Caroline O'Connor - Details


CAROLINE O'CONNOR makes her feature film debut in MOULIN ROUGE (2001) O'Connor, who trained at the Royal Ballet School in London, has made numerous West End appearances including Mabel in MACK AND MABEL, for which she was nominated for the 1996 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical; ME AND MY GIRL at the Adelphi Theatre; CABARET directed and choreographed by Gillian Lynne at the Strand Theatre, and a one-night performance of THE RINK with Jason Alexander, at the Palladium. Her repertory work includes leading roles in a dozen theatre productions. Other recent highlights include performing with the late Juliet Prowse on a BBC Television special.

In 1996, O'Connor was invited back to Australia, where she had emigrated with her British parents as a child, to appear in WEST SIDE STORY. Her performance as Anita won her the Green Room Award and two Mo Awards. Since then O'Connor has sung numerous concerts with the Sydney
and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras and won a Mo, a Green Room Award, and
an Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance in a Musical for her performance as Velma Reilly in CHICAGO. After completing her work in MOULIN ROUGE, O'Connor played Edith Piaf in the Melbourne Theatre Company's production of PIAF, for which she won a Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Play. O'Connor released her first solo album,
WHAT I DID FOR LOVE (1998), followed by a second solo album, CAROLINE O'CONNOR: A TRIBUTE TO PIAF,