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. ♦

Leave a Reply




Share



More Articles

Love of Country

When music legend Bruce Springsteen recorded his excellent 2007 “Live in Dublin” concert, it’s no accident that...

More

Woodstock: The Irish Contribution

On the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival, Christine Kinealy remembers the legendary guitarist from...

More

Woodstock 1969:
The Irish Contribution

Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, The Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jefferson Airplane, Ten Years After,...

More

Author Mary Beth Keane as an infant with her father, Willie.
What Are You Like? Writer Mary Beth Keane

On swanky hotels, Gráinne O’Malley’s tailor-made pirate outfits, and her own unusual hidden talent. ℘℘℘ Mary...

More