Elk City, Oklahoma, United States
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Tony Award Nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical
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Kelli O`Hara (born April 16, 1975) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. O`Hara has been nominated for three Tony Awards, one for her performance as Clara Johnson in The Light in the Piazza, one for her performance as Babe Williams in the Roundabout Theatre Company`s revival of The Pajama Game, where she starred alongside Harry Connick, Jr. and Michael McKean, and most recently for her performance as Nellie Forbush in the Lincoln Center Theater revival of South Pacific.
O`Hara was recently seen as Dot/Marie in the L.A. Reprise! concert staging of Sunday in the Park with George. She can be heard as the voice of producer Beth Totenbag on PBS`s 2008 animated series Click and Clack`s As the Wrench Turns. O`Hara grew up in Oklahoma where she graduated from Deer Creek High School. She also attended Oklahoma City University, graduating with a Bachelor`s of Music in vocal performance/opera. O`Hara studied voice with Florence Birdwell, who also taught Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth four years earlier. O`Hara and Chenoweth are both alumnae of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. O`Hara is married to Greg Naughton, son of actor James Naughton, brother of actress/singer Keira Naughton. They are expecting their first child in July 2009.
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Oklahoma City University for a Bachelor Degree in Music in vocal performance/opera
Kelli O'Hara (born April 16, 1976) is an American stage actress and singer. She has appeared on Broadway and Off-Broadway in many musicals since making her Broadway debut as a replacement in Jekyll & Hyde in 2000. A six-time Tony Award nominee, her first nomination was for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for the 2005 production of The Light in the Piazza. Her subsequent nominations were for The Pajama Game (2006), South Pacific (2008), Nice Work If You Can Get It (2012) and The Bridges of Madison County (2014), before winning the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for the 2015 revival of The King and I.
James Naughton (Father-in-law), Pamela Parsons (Mother-in-law), Owen James Naughton (son) 2009
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Deer Creek High School
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The Gersh Agency-Randi Goldstein, Perennial Entertainment-Erica Tuchman
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