I went to college with Kelli O’Hara at OCU. A very nice girl with big time talent. So it’s good to see she continues to do amazing things on Broadway. She’s been a Tony nominee before. And is again, this time with her role in South Pacific.
This weekend, a glowing story was written in the NY Times.
Good for Kelli.
AS Nellie Forbush, the sweetheart from Little Rock in the smashing new revival of “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific,” Kelli O’Hara deserves a medal for single-handedly rescuing the ingénue from extinction.
“Kelli is a phenomenon,” said Mary Rodgers Guettel, Richard Rodgers’s daughter. She’s also the mother of Adam Guettel, who composed the songs for “The Light in the Piazza,” which provided Ms. O’Hara with a breakthrough role in 2005. “You don’t usually find people that pretty who can sing that pretty. And she’s grown tremendously as an actress. Kelli was a pretty soubrette a few years ago. Now she’s, well, she’s somebody who can do anything.”