Photo Flash: Jason Robert Brown, Steven Pasquale & More Honor Tony Nominee Kelli O'Hara at Becco
On Wednesday afternoon, friends and family of Tony-nominated actress Kelli O'Hara gathered for an intimate luncheon at Lidia Bastianich's famed New York restaurant Becco. Jason Robert Brown, Steven Pasquale, Greg Naughton, and Lidia Bastianich herself raised a glass to O'Hara and her achievements this season in Bridges of Madison County. Check out photos from the luncheon yesterday, below!
O'Hara has established herself as one of Broadway's great leading ladies. She starred in the Tony Award®-winning revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center, enrapturing audiences and critics alike with her soulful and complex interpretation of Nellie Forbush, and garnering a third Tony® nomination. This fall, Kelli starred alongsideSam Waterson in The Public Theater's production of King Lear. Broadway credits include: Pajama Game (Tony®, Drama Desk, OCC Nominations), The Light in the Piazza (Tony®, Drama Desk Nominations), Sweet Smell of Success, Follies and Dracula. Kelli has worked regionally and Off Broadway in Sunday in the Park with George at Reprise, My Life With Albertine at Playwright's Horizons, Beauty at the La Jolla Playhouse and as Ella Peterson in Bells Are Ringing at City Center Encores!. In addition to her critically acclaimed performance as Eliza Doolittle in theNew York Philharmonic production of My Fair Lady, Kelli's concerts span from Carnegie Hall to Capitol Hill and in between. This year she sang at the Kennedy Center Honors as part of the Barbara Cook tribute. Among her film and television credits are Sex & The City 2, "Blue Bloods," Martin Scorsese's short The Key to Reserva opposite Simon Baker, The Dying Gaul starring Patricia Clarkson and Campbell Scott, 2 NBC pilots, "Alexander Hamilton" (PBS), "NUMB3RS" (CBS), "All My Children," the animated series "Car Talk," and numerous live performances on national television shows. Kelli's voice can be heard on numerous cast recordings. Her second solo album, Always is currently available on Ghostlight Records.
Photos by Timmy Blupe
Kelli O'Hara, Lidia Bastianich