turrentine and Gene Harris.
Suzzanne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree at Illinois State University and a master’s degree in music from the Manhattan School of Music.
Suzzanne is a dedicated patron of the arts and an advocate for teaching artistic expression in the educational system. Through her advocacy in the arts, she hopes to engage and empower individuals and communities. She is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of America, The National Council of Negro Women, Sigma Alpha Lambda, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. She is an Honorary Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she serves on its National Board.