Suzzanne Douglas in the SOPAC Loft
Jazz vocalist, composer, and award- winning actress Suzzanne Douglas celebrates the Jazz greats Parker and Monk with new arrangements and original compositions. With her selection of Broadway show tunes that have since become legendary Jazz standards, Ms. Douglas is “a marvel of grace and alluring Jazz vocal stylings that bring to mind the late, great Lena Horne” (Chicago Daily Herald). She recently completed principal photography on the feature film Really Love. Ms. Douglas will be accompanied by her band and a special guest, as she moves from the stage to the mic for an evening of music and celebration in the SOPAC Loft.
Suzzanne Douglas’s vocal talents have taken her from Broadway, starring opposite Sting in The Threepenny Opera, to the concert halls of Russia, with Jon Faddis. Her roles onstage have been diverse, including Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street at the Drury Lane Theater, a star turn in the Baltimore Center Stage Theater’s production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and George Street Playhouse’s American Son. Other theater credits include The Tap Dance Kid, Night in Tunisia, Julius by Design, The Drowning Crow, Crowns, Women of Brewster Place, and Arthur Laurents’, Hallelujah, Baby!, which Laurents re-wrote especially for her. Suzzanne was also the first African-American to play the role of Dr. Bearing in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Wit at the George Street Playhouse.
On television, she is best known for her co-starring role with Robert Townsend in the long-running Warner Brothers sitcom, Parent ‘Hood, which is currently in syndication. She has also appeared in such highly acclaimed shows as CBS’ Bull with Michael Weatherly, The Good Wife, Bones, and Law and Order (SVU and Criminal Intent). Suzzanne has also brought her numerous talents to the big screen. Her filmography runs the gamut from made-for-television, to independent, to mainstream cinema including Whitney, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, School of Rock, The Inkwell, Jason’s Lyric, Tap, the ABC remake of the classic Sounder, Black N’ Blue, Happy Yummy Chicken, for which she wrote the title track, and Changing the Game which was selected for the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.