SOUTH PACIFIC Star Osnes Chats Bdwy Roles with St. Paul Tribune

Laura Osnes has assumed the role of Ensign Nellie Forbush replacing Kelli O'Hara in the Tony winning Revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific. The talented actress spoke to the St. Paul Star Tribune about her journey to 'Nellie', to read her inspired and candid interview click here.

Laura Osnes most recently starred on Broadway as Sandy in the revival of Grease, after winning a nationwide talent search to cast that role on the NBC TV series Grease: You're The One That I Want.

Kelli O'Hara, who originated the role in the production, is on maternity leave and will return to South Pacific in October. Paulo Szot, who won the Tony for his performance, is on leave to star in a production of Carmen for Opera Toulouse. He returns on Tuesday, April 14. David Pittsinger has taken over until Szot returns.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific also features Danny Burstein as Luther Billis, Loretta Ables Sayre as Bloody Mary, Andrew Samonsky as Lt. Joe Cable, Eric Anderson, Matt Caplan, Sean Cullen, Murphy Guyer, Luka Kain, Li Jun Li, Laurissa Romain and Michael Arnold, Becca Ayers, Wendy Bergamini, Genson Blimline, Charlie Brady, Christian Carter, Eric L. Christian, Helmar Augustus Cooper, Margot de la Barre, Christian Delcroix, Laura Marie Duncan, Mike Evariste, Julie Foldesi, Rob Gallagher, MaryAnn Hu, Zachary James, Robert Lenzi, Deborah Lew, William Michals, George Merrick, Kimber Monroe, George Psomas, Greg Roderick and Jerold E. Solomon.

Tickets to Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific, , priced $75 to $125, are available at the Vivian Beaumont Theater box office (150 W. 65 Street), at, or, by visiting


Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

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