Aileen Donohoe, a beautiful woman with a beautiful voice with plenty of West End experience. (Eoin Edwards, The Irish Examiner, 19.02.14)Aileen’s onewoman show, A Date with Doris, toured Ireland this year, to rave reviews, sold out houses and standing ovations. Including appearances on RTE’s Today show and a Calamity Jane singalong with Derek Mooney and Brenda Donoghue on RTE Radio 1, she brought her her homage to Doris Day and her passion for the golden age of Hollywood to The National Concert Hall, Dublin, Cork Opera House, Mill Theatre Dundrum, Newbridge Arts Centre, Waterford Theatre Royal, and many theatres around country. For further info see www.adatewithdoris.com
Aileen was born in New York and grew up in Rosslare, Co. Wexford. She studied singing at County Wexford School of Music and with Dr Veronica Dunne. After her BA (Hons) from Trinity College Dublin, she continued her studies in London, at The Royal Academy of Music where she graduated, with distinction in 2000.
Her first professional role was Rose, in Kurt Weill’s One Touch of Venus at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and subsequently; Carmen, La Boheme and Cosi fan tutte at the Royal Festival Hall.
Aileen performed for five years in the smashhit musical Wicked at the Victoria Apollo. As cast member, she received an Olivier Award for Best Ensemble Performance and won West End Eurovision. Other West End Shows include; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, The Phantom of the Opera and the internationally successful Mamma Mia.
Aileen is currently recording an album of songs by Wexford playwright, Billy Roche,including “Love Makes A Fool of You” featuring Mike Odlum, Emily Redmond, Karen Nic Sheoin, and guitar by Billy Roche. Listen to demo here.
With her husband Peter McCamley and Robert Scott, Aileen runs “West End Stars” Production Company. Recent shows include “LEND ME AN EAR” for Wexford Festival Fringe and “Christmas By Candlelight.” Aileen has just recorded “A Doris Christmas” for the 2014 tour of “Christmas by Candlelight”, which will tour 11 theatres around Ireland from 7 to 17 December.