Eleanore Knapp
Biographical Information
Born Passaic, New Jersey, United States
Productions The Most Happy Fella as Marie
Man of La Mancha as The Housekeeper (original Broadway cast)
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as Miss Jones
The Music Man as Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn
Recordings Man of La Mancha (original cast recording)
Vocal Type Contralto

Eleanore Knapp is an American actress.


Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Knapp began her stage career with the San Francisco Opera, performing as a contralto. She would later appear on a number television variety and talk shows, including The Joe Franklin Show.


A professional opera contralto, Knapp also appeared in a touring production of The Most Happy Fella and originated the role of The Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha, a part she would later reprise.

Knapp also played such roles as Miss Jones in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Eulalie Shinn in The Music Man.


The Most Happy Fella (1959)Edit

  • The Letter Theme (duet)
  • Eyes like a Stranger (solo)
  • I Don't Like This Dame (duet)
  • Young People (contains solo lines)

Man of La Mancha (1965)(originated the role)Edit

  • I'm Only Thinking of Him (contains solo lines)
  • I'm Only Thinking of Him (reprise)
  • Finale Ultimo: The Impossible Dream

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1972)Edit

  • Paris Original (contains solo lines)
  • Brotherhood of Man (contains solo lines)

The Music Man (1976)Edit

  • Pick-a-little (contains solo lines)

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