Laura Osnes Headshot

Laura Osnes

Birth Place: Burnsville, MN

Get Laura Osnes Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.

Laura Osnes BIO

In March 2009, Osnes took over the role of Ensign Nellie Forbush in the Lincoln Center Theater Broadway revival of South Pacific. She stayed with the show through October 4, 2009, when the production's original star, Kelli O'Hara, returned from maternity leave. She then starred as Bonnie Parker in the world premiere of Bonnie & Clyde at the La Jolla Playhouse from November 10 to December 20, 2009. Osnes returned to the role of Nellie in South Pacific on Broadway on January 5, 2010. She played her final performance on August 8, 2010. She reprised the role of Bonnie in Bonnie & Clyde at the Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota, Florida in November and December 2010.

Osnes then played Hope Harcourt in the Broadway revival of Anything Goes, which began previews on March 10, 2011, and officially opened on April 7, 2011, starring Sutton Foster and Joel Grey. For this role Osnes received nominations for the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical as well as the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical. She was also nominated for an Astaire Award for excellence in dance. Osnes departed the production on September 11, 2011.

Beginning previews on November 4, 2011 with a December 1 opening night, Osnes once again played Bonnie, this time in the Broadway debut of Bonnie and Clyde at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. She was joined by her Asolo Rep castmate Jeremy Jordan as Clyde. The show received negative reviews, had lackluster ticket sales and closed on December 30, 2011. However, despite the critics' distaste for the production, Osnes received rave reviews for her performance as well as her first Tony Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical.

Osnes next performed at the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors in a tribute to Barbara Cook alongside Sutton Foster, Rebecca Luker, Kelli O'Hara, Patti LuPone, Glenn Close and Audra McDonald.

In January 2012, she played the title character in a reading of a reworked adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Cinderella. She then led the Encores! stage concert production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pipe Dream, based on John Steinbeck's novel Sweet Thursday. Under the direction of Marc Bruni, the production ran from March 28 to April 1, 2012. On April 24, 2012, Osnes headlined a concert performance of The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall (New York City) as Maria. Also featured were Tony Goldwyn as Captain von Trapp, Brooke Shields as Elsa Schraeder and Patrick Page as Max Detweiler.

Osnes starred in the title role of Cinderella on Broadway, which began previews at the Broadway Theatre on January 25 and opened on March 3, 2013. Osnes received positive reviews, won a 2013 Drama Desk award and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance. She left the production on January 26, 2014, and was replaced by Carly Rae Jepsen.

Osnes starred as Polly Peachum in the Atlantic Theatre Company's Off-Broadway revival of The Threepenny Opera from March to May 2014. For this role, Osnes received her second nomination for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical. Osnes starred as Julie Jordan in the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Carousel, alongside Steven Pasquale, in spring 2015. The production closed on May 3, 2015. The production received positive reviews.

She took part in the world premiere of the new original musical, Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, which premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse, New Jersey from October 8 through November 8, 2015. The musical has music by Richard Oberacker and book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Oberacker. Osnes most recently starred in the musical on Broadway at the Jacobs Theatre, with her co-star Corey Cott. It opened on April 26, 2017, with previews beginning March 31. The production closed on Broadway on September 17, 2017, after 24 previews and 166 regular performances.

Following the closing of Bandstand, Osnes has performed frequently in the Broadway Princess Party show that premiered at Feinstein's/54 Below, which she also hosts and co-developed with music director Benjamin Rauhala. The Princess Party has become a recurring live event at that venue that gathers both popular and up-and-coming stage actresses; at these performances, each actress assumes the identity of a Disney Princess and performs a song from stage or screen in character as that princess, with Osnes typically emceeing and performing as Cinderella. She also performs in this show on the road consistently with fellow Broadway actresses Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast, Hercules) and Courtney Reed (Aladdin).

Laura Osnes Photos


MCP Concert Presentation, 2019

[Regional (US)]
World-premiere Concert Adaptation, 2018

Original Broadway Production, 2017
Julia Trojan

Manhattan Concert Production, 2017
Polly Baker

USS Intrepid Production, 2017

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse World Premiere Production, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago Production, 2015
Julie Jordan

Encores! Special Event, 2014

[New York]
City Center Encores Concert, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company Production, 2014
Polly Peachum

Original Broadway Production, 2013

Original Broadway Production, 2011
Bonnie Parker

Roundabout Revival, 2011
Hope Harcourt

[Regional (US)]
Asolo Repertory Theatre, 2010
Bonnie Parker

[New York]
Roundabout Reading, 2009

Lincoln Center Revival, 2008
Ensign Nellie Forbush [Replacement]

Ensign Nellie Forbush [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 2007
Sandy Dumbrowski

Laura Osnes Movies

BANDSTAND: The Broadway Musical on Screen
[ 2018 ] Julia Trojan

Laura Osnes TV Shows

City of Dreams

Laura Osnes Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Laura Osnes, Bandstand

Drama League Awards - 2017 - Distinguished Performance Award

Laura Osnes, Bandstand

Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Laura Osnes, The Threepenny Opera

Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Laura Osnes, Cinderella

Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award

Laura Osnes, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Laura Osnes, Cinderella

Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Laura Osnes, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Laura Osnes, Bonnie & Clyde

Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Laura Osnes, Anything Goes

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Laura Osnes, Anything Goes

Laura Osnes Videos

Laura Osnes News

Cast Set for GREASE at Mountain Theatre Company in June

The cast has been revealed for Mountain Theatre Company's production of Grease. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.
BWW Q&A: Rob Fisher on SWEENEY TODD at Virginia Arts Festival

Virginia Arts Festival has cast one of Broadway’s leading lights in the role of a new, key position at the Festival: The Goode Family Artistic Advisor for Musical Theater and American Songbook.
From La Jolla Playhouse to Broadway - A Brief History

Learn more about some of the Broadway productions that you may not have realized began their journey at La Jolla Playhouse! 

Isabella Nguyen and Bee Golleher have so much experience, and when they hit the stage, they command your attention. That also holds true for behind the scenes as well. So, whatever they choose to do, I know they will make an amazing mark in their worlds.
Performers Jim Caruso & Matt Baker Return To The Legendary Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

PERFORMERS JIM CARUSO & MATT BAKER return to Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel on Sundays from 9pm - Midnight starting Sunday, February 11, 2024. Join them for an evening of swinging standards and special guest performances. Don't miss this legendary show!
Video: The Best of Broadway at the Kennedy Center Honors

The 46th Annual Kennedy Center Honors are coming up and we are celebrating the special occasion with some of our favorite videos of past Broadway performances. Check out the full list!
Music Review: Laura Osnes Single Not One Of MY FAVORITE THINGS

It isn't all the fault of Laura Osnes that the new recording misses, but it's her name out front.
Dana Aber Brings One-Woman Musical BAGGAGE AT THE DOOR to AMT Theater

Dana Aber brings her one-woman musical 'Baggage at the Door' Off-Broadway at AMT Theater. Performances begin tonight!
Broadway's Cinderella Laura Osnes Joins RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Nashville's TPAC

Backlight Productions is celebrating their 10th year with a production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the 1,075-seat Polk Theater at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 22.
Chuck Wicks and Shiners Nashville Celebrate One Year at Woolworth Theatre

Chuck Wicks and Shiners Nashville celebrate their first year at the Woolworth Theatre with a 'Day of Recognition' honor from Tennessee Governor Bill Lee.
Dana Aber to Debut One-Woman Musical BAGGAGE AT THE DOOR Off-Broadway at AMT Theater

Get ready for a captivating one-woman musical experience as Dana Aber brings 'Baggage at the Door' to the AMT Theater in November. Don't miss this Off-Broadway production that promises to leave audiences spellbound.
Michael Mott & Friends Fourth Annual Holiday Show Returns To The Green Room 42

NYC singer/ songwriter and composer/ lyricist, Michael Mott returns to The Green Room 42 in New York City on Saturday, December 2nd at 7 pm for his fourth annual Holiday show. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here!
Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch Return to Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel

On Sunday, September 3, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch will hold court at Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel for the twelfth year, entertaining with their evening of swinging standards on Sunday nights from 9pm to midnight.
Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Announces Two Opera Commissions For Audiences Of All Ages

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler Kemper has announced the commission of two operas created to be presented in community spaces where audiences of all ages gather. The Haberdasher Prince by the twin-sister creative team of composer Rosabella Gregory and librettist Dina Gregory will premiere in April 2024. Maya and the Magic Ring by composer Lori Laitman and librettist Dana Gioia will premiere in spring 2025.
Feature: Super Summer Theater Opens the Season with The Treasured Classic Cinderella.

Vegas City Opera waves its magic wand over the world’s most beloved fairytale, Cinderella, for the Super Summer Theater opening season through July 1.
Ariana DeBose to Perform a Medley for the Tony Awards Opening Number

Ariana DeBose will perform a medley for the Tony Awards, set to be held tonight, Sunday, June 11 at 8pm EST on CBS.
Broadway Dreams Launches 2023 Summer Intensive Tour IMMERSE YOURSELF

Broadway Dreams (Annette Tanner, Founder & President), a leading non-profit performing arts training program, is kicking off its 2023 Summer Intensive Tour “Immerse Yourself” this week in Nashville, TN.
Connor Gallagher, Laura Osnes, and More To Teach With BROADWAY DREAMS at Belmont Beginning This Month

Broadway Dreams (Annette Tanner, Founder & President), the premier performing arts education organization, has announced another intensive in Nashville, TN from Monday, May 29 to Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Belmont University.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Comes to Flat Rock Playhouse

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, the Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King and I and The Sound of Music comes to Flat Rock Playhouse just in time for summer!

The Minnesota Valley Women's Chorale under the Artistic Director, Judy Sagen will celebrate their 10th anniversary with special guest, Laura Osnes, Tony Award Nominated Broadway & TV star. Also featured will be the outstanding Jazz Orchestra, Genesis.


How many Broadway shows has Laura Osnes been in?

Laura Osnes has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Laura Osnes been in?

Laura Osnes has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Laura Osnes been nominated for?

Laura Osnes has been nominated for several awards throughout her career, including Outstanding Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "Bandstand" and "Cinderella," Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "Bandstand" and "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella," Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Threepenny Opera" and "Anything Goes," Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" and "Bonnie & Clyde," and Outstanding Actress in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Cinderella."

Get Laura Osnes Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.