Jacquelynne Fontaine
Jacquelynne Noelle Fontaine

(1982-09-20) September 20, 1982 (age 41)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Santa Barbara County 2006
Miss California 2006
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Miss America 2007 (Top 10)

Jacquelynne Noelle Fontaine (born September 20, 1982) is an American opera singer, actress, and beauty pageant titleholder. She held the title of Miss California 2006,[1][2][3] finished in the top 10 and won a preliminary talent award at Miss America in 2007.[4] She is known for her performance as Carlotta Giudicelli in the adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Academy of Music.[5][6][7][8]

Early life

Fontaine graduated from Oxnard High School. In 2004, she graduated from the California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks with a bachelor's degree in music.[9] Fontaine completed her master's degree in Vocal Arts from University of Southern California in 2008.[10] She completed two years at the Thornton School of Music, and currently studies with David Jones in New York City. She is a member of the Actors Equity Association (AEA). She is represented for classical engagements by John Miller of Pinnacle Arts Management, and by Professional Artists for musical theater and stage engagements.[11][12]



Fontaine competed twice in Miss California. She first competed as Miss Ventura County and finished in the top ten. She competed again as Miss Santa Barbara County and won Miss California in 2006.[13] She reached the top ten of Miss America in 2007 after performing Giacomo Puccini's "Vissi d'arte".[9]


Fontaine starred as Carlotta Giudicelli in the new staging of The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber which started its tour of the United States.[14][15] The Phantom of the Opera began its tour in December 2013.[16] The Mercury New described her as formidable.[17] The Fresno Bee praised her performance and described it as standout.[18]

Her recent operatic lead roles include Violetta in La Traviata in Oregon in May 2011.[19][20] She played Donna Anna and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni in Viterbo, Italy.[20] and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro in the Rogue Opera in Oregon.[21] She played Pamina in The Magic Flute,[22] and Ilia in Idomeneo with the USC Opera at the Thornton School of Music.[22] She made her professional operetta debut performing Kathie in The Student Prince with the Pittsburgh CLO[23] and was named a "charming and vivacious actress" in Talkin' Broadway.[24] She played Countess Charlotte Magnum in A Little Night Music with the Indiana Repertory Theatre. The show ran from January 23, 2013, to February 17, 2013.[25][26] She played the Ragazza in the world premiere of the musical A Room With a View at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, and Anna in The King & I with Opera North. Her recital and orchestral highlights include Sunday's Live on KUSC at LACMA, Jacaranda Concert Series, Orchestra del Lazio in Rome, Italy, Marina del Rey Orchestra, Redlands Bowl, South Coast Levitra veterans cost Symphony, and the Cal Lutheran Distinguished Speakers Series.


She was semi-finalist in the International Competitzione del' Opera in Dresden in 2010 and was awarded the Loren Zachary Grand National Finalist in 2011.[9] She won the Palm Springs Opera Guild First Place winner; Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Western regional finalist and district winner; Burbank Philharmonic Young Artist winner; Rio Hondo Symphony "Young Artist of the Year"; and the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Los Angeles, "Singer of the Year".


  1. ^ "Miss California History". Miss California. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  2. ^ CMT : Photos : 2007 Miss America Pageant : Miss California Jacquelynne Fontaine
  3. ^ "Miss America 2007 Candidates". Miss America. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  4. ^ Miss America : Recipients 2007 Archived 2010-12-21 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "'Phantom of the Opera' touring production enlivens Kennedy Center in D.C." The Washington Times. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  6. ^ Callon, Cheryl (2014-08-12). "Review: The Phantom of the Opera | AT&T Performing Arts Center | Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House". TheaterJones.com. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  7. ^ "'Phantom' a Magical, Magnificent Musical". Gastonia Gaston Gazette Newspaper Archives, Feb 12, 2015, p. 18. 2015-02-12. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  8. ^ "Jacquelynne Fontaine Stars as Carlotta in the 'Phantom of the Opera'". Doylestown Intelligencer Newspaper Archives, Mar 20, 2014, p. 41. 2014-03-20. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  9. ^ a b c University, California Lutheran. "Cal Lutheran honors graduate in 'Phantom'". Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  10. ^ "Jacquelynne Fontaine starring as Carlotta Giudicelli in the North American tour of Phantom of the Opera". Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  11. ^ "Jacquelynne Fontaine - SOPRANO". Jacquelynne Fontaine. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  12. ^ "MTV Original TV Shows, Reality TV Shows | MTV". MTV. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  13. ^ "Miss Mendocino County guest performers include Miss California 2006 and 2007". Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  14. ^ Swerczek, Christine. "BWW Interview: Jacquelynne Fontaine of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Orpheum". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  15. ^ Palm, Matthew J. "Theater review: 'The Phantom of the Opera' touring Broadway show". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  16. ^ "Beauty Queen is Opera Diva in "The Phantom of the Opera"". Newport Beach Local News. 2015-07-31. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  17. ^ "Review: New 'Phantom of the Opera' loses its oomph". The Mercury News. 2016-09-17. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  18. ^ "In a chaotic world, a darker 'Phantom of the Opera' brings spectacle and tradition to the Saroyan". fresnobee. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  19. ^ Darling, John. "The Fallen Woman". MailTribune.com. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  20. ^ a b "Opera night at the Redlands Bowl". Redlands Daily Facts. 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  21. ^ "Jacquelynne Fontaine - Soprano". www.operamusica.com. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  22. ^ a b "Former Miss California Jacquelynne Fontaine to sing at cello concert at CLU". Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  23. ^ BWW News Desk. "Pittsburgh CLO Revives Romantic Comedy THE STUDENT PRINCE 8/3-8". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  24. ^ "Talkin' Broadway Regional Theatre News & Reviews - "The Student Prince" 8/5/10". www.talkinbroadway.com. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  25. ^ "A Little Night Music". Cherry Duke. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  26. ^ "A Little Night Music Sends in More Than Clowns at IRT - Indianapolis Monthly". Indianapolis Monthly. 2013-02-08. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
Awards and achievements Preceded byDustin-Leigh Konzelman Miss California 2006 Succeeded byMelissa Chaty