Susan R. Rose is an award-winning theatrical and film producer. She was born and reared in Baltimore, MD., and graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in Communications. While in Baltimore, she had the opportunity to work at Painter's Mill Music Fair and the Mechanic Theatre in an administrative capacity.
Upon graduating from college, Rose produced the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, at the historic Ford's Theatre in DC in 1980. When it arrived on Broadway in 1982, Rose was the youngest person to have produced a Broadway show. Joseph… was an instant smash hit and Rose was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical. Her other Broadway producing credits include David Rabe's Hurlyburly (Tony Award nomination, Best Play), Athol Fugard's Bloodknot (Tony Award nomination, Best Revival of a Play), and Larry Shue's The Nerd – all hits. Off-Broadway, she produced the Drama Desk Award-winning musical The Last Five Years (with Renee Landegger). Also with Landegger, she commissioned the World Premiere of The Secret Letters of Jackie and Marilyn (Pittsburgh Public Theatre) and Sabina (Primary Stages).
Susan has enjoyed a successful film career as a Producer. Her first film was the NBC Movie of the Week, A Child Lost Forever starring Beverly D'Angelo. She joined forces with Dan Paulson in 1996, and they have produced movies for CBS, Showtime and Lifetime. Their movies include Mr. and Mrs. Loving starring Timothy Hutton, Best Friends For Life starring Gena Rowlands and Linda Lavin, the Emmy nominated Cooler Climate starring Sally Field and Judy Davis, Custody of the Heart starring Lorraine Bracco and the Emmy winning Jack starring Stockard Channing and Ron Silver.
Susan is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America, and a founding Board Member of the Lilly Award Foundation.