Susan Brownfield is an Honors Graduate of the University of Oregon School of Music where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree. She later completed her Master's degree at Boston's New England Conservatory. Susan began her career when she joined the Broadway tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I working with entertainment veterans Hayley Mills and Marie Osmond. Susan, a district winner in the 2001 Metropolitan Opera Competition, later portrayed the role of Mimi in Puccini's La Bohème with Harvard Lowell Opera. She spent two seasons with Utah Festival Opera where she performed the role of Liat in South Pacific and Isabelle/Madeline in Mollicone's The Face on the Barroom Floor. Susan was also heard in the role of Rose in Maine Grand Opera's production of Street Scene. She spent three seasons at The Originals Theatre Company in Maine performing the roles of Claire in David Auburn's Proof, Betty Lou Spence in The IT Girl, and Woman #3 in And, The World Goes 'Round.
Since moving to Europe in 2008, Susan has continued to perform. While in Bulgaria, she sang three seasons with the award-winning American-Bulgarian Music Festival. Working with the festival, Susan performed European premieres of works by such notable composers as Stefania DeKenessey and Samuel Barber. In addition, Susan performed songs from renowned Bulgarian composers.
She currently lives in Switzerland and has been seen in concerts and several theatre productions including Patrick Barlow's The Messiah, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, and a Shakespeare Tragedy Trio . She recently co-directed and co-starred in the Sondheim revue Side by Side by Sondheim. She is also the co-founder of Boutique Theatre Basel.
A remarkably versatile performer, Susan has also appeared in film and television.