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“I had the pleasure of working with Sue for 14 years at ABC Television Discovers Talent Showcase. She is an actor’s director and acting teacher who encourages actors to challenge themselves and find new discoveries within every beat of a scene. She has great instincts and an ability to communicate with actors that gets to the core of their character. Not only is Sue a great director, she is also a caring, inspiring and driven person.”

-John Villacorta [Vice President of Casting, ABC Entertainment Group]

“It wasn’t until I met Sue Hamilton that I understood the phrase: an actor’s director. The way she communicates with actors helps them to connect with their characters on levels that actors may not have known were there. Every time I work with Sue I feel more confident in my abilities as an actor and as a result I am more confident in the audition room. For the actor who has a desire to do the work and take their craft to the next level, Sue Hamilton will get you there. For the lazy actor… beware, because it’s no fun when you get SUEd! She is passionate, funny and simply excellent at what she does.”

-Kelly Jenrette [Emmy Nominee, The Handmaid's Tale]

“She took everything I had, picked it up and swung it around by its tail, over her head, and threw it back up on the stage. Every instinct she had was dead on. It reached the point, that I think if she’d told me to put my head in a bucket and jump off the stage, I’d have done it.”

-Alison Arngrim [Little House on the Prairie, Confessions of a Prairie B*]

“Sue Hamilton Studio is where I found my thrill for acting again. Sue guides each student to articulate and amplify their unique voice. With Sue, you leave the fear behind, and stand without apology in your greatness – you trust, explore, stretch, and grow again. You learn to make the courageous choice. With Sue, you have fun or you quit.”  

-Karan Kendrick [Hidden Figures, The Hate You Give, Just Mercy]

“Anyone can benefit from Sue’s tools to gain confidence and be authentic, whether onstage, on-camera, or auditioning in front of a group of executives, but most importantly, in everyday life. Sue reminds us that being a great actor is tied to truly enjoying life and trusting the process of the bigger story. Every day, I’m inspired and motivated by Sue’s teachings to do my best and to have fun along the way.”

-Fiona Rene [I Know What You Did Last Summer, Stumptown]

“Sue Hamilton has not only directed me on numerous occasions but has been a mentor to me in many ways. She allows the actor the freedom of discovery but gives you the guidance you need in order to get there. She has challenged me as an actor in ways that no one else has and in turn has helped me not only become a better actor but a more successful one.”

-Ellen D. Williams [Baskets, How I Met Your Mother]

“Sue is committed to truth and integrity of character which grounds performances. She has a particular gift for seeing the actor’s choices and making them dove-tail with her vision as well as the text. I would jump at the chance to work under Ms Hamilton’s watchful, vigilant and supportive direction again.”

-Patrick Bristow [The Morning Show, Ellen, Showgirls]

“Sue Hamilton is a consummate professional, a highly capable and inspiring director, and a kind and generous person. In fact, she is largely responsible for the most fulfilling experience I’ve had as an actor. Her attention to detail with respect to emotional truth is remarkable, fueled by her genuine love of the craft. From beginning to end, she lends all of herself to the creative process — a keen eye, an endless passion and an energizing sense of humour. She is one of the very few directors who can remain open to collaboration while solidly maintaining her leadership role. And most importantly, she is the kind of person that you could leave alone in your house without reservation.”

-Abraham Higginbotham [Emmy Award-Winning Writer/Producer, Modern Family, Arrested Development, Ugly Betty]

“From the moment Sue walks into a room, you can feel the passion and commitment that she has to the development and growth of actors. She is charismatic and has a wonderful way of communicating with actors that helps drive results. Sue is visionary and her directing style is like no other. She is truly a force to be reckoned with.”

-Ayo Davis [Executive Vice President, Creative Development and Strategy, Disney Branded Television]

“Sue Hamilton has changed my life for the better in ways that I can’t even yet articulate. As a director, she helped me find things in myself that I didn’t know were there and actually enabled me to access them. And this is only part of her talents. She continues to amaze me.”

-Cathy Ladman [White Oleander, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead]
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