Miss Smith has a bachelor of music degree from the University of Southern California, where she performed with the singing group The Young Americans. Since that time she has performed and/or written specialty material for Mac Davis, Mitzi Gaynor, and Kate Smith, among others. She has also written music and lyrics for television, including Joanie Loves Chachi and The Greatest American Hero, as well as composed and performed on numerous albums.
As a songwriter Sukey has teamed up with Kerry Chater (I Know A Heartache When I See One), Jay Gruska (Friends And Lovers), and Mike Post (Rockford Files, Hill Street Blues). She has also completed two musicals, one of which, "Wilde About Ernest," was written with Stanley Ralph Ross (Chaplin, with Anthony Newley). "Kitty Hawk," based on the lives of Wilbur and Orville Wright was co-written with Herman Raucher (Summer Of '42, Ode to Billy Joe). Both "Wilde About Ernest" and "Kitty Hawk" received grants from the National Endowment for The Arts, and "Kitty Hawk" received a special grant from the Combs-Gates Learjet Corporation.
"Kitty Hawk" received its World Premier at the Court Theatre in Los Angeles in October 2000. It is moving to a theatre in San Diego in the fall of 2002.
Miss Smith just completed the text for a work for the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the flight of the Wright Brothers, which will be performed March 2003. This piece was a collaborative effort with the internationally recognized classical composer, Robert Xavier Rodriguez.
Sukey is now living in Los Angeles; co-writing songs with established writers. She is proficient on voice, keyboards, guitar and eleven other instruments as well. She is represented by David Grossberg of Cohen Grossberg in NY (212) 688-6940.