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Laura Attends the Toast to the 2015 Creative Arts Tony Nominees

By admin, on May 20th, 2015, under Appearance, Gallery Update // No Comments

Laura attends the Toast to the 2015 Tony Awards Creative Arts Nominees [x20 HQ]


Laura attends the Symphony Space Gala Honoring Hal Prince

By admin, on May 19th, 2015, under Appearance, Gallery Update, Performance // No Comments

Laura attends the Symphony Space Gala Honoring Hal Prince on May 18th [x4 HQ]


Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale Perform “If I Loved You” From Carousel

By admin, on April 20th, 2015, under Carousel, Performance, Video // Comments Off on Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale Perform “If I Loved You” From Carousel


Theater People Podcast: Ep 31 – Laura Osnes & Ellyn Marie Marsh (Recorded Live on 1/11)

By admin, on January 26th, 2015, under audio, Interview // Comments Off on Theater People Podcast: Ep 31 – Laura Osnes & Ellyn Marie Marsh (Recorded Live on 1/11)



Laura Osnes Tyce Green talk flight delays, cactuses, and being a Broadway star

By admin, on January 22nd, 2015, under Interview, Video // Comments Off on Laura Osnes Tyce Green talk flight delays, cactuses, and being a Broadway star


Jared’s Broadway Boos with Laura Osnes

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Laura Does a ten minute Musical on the Take A Ten Podcast – Episode #12: “Veronica At The Altar”

By admin, on January 1st, 2015, under audio, Performance // Comments Off on Laura Does a ten minute Musical on the Take A Ten Podcast – Episode #12: “Veronica At The Altar”


A Fine Showmance: Laura Osnes and Nathan Johnson Interview

By admin, on December 27th, 2014, under Interview, Nathan // Comments Off on A Fine Showmance: Laura Osnes and Nathan Johnson Interview

A Fine Showmance: Laura Osnes and Nathan Johnson Talk About the On-Stage Kiss That Changed Everything and Broadway Double-Dates

As the star of Broadway productions like Bonnie & Clyde, South Pacific, Anything Goes and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Laura Osnes has been romanced by some of Broadway’s most swoon-worthy leading men: Jeremy Jordan, Paolo Szot, Colin Donnell, Santino Fontana… But her heart was captured long ago—before she won the reality show competition “Grease: You’re the One That I Want,” before she was nominated for a Tony Award and before she became Broadway’s sweetheart.

Back in 2005, when Osnes was understudying the role of Jasmine in the Minneapolis Children’s Theatre Company production of Disney’s Aladdin, she fell for Aladdin’s understudy Nathan Johnson. In a rare twist of theatrical events, the two ended up going on together after the actors playing Aladdin and Jasmine collided on stage and had to go to the hospital. It turned out to be a very happy accident for Johnson and Osnes, who shared their first of many kisses onstage that night.

A year-and-a-half later they were married and moved to New York, where Osnes made her Broadway debut in the 2007 revival of Grease opposite her fellow “YTOTIW” winner Max Crumm. Osnes’ real-life leading man moved off the stage and into the photography studio. He now shoots production stills and promotional photos for Broadway shows (including the scintillating shots for Bonnie & Clyde) as well as album covers and campaigns like Broadway for Ted Baker. Before setting off to celebrate Christmas with their families, the couple sat down with Playbill.com to talk about their holiday traditions, that fateful first kiss and how Johnson fends off Osnes’ onstage leading men.

You shared your first kiss onstage, as Aladdin and Jasmine. Was this kiss different than any other on-stage kiss you’d had before?
Laura Osnes: Our sides of the story are different on this one. I’m very professional, so a kiss onstage is a kiss onstage, whether you like the guy or not. That’s how I felt.
Nathan Johnson: It was different for me. It was so funny because I was totally mixing business with pleasure at that point. I really liked this girl, and she was coming down in a wedding gown, and she looked so pretty. I was like, “I’m using this, I’m really digging deep for my character right now.” All the guys in the dressing room were like, “Dude!! That’s amazing! You got to kiss Laura!” They knew, they were heckling me all day. When we actually started dating, I said to Laura, “How about that kiss? That was something right?” And she was like, “What?” and then goes, “Oh, that was business.” I was like, “Yeah, me too Laura, it was totally business.”
LO: (Laughing.) That’s what I said. I’m a professional and I have to do this onstage a lot. I know how to separate myself from it.

