Sue Larsen is a veteran to the stage as an entertainer, singer, songwriter and musician. She is in her 40th year of performing her material and she also specializes in music that is familiar to all which spans 100 years. With her experience and background, she is able to tailor her shows to her audiences. She started as a soloist playing guitar and singing her own tunes in N.Y.C. clubs and cabarets. She has written the music and lyrics for the musical comedy “Children of Stage Craft”, co-wrote with Dorothy Ennis “Cocaine Joe & Whiskey Sue” which was acknowledged by Nancy Reagan in her efforts against drug addiction, wrote a campaign song for senatorial candidate Bill Woodward and the theme song for “The Billy Shears Hairy Comedy Show”.
Ms. Larsen has performed at these Manhattan venues and many more locations throughout the five boroughs and surrounding areas: The Other End, Chilies, Tramps, Good Times, Catch a Rising Star, Mickey’s 2nd Floor, Sybil’s, Kenny’s Castaways, Fat Cats, and J.P’s.
She has had shows in the Catskills, the Poconos, Long Beach Island New Jersey, Vero Beach Florida, Augsbourg Germany, Townshend Vermont and Nashville Tennessee.
She has also performed at colleges and universities: Pace University, West Point Military Academy, Mount St. Vincent College, Marymount College, Mercy College, Iona College, and Fordam University.
High School Programs: Blind Brook, Port Chester, Rye
Ms. Larsen has been a featured artist in the following publications:
The New York Post, The City Guide-Broadway Magazine, The New York Times – Arts & Leisure, The Village Voice, The Journal News – Rockland and Westchester, The Soho News, “Suburban People” – Gannett Newspapers, Spotlight on Rye Magazine, The Harrison Daily Voice, The Rye Chronicle and The Westmore News.
Featured Radio Spots:
WGCH – Luncheon at Lovetree’s, with Jim Thompson WPLJ – “The Jimmy Finx Show” WRNW – “Spotlight 107”
Television and Cable TV appearances:
“Sights and Sounds”, Don Levy producer “PM Magazine” WJZ-TV13 Baltimore, Gae Morris, assoc. producer “Go For It”, Ricky Wolfe, producer “Commercials, Commercials, and More Commercials”, John King, producer “The Guitar Show” Mike Byrnes, producer “Cappy’s Casino Corner” CTN-NJ Fred Capitani, producer
Education and Training:
Vocal Training over one dozen years with Maestro Carlo Menotti. His students included Diana Ross, Harry Belefonte, Tony Bennett, and Laura Branigan.
“On Camera Technique” course under the direction of Sharon Obeck for commercial work, media training, public interviews, and audition preparation.
Barbizon Modeling and Acting Studio for stage presence, runway presentations, photo shoot preparation, on camera makeup, hair, photo posing, audition and interviewing techniques.
Ms. Larsen has also provided sound reinforcement and engineering at concerts for other recording artists, most notably, Grammy nominated Barbara Higbie. Ms. Larsen currently provides this service for local artists and organizations. Ms. Larsen has an extensive history of providing music programs in therapeutic milieus, from children with special needs, seniors, and inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facilities. Please click the button for that bio/resume.