Kelli O'hara

From 'Kinky Boots' to 'Carmen' to Kelli O'Hara, OKC orchestra pit master shows range

Over the decades, Jan McDaniel has found a solution to the "Monday morning feelings" he gets after a successful show has come to the end of its run. "On certain casts, certain shows ... you have created a little family that you know is never going to be the same family again. I'm 65 years old, and it hasn't gotten any easier with those shows to say, 'Well, this is it.' But I have gotten to the point where I am accustomed to the Monday morning feelings of regret, and I think there's grieving that happens," he told The Oklahoman on just such a Monday morning.
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'The Gilded Age' Season 2: Donna Murphy, Kelli O'Hara, and More Promoted to Series Regular

After the monumental success of its first season which earned a swift renewal from HBO, The Gilded Age is massively building on its already solid foundation for Season 2. Per Deadline, 13 of the show's recurring characters are returning and have been bumped up to regulars, bringing the main cast up to 24 from 12 in the first season. Promotions include Kelli O’Hara as Aurora Fane, Donna Murphy as Mrs. Astor, Debra Monk as Armstrong, Kristine Nielsen as Mrs. Bauer, Taylor Richardson as Bridget, Ben Ahlers as Jack Trotter, Kelley Curran as Turner, Douglas Sills as Baudin aka Borden, Celia Keenan-Bolger Mrs. Bruce, Michael Cerveris as Watson, Erin Wilhelmi as Adelheid Weber, Patrick Page as Richard Clay, and Sullivan Jones as T. Thomas Fortune.

Kelli O'Hara on the Fun of The Gilded Age, Lessons from The Accidental Wolf, Follies Memories & More

Kelli O'Hara has a long list of Broadway credits from her Tony-winning performance in the 2015 revival of The King and I to The Bridges of Madison County, Nice Work If You Can Get It, South Pacific, The Pajama Game and The Light in the Piazza and more. Now, O'Hara is making a splash on The Gilded Age, a New York-set period drama created by Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes. Packed with Broadway stars, the hit series has already been promised a second season. O'Hara spoke with Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek about the series and more on The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal.

Dates & Casting Announced for New Opera Based on The Hours, Starring Renée Fleming & Kelli O'Hara

We knew Tony nominee Renée Fleming and Tony winner Kelli O'Hara were set to star in an opera based on Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Hours, and now we have dates and details! Composed by Kevin Puts, who won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for his debut opera Silent Night, the piece is scheduled to bow at the Metropolitan Opera from November 22 through December 15. Phelim McDermott will direct the drama with Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct.

Hear from Kelli O'Hara, Brittney Johnson, Katrina Lenk & More on The Broadway Show

Kelli O'Hara on "The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal" Before The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal airs nationwide this weekend, we're offering a first look at the episode. Hosted by Emmy-winning anchor Fadal, this episode will air in New York City on February 27 at 6:30PM ET on WPIX. Be on the lookout for The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal, the only nationally syndicated weekly theater news program, on your local TV station.

'The Gilded Age' Star Kelli O'Hara Was 'Constantly Pinching' Herself on Set of New HBO Drama (Exclusive)

The Gilded Age cast is overflowing with theater veterans, including Broadway legend Kelli O'Hara. Even O'Hara was "constantly pinching" herself to make sure she was really in a show alongside Carrie Coon, Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Morgan Spector, and other stage stars. O'Hara, who recently spoke with for an exclusive interview, has a recurring part in the show as Aurora Fane, who hopes to help bring Louisa Jacobson's Marian Brook into society.

'Blue Bloods': Kelli O'Hara Teases Possible Return as Erin's Best Friend (Exclusive)

In December, Broadway star Kelli O'Hara made a surprising return to Blue Bloods, playing a close friend of Bridget Moynahan's character. It was The Gilded Age star's first time on the show in a decade, but it did not feel like that much time had passed when O'Hara stepped on set, she told in an exclusive interview. O'Hara said she would love to return to the show if asked.

Stage, Screen Star Kelli O’Hara Makes Her McCarter Debut; Versatile Concert Features Classic and Contemporary Show Tunes

KELLI O’HARA: Stage and screen star Kelli O’Hara (above) performed November 13 at McCarter’s Matthews Theatre, marking her debut there. For the concert, which included a selection of show tunes and standards, the Tony Award winner was accompanied by a quartet of instrumentalists. (Photo courtesy of McCarter Theatre) Stage and...

Broadway Singer and Actress Kelli O’Hara, 45, Reveals the Personal Motivation Behind Tackling Her First NYC Marathon: ‘I Have All the Nerves!’

Broadway star Kelli O’Hara is looking forward to running her first marathon. She is a lifelong runner, and she loves the activity as a time to be alone with her thoughts. O’Hara is running in honor of her friends and family that have been affected by cancer. She is raising money for Cancer Support Community which helps cancer patients and their families by providing free navigation and support services.