Caroline is one of the few actresses to have been nominated for both Best Actress in a Play and Best Actress in a Musical at the Laurence Olivier Awards (for Mack and Mabel and Bombshells). She has starred on Broadway, West-End and in Australia on stage, and her film credits include Moulin Rouge and De-Lovely.
Caroline has just returned from Australia where she starred as Reno Sweeney in ANYTHING GOES. She previously starred in A CHRISTMAS STORY on Broadway, performing at the Tony Awards. She is one of the few actresses to be nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for both Best Actress in a Musical (MACK AND MABEL) and Best Actress in a Play (BOMBSHELLS).
On screen, Caroline played Nini Legs in the Air in MOULIN ROUGE for Baz Luhrmann and played Ethel Merman in DE-LOVELY for MGM. She has played Velma Kelly in CHICAGO on Broadway and in her native Australia.
Her one woman show CAROLINE O'CONNOR: THE SHOWGIRL WITHIN, won her a 2011 Whatsonstage.com Award nomination. Other recent stage credits include Mama Rose in GYPSY at Curve, Leicester and Mrs Lovett in SWEENEY TODD at the Theatre de Chatalet, and LIFE OF THE PARTY at the Menier Chocolate Factory.