NYMF Gala Honoring Kelli O'Hara to Feature Matthew Broderick, Kathleen Marshall, Tom Kitt and More

By Adam Hetrick
25 Oct 2012

Susan Blackwell, Tom Kitt, Kathleen Marshall and Matthew Broderick will be part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival's Nov. 11 gala honoring four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara at the Hudson Theatre.



Blackwell ([title of show]) will host the 6 PM gala, which will also celebrate the work of the artists and achievements of the 2012 festival. The evening will include cocktails, dinner and musical performances celebrating NYMF's recent summer run.

Video tributes by Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked, "GCB"), Matthew Morrison (The Light in the Piazza, "Glee") and John Lithgow (The Columnust) will be part of the evening.

Also set to participate are O'Hara's Nice Work co-star, Broderick, as well as the musical's director-choreographer, Marshall. O'Hara's husband, Greg Naughton, will also be part of the evening.

Additional presenters and performers include Kitt (Next to Normal), Tony Danza (The Producers), James Naughton (Chicago), Anthony Rapp (Rent), Peter Cincotti (How Deep Is The Ocean), Eric Leviton (How Deep Is The Ocean), Lorinda Lisitza (Triumphant Baby!) and Michael Ogborn (Baby Case).

The cast of Broadway's Chaplin, which was developed at NYMF, will offer a special performance.

O'Hara is currently starring in the Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, for which she was Tony Award-nominated. She also received Tony nominations for South Pacific, The Pajama Game and The Light in the Piazza. This spring she will star in the Off-Broadway premiere of Far From Heaven.

For tickets, beginning at $375, phone (212) 664-0979, ext. 12, or email gala@nymf.org. Visit NYMF.org.