has appeared on Broadway in Blithe Spirit. For her performance as Edith, the crafty maid, O’Connor was the recipient of a Theatre World Award, the Dorothy Loudon Broadway Debut Fellowship winner and received an Outer Critics Circle Nomination.
Her Off Broadway credits include: The Medicine Showdown, Why We Left Brooklyn, Bodega Bay, The Why Overhead, Getting the Business, Hearts Like Fists, Dear Darkness, Escape, Desperate Writers, Paper Cranes, Vigil or the Guided Cradle, Children at Play, Apostasy, Marion Bridge, What to Do When You Hate All Your Friends, The Diorama, Walk Two Moons, Never Swim Alone, See Bob Run, St. Scarlet, Susan Gets Some Play, Mail Order Bride and Nerve. Regional credits include work at: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Huntington Theatre, Barrington Stage, Premiere Stages, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The New Theatre and Portland Stage.
Susan’s awards include: Outstanding Actress AB*IE for her role in Bodega Bay at Abingdon Theatre, NYC Fringe Festival's best actor award for the one-woman show Take, she is a three-time Innovative Award nominee and winner for lead actress in Packawallop's the silent concerto. Regionally, Susan was nominated for a Kevin Kline award for her work in God of Carnage at St. Louis Repertory Theater and garnered a CEA nomination for her role in A Sleeping Country at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.
Her film, television and web series work includes: "Law & Order: SVU", "Orange is the New Black", "Boardwalk Empire", "Law & Order: CI", Doomsdays, Coming Up Roses, Flying Scissors, Acts of Worship, The Poets, Front Cover, The Day My Towers Fell, The Moment, The Question, Parallel Passage, "Mammal Drama", "Nate the Great", "smile-for-the-camera" and "Wallflowers". She co-created, co-produced and stars in the web series "Lucy Knows Love" and "Project Beth".
Susan has studied acting technique with Seth Barrish and Lee Brock at the Barrow Group and with Alan Langdon at Circle in the Square. She currently studies improvisation and sketch comedy at Magnet Theater and has previously studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade.