Stage and screen star Kelli O’Hara has established herself as one of Broadway’s greatest leading ladies and was awarded the Drama League’s Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award in 2019. She also received Emmy and Webby nominations for her portrayal of Katie Bonner in the hit web series The Accidental Wolf.
On Broadway, her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in the critically acclaimed revival of The King and I garnered her the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Grammy, Drama League, Outer Critics, and Olivier nominations. She reprised the role in her West End debut last summer and performed a limited engagement at Tokyo’s Orb Theatre. Her other Broadway credits include Kiss Me, Kate (Tony, Drama League, OCC nominations), The Bridges of Madison County (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC nominations), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC nominations), South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), The Pajama Game (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), The Light in the Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Sweet Smell of Success, Follies, Dracula, and Jekyll & Hyde. Her regional and Off-Broadway credits include Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons and Williamstown Theatre Festival), King Lear (Public Theater), Bells Are Ringing (City Center Encores), Sunday in the Park with George (Reprise), and My Life With Albertine (Playwrights Horizons).
Ms. O’Hara’s film and television credits include the second season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, All The Bright Places, Peter Pan Live!, Sex & The City 2, Martin Scorsese’s The Key to Reserva, Showtime’s Masters of Sex, CBS All Access’s The Good Fight, Blue Bloods, Alexander Hamilton, N3mbers, and the animated series Car Talk.
In 2015 she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Lehár’s The Merry Widow and returned as Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. She made her New York Philharmonic debut as Julie Jordan in the Orchestra’s 2013 staged production of Carousel. Her concerts have gained international acclaim, spanning from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo. She is a frequent performer on PBS’s live telecasts and the Kennedy Center Honors.
Her solo albums, Always and Wonder in the World, have received two Grammy nominations and are available on Ghostlight Records.