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Kelli O'Hara

 
Date Of Birth:
April 16, 1976 (46)
Birth Place:
Edmond, OK, USA
Bio:
Tony Award winner, Emmy and 2 time- Grammy nominated actress and singer, Kelli's selected Broadway/West End credits include RTC's Sondheim's Follies and The Pajama Game as well as The King and I, The Bridges of Madison County, Nice Work if You Can Get It, South Pacific, and The Light in the Piazza ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 16, 1976 (46)

Birth Place: Edmond, OK, USA

Bio:
Tony Award winner, Emmy and 2 time- Grammy nominated actress and singer, Kelli's selected Broadway/West End credits include RTC's Sondheim's Follies and The Pajama Game as well as The King and I, The Bridges of Madison County, Nice Work if You Can Get It, South Pacific, and The Light in the Piazza ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Revival, 2019
Kate/Lilli Vanessi
  [West End]
West End Revival Prodution, 2018
Anna
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Concert Production, 2017
Performer
  [New York]
MasterVoices One Night Production, 2017
Contrary Mary
  [New York]
Roundabout Theatre Company Benefit Concert, 2016
Lilli Vanessi/Katharine
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theatre Broadway Revival, 2015
Anna Leonowens
  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2014
Mrs. Darling
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Francesca Johnson
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Billie Bendix
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2011
Regan
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2008
Ensign Nellie Forbush [Replacement]
Ensign Nellie Forbush
  [Los Angeles]
Reprise! Concert, 2007
Dot/Marie
  [New York]
New York Musical Theatre Festival Production, 2006
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2006
Babe Williams
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Clara Johnson
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Lucy Westenra
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Performer
  [Chicago (Regional)]
Regional Production, 2004
Performer
  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Annabel Balch
  [New York]
Workshop, 2003
Performer
  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Farran
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Albertine
Albertine
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Susan
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2001
Young Phyllis [Replacement]
Young Hattie
Lady of the Ensemble
Young Sally (Understudy)
Young Phyllis (Understudy)
Young Heidi (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Kate [Replacement]
Emma Carew (Understudy) [Replacement]

Kelli O'Hara Biography

Tony Award winner, Emmy and 2 time- Grammy nominated actress and singer, Kelli's selected Broadway/West End credits include RTC's Sondheim's Follies and The Pajama Game as well as The King and I, The Bridges of Madison County, Nice Work if You Can Get It, South Pacific, and The Light in the Piazza for which she received six Tony Award nominations. Metropolitan Opera: Così fan tutte and The Merry Widow. International concerts span from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo. Selected TV/Film: "The Accidental Wolf," "13 Reasons Why," Sex & The City 2, "Masters of Sex" and "The Good Fight." In addition to numerous cast albums she has two solo albums, "Always" and "Wonder in the World." Upcoming: Netflix's All the Bright Places.

Kelli O'Hara Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2019 - Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Gold Star
Kelli O'Hara
 
Drama League Awards - 2019 - Distinguished Performance Award
Kelli O'Hara, Kiss Me, Kate
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Kelli O'Hara, Kiss Me, Kate
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Kelli O'Hara, Kiss Me, Kate
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2015 - Best Leading Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Kelli O'Hara, The King and I
 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award
Kelli O'Hara, The King and I
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Kelli O'Hara, The King and I
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Kelli O'Hara, The King and I
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Kelli O'Hara, The Bridges of Madison County
 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
Kelli O'Hara, The Bridges of Madison County
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Kelli O'Hara, The Bridges of Madison County
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Kelli O'Hara, The Bridges of Madison County
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Kelli O'Hara, Nice Work If You Can Get It
 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award
Kelli O'Hara, Nice Work If You Can Get It
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Kelli O’Hara , Nice Work If You Can Get It
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Kelli O'Hara, Nice Work If You Can Get It
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Kelli O'Hara, South Pacific
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Kelli O'Hara, South Pacific
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Kelli O'Hara, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Kelli O'Hara, The Pajama Game
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Kelli O'Hara, The Pajama Game
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Kelli O'Hara, The Light in the Piazza
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Kelli O'Hara, The Light in the Piazza

Kelli O'Hara News

Kelli O'Hara, Denée Benton, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More Featured in Audible Theater Photo Kelli O'Hara, Denée Benton, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More Featured in Audible Theater Originals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2022

Audible Inc. has announced a new slate of four Audible Theater titles. In addition to presenting thrilling live performances at the Minetta Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village, audio plays are a staple of Audible Theater's programming, which continues to deliver the theater experience to millions of listeners around the world.

