Irene Frangs

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Irene Frangs (19**-2004). Actress, singer, voice-coach and ethnic musicologist.


She went to St Mary's Waverley School.

In 1997 she left South Africa to work in Connecticut, USA with Louis Burke. Among her protegés were Thembi Mtshali and Yvonne Chaka-Chaka.


Irene tudied music at the University of Cape Town.


Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Performed in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, The Me Nobody Knows, Annie Holy Moses and All That Jazz.

Together with Robin Dolton she was an understudy and alternative cast member for Taubie Kushlick’s production of Eric Blau and Mort Shuman’s Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris starring Ann Hamblin, Ferdie Uphof, Jean Dell and Alain D. Woolf, at the Chelsea Theatre in 1972. Lindsay Heard was the musical director.

Was the vocal director for The Black Mikado, The Me Nobody Knows, Grease, I Love my Wife and Annie.

Worked as voice and singing coach for the Brickhill-Burke Company and others on shows such as Grease (19*), I Love my Wife (19*), Annie (19*), They're Playing Our Song (19*), Mame (19*), Godspell (19*), The Black Mikado (19*), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (19*), A…My name Is Alice (19*), Living Land (19*) and King Afrika (19*).

Awards, etc


SACD 1973; 1978/79; 1979/80.

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