Susan Misner (‘Fosse/Verdon’): Bob Fosse’s work is a combination of vaudeville, sensuality and acting [Exclusive Video Interview]

Susan Misner (‘Fosse/Verdon’): Bob Fosse’s work is a combination of vaudeville, sensuality and acting [Exclusive Video Interview]
Susan Misner is a seasoned performer, as both an actress and dancer, on both stage and screen. Her work on FX’s Fosse/Verdon allowed her to indulge in both vocations. In the FX limited series about the relationship between Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams), Misner starred as Fosse’s second wife Joan McCracken. She also choreographed four episodes of the series. In our exclusive interview (watch the video above), Misner talks about digging into both McCracken’s tragic life and putting her own voice into Fosse’s legendary dancing style.

Misner says her first exposure to both Fosse and Verdon was while watching the film version of “Damn Yankees,” which marked the pair’s first collaboration. Misner remembers watching both the couple in the now-famous “Who’s Got the Pain” number: “I was quite young when I saw that, and it was my first ‘falling in love’ moment with them.
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