Kelli O'Hara


Nov. 20 at 3 p.m.

John H. Williams Theatre
PRESENTED BY: Choregus Productions

She's dazzled audiences and critics alike in the most recent revivals of South Pacific, The Pajama Game, and The King and I. Now this Tony Award winner comes to the Choregus Productions stage for an intimate recital.

A native of Oklahoma, O'Hara received a degree in opera and, after winning the State Metropolitan Opera Competition, moved to New York where she soon made her Broadway debut in Jekyll & Hyde and followed it with Sondheim's Follies, Dracula, and Sweet Smell of Success (opposite John Lithgow). In 2005 O'Hara starred in The Light in the Piazza at Lincoln Center, earning her Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. She moved from one critical and commercial success to another when she joined Harry Connick Jr. on Broadway in the 2006 Tony Award-winning production of The Pajama Game, for which she received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Award nominations. Kelli O'Hara has unequivocally established herself as one of Broadway's great leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in the critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theatre revival of The King and I recently garnered her a 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Drama League and Outer Critics nominations. Last year, Kelli made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the production of The Merry Widow with Renée Fleming.

"One of our greatest reinterpreters of musical standards."
Ben Brantley, New York Times