Kelli O’Hara Wins Tony (Finally)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Kelli O'Hara, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
for "The King and I," poses in the press room at the 2015 Tony Awards on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H.
Walker/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)


By Irish America Staff
August / September 2015

Irish-American Broadway actress Kelli O’Hara (above) finally took home a Tony award for her performance of Anna in the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I in June after six previous nominations. “Broadway’s Irish Colleen” beat out fellow rivals Kristin Chenoweth (who hosted the event), legend Chita Rivera, and Beth Malone. ♦

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