If the acting profession teaches you anything, it’s to keep following your dream.
Kelli O’Hara has been a noted Broadway star for years. But it wasn’t until last night — after 5 previous nominations — that the Westporter scored a Tony.
She snagged theater’s biggest prize as Best Actress in a Musical, for her portrayal of Anna in the revival of “The King and I.”
O’Hara is married to Greg Naughton. He grew up in Weston, son of famed actor James Naughton.
Another Westport big winner — in another way — was Tom Greenwald. He’s the chief strategy officer at SpotCo, a New York ad agency specializing in entertainment.
They handled advertising for 16 Tony-nominated shows — including Best Musical “Fun Home” and Best Play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”
This being Westport, I’m sure there are more Tony connections. If you know of any — other than “Hey, I watched the ceremony last night!” or “Well, producer Harvey Weinstein’s ‘Neverland’ didn’t win anything” — click Comments.
Congrats to Kelli, Tom — and hopefully many other Westporters too!