Testimonials

Phyllis Diller: "Susan Horowitz has analyzed female comedy and dissected it to the bone!"

Joy Behar: "A must for anyone who wants to crack the mystery of estrogen-induced yuks!"

American Express: “You listen to our concerns. Your methods to handle stressful situations work!”

Stark State College, John David, Faculty President: “Your outstanding keynote speech: ‘Celebrate Learning Diversity’ was highly motivational, educationally sound, and entertaining”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Entertaining and uplifting!”

Atlantic Cape Community College, Avon L. Chapman, Director,: “You are an energetic, charismatic speaker who demonstrates a high level of preparedness resourcefulness and mastery of the topic.”

Author-Gender & Humor, Dr. Regina Barreca: "a wonderful combination of somebody who puts women's comedy in context, and is a funny, effervescent performer!"

Books

Queens of Comedy

“Reel Romance with a Twist!” by Dr. Sue

Reel Romance with a Twist!

A Romantic Comedy & Songs by Dr. Sue (Writer/Performer)

New York New Works Theatre Festival logoNew York New Works Theatre Festival 

www.nynwtheatrefestival.com  – Buy tickets On-Line

Duke Theatre 229 West 42nd Street (Broadway) NYC

(5 Shows/Evening) Buy Tickets at Box Office  6:45 pm. 

Wednesday, October 4th, 7 pm

“Reel Romance is funny!” Beth Newbery, InfusionArts

Contact Dr. Sue for Details drsue@drsue.com 

Other NYNW Shows October 3- 21, 2017, Finals (Nov  6) 7pm

 

“SssWitch!: A Bewitching Musical”

 A Fun, Family, Anti-Bullying Show 

www.ssswitch.net

It’s a Cinderella story with a 

Switch by a Funny Witch!

(original book, lyrics, music) by Susan Horowitz, Ph.D.   

 

(Tech Advisor for Reel Romance: Kim Marie Jones Linkedin.com/Kim Marie Jones)   

 

Dr. Sue Horowitz

Dr. Sue Horowitz

“Empowering Entertainment!”

 Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

 SssWitch!” – a Bewitching Musical! www.ssswitch.net

CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

Book: “Queens of Comedy”

(interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett,

Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Dr. Sue is an award-winning Writer/Singer: Books, Plays, Musicals, Screenplays, Poetry, and Songs.  

Facebook (Susan.Horowitz1) , Linked In, Twitter @drsue6

copyright 2017 Text and Original Art by Susan Horowitz “Dr. Sue”  

Dr. Sue Sings “Teach You In Time” WOS Radio

Women of SubstanceDr.  Sue sings her original song “Teach You In Time” WOS (Women of Substance) Radio

It’s part of WOS Songs for Mothers Series (My Podcast is May 10)

WOS Radio broadcasts Dr. Sue’s other original songs:

“The Heroes of Nine-Eleven” (Courage) “Happy Hanu-Krismas” (Interfaith Holiday) 

“Slow As Honey” (Romantic) 

Here is a link to Dr. Sue singing her original song “Teach You In Time” copyright Susan Horowitz

 

Here is a Link to Dr. Sue talking about her song “Teach You In Time” 

Unsolicited Comment: 

“Fantastic. Your voice and message of your music is so full of nurturing love. It’s like I was hearing the voice of “my  mom” so beautiful and supportive.” Rashida
 

Here is a link to Dr. Sue’s Album “For Heroes and Lovers” https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

This album includes “Teach You In Time” (free download)

– plus romantic and inspirational songs.

As a Teacher/Mentor/Godmother, I celebrate all kinds of families!

Celebrate your own Family – by Birth or Choice!

 

 

 

Dr. Sue Horowitz

Dr. Sue Horowitz

“Empowering Entertainment!”

– Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D. 

SssWitch!” – a Bewitching Musical! www.ssswitch.net

CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Dr. Sue is an award-winning Writer/Singer: Books, Plays, Musicals, Screenplays, Poetry, and Songs.  

Susan Horowitz: Facebook (Susan.Horowitz1) ,

Linked In, Twitter @drsue6

Dr. Sue’s Romantic Comedy “Titanic-Panic”

 

titanic-gorman-sueManhattan Repertory Theatre presents

“TITANIC-PANIC: Move Over Baby!”

