REVIEW from Capital Gazette, June 2019: “Blessed with an extraordinary voice, great comedic timing and a generous spirit…Gifted with wit and self-deprecating humor, Hankins-O’Connell charmed the audience” -- Sharon Lee Tegler
REVIEW from CABARET SCENES Magazine, June 2016: “Hankins-O’Connell has an offhanded charm and forged a solid connection with the audience. She is an effective comedienne, and did a stellar job in wringing out laughs from “My Mother’s Wedding Day” (Brigadoon). Her patter was well-crafted, wittily providing interesting insights in the transition from stage to cinema of the works she was saluting.” -- Michael Miyazaki
Laurette Hankins-O’Connell presents Broadway Divas and Dames, a capricious and occasionally irreverent salute to movie theater’s favorite leading ladies and second banana/sidekick roles. This exuberant “backstage tour” spans the genre for more than six decades. Buckle your seatbelt and enjoy many of your favorite show tunes with Laurette and terrific pianist and duet partner Anita O’Connor!