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Christians in Hollywood?

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Indeed Free - The Reborn ID

Indeed Free - The Reborn ID


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Susanna Velasquez knew at the age of 3 that she wanted to be a performer in the entertainment industry. Her maternal great-grandparents migrated to Kansas City from Salamanca, Mexico in 1926 and became a big musical influence in the Mexican-American community. From there they would birth three generations of musical talent which her parents were a part of and, therefore, being an influence to Susanna. Christians in Hollywood Can This Be Done? Well, Susanna will tell and show you that this can be done through her non compromising attitude. Tune in as she gives her testimony as to how God is using her talents. Her musical theatre career included lead and supporting roles in shows such as "The King and I" (with Shirley Jones), "West Side Story", "The Lone Star", "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream". She also contributed her talents to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida where she had the privilege of performing with stars such as Rosemary Clooney, Smokey Robinson, Tommy Tune, Carol Lawrence, and Ben Vereen. Susanna performed as Emcee and Lead Vocalist in the World Dancer shows at Epcot Center, as well as portrayed the role of Pocahontas in the stage production of "Pocahontas and Her Forrest Friends". Branching out to film and television, Susanna has appeared in several commercials and TV shows such as "The Young and the Restless", "General Hospital", "Gilmore Girls",and "The Shield". She hosted the Orlando-based weekly music video show "Control Track" in which she interviewed numerous recording artists from the contemporary Christian/Gospel music scene. That show was honored with three Angel Awards, two Telly Awards and a Gospel Music Association Award. Currently, Susanna can be seen in her recurring role as Marta the maid on the sitcom "The Game" which airs on BET.