Kelli O'Hara has established herself as one of Broadway's great leading ladies. This year,
she received her fifth Tony Award nomination-along with Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer
Critics Circle award nominations-for her portrayal of Francesca in the musical adaptation
of The Bridges of Madison County. Additionally, she starred as Mrs.
Darling in NBC's live telecast of Peter Pan.
A native of Oklahoma, Ms. O'Hara moved to New York after winning the Metropolitan Opera
National Council Auditions. She made her Broadway debut in Jekyll & Hyde, and
also appeared in Stephen Sondheim's Follies, Sweet Smell of Success, and
Dracula. In 2005, she received Tony and Drama Desk award nominations for her role
in the Broadway production of The Light in the Piazza. In 2006, she joined Harry
Connick Jr. on Broadway in The Pajama Game, receiving Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer
Critics Circle award nominations. Ms. O'Hara starred in the revival of South
Pacific at Lincoln Center, garnering Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle
award nominations. She later teamed up with Matthew Broderick in the musical comedy
Nice Work if You Can Get It.
Regional and Off-Broadway credits include Far from Heaven, King Lear,
Bells Are Ringing, Sunday in the Park with George, My Life with
Albertine, and Beauty. Ms. O'Hara received critical acclaim for her
performances in the New York Philharmonic's productions of Carousel and My
Film and television credits include Sex & the City 2, Martin Scorsese's short
The Key to Reserva, The Dying Gaul, Blue Bloods, All
Rise, Alexander Hamilton, NUMB3RS, All My Children, and the
animated series Car Talk. She has released two solo albums, Always
and Wonder in the World. On New Year's Eve, Ms. O'Hara makes her Metropolitan
Opera debut in The Merry Widow with Renée Fleming, and next spring, she
returns to Broadway in Lincoln Center Theater's revival of The King and
I opposite Ken Watanabe.