"There's nothing more magical to me than storytelling."
-Erin Elizabeth Eichhorn
Erin Elizabeth Eichhorn is a Canadian-born and NYC-based actor and singer. Résumé highlights include Orange Is The New Black and the world premiere of Harry Connick Jr’s The Happy Elf.
Check out her insightful answers in this exclusive interview!
Why are you an actor?
There is nothing more magical to me than story telling.
What are you most known for?
Belting… I guess.
What do you want to be known for?
Versatility and great story telling
What are you currently working on or towards?
I’m working on my groove thang—taking dance classes again so I don’t freak out when they ask me to stay to dance later.
Who’ve been some of the mentors/teachers instrumental to your success?
Kimberly Vaughn has been a game changer for me.
My mom keeps my instrument healthy and my heart and soul full.
If you could offer advice to your younger self (and/or young aspiring actors), what would it be?
Take care of yourself, get to really know yourself, and don't be fearful.
What do you love about the digital age we live in?
Information at my fingertips about everything and anything.
What do you hate about the digital age we live in?
Youtube can be such a vortex.
Why did you choose to “get creative” with us?
I knew I needed a professional site I felt proud of to share with industry professionals and not keep sending something that made me cringe.
How would you describe the process/experience?
The process was very smooth. Tony walked me through every step and was so prompt with any questions I had. I felt confident the entire time that I was going to end up with a product I loved because Tony took the time to get to know me and what I wanted this site to reflect.
What responses or results have you received?
A lot of the responses I’ve gotten are words that I used to describe to Tony what I wanted to the site to be. Clean, fresh, simple, and engaging.
I’ve emailed multiple industry professionals to showcase my new site and I feel excited to have them take a look!
Awesome, Erin!!! Okay, rapid fire...
Favorite Social Network: Instagram
Favorite Musical: Too many! Umm... Hamilton, Carousel, Wicked, Into The Woods...
Favorite Place in NYC: My apartment and the Ramen place downstairs.
Favorite Person in the World: Too many to name. For now, I’ll say my cat Diva. She’s an O.G. (Original Gangster, NOT Opera Ghost)
Anything else you want to share with fellow creatives?
I'll close with one of my favorite quotes from Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert:
"You have treasures hidden within you - extraordinary treasures - and so do I, and so does everyone around us. And bringing those treasures to light takes work, and faith, and focus and courage and hours of devotion, and the clock is ticking, and the world is spinning, and we simply do not have the time anymore to think so small."
Amazing! Check out ErinElizabethEichhorn.com—with great new photos by Jeffrey Hornstein!
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