BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Kelli O'Hara, nominee for Best Actress in a Musical for Nice Work If You Can Get It.
O'Hara starred in the Tony Award®-winning revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center, enrapturing audiences and critics alike with her soulful and complex interpretation of Nellie Forbush, and garnering a third Tony® nomination. This fall, Kelli starred alongside Sam Waterson in The Public Theater’s production of King Lear. Broadway credits include: Pajama Game (Tony®, Drama Desk, OCC Nominations), The Light in the Piazza (Tony®, Drama Desk Nominations), Sweet Smell of Success, Follies and Dracula. Kelli has worked regionally and Off Broadway in Sunday in the Park with George at Reprise, My Life With Albertine at Playwright’s Horizons, Beauty at the La Jolla Playhouse and as Ella Peterson in Bells Are Ringing at City Center Encores!. In addition to her critically acclaimed performance as Eliza Doolittle in the New York Philharmonic production of My Fair Lady, Kelli’s concerts span from Carnegie Hall to Capitol Hill and in between.
The Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 10, 2012.
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