STAGE TUBE: Get Happy! Watch Laura Osnes Perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Pioneer Day!
She is known for bringing magic and song to life on Broadway in her award-winning role in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Now Laura Osnes has brought a bit of her own fairytale singing to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. Earlier this month, Osnes joined the Choir and Orchestra in two gala performances entitled "Music for a Summer Evening," their annual concert held in conjunction with community-wide Pioneer Day celebrations. Below, check out her full concert!
Osnes is an award-winning Broadway actress with long list of credits not only from the New York stage but also from the Hollywood screen. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress for her role in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (an honor she had in common with last year's Pioneer Day guest, Santino Fontana, who was nominated in the Leading Actor category). She won the Drama Desk Award for her work inCinderella that same year and also had a Tony nomination for Bonnie and Clyde in 2012. Ms. Osnes has appeared in numerous concerts and showcases, including performing with the New York Philharmonic and the New York Pops and appearing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Cafe Carlyle, 54 Below, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Las Vegas Smith Center. In addition to being heard on several cast recordings, Laura has two solo albums, Dream a Little Dream: Live at the Café Carlyle and If I Tell You: The Songs of Maury Yeston.
These summer concerts featuring music by the Choir and Orchestra have been a long-standing tradition. Recent guest artists have included Linda Eder and Brian Stokes Mitchell (2011), Katherine Jenkins (2012), Nathan Pacheco and Lindsey Stirling (2013) and last year the first of many collaborations with Santino Fontana. Prior concerts have been filmed and later rebroadcast on BYU Television. The summer concert of 2012 with Katherine Jenkins won for the Choir its second Emmy Award. (The Choir has since added a third Emmy Award for its Tanner Gift of Music concert with James Taylor.)