A Romantic Comedy by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz

Co-Starring: Susan Horowitz and Gorman John Ruggiero

Audience Comments: 

“Your show was very impressive! You are terrific! I see it as a television series” (Pat McGuinn, Agent/Producer)

“Absolutely engrossing! It felt like a real relationship – so natural I forgot they were acting.” (Andreas Quioga, Filmmaker)

“Wonderful! This has such promise! I can see them really falling in love and the audience going nuts! You were adorable!”  (Bobbie Horowitz, Producer/Writer NYC/London)

“It was so touching…I cried.” (Carolina Parker, Student BMCC/CUNY)

“My main influences are Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, and Goldie Hawn.  I interviewed Ball and Burnett for my book Queens of Comedy. Lucy told me the secret of the success of I Love Lucy is the audience loved the comedy and the Lucy-Ricky romance; Carol played comedy spoofs of romantic movies; and I’ve often been told I remind people of Goldie Hawn.” – Susan Horowitz (Award-Winning Writer/Performer)

short-play-project-series-1-posterManhattan Repertory Theatre

Presents:

“TITANIC-PANIC: Move Over Baby!”

17-19 West 45th Street Suite 301 NYC 10036 

(left of Turkish restaurant, Push Code #109, then lower button with bell icon)

Reserve: http://manhattanrep.com/short-play-project-dec-2016/

Price: $20 – for a full evening of entertainment in the center of Manhattan!

Please contact Dr. Sue for Bookings as Speaker or Entertainer.

Enjoy her Book “Queens of Comedy” and CD “For Heroes and Lovers”

 

 

 

Dr. Sue Horowitz

Dr. Sue Horowitz

“Empowering Entertainment!”

– Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D. 

SssWitch!” – an Anti-Bullying, Empowering  Musical! www.ssswitch.net

CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Published Plays: “Judy Maccabee”: a Comedy with a Girl Hero!

“Poe-tic Justice” A Naughty Thriller!

Susan Horowitz: Facebook (Susan.Horowitz1) , Linked In, Twitter @drsue6

Dr. Sue Sings Funny, Diversity Election Song!

Dr. Sue Horowitz sings her original, funny diversity song “Life Is Just a Bowl of Gravy” A Turkey meets a Pilgrim who invites her for dinner!

Please Like, Share & Subscribe to my YouTube Channel! Scroll Down for Lyric.

 

LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF GRAVY ©Susan Horowitz
This is a tale of a turkey bird who went to a turkey trot
When anyone asked her “Will you dance?” She answered “I will not.
I’ll only dance with a gentleman who makes our country great
If he’s got money, I’ll call him my honey, and he will be my date.”
Life is just a bowl of gravy – it’s saucy and surprising – and very appetizing!

Suddenly somebody stepped on in who came from Pilgrim stock
He said, “I’ll be candid, I have just landed nearby on Plymouth Rock
I got money and power, I sail the Mayflower and you look mighty fine
Please do not stall, be my butterball, and come with me to dine.”
Life is just a bowl of gravy – it’s saucy and surprising – and very appetizing!

They went to a fabulous restaurant, she was his dinner date
When they got there, the table was bare except for an empty plate
The rest of the story is terribly gory – a pilgrim’s fairy tale
You may not get here by the Mayflower dear,
But we’re in the same boat – so protest and vote
And dance at our own turkey ball!
Life is just a bowl of gravy – it’s saucy and surprising – and very appetizing!

Hope you enjoy my song! Please contact me for Bookings as Speaker or Entertainer – Enjoy my Book “Queens of Comedy” and CD “For Heroes and Lovers”

Dr. Sue Horowitz

Dr. Sue Horowitz

“My Mission is Empowering Art, Education & Positive Living!”

– Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D. 

SssWitch!” – an Anti-Bullying, Empowering  Musical! www.ssswitch.net

CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Published Plays: “Judy Maccabee”: a Comedy with a Girl Hero!

“Poe-tic Justice” A Naughty Thriller!

Susan Horowitz: Facebook (Susan.Horowitz1) , Linked In, Twitter @drsue6

Dr. Sue Sings Funny Song “My Significant Other Is Plants!”

significantDr. Sue Sings her Original Funny Song:

“My Significant Other Is Plants!”

