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Tony Award-winning Kelli O'Hara is a long time supporter of SAY.

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Kelli O’Hara has unequivocally established herself as one of Broadway’s great leading ladies. In 2015, Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in the critically acclaimed revival of The King and I garnered her a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Drama League and Outer Critics nominations. She has delivered powerful performances on Broadway since 2000, receiving numerous Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations.

Kelli has also received critical acclaim for her performances with the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera, has sold out solo shows at Carnegie Hall and Town Hall, is a frequent guest artist on the PBS Memorial Day and July 4th telecasts, and has performed several times as part of the Kennedy Center Honors. Kelli has appeared in many film and television roles, including HBO’s The Gilded Age. She is featured on many Original Cast Recordings, and has released two solo albums as well. Among her many accolades and public service, Kelli received the SAY: Budd Mayer Advocacy Award in 2015.

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