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Caroline O’Connor

Caroline O’Connor is a multi-award-winning actress who has worked across three continents during her illustrious musical theatre career.
In 2020 she was awarded an AM (Order of Australia) for her extraordinary service to Theatre.
Caroline’s Broadway credits include the musical Chicago; she created the roles of Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevitch in Anastasia (Drama League Nomination, Outer Critics Circle Nomination); and the role of Miss Shields in A Christmas Story the Musical, which transferred to Madison Square Garden. She was a featured performer at the 2013 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall.
Australian productions include : Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Rose in Gypsy, Judy Garland in the World Premiere of End of The Rainbow, Chicago, West Side Story, Piaf, Man of La Mancha, Funny Girl, Candide, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, The Boy from Oz and 9 to 5.
West End credits include Mack and Mabel (Olivier nomination), The Rink and Cabaret, Romance Romance, Me and My Girl, On the Town and Street Scene and Sweeney Todd in Paris!
Bombshells, a one-woman play commissioned by Melbourne Theatre Company and written for Caroline by Joanna Murray-Smith, won her critical acclaim internationally, including a Green Room Award, Fringe First Award, Laurence Olivier nomination and a London Theatregoers Award.
She has performed in numerous concerts worldwide including Stephen Sondheim’s 80th Birthday Concert and The Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, and her one woman show at the legendary Birdland in New York.
Film credits include Nini Legs-in-the-Air in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge.

Performances with State Opera South Australia