Two-time Tony Nominated Actress: CINDERELLA; BONNIE & CLYDE
Laura Osnes began her Broadway career when she took over the role of Ensign Nellie Forbush in the Lincoln Center Theater revival of South Pacific. She stayed with the show through October, 2009, when the show’s original star, Kelli O’Hara, returned from maternity leave. Osnes then starred as Bonnie Parker in the world premiere of Bonnie & Clyde; the musical played at the La Jolla Playhouse in November and December, 2009. Osnes returned to the role of Nellie Forbush in the Broadway production of South Pacific in January, 2010 and subsequently filmed the “Live from Lincoln Center” broadcast of the show.
She then played Hope Harcourt in the Broadway revival of Anything Goes, which began previews in March, 2011 and officially opened on April 7, 2011 starring Sutton Foster and Joel Grey. For this role Osnes received nominations for the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musicalas well as the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical. She was also nominated for an Astaire Award for excellence in dance.
Beginning previews on November 4, 2011 with a December 1 opening night, Osnes played Bonnie Parker on Broadway as Bonnie & Clyde made its Broadway debut at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. She performed at the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors in a tribute to Barbara Cook alongside Sutton Foster, Rebecca Luker, Kelli O’Hara, Patti LuPone, Glenn Close, and Audra McDonald.
In January, 2012, Osnes played the title character in an industry-only reading of the reworked adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Cinderella, which eventually led to its opening at the Broadway Theatre in March, 2013.Osnes was awarded a 2013 Drama Desk award and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in Cinderella. She concluded her run in January of this year to star in the Atlantic Theatre Company‘s Off-Broadway revival of The Threepenny Opera, running through May 11.