Three-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara may star as Anna in a revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical The King and I, according to the New York Post. The potential production would run at Lincoln Center Theater’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. No further casting, potential dates or creative team have been announced.
The King and I tells the story of Anna (O’Hara), a British governess, who tries to help an Eastern king come to terms with the modern world. The show first opened on Broadway on March 21, 1951 and earned five Tony Awards including Best Musical, as well as acting trophies for stars Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Brynner. The musical has received three Broadway revivals, most recently in 1996 with a production starring Donna Murphy and Lou Diamond Phillips.
Currently starring opposite Matthew Broderick in Nice Work If You Can Get It at the Imperial Theatre, O'Hara received Tony nominations for South Pacific, The Pajama Game and The Light in the Piazza. She has also appeared on Broadway in Dracula, Sweet Smell of Success, Follies and Jekyll & Hyde.