Laura Osnes (2015)
Laura Osnes was most recently seen on Broadway in the title role of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella for which she received the Drama Desk Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, as well as Tony, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League award nominations. She also earned a Tony nomination for the Broadway production of Bonnie and Clyde, having created the role of Bonnie at Asolo Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse. She appeared as Hope Harcourt in the Tony-winning revival of Anything Goes, 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 credits include The Threepenny Opera at the Atlantic Theater Company; “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.
Ms. Osnes has been seen on the CBS series Elementary and in the HBO pilot The Miraculous Year. Musical appearances on television include Sondheim: The Birthday Concert at Avery Fisher Hall, HBO’s documentary Six by Sondheim, and the Kennedy Center Honors salutes to Barbara Cook in 2011 and Dustin Hoffman in 2012. Her many concerts and cabarets include performing with Michael Feinstein, the New York Philharmonic, the New York Pops, the Pasadena Pops, and appearing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, The Café Carlyle, 54 Below, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Las Vegas Smith Center, and the LA County Arboretum. In addition to being heard on several cast recordings, Ms. Osnes has two solo albums, Dream a Little Dream: Live at The Café Carlyle and If I Tell You: The Songs of Maury Yeston.
Ms. Osnes and her husband, photographer Nathan Johnson, live in New York City with their Chihuahua pup, Lyla.