Originally from Hiroshima, Japan.
Sumie moved to NYC after receiving her BA from Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo. After performing on Broadway and in National Tours she began working with For The Record as assistant director and associate choreographer for FTR: BAZ in Los Angeles.
[Choreography / Musical Staging] TARANTINO LIVE (The Bourbon Room, The Sorting Room) LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE (Wallis Annenberg Performing Arts Center), THE BRAT PACK (Break Room 86 at LINE Hotel, Norwegian Escape), 4 STARS starring Cynthia Erivo (Osaka, Tokyo)
[Associate Director] BAZ: STAR CROSSED LOVE (Palazzo Theater at The Venetian, Las Vegas), SCORSESE: AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM (The Wallis)
Her performing credits include, Broadway: THE KING & I (Lincoln Center Theater Revival / Original Cast), HOT FEET. Off-Broadway: KISMET (Encores! at NY City Center / Princess Ababu) 1st Nat’l Tour: SOUTH PACIFIC (Liat) She gained her US Permanent Resident status due to her accomplishments in the arts in 2009. SDC, AEA, SAG-AFTRA