Episode #16: I’m gay and even I have a crush on Kelli O’Hara, the dreamy, creamy-voiced Broadway “Babe.” For the past six years, she has been accumulating street cred with her lovely performances in such Broadway and Off-Broadway shows as Jekyll & Hyde, Follies, Sweet Smell of Success, My Life with Albertine, and Dracula. Finally, last year, she hit pay dirt, when her spectacular, break-out performance as Clara in The Light in the Piazza earned her a Tony-nomination and a permanent place in the hearts of musical-lovers far and wide. Now this season, she has confounded expectations by taking on the belty role of Babe opposite Harry Connick Jr. in the current hit revival of The Pajama Game at the Roundabout. Two strikes in a row, Kelli! (Bowling strikes, that is.)
And somewhere in there, she managed to shoot a film, an adaptation of Craig Lucas’ play, The Dying Gaul, which is now available on DVD.
Keep an eye out for the cast recording of The Pajama Game (aka Harry on Broadway), as well as Kelli’s solo recording debut!