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ICYMI video: Kelli O'Hara makes patriotism sound beautiful on PBS' "A Capitol Fourth"

by Brandy McDonnell Published: July 12, 2014
Kelli O'Hara. AP file photo
Kelli O'Hara. AP file photo

In case you missed it, Elk City native Kelli O’Hara was among the performers last week on PBS’ star-studded televised Independence Day celebration “A Capitol Fourth.”

Since patriotism isn’t just for the Fourth of July, I’m sharing the video here and now.

Plus, the Oklahoma City University graduate will return to her home state Sept. 15 to perform with Ted Sperling at Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond. The show will launch Armstrong’s 2014-15 performing arts series. For more information, go to

O’Hara recently received her fifth Tony Award nomination, along with Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics nominations, for her portrayal of Francesca in the musical adaptation of “The Bridges of Madison County.”

O’Hara’s other Broadway credits include “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “South Pacific,” “Pajama Game,” “The Light in the Piazza,” “Sweet Smell of Success,” “Follies,” “Dracula” and “Jekyll & Hyde,”earning Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nominations, among others. In regard to regional and off-Broadway productions, O’Hara has been in “Far From Heaven,” “King Lear,” “Bells Are Ringing,” “Sunday in the Park with George,” and “My Life With Albertine.” Her concerts span from Carnegie Hall to Capitol Hill. Film and television credits include “Sex & The City 2,” Scorsese’s “The Key to Reserva,” “Blue Bloods,” “Alexander Hamilton,” “N3mbers” and the animated series “Car Talk.” She is a frequent performer on PBS’s live telecasts and the Kennedy Center Honors. Her solo albums “Always” and “Wonder in the World” are available on Ghostlight Records.


by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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