Western New York Heritage

Chauncey Olcott: Buffalo's Golden-Tongued Tenor

South Buffalo native Chauncey Olcott entertained audiences with his songs and musical productions, simultaneously changing the nation’s perception of the Irish.

Enjoy a few web-exclusive images below that didn't make it into the magazine!

"The Voice of McConnell" was the final production in which Chauncey Olcott was the lead actor. 

"Chauncey Olcott's supporting company in 'The Voice of McConnell' includes Gilda Leary, Wilda Marie Moore, Alice Chapin, Agnes Gildea, Mae Jennings, Edna Leslie, Ruth Price, Elsie Lyding, Constance Beaumar, Edward Fielding, Harold de Becker, Richard Taber, Edward O'Connor, Bert Dunlap, Arthur Shields, H. P. Woodley, Fletcher Harvey, David D. Wall and Ray Cochran."

"The 'Voice of McConnell' is a new American Comedy by Geo. M. Cohan. It was written by Mr. Cohan particularly for Chauncey Olcott. 

'The Voice of McConnell' is a venturous romance of love and laughter. The scenes are laid in New York City, and the play is of our own day.

Mr. Cohan has written three songs: 'You Can't Deny You're Irish,' Ireland, Land of My Dreams' and 'When I Look in Your Eyes, Mavourneen,' which Mr. Olcott will sing during the action of this play."

The full article is available in the Spring 2017 Issue.