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Kelli O'Hara

Birth Place: Edmond, OK, USA

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Kelli O'Hara 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 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.

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Kelli O'Hara STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2024
Kirsten

[Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company Off-Broadway Premiere Production, 2023
Kirsten

[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 Awards and Nominations

Drama League Awards - 2024 - Distinguished Performance

Kelli O’Hara, Days of Wine and Roses


winner
Drama League Awards - 2019 - Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre

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


winner
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2015 - Best Leading Actress in a Musical

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


winner
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

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

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Kelli O'Hara News


Kelli O'Hara & Brandon Victor Dixon to Host 22nd Annual SAY Gala


SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young will host its 22nd Annual Benefit Gala, on Monday, May 6, 2024 in New York City. Learn how to purchase tickets.

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES To Play Final Broadway Performance This Month


The Broadway premiere of Days of Wine and Roses, starring Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James, will play its final performance later this month.

Kelli O'Hara, Brian D'Arcy James, & Adam Guettel Join 'THEATER: All The Moving Parts'


In this new episode of “THEATER: All the Moving Parts”, Stars Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James, and composer/lyricist Adam Guettel discuss the bold and provocative new musical “Days of Wine and Roses” about love and alcoholism, based on the 1962 Blake Edwards film classic. 

LA Opera 2024/25 Season to Include ROMEO AND JULIET, Concerts from Kelli O'Hara and Kristin Chenoweth, and More


LA Opera President and CEO Christopher Koelsch has announced details for the company's 39th season. Music Director James Conlon will conduct three of the five mainstage productions, with other mainstage performances led by Resident Conductor Lina González-Granados and by guest conductor Domingo Hindoyan.

Character Breakdown: DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES Cast Unpacks Their Roles


In this video, watch as Kelli O’Hara and Brian d’Arcy James unpack their complex characters in Days of Wine and Roses on Broadway.

Video: Go Inside Opening Night of DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES


The first musical of 2024 has officially arrived! In this video, watch as Brian d'Arcy James, Kelli O'Hara and the team of Days of Wine and Roses celebrate opening night on Broadway.

Review Roundup: DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES Opens on Broadway


Reviews are in for Days of Wine and Roses starring Kelli O'Hara and Brian D'Arcy James, which opened on Broadway tonight, Sunday, January 28th at Studio 54. The production, directed by Michael Grief, features music and lyrics by Adam Guettel and a book by Craig Lucas. Find out what the critics had to say here!

BACKSTAGE BABBLE To Celebrate 'Week Of Wine And Roses' With Kelli O'Hara, Adam Guettel, and Craig Lucas


Next week, the theater podcast Backstage Babble, hosted by 16-year-old theater buff Charles Kirsch, will be hosting a “Week of Wine and Roses” featuring in-depth interviews with members of the cast and creative team of the new musical Days of Wine and Roses. 

Video: Watch Highlights from DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES on Broadway


In this video, watch highlights of Kelli O’Hara and Brian d’Arcy James in Days of Wine and Roses on Broadway!

Photos: First Look at Kelli O'Hara & Brian d'Arcy James in DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES on Broadway


Get a first look at photos of Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James in Days of Wine and Roses on Broadway.

Kelli O'Hara & Brian d'Arcy James to Join DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES Performance & Conversation at 92NY


92NY will present a performance of the searing new musical, Days of Wine and Roses, followed by a conversation with Kelli O’Hara, Brian d’Arcy James and additional cast members.

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Off-Broadway Awards; Voting Ends 12/31


It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Connecticut Awards; Voting Ends 12/31


It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Boston Awards; Voting Ends 12/31


It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Connecticut Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, & More Lead!


There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Boston Awards; JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, THE WIZ, & More Lead!


There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Listen: DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, Starring Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James, Releases Cast Recording


Days of Wine and Roses, starring Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James, has released a cast recording! Featuring music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, the musical ran off-Broadway earlier this year and will come to Broadway in 2024! Listen to the full album here!

Photos: See Kelli O'Hara, Brian d'Arcy James & More in Rehearsals for DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES on Broadway


See photos of Kelli O'Hara, Brian d'Arcy James & more in rehearsals for Days of Wine and Roses on Broadway!

BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, & More Lead!


It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Meet the Cast of DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!


Following the critically acclaimed, sold out run at Atlantic Theater Company, Days of Wine and Roses opens on Broadway on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at Studio 54. This limited 16-week engagement begins previews tonight, January 6, 2024. Meet the cast of Days of Wine and Roses here!

Kelli O'Hara FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Kelli O'Hara been in?

Kelli O'Hara has appeared on Broadway in 13 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?

Kelli O'Hara has been nominated for various awards throughout her career, including the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre and Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "Kiss Me, Kate." She was also nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for her role in "Kiss Me, Kate." Additionally, O'Hara received nominations for Best Leading Actress in a Musical at the BroadwayWorld Awards, Outstanding Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards, and Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for her performance in "The King and I." She was also nominated for various awards for her roles in "The Bridges of Madison County," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "South Pacific," "Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific," "The Pajama Game," and "The Light in the Piazza." This includes nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.

What awards has Kelli O'Hara won?

Kelli O'Hara has won the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre at the Drama League Awards, the Best Leading Actress in a Musical at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "The King and I," and the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "The King and I."

What is Kelli O'Hara next theatre project?

Kelli O'Hara's next show will be Days of Wine and Roses which opens on 1/28/2024 on Broadway.

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