Ella, a beautiful, determined and smart young maid who goes from a servant to a princess in the magical musical Cinderella.
Osnes won her first Broadway role playing Sandy in Grease on reality casting show You’re The One That I Want!. She went on to star on Broadway as Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, Hope Harcourt in the Tony-winning revival of Anything Goes, Bonnie Parker in Bonnie & Clyde and now as Cinderella in the first-ever Broadway staging of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic.
Other Honors for This Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a Musical
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Onstage Pair with Santino Fontana
—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award
—Fred and Adele Astaire Award nomination for Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show
2012: Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical, Bonnie & Clyde
Osnes was the only choice to play the role of Cinderella on Broadway.
“I feel like a princess. It’s been such an amazing journey and I couldn’t be more happy and pleased.” —Osnes in an opening night interview with Broadway.com, 3/13