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Elinore O’Connell

Degrees & Studies

MFA from the University of California of Los Angeles: UCLA



Music Conservatory of Westchester

Faculty since 2023

Born In

Santa Ana, California

Performances & Distinctions

Elinore is a singer, actor, and teacher who comes from a long line of performers.  She is the youngest of seven siblings.  She has played in many of the same theaters as her ancestors, who were vaudevillians, musicians, and actors.   Her most notable role was as Fantine in Les Miserables, which made her the third woman in the world to play the coveted part.  Elinore‘s award-winning performance was featured on>>> The Tonight Show where she sang “I Dreamed a Dream. “   Elinore made her film debut as Julia Roberts’s mother in the blockbuster feature “Flatliners.”   Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber chose her to be his Broadway leading lady, Rose Vibert in the musical “Aspects of Love” directed by the world-renowned Trevor Nunn.  Lloyd Webber selected her to sing “Memory” for his world tour where she performed in front of 20,000 fans each night.  Elinore is a recording artist and her new album “Ring” is available on Amazon.   Sharing the knowledge that she gained from being on the faculty of the Actors Studio in New York City and the Music Conservatory of Westchester teaching voice, is rewarding.

Teaching Philosophy

A Singer’s body and mind is a trained musical instrument that breathes and moves efficiently to create sound and the expression of lyrics.   Effortless vocal technique is developed by the teacher and student being light-hearted and embracing the delightful force of nature in music.