When did you have your first off-stage kiss?
LO: Our first on-stage kiss was around Christmastime, and I think our first off-stage kiss was December 23rd. My mom was having a big Christmas caroling party with all of our theatre friends and Nate came over. We were all around the piano singing carols, and that was the night that he kissed me off-stage—at my mom’s house. We were such good friends, and it just molded into more after that kiss.
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Laura Performs How Do Miracles Happen? On the Today Show

By admin, on December 18th, 2014, under Performance, Video // Comments Off on Laura Performs How Do Miracles Happen? On the Today Show


Laura Will Join Steven Pasquale in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s “Carousel”

By admin, on December 18th, 2014, under Carousel, News // Comments Off on Laura Will Join Steven Pasquale in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s “Carousel”

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that Laura Osnes will star as Julie Jordan in Lyric’s new production of Carousel, on stage April 11 through May 3, 2015. Osnes comes to Lyric following her Tony-nominated role in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway. She joins Steven Pasquale, who stars as Billy Bigelow, in this new production directed and choreographed by legendary Tony, Emmy, and Olivier Award winner Rob Ashford.

“We are so thrilled to add the exceptional Laura Osnes to our Carousel cast as Julie Jordan,” noted Anthony Freud, Lyric’s general director. “Her multiple Tony nominations speak to her depth and breadth as a singing actress, and she provides the perfect complement to fellow Broadway star Steven Pasquale’s Billy Bigelow.”

Osnes was most recently seen on Broadway in the title role of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Drama Desk Award; Tony, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League Award nominations). Osnes also starred in Bonnie and Clyde (Tony Award nomination), creating the role at Asolo Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award). She appeared as Hope Harcourt in the Tony-winning revival of Anything Goes (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Award nominations), Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center’s production of South Pacific, and made her Broadway debut as Sandy in the most recent revival of Grease. Other New York credits include The Threepenny Opera at the Atlantic Theater Company (Drama Desk Award nomination); Encores! productions of The Band Wagon, Randy Newman’s Faust, and Pipe Dream; and a one-night-only concert of The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall. On television, Osnes has been seen in the CBS series Elementary, the HBO pilot The Miraculous Year, Sondheim: The Birthday Concert at Avery Fisher Hall, HBO’s documentary Six By Sondheim, and the Kennedy Center Honors salutes to Barbara Cook (2011) and Dustin Hoffman (2012). Her many concerts and cabarets include performing with Michael Feinstein, the New York Philharmonic, the New York Pops, and the Pasadena Pops; and appearing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, The Café Carlyle, 54 Below, NJPAC, Las Vegas Smith Center, and the LA County Arboretum. In addition to being heard on several cast recordings, Osnes has two solo albums, Dream A Little Dream: Live at The Café Carlyle and If I Tell You: The Songs of Maury Yeston.

Previously announced cast members for Carousel are Steven Pasquale as carousel barker Billy Bigelow and Denyce Graves as Nettie Fowler. Pasquale was most recently seen on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison County with Kelli O’Hara and is currently appearing on CBS’s The Good Wife. Internationally acclaimed opera star Denyce Graves will make her musical theater debut with this production, singing the iconic “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Carousel will be conducted by Broadway veteran David Chase (debut), who will lead members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus, and will be directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford, who made his Lyric debut in the 2013-14 season directing a new production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. Ashford recently co-directed Macbeth at the Park Avenue Armory with Kenneth Branagh. He was also stage director for NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! and Peter Pan Live! Chase is a regular collaborator with Ashford; he was music director for The Sound of Music Live! and Peter Pan Live!, as well as the recent Broadway revival of Loesser’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, directed and choreographed by Ashford. Artist Paolo Ventura will make his theatrical debut as set designer. Tony Award-winning Catherine Zuber is costume designer, returning to Lyric after her company debut with Ashford’s Barber. Lighting will be designed by Neil Austin, and Michael Black will be chorus master.

Carousel is the third Rodgers and Hammerstein musical to be presented as part of Lyric’s American Musical Theatre initiative. The King and I and South Pacific follow in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, respectively. Past productions were Oklahoma! in the 2012-13 season and The Sound of Music in the 2013-14 season.

Carousel opens Saturday, April 11 and runs through Sunday, May 3, 2015 (including 25 performances and one matinee preview performance on April 10) at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago. Tickets start at $29, and are now available at lyricopera.org/carousel or at 312-827-5600.

The new Lyric Opera production of Carousel is generously made possible by The Negaunee Foundation, an Anonymous Donor, Robert S. and Susan E. Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Reyes, Liz Stiffel, Mrs. Herbert A. Vance and Mr. and Mrs. William C. Vance, and Jim and Vicki Mills/Jon and Lois Mills.

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