Tony Nominee Kelli O'Hara to Perform One-Night-Only Benefit Concert at Williamstown Theatre Festival, 8/11
Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced that the magnetic five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara returns to Williamstown to perform a special one-night-only benefit concert, An Enchanted Evening with Kelli O'Hara, on the Main Stage, Monday, August 11th at 7:30 PM. The luminous Broadway star will be joined by surprise guests, who will provide a sampling of songs from classic to contemporary musical theatre. More than just a concert, An Enchanted Evening will trace O'Hara's journey to becoming one of Broadway's most sought-after leading ladies and will include songs from musicals including The Light in the Piazza, The Pajama Game, South Pacific, Far From Heaven, The Bridges of Madison County, The King and I, and many more.
A limited number of tickets ($40 - $80) will be available online at wtfestival.org, by phone at 413-597-3400, or in person at the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance Box Office at 1000 Main St (Route 2), Williamstown, MA 02167.
O'Hara most recently starred on Broadway as Francesca in the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County, which earned her a fifth Tony nomination. Other Broadway includes Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC nominations), South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), Pajama Game (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), The Light in the Piazza (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Sweet Smell of Success, Follies, Dracula and Jekyll & Hyde. Regional/Off Broadway includes: Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons and the World Premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival), King Lear (Public Theater), Bells Are Ringing (City Center Encores!), Sunday in the Park with George (Reprise), My Life with Albertine (Playwrights Horizons). Concerts span from Carnegie Hall to Capitol Hill. Film/TV credits: Sex and the City 2, Scorsese's The Key to Reserva, "Blue Bloods," "Alexander Hamilton," "Numb3rs" and the animated series "Car Talk." She is a frequent performer on PBS's live telecasts and the Kennedy Center Honors. Her solo albums, Always and Wonder in the World, are available on Ghostlight Records.
Since 1955, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought America's finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights to the Berkshires, engaging a loyal audience of both residents and summer visitors. Each WTF season is designed to present unique opportunities for artists and audience alike, revisiting classic plays with innovative productions, developing and nurturing bold new plays and musicals, and offering a rich array of accompanying cultural events including Free Theatre, Late-Night Cabarets, readings, workshops, and educational programs. While best known for its acclaimed productions, WTF is also home to one of the nation's top training and professional development programs for new generations of aspiring theatre artists and administrators. Now in its 60th Season, WTF was honored with the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 2002 and the Commonwealth Award for Achievement in 2011.