Susannah is a Resident Artist at Artists Rep where she has performed in many productions, and serves as Music Events Specialist. In other theatrical endeavors, she recently appeared as Mistress Hibbins in Scarlet at Portland Playhouse, and Mrs. Lovett in Portland Opera’s Sweeny Todd. She’s appeared at Portland Playhouse as Margaret in The Light In The Piazza, and was Golde in Portland Center Stage’s Fiddler on the Roof.
Favorite roles at Portland Center Stage include Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Mother in Ragtime, Mama Rose in Gypsy, and Merideth in Bat Boy. At Artists Rep she performed Mars On Life for three seasons, and also appeared as Dinah in The Quality of Life, Julia in Holidazed, Becca in Rabbit Hole, Mabel in Chaps, and Karen in Dinner with Friends. At Artists Rep she was also Mary Todd Lincoln in A Civil War Christmas. She was Frieda and Betty at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre in Sunday in the Park with George, and was Susan in their production of Company. Maybe you saw her on NBC’s Grimm as Drew Wu’s psychiatrist, Dr. Richet.
Ms. Mars is the recipient of six Portland Drama Critics awards and two Portland Area Music Theatre Awards. Her recordings Susannah Mars, Call It Home; The Music of Richard Gray, and the MAC nominated Take Me To The World are available on iTunes, where you can also subscribe to her podcast Adventures In Artslandia. Proud member of AEA.