Kelli Christine O'Hara (born April 16, 1976) is an American actress and singer, most known for her work on the Broadway and opera stages.A seven-time Tony Award nominee, O'Hara won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Anna Leonowens in the Lincoln Center Theater revival of The King and I. She also received Tony nominations for her performances in The Light in the Piazza (2005), The Pajama Game (2006), South Pacific (2008), Nice Work If You Can Get It (2012), The Bridges of Madison County (2014), and Kiss Me, Kate (2019). O'Hara also received a 2019 Olivier Award nomination for her performance as Anna Leonowens in the West End revival of The King and I.O'Hara made her debut at The Metropolitan Opera in a 2014 production of Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow. In 2018, she played the role of Despina in the Met Opera's production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. She has also played roles in television series, such as Masters of Sex and 13 Reasons Why, receiving a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her starring role in the 2017 web drama series The Accidental Wolf.
O'Hara is married to Greg Naughton of The Sweet Remains, son of actor James Naughton. Their first child, Owen James, was born in 2009. The couple also has a daughter, Charlotte, born in 2013.
O'Hara was born in Elk City, Oklahoma, and grew up in an Irish American family. She graduated from Deer Creek High School and also attended Oklahoma City University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Music in vocal performance/opera. O'Hara studied voice with Florence Birdwell, who also taught Kristin Chenoweth four years earlier. O'Hara and Chenoweth are both alumnae of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
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Bring Me to Light
A concert with her friends that celebrates their connections to the historic theater and reflects on the challenges facing all of us will be held at City Center. Foster is a cast member of Bring Me to...
Myths and Hymns
A kaleidoscopic collection of musical genres, Myths and Hymns explores the nature of faith and longing in a secular world, with 23 short musical films illuminating the search for answers through Fligh...
Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration
A line-up of Broadway favorites are celebrating Stephen Sondheim with a concert event live on Broadway.com. There is a benefit for ASTEP.
All the Bright Places
Two teens facing personal struggles form a powerful bond as they embark on a journey that will show the wonders of Indiana.
The King and I
The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s i...
The Independents is a musical comedy about three solo-artists who collide at the same crossroads and discover harmony. Thus is born "RGB" (at least until they come up with a better band name) and what...
Met Opera Live: La Bohème
Puccini’s timeless love story, which includes some of its composer’s most beloved music, has moved generations of opera lovers since its 1896 world premiere. It has also proved incredibly popular with...
Always at The Carlyle
The Carlyle hotel is a favorite haunt of most New Yorkers, as well as being an international destination for a particular jet set.
Mozart: Così fan tutte
Two men enter a bet with intriguer Alfonso that their women will stay true, but disguise themselves, switch partners, and regretfully seduce their targets.
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The Accidental Wolf
There are two people in distress. As a fleeting moment becomes a lasting connection, one woman risks her life to prove the other never had one. She finds purpose in the hunt.
The Good Fight
One year after the final broadcast episode of "The Good Wife", an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and g...
13 Reasons Why
A series of tapes reveal the mystery of a teenage girl's tragic choice after she took her own life.
The Merry Widow
The Met stage has been lit up by Renée Fleming as the fabulously wealthy widow of the title in Lehr's beloved operetta, set in Paris. Nathan is supposed to marry her in order to keep her fortune in Po...
Peter Pan Live!
Following in the footsteps of The Sound of Music LIVE!, comes this musical masterpiece that tells the beloved story of Peter Pan, the mischievous little boy who ran away to Neverland. Prepare for show...
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel: Live from Lincoln Center
Transferring the setting of a brooding Hungarian play, Carousel, to a remote fishing village, shaping their vision around themes of brutality, poverty and disappointment, Rodgers and Hammerstein compo...
One Singular Sensation! Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch
Stars from Broadway and television join the New York Philharmonic to ring in the New Year with a joyous celebration of the music of Marvin Hamlisch. Featured performers include Beth Behrs, Joshua Bell...
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During World War II, Navy ensign Nellie Forbush and Marine lieutenant Joseph Cable encountered love and bigotry while stationed in the South Pacific. The 2008 Broadway revival was filmed. The PBS seri...
Sex and the City 2
Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda are all married, but still like to play in the sun. They think that a women-only retreat is a good excuse to take a break and remember what life was like before they dec...
A family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement are the focus of a drama. The New York Police Commissioner is Frank Reagan. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, ...
Mitzi Gaynor: Razzle Dazzle! The Special Years
The ultimate collection of song and dance performances from Gaynor's classic network television specials - unseen for three decades - MITZI GAYNOR: RAZZLE DAZZLE! THE SPECIAL YEARS is a new documentar...
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Based on actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide rang...
The Dying Gaul
A woman and her film executive husband are in a relationship with a grieving screenwriter.
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The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...
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All My Children
All My Children is an American television soap opera that aired on ABC for 41 years, from January 5, 1970 to September 23, 2011, and on The Online Network since April 29, 2013 via Hulu, Hulu Plus, and...