Together Apart: Behind the Screens with Kelli O'Hara
Generously sponsored by Owen W. and Christine H. Smith Endowment
Behind the Screens generously sponsored by Ryan and Melissa Clinton, Dignity Health, Wilmington Trust
“One of our greatest re-interpreters of musical standards.”—The New York Times
Tony Award-winning Kelli O’Hara, last seen on The Soraya stage in 2016, returns for a Broadway edition of Together Apart: Behind the Screens. O’Hara co-starred with Matthew Broderick in Nice Work If You Can Get It and with Harry Connick, Jr. in The Pajama Game. In 2015, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Lehar’s The Merry Widow opposite Renee Fleming and returned as Despina in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte. This is a rare opportunity to experience the master performer from her home.
About the Series
Join Executive Director Thor Steingraber for our series of intimate online events, produced exclusively for patrons of The Soraya, with your favorite artists from Classical, Broadway, and Jazz. Each will include an interview, interactive Q&A with patrons, and performances from the artists’ homes. Future dates for additional artists to be announced soon.
About Kelli O'Hara
Stage and screen star Kelli O’Hara has established herself as one of Broadway’s greatest leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in 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 Oliver nominations. She reprised the role while making her West End debut, and performed a limited engagement at Tokyo’s Orb Theatre.
Kelli also received an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Katie Bonner in the hit web series The Accidental Wolf. Other 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’ The Good Fight, Blue Bloods, N3mbers, and the animated series Car Talk.
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. She was awarded the prestigious Drama League’s Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award in 2019.
In 2015, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Lehár’s The Merry Widow and returned as Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Her concerts have gained international acclaim, spanning from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo. She is a frequent performer on PBS’s live telecasts, The Kennedy Center Honors, and performs often alongside The New York Philharmonic.
Along with two Grammy nominations, her solo albums, Always and Wonder in the World, are available on Ghostlight Records.
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