Hope you enjoy my song! Please contact me for Bookings as Motivational Speaker or Entertainer – Enjoy my Book “Queens of Comedy” and CD “For Heroes and Lovers”

My Significant Other is Plants    Words and Music by Susan Horowitz

Now I hate to complain, but I’m feeling depressed

Though I meet loads of guys who are very well-dressed

My cabaret lifestyle is gay, but there’s one little thing I must say…

 

My significant other is plants

Certainly not anyone in pants

I’m annoyed ‘cause my life is devoid of romance

My significant other is plants.

 

I’m surrounded by men who are loaded with class

Their shirts match their ties and a fabulous ass – oops! I mean glasses

I think I am catching their eye

They look past at a good-looking guy…

 

My significant other is plants

Certainly not anyone in pants

It’s not dogs, it’s not cats, it’s not goldfish or ants

My significant other is plants.

 

A handsome producer –at last we’re alone

I’m on my bed; he’s on my phone

I think he is feeling the heat, though he never suggests that we meet…

 

My significant other is plants

Certainly not anyone in pants

Potatoes and carrots don’t do dirty dancing

I’m stuck on the vegetable aisle of romancing

It sure ain’t my druthers, these guys act like brothers

My significant other is plants!

Dr. Sue Horowitz

Dr. Sue Horowitz

“My Mission is Empowering Art, Education & Positive Living!”

– Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D. 

SssWitch!” – an Anti-Bullying, Empowering  Musical! www.ssswitch.net

CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Published Plays: “Judy Maccabee”: a Comedy with a Girl Hero!

“Poe-tic Justice” A Naughty Thriller!

Susan Horowitz: Facebook (Susan.Horowitz1) , Linked In, Twitter @drsue6

The Heroes of Nine-Eleven Song by Susan Horowitz (Dr. Sue)

Dr. Sue Sings "The Heroes of Nine-Eleven"

Dr. Sue Sings
“The Heroes of Nine-Eleven”

Enjoy my original uplifting song (words, music, vocal)

“The Heroes of Nine-Eleven”

It’s the first song on my CD “For Heroes and Lovers” http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

My Anti-Bullying Handout: “Be A Hero” is available on request.

Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz,Ph.D. www.drsue.com

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“SssWitch!” – an Anti-Bullying, Empowering  Musical! www.ssswitch.net

CD “Keys of Love” http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

Published Plays: “Judy Maccabee”: a Comedy with a Girl Hero!

“Poe-tic Justice” A Naughty Thriller

Susan Horowitz on Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter!

Dr. Sue’s mission empowering art, education & positive living!

 

Rita Moreno at APAP 2016 by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz

Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno at APAP

“Alive and Kicking!” could be a theme of the APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) conference and its closing speaker: Rita Moreno, 84 year-old multi-award winning performer (including the Oscar for her role “Anita” in the film “West Side Story”).

APAP’s event features presenters from Broadway and far beyond (think global!) – industry mentors, and mentees – like the finalists of the Wallace Foundation’s “Five Minutes to Shine” who won a conference  package with travel.

Attendees include over 3,600 APAP members and professionals who come for networking, support, development, and great entertainment, and is accessible via live-streaming.

Ms. Moreno will be awarded Kennedy Center Honors, capping off a career that amazingly includes Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar awards. She is one of a handful of performers to win all four – and the only Latina.

Ms. Moreno spoke about her life journey from childhood poverty in Puerto Rico and the Bronx to Hollywood/Broadway legend. Her current high-kicking courage, quick wit, compassion, and poignant honesty inspires her audience and readers of her recent book “Rita Moreno: A Memoir” to go for their dreams.

Rita Moreno & Dr. Sue

Rita Moreno & Dr. Sue

Dreams and determination helped Rita survive bullies and bigots in the ghetto and gilded Hollywood mansions. Her mom took her for dance lessons, and when she was performing in Macy’s toy department, she was discovered by a talent scout for MGM, who set up an appointment with Louis B. Mayer. She showed up looking like a Latin Elizabeth Taylor (with a waist-cincher and “feminine enhancements”). Mayer promptly signed her to a seven-year contract. As a contract player, Rita was invited to Hollywood parties – loaded with lecherous producers. She was also assigned a series of dark-skinned stereotypical roles: the Polynesian/American Indian/Mexican mistress of a white man – which she played with the same one-size-fits-all vaguely Latin accent (no one noticed).

