About Kelli O’Hara
Broadway star Kelli O’Hara made her West End debut in Barlett Sher’s Tony Award winning revival of The King and I, which transferred to the London Palladium.
O’Hara reprised the role from the multi-award winning 2015 Broadway revival for which she won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress.
Kelli O’Hara’s previous theatre roles
Kelli O’Hara has been a Tony Award nominee six times for performances including, The Light in the Piazza (2005), The Pajama Game (2006), South Pacific (2008), Nice Work If You Can Get It (2012) and The Bridges of Madison County (2014).
Additional Broadway credits include The Sweet Smell of Success, Follies, Dracula, and Jekyll & Hyde.
Off-Broadway and in regional theatre she has appeared in Beauty by Tina Landau at La Jolla Playhouse, My Life with Albertine as Albertine and Far From Heaven as Cathy Whitaker.
Kelli O’Hara’s on screen roles include, Sex and the City 2, Scorsese’s The Key to Reserva and Blood Brothers.
What role does Kelli O’Hara play
Kelli O’Hara will play the leading lady, Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher who has a relationship with the King of Siam.
What is The King and I about
Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the tempestuous and unconventional relationship that develops between a British schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, and the King of Siam.
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s best works, the musical contains many classic songs including Getting To Know You, I Have Dreamed, Hello Young Lovers, Shall We Dance, and Something Wonderful.
The King and I runs from 21 June 2018 until 29 September 2018 at the London Palladium.