Warner Theatre to Screen The Metropolitan Opera's THE HOURS Starring Renée Fleming,  Photo Warner Theatre to Screen The Metropolitan Opera's THE HOURS Starring Renée Fleming, Kelli O'Hara & Joyce DiDonato
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2022

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, presents Kevin Puts's The Hours, Saturday, December 10 at 12:55 pm ET. The Hours will be presented in the Warner Theatre's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; The Little Theat Photo Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; The Little Theatre On The Square Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 5, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Greenbrier Valley Theatre Presents the Met Opera's THE HOURS This Month Photo Greenbrier Valley Theatre Presents the Met Opera's THE HOURS This Month
by Stephi Wild - Dec 5, 2022

Soprano Renée Fleming makes her highly anticipated return to the Met in the world-premiere production of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts’s The Hours, adapted from Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel.

Video: Watch a Clip of Kelli O'Hara in THE HOURS at The Metropolitan Opera Photo Video: Watch a Clip of Kelli O'Hara in THE HOURS at The Metropolitan Opera
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2022

Watch a clip of Kelli O'Hara performing 'Heaven? Somebody else’s heaven?' in The Metropolitan Opera's world-premiere staging of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts's The Hours.

Review: THE HOURS Goes by in Minutes as Met Gives Birth to Fascinating Opera by Puts  Photo Review: THE HOURS Goes by in Minutes as Met Gives Birth to Fascinating Opera by Puts and Pierce
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 25, 2022

The Met gave birth to a fascinating new opera on Tuesday and it wasn’t a moment too soon to unleash composer Kevin Puts’s THE HOURS on an audience that sometimes seems doomed to die inundated by too many AIDAs, BOHEMEs and CARMENs. The world premiere production of THE HOURS by Puts and Greg Pierce was directed by Phelim McDermott. The cast was a starry one, led by soprano Renee Fleming, soprano Kelli O’Hara and mezzo Joyce DiDonato.

Broadway In Worcester to Kick Off 2023 With Tony Award Winner Kelli O'Hara Photo Broadway In Worcester to Kick Off 2023 With Tony Award Winner Kelli O'Hara
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2022

Broadway in Worcester and The Hanover Theatre will present Tony Award Winner Kelli O'Hara on Friday, January 6 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, January 7 at 2:00 pm at the Jean McDonough Arts Center's BrickBox Theater.

Photos: First Look at Kelli O'Hara, Renée Fleming & Joyce DiDonato in THE HOURS at T Photo Photos: First Look at Kelli O'Hara, Renée Fleming & Joyce DiDonato in THE HOURS at The Metropolitan Opera
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2022

Get a first look at soprano Renée Fleming, actress and singer Kelli O'Hara and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato in the world premiere staging of Kevin Puts's The Hours at The Metropolitan Opera.

Exclusive: Watch Kelli O'Hara in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Three Clip Photo Exclusive: Watch Kelli O'Hara in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Three Clip
by Michael Major - Nov 7, 2022

The third and final season of Arian Moayed’s Emmy Award nominated series THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF, starring Tony Award Winning Kelli O’Hara, will launch this week on Topic. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive clip of Kelli O'Hara in the new season, which will also feature Judith Light, Joe Mantello, and more. Watch the new video clip now!

Kelli O'Hara, Renée Fleming & Joyce DiDonato to Star in World Premiere Staging of TH Photo Kelli O'Hara, Renée Fleming & Joyce DiDonato to Star in World Premiere Staging of THE HOURS at The Metropolitan Opera
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2022

The Metropolitan Opera will present the world-premiere staging of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts’s The Hours, November 22–December 15. This marks the return of soprano Renée Fleming, starring alongside actress and singer Kelli O’Hara and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the opera’s trio of heroines.

Kelli O'Hara Videos

Exclusive: Watch Kelli O'Hara in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Three Clip Videoplay
Exclusive: Watch Kelli O'Hara in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Three Clip

by Michael Major - Nov 7, 2022

The third and final season of Arian Moayed’s Emmy Award nominated series THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF, starring Tony Award Winning Kelli O’Hara, will launch this week on Topic. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive clip of Kelli O'Hara in the new season, which will also feature Judith Light, Joe Mantello, and more. Watch the new video clip now!

BWW Interview: DONNA MURPHY on MRS. ASTOR at The Mark Twain House & Museum Videoplay
BWW Interview: DONNA MURPHY on MRS. ASTOR at The Mark Twain House & Museum

by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Apr 1, 2022

Money, prestige, power, social status. These are things we can't get enough of, if only on on television. And theatre lovers can't get enough of acclaimed talents such as Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Donna Murphy, and others who are on the hit HBO show, The Gilded Age.

VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000 Videoplay
VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

Stars in the House for Ukraine, an 11+ Hour telethon of the weekly streaming show, raised $139,000 for the International Rescue Committee's humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine. That total is inclusive of a generous matching donation by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which matched the first $50,000 worth of donations.

VIDEO: Watch Billy Porter Sing 'From A Distance' For Bette Midler at the Kennedy Cent Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Billy Porter Sing 'From A Distance' For Bette Midler at the Kennedy Center Honors

by Michael Major - Dec 21, 2021

Billy Porter honored Bette Midler as she received the Kennedy Center Honor with a performance of 'From A Distance.' Melissa Manchester will present Midler with the honor. The tribute will also feature Kelli O'Hara singing 'Wind Beneath My Wings'. Beanie Feldstein and Kate Baldwin will also appear in the tribute.

VIDEO: Audra McDonald, Deneé Benton & More in THE GILDED AGE Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Audra McDonald, Deneé Benton & More in THE GILDED AGE Trailer

by Michael Major - Dec 13, 2021

The star-studded cast of the new series includes Carrie Coon, Denée Benton, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Baranski, Ben Ahlers, Michael Cerveris, Claybourne Elder, Linda Emond, Katie Finneran, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Kristine Nielsen, Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Page, Taylor Richardson, and Douglas Sills.

VIDEO: Kelli O'Hara, Ashley Park & More in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Two Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Kelli O'Hara, Ashley Park & More in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Two Trailer

by Michael Major - Dec 7, 2021

Topic has released the trailer for season two of The Accidental Wolf starring Tony-winner Kelli O'Hara, Ashley Park, Judith Light, Laurie Metcalf, Denis O'Hare, Marsha Stephanie Blake, and more. In The Accidental Wolf Season 2, six months has passed since Katie (O’Hara) answered a phone call that upended her life. Watch the new trailer now!

VIDEO: Jose Llana Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! Videoplay
VIDEO: Jose Llana Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 3, 2021

Watch as Richard Ridge chats with Broadway favorite Jose Llana, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for Seth's Concert Series, airing Sunday, December 5 at 8pm ET.

VIDEO: Watch Dianne Reeves Perform 'It Don't Mean A Thing' From THE KENNEDY CENTER AT Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Dianne Reeves Perform 'It Don't Mean A Thing' From THE KENNEDY CENTER AT 50 Concert

by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2021

Watch Dianne Reeves perform 'It Don't Mean a Thing' from the upcoming Kennedy Center at 50 concert, airing on PBS Friday, October 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

VIDEO: Kelli O'Hara Performs 'You'll Never Walk Alone' at New York's 9/11 Memorial Ce Videoplay
VIDEO: Kelli O'Hara Performs 'You'll Never Walk Alone' at New York's 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2021

Broadway's Kelli O'Hara performed a rendition of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' at New York's 9/11 memorial service yesterday. The traditional ceremony took place at ground zero twenty years after the tragic terrorist attack.

VIDEO: Renee Fleming Launches 'Healing Breath' Series to Help COVID-19 Survivors Videoplay
VIDEO: Renee Fleming Launches 'Healing Breath' Series to Help COVID-19 Survivors

by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2021

Soprano and Arts/Health Advocate Renée Fleming has launched Healing Breath: a series of breathing exercises shared by opera singers, actors and Broadway stars for anyone trying to regain breath after illness.


Kelli O'Hara Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Kelli O'Hara been in?
Kelli O'Hara has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

How many West End shows has Kelli O'Hara been in?
Kelli O'Hara has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Kelli O'Hara's first West End show?
Kelli O'Hara's first West End show was The King and I which opened in 2018

What awards has Kelli O'Hara been nominated for?
Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards) , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Kiss Me, Kate , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kiss Me, Kate , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Kiss Me, Kate , Best Leading Actress in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for The King and I , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The King and I , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The King and I , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The King and I , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Bridges of Madison County , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Bridges of Madison County , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Bridges of Madison County , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Bridges of Madison County , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Nice Work If You Can Get It , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Nice Work If You Can Get It , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Nice Work If You Can Get It , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Nice Work If You Can Get It , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for South Pacific , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for South Pacific , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Pajama Game , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Pajama Game Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Light in the Piazza and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Light in the Piazza .

What awards has Kelli O'Hara won?
Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards) Best Leading Actress in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for The King and Iand Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The King and I.