Moreno also had some amazing opportunities, including “Singing in the Rain” (with Gene Kelly) “Desiree”  (with Marlon Brando).  The second encounter ignited a scorching  eight-year affair that left Rita burned – but never killed her innate optimism – or her ability to do the work she loves and fall in love with “a great guy” – a nice Jewish doctor and her husband of  forty-six years  It’s all in her book “Rita Moreno: A Memoir” – which sold out at the conference raising $1000 for The Food Bank, but is still available in stores and online.

To learn more about APAP/NYC,  visit their website: www.apapnyc.org

Sue MimosaSusan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz,Ph.D. www.drsue.com

CD “Keys of Love” www.cdbaby.com/drsue

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“Sss…Witch!” – a Magical, Motivational Musical! www.ssswitch.net

“Judy Maccabee”: a Hanukah comedy with a girl hero!

Join Dr. Sue (Susan Horowitz) on Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter!

Dr. Sue’s mission is to create empowering entertainment!

Dr. Sue Sings Funny Thanksgiving Song!

Pumpkin SueHope you enjoy Me and My Pumpkin.

One of us weighs over 600 pounds.

(It’s a plus-sized version of “Me and My Shadow”)

Click below for my original Thanksgiving song –

“The Turkey Trot”

It’s an a mash-up of Thanksgiving, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood.

A turkey attends a ball hoping to meet a prince with buckles on his shoes.

She meets a pilgrim who invites her on a dinner date….

Moral: be careful about making romantic choices based on shoes.

Dr. Sue’s mission is to create empowering entertainment!

Sue MimosaBlog by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz,Ph.D.  www.drsue.com 

CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“Sss…Witch!” – a Magical Musical! http://drsue.com/?page_id=7325

Join Dr. Sue (Susan Horowitz) on Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter!

My Son The Waiter, a Jewish Tragedy

My Son The Waiter Photo: Michael Appleton

My Son The Waiter
Photo: Michael Appleton

Brad Zimmerman, fiercely funny comic, actor and under-achieving Jewish son, self-skewers his three decades as a New York waiter in his bio-show at the Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street, NYC. At 61, Zimmerman, who opened for Joan Rivers and George Carlin, is a show-business late-bloomer – but that’s okay. He brings a lifetime of incisive commentary to the table– plus plenty of comic patter, poignant memories, and Borscht Belt jokes. His customers may have waited to be served, but you don’t have to. You can catch Zimmerman’s bittersweet comic feast at the Triad till the end of the year (and dine downstairs at Seven’s Turkish Grill! – 158 W 72nd Street, NYC)

Support the Arts!: Without the arts, many children have no chance for a better, more fulfilling life! Without the arts, there is no real beauty or civilization!

Dr. Sue’s mission is to create empowering entertainment!

Sue MimosaBlog by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz,Ph.D.  www.drsue.com 

CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“Sss…Witch!” – a Magical Musical! http://drsue.com/?page_id=7325

Join Dr. Sue (Susan Horowitz) on Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter!

“The Outrageous Sophie Tucker” (Review by Dr. Sue Horowitz)

Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker, superstar singer, showbiz innovator and marketing genius – (imagine the founder of Facebook as a fat, fabulous diva) – called herself “The Last of the Red Hot Mamas!” Tucker was an international sensation with a sixty year career – she headlined in vaudeville and Broadway, sold out nightclubs; recorded songs tailor-made for her lusty persona, and guest starred on television (including the top-rated Ed Sullivan Show). She hung out with movie stars/singers (like Judy Garland, Mae West, and Frank Sinatra – all of whom she mentored), mobsters (like Al Capone, who booked her in his club, as did Lew Walters, father of Barbara Walters) and seven US Presidents.  Due to her limited exposure in Hollywood films (she appeared in only two, which flopped), Tucker is almost forgotten today, but the documentary film “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker” (opening July 24 at Cinema Village, New York City) aims to change all that.

