The 6th Time’s The Charm!

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!

 

5 responses to “The 6th Time’s The Charm!

  1. It was a great acceptance speech, and a well-deserved award for as talented a performer as Broadway as seen in years.

  2. Should read: “as Broadway has seen…” Also kudos to the multi-talented Tommy Greenwald.

  3. What Tonys? Ever since I saw my first fully staged Staples HS Players musical, I never saw the need to go into NYC to see another Broadway production. Same world class talent and production value at a rock bottom price, and round trip necessary. (Congrats to Kelly and the Naughtons nonetheless.)

  4. We’ve been big Kelli O’Hara fans since her appearance in “Light int he Piazza” many years ago. A velvet voice and beautiful presence on stage. Congrats to her and both families—and to Tom Greenwald, too, one of the good guys!

  5. thanks for the shout-out dan! btw we also do the advertising for kelli’s show, and for best play revival (skylight)… but who’s counting?? 🙂