Suzanne Heywood began her career in the theatre as a child performer playing Helen Keller in J.C. Williamsons’ production of “The Miracle Worker”. As an adult she became interested in teaching and completed post-graduate studies in London and New York and a Masters degree from the University of Melbourne. She has been on faculty at the University of Melbourne and the VCA School of Drama.
Suzanne has worked as dialogue coach for stage at The Melbourne Theatre Company, HIT Productions, Malthouse and Red Stitch. In music theatre Suzanne has supported artists on such shows as Sunset Boulevard, Chicago, Mamma Mia, The Wizard of Oz, The Full Monty, The Lion King, High School Musical,Jersey Boys, West Side Story, Annie and South Pacific. Suzanne is currently resident dialogue/dialect coach on the hit musical King Kong.
For the small screen Suzanne has coached actors on all major networks and on numerous series and mini-series including The Slap and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. In film, Suzanne has worked on The Heartbreak Kid and The Eye of the Storm amongst others.