 

Susan & Lloyd Ecker  & Dr. Sue

Susan & Lloyd Ecker
& Dr. Sue

The docu-bio (produced by Susan and Lloyd Ecker and directed by William Gazecki) traces Tucker’s rise from goulash – (a family restaurant in Hartford, CT where a teenage, but already zaftig (plump, curvy) Sophie served kosher food) – to glory! She eloped with a handsome ne’er-do-well named “Tuck” and  quickly became pregnant. But she was determined to escape her mother’s fate as a kitchen slave. In a move that was outrageous (especially for an early 20th century Orthodox, Jewish girl), she handed the baby to her sister, changed her name to “Tucker,” and took off for New York City. Considered too “fat and ugly” for show business, she was forced to belt out songs in black face as a vaudeville “coon-shouter.” She hated it, and when her make-up failed to arrive in Chicago, she went onstage as herself, brought the house down, and never looked back.

I asked Eckers to share the secrets of Sophie’s success. “It didn’t hurt that she had a voice that could peel the paint off walls.” But mainly it was that combination of warmth (she personally answered all her mail and wrote cards to her fans telling them when she was going to appear in their town) and business. Sophie said, “Friends and fans = box office.” She was one of the first performers to take a percentage of the gate (during her first number, she counted the seats and made sure she wasn’t cheated). If you wanted her autograph, you bought her book – and she didn’t give change, even for a $50 dollar bill. (She would announce, “It all goes to charity.” In fact, she raised huge sums for her favorite charities, including synagogues.

Rabbi Jill & Dr. Sue

Rabbi Jill & Dr. Sue

Sophie may have been a rebel, but she became a prominent member of The Actors’ Temple (339 West 47th Street, NYC), which features Tucker’s plaque, stairwell photograph, and stained glass window. I interviewed Rabbi Jill Haus, spiritual leader, cantor/singer, and show business supporter. The Actors’ Temple hosts shows, a Hanukah open mike and performance fests (like Midtown International Theatre Festival). I asked Rabbi Jill to share a story about Sophie. She told me the temple was originally Orthodox, with men downstairs and women in the gallery. A woman who was a big contributor to the temple, sat herself downstairs, and Sophie immediately followed. “The Rabbi was smart, and the synagogue immediately changed from Orthodox to Conservative (with mixed seating).”

Sophie was always ahead of her time – especially when it came to sexy self-assertion – for all genders, sizes, and backgrounds. The soundtrack of “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker” includes her top hits:  “I Ain’t Takin’ Orders From No One,” “No One Loves a Fat Girl (But a Fat Girl Knows How to Love),” “The Sophie Tucker School for Red Hot Mamas”, “My Yiddishe Momme” (the heart-tugging, unofficial Jewish anthem), and her signature song “Some of These Days.”

So what are you waiting for? Pep up your life with Sophie serum – movie, soundtrack CD, the Eckers’ fictionalized memoir “I Am Sophie Tucker” (friskier and more fun than the official, sanitized 1945 biography). Susan and Lloyd Eckers’ first date was at a Bette Midler concert (Ms. Midler told her version of bawdy “Soph” jokes and belted out songs a la Tucker.) The Eckers married, built and sold a business, and are living their dream of bringing their favorite broad back to Broadway! Stay tuned at www.sophietucker.com . For press reservations, interview requests, or more information, contact Richard Skipper Celebrates at Richard@RichardSkipper.com or 845-365-0720.

In the spirit of Sophie Tucker, here’s a a video of my original,  funny song: “A Jewish Girl Named Tex”:

 

"A Jewish Girl Named Tex" by Sue Horowitz, Singer/Songwriter

“A Jewish Girl Named Tex” by Sue Horowitz

Creative Living by Dr. Sue: Perk up with Positive Songs!

Long before I ever heard of this film, I used to start my day with Sophie’s songs. Her funny, heartfelt, strong assertion of womanhood, sung in clear, jazzy, melodic voice with perfect articulation, always perked me up!

Support the Arts!: Without the arts, many children have no chance for a better, more fulfilling life! Without the arts, there is no real beauty, joy,  or civilization!

Dr. Sue’s mission is to create empowering entertainment!

 

 

 

Sue MimosaBlog by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz,Ph.D.  www.drsue.com 

CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“Sss…Witch!”: a Fun, Magical, Meaningful Musical!

Join Dr. Sue (Susan Horowitz) on Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter!