Kiss Me Kate

Who's Who

KELLI O’HARA (Kate/Lilli Vanessi). Kelli O’Hara has unequivocally established herself as one of Broadway’s great leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in the critically acclaimed revival of The King and I garnered her the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Drama League and Outer Critics nominations. She is currently appearing as Jackie in the second season of Netflix’s hit "13 Reasons Why" and recently completed shooting the upcoming series of "The Accidental Wolf." Last year, she joined Showtime’s "Master of Sex" as Michael Sheen’s long-lost love, Dodie, and can be seen in CBS All Access’ "The Good Fight." Other Broadway credits include The Bridges of Madison County (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC nominations), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC nominations), South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), The Pajama Game (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), The Light in the Piazza (Tony & Drama Desk nominations), Sweet Smell of Success, Follies, Dracula, and Jekyll & Hyde. Regional/off-Broadway credits include Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons and WTF), King Lear (Public Theater), Bells Are Ringing (City Center Encores), Sunday in the Park with George (Reprise), and My Life With Albertine (Playwright’s Horizons). Concerts span from Carnegie Hall to Capitol Hill. Ms. O’Hara starred as Mrs. Darling in NBC’s live telecast of Peter Pan alongside Allison Williams and Christian Borle and made her Metropolitan Opera debut in The Merry Widow with Renee Fleming. Other film and television credits include Sex & The City 2, Martin 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. Upcoming, Kelli will star in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Così fan tutte as Despina, and will reprise her Tony Award winning role as Anna Leonowens in the highly anticipated West End transfer of The King and I, Summer 2018.
 
WILL CHASE (Petruchio/Fred Graham). Critically acclaimed, Tony Award Nominated actor and singer Will Chase is currently filming the remake of the feature After The Weddingand can be seen on HBO's “Sharp Objects” and YouTube Red's “Impulse”. He most recently appeared on FX's “American Crime Story: The Assassination Of Gianni Versace”, Netflix's “Stranger Things” and HBO's “The Deuce”, and starred in the ABC drama “Time After Time”. Best known as country star "Luke Wheeler" on ABC's “Nashville”, his other television appearances include recurring roles on “Quantico”, CBS's “The Good Wife”, FX's “Rescue Me”, and as Michael Swift on NBC's Broadway-inspired “Smash”, as well as appearances on “Blue Bloods”, “White Collar”, “Pan Am”, “Royal Pains”, and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”. Film credits include Butterflies of Bill Baker (BEST ACTOR-Chain NYC Film Festival), Four Single Fathers, and Shaft. Known as one of Broadway's "most versatile leading men", he received the 2013 Tony Award Nomination and Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination for BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL for his portrayal of John Jasper in the Broadway revival of The Mystery Of Edwin Drood. His other Broadway credits include Something Rotten, Billy Elliot, Aida, Lennon, Nice Work If You Can Get It, High Fidelity, The Full Monty, Miss Saigon,and Roger in Rent, which was captured on the big screen in RENT: Filmed Live On Broadway.Will can be heard on several Original Broadway Cast Recordings as well as three seasons of cast albums for the show “Nashville”. He has performed all over the world and has sung with the renowned New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, the Cincinnati Pops, and the Colorado Symphony. Having studied conducting with Atlanta Symphony's Robert Spano, Will has premiered countless compositions, and has worked and performed with some of the most important composers and musical luminaries in the world. Born and raised in rural Kentucky, Chase trained as a percussionist, conductor, and actor, and received his degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, Ohio. He has two daughters, Daisy and Gracie, and calls Brooklyn, New York, home.
 
WARREN CARLYLE (Choreographer). Roundabout: She Loves Me, On the Twentieth Century, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Broadway: Director/Choreographer: After Midnight, Chaplin, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Finian’s Rainbow and A Tale of Two Cities; Choreographer for Hello, Dolly!, A Christmas Story, Follies. For City Center Encores!: On Your Toes, Girl Crazy, On the Town, Juno and Stairway to Paradise. Choreographer for Carousel (New York Philharmonic). Regional: Produced, directed and choreographed the pre-Broadway tour of Hugh Jackman: In Performance; directed and/or choreographed Camelot, Harps and Angels, Limelight, Buddy’s Tavern, Lucky Guy, Mame, Dancing in the Dark, The Pirates of Penzance and The Baker’s Wife. Film/TV: “The 68th and 69th Annual Tony Awards” and “SYTYCD.” Warren received a 2013 Emmy nomination for his work on Carousel and the 2014 Tony Award for his work on After Midnight. @carlylewarren
 
SCOTT ELLIS (Director). Broadway: She Loves Me (Tony Award nomination, Outer Critics Circle nomination), You Can’t Take It With You (Tony Award nomination, Outer Critics Circle nomination), On the Twentieth Century (Outer Critics Circle nomination), The Elephant Man (Outer Critics Circle nomination), The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Tony nomination), Harvey, Curtains (Tony nomination), The Little Dog Laughed (Lortel nomination), Twelve Angry Men (Tony nomination), The Man Who Had All The Luck, The Rainmaker, 1776 (Drama Desk, Tony nomination), Company, Steel Pier (Tony nomination), She Loves Me (Tony nomination), Picnic, A Month In The Country. Off-Broadway: Dada Wolf, Papa Hot (LCT), Tom Durnin, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Streamers, Good Boys And True, The Waverly Gallery, Flora, The Red Menace (Drama Desk nomination), and The World Goes ‘Round (Drama Desk Award). TV: “Weeds” (EP), “30 Rock” (Emmy nomination, Best Director), “Modern Family,” HBO's "Divorce." Associate Artistic Director, Roundabout Theatre Company. Upcoming TV: “A Christmas Story Live!” on FOX.