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When three time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara sings, people listen! People listen so intently they are taken away from their daily lives to another world, a world of extraordinary talent, beauty and passion. I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Kelli after her triumphant opening night of her one woman show “Beyond the Ingenue” at Feinstein’s at the Regency (click here for my review).

From Oklahoma to New York City, Kelli O’Hara moved here to pursue her dream of becoming a performer and a performer she has become, in every sense of the word! Kelli made her Broadway debut in “Jekyll & Hyde” then going on to star in “Follies,” “Sweet Smell of Success,” and “Dracula.” Kelli earned her three Tony Award nominations in a row: her first nomination was for her performance in “The Light in the Piazza” co-starring Matthew Morrison, she received her second nomination for her performance in “The Pajama Game” co-starring Harry Connick Jr, and her third nomination was for her performance in “South Pacific,” co-starring Paulo Szot and Matthew Morrison.

In between “The Pajama Game” & “South Pacific,” Kelli made her Carnegie Hall debut in the NY Philharmonic production of “My Fair Lady” and released her debut album “Wonder in the World.” Kelli then went on to perform solo concerts at some of the biggest halls in New York and DC including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Cooper Union, Joe’s Pub, and Cafe Carlyle.

Off-Broadway and regionally, Kelli has been seen in “Sunday in the Park with George” (Reprise) “My Life With Albertine” (Playwright’s Horizons), and “Beauty” (La Jolla Playhouse). In addition to theatre, Kelli’s film and television credits include “The Dying Gaul,” “Alexander Hamilton,” “NUMB3RS,” “All My Children,” and the upcoming animated series “Car Talk.”

There are two chances now to catch Kelli live on stage: Now through October 30 at Feinstein’s at the Regency in her one woman show “Beyond the Ingenue” and then November 18-21 in “Bells Are Ringing” at Encores! For more on Kelli, be sure to visit http://www.kelliohara.com.

1. Who or what inspired you to become a performer? My voice teacher Florence Birdwell in Oklahoma. She’s pretty amazing. She was my mentor and inspired me to come here and do what I’m doing.

2. What’s the highest and lowest note you can sing? Well, I sang a high F above high C in “Magic Flute,” an opera. The lowest note I sing is probably F below middle C.

3. Who’s the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? Mmmm…Hugh Jackman because I almost have worked with him a few times and it just hasn’t worked out yet. I would also love to work with Megan Mullally.

4. If you couldn’t be doing what you are doing now, what career would you choose? I would be a teacher. I love teaching. I teach, but not full time, just when I can. What do you teach? I teach musical theatre master classes.

5. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? No one’s me. So I’m the only one who can do things the way I do them.  So be proud of it and sell it.

6. Favorite way to stay in shape? Jogging.

7. Favorite skin care product? Clinique Exfoliating scrub.

8. Favorite store to shop in? Anthropology for sure.

9. Favorite website? Etsy.com

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Wonder Woman.

BONUS QUESTIONS:

11. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? My husband, Greg Naughton.

12. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that nobody knows about? I can imitate people’s walks almost perfectly.

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Here at “Adaumbelle’s Quest” we try to make everyone feel a part of the entertainment we deliver. So we are covering the 2010 Golden Globe awards live and up to the minute…sit back, relax, and enjoy:

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture: Mo’nique “Precious: Based Upon The Novel Push By Sapphire”

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series-Comedy or Musical: Toni Collette “United States of Tara”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie: John Lithgow, “Dexter”

Best Animated Feature Film: “Up”

Best Performance By An Actor In a Television Series-Drama: Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series-Drama: Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”

Best Original Song-Motion Picture: “The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)”, “Crazy Heart,” Music and Lyrics by Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett

Best Original Score-Motion Picture: Michael Giacchino, “Up”

Best Mini-Series or TV Movie: “Grey Gardens” (HBO)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical: Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series or TV Movie: Kevin Bacon, “Taking Chance”

Best Performance By An Actress In A Mini-Series or TV Movie: Drew Barrymore, “Grey Gardens”

Best Screenplay-Motion Picture: Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner “Up In The Air”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series-Comedy or Musical: Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”

Best Foreign Language Film: “The White Ribbon” Germany

Best TV Series-Drama: “Mad Men” (AMC)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie: Chloe Sevigny, “Big Love”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture: Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Director-Motion Picture: James Cameron, “Avatar”

Best TV Series-Comedy or Musical: “Glee”

Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical: “The Hangover”

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture-Drama: Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical: Robert Downey Jr. “Sherlock Holmes”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture-Drama: Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”

Best Motion Picture Drama: “Avatar”

Congratulations to all the winners tonight, especially “Glee” for you deserve nothing but the best!

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