Eleanor Hannan

Wauwatosa , WI, USA

Style & Level

Musical Theatre

Highlights & Awards

  • 2022 Jerry Award Nominee for Outstanding Lead Performer as Dorothy Brock (42ND STREET) and for Outstanding Supporting Performer as Madame de la Grande Bouche (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST)
  • Originated the role of Magical 3 (puppeteer track) in the world premiere of the TYA musical LOVABYE DRAGON (dir. Jeff Frank)
  • Rising fourth-year member of First Stage's Young Company (a college-level classical acting program)
  • National Honor Thespian


Eleanor Hannan is a rising senior at Wauwatosa West High School in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. An actress and singer since 2014, she has appeared over 40 productions with over 10 theaters in the Milwaukee area. Professionally, she has appeared in LOVABYE DRAGON (Magical 3), ELF (Waitress/Ensemble), and ESCAPE FROM PELIGRO ISLAND (Maggie/Others) with First Stage Children's Theatre. Other favorite credits include HEATHERS (Heather Duke), 42ND STREET (Dorothy Brock), and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (State Fair Singer). She most recently appeared as Clytemnestra in the developmental reading of Alice Austen's new play, THE GRACIOUS SISTERS.

Eleanor has studied voice privately for seven years, focusing on musical theatre, but also experimenting with jazz, pop, and classical styles. She currently studies with Columbia College Chicago's Ellen Winters. Additionally, she has received years of training from First Stage Children's Theater's prestigious Young Company, as well as private acting coaching. She also takes dance classes in ballet and tap.

Eleanor plans to pursue a BFA or BM in musical theatre after high school.