Every day is opening night.

Susan Elrod

She got the Broadway bug as a young girl, after seeing a touring production of The Music Man, starring Van Johnson, in her native Charlotte, NC. New York (particularly Walter Kerr Theatre) audiences are better for it as Susan Elrod has been the House Manager there for the past 20 years, and a theater pro since 1983. A valued member of the ATPAM Board of Governors, we salute our union sister on Tony week and thank her for keeping those Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder audiences even happier than they already are! We're gleeful that we got Susan On The Couch.

What do you consider to be your best asset?

Sense of humor.

What was your proudest moment?

Getting my ATPAM card.

What is your favorite drink?

Absolut Citron.

What is your favorite food?

A really good cheeseburger.

What is your favorite condiment?


What is your current obsession?

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE winning Best Musical (knock wood!).

If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?

Sharing my invaluable opinions.

What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?

Making people want to return to the theatre again after every show they see.

What is the one thing you waste too much money on?

Atlantic City – why I rarely go there.

What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?

Yammering on the phone.

What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?

Show Business.

What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?

Dealing with people.

What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?

Complete lack of patience.

What in the world most thrills you?

Good theatre.

What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?

Tweeting – just don't get it.

What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?

Subbing at a theatre years ago and refusing entrance to a very arrogant guy who had no ticket – turned out he was the lead producer!

What is your favorite place in the world?

The beach – any beach.

What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?

Loyalty, fidelity.

Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?


What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?

It's pretty darn good already.

What is your personal motto?

We're all in this together.