BIO

Clare Ellen O’Connor is a singer, actor writer, producer and marketer.

She has worked extensively in many facets of the creative industries since beginning her career as a professional singer when she was 16 years old. 

 

After singing and dancing her way through her childhood, Clare spent three years studying at The Arts Academy in her home town of Ballarat, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Musical Theatre)

 

As the lead vocalist for PEEL Entertainment UK she travelled the globe for a year, before returning home to Australia. From 2018 — 2020 Clare was a proud member of the world class team of vocalists in Michael Falzon's Rock Rhapsody (Good Egg Productions), and in 2021 she took the State Theatre stage with Metropolis Touring in their production of Seven Wonders. With Tenacious C Presents, Clare has played a Harlette in The Divine Miss Bette and Stevie Nicks in Go Your Way. Clare was also lucky enough to bear witness to Trent Kidd's directorial debut, playing the role of Lorna in Summer Rain (The New Theatre) in 2016. 

Clare has been involved in several Hayes Theatre Co projects, most recently providing backing vocals for the cast album of Dubbo Championship Wrestling (2021). 

 

Theatre for young people is a passion of Clare’s; she has toured with Echelon Productions, Poetry In Action and has reprised the role of Witch in Room on The Broom many times since 2018.  

 

In 2019 Clare established herself as a funny and emotive cabaret performer and writer, with her debut solo show Plucked! For her work, Clare was awarded an Emerging Artist award at Adelaide Fringe and came runner up in Sydney Cabaret Competition.

 

Clare is a talented and producer, passionate about enabling artists to bring their creative endeavours to life. She has worked extensively in theatre, cabaret and comedy, on works such as Lady Sings The Blues (Prinnie Stevens), Udderly Fabulous (Nyssa Milligan), Paul McDermott Plus One and The Stars At Noon (Emily Engeman), and Testament (Marian Street Theatre For Young People).  

 

Film production is an area in which Clare has excelled in recent years. Alongside Chips & Gravy Films, she has worked on The Power of The Dream and Me & Her(pes), as well as the co-production with Andy Johnson You, Me + Him.  Most recently Clare worked as Production Secretary on Rhyme Time, directed by Dean Bryant and produced by Elise McCann's Oriel Entertainment

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