K is for Kelli O’Hara. Busy on Broadway. Watch Her Online.

Kelli O’Hara seems as busy now as when theaters were open: She’s singing this morning at 10 a.m. on “Morning Song,” with her husband Greg Naughton, on the Instagram of Say.org (the Stuttering Association of the Young.)  The Merry Widow, in which she stars with Renee Fleming, will stream on the Met Opera website on April 23 (see a video from it below.). She can also be seen on the cast of All The Bright Places on Netflix. She is scheduled for a week performing at Feinstein’s/54 Below in May (it’s unclear whether this will be live or online), singing songs from her “celebrated career.”

There is much to celebrate: O’Hara landed on Broadway from Oklahoma at the age of 21 and has never left — 12 shows in two decades; she has been nominated for a Tony for all seven musicals in which she’s starred since 2005, winning for “The King and I”

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Sweet Smell of Success, 2002

No video of her singing, but here’s an anecdote (for her fans back in Oklahoma) about auditioning for the show.

The Light in the Piazza, 2005

by Adam Guettel;

O’Hara sings the title song as part of a fundraising telethon. This was the first role for which she was nominated for a Tony

The Pajama Game, 2006 revival

There Once Was A Man, with Harry Connick Jr. at the Tonys

South Pacific, 2008 revival

Sings “A Wonderful Guy” At 3:25

I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair at 2:30

Nice Work if You Can Get It, 2012

A jukebox musical, with music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Book by Joe DiPietro; Inspired by material by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse

A montage of the show, but it has enough of Kelli O’Hara to include it

Someone to Watch Over Me (a version that, obviously, is not from the show)

Far From Heaven, 2013

Book by Richard Greenberg, music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie
Adapted from the movie by Todd Haynes

Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons

The Bridges of Madison County, 2014

Book by Marsha Norman; Music by Jason Robert Brown; Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown; Based on the novel by Robert James Waller;

With composer Jason Robert Brown on the piano, Kelli O’Hara & Steven Pasquale sing “One Second and a Million Miles” on The View

To Build A Home

The Merry Widow, 2014

“We’re the Ladies of the Chorus”

The King and I, 2015

I Whistle A Happy Tune (in London)

“Getting to Know You” and “Shall We Dance”
at the Tonys (“Shall We Dance” starts at 2:20)

Hello Young Lovers
in concert

Kiss Me Kate, 2019 revival

by Cole Porter and a book by Sam and Bella Spewack

recording “So In Love”

I Hate Men (audio)

Sondheim’s “Take Me to the World”
At Rosie O’Donnell quarantine special

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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