The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are thrilled to announce Kelli O’Hara—acclaimed singer and actress—and renowned actor Richard Thomas as the featured guests for the 2019 Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir concerts!
Kelli O’Hara is one of the rare singers who has managed to find a home performing in Broadway musicals, concerts, and the Metropolitan Opera. Ms. O’Hara received her university degree in opera and after winning the Oklahoma State Metropolitan Opera competition, she moved to New York City where she made her debut on Broadway. She has received seven Tony Award® nominations, winning Best Actress in a Musical in 2015 for her performance as Anna in The King and I. She received an Emmy Award® nomination for her performance in The Accidental Wolf. In 2015 she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in The Merry Widow and has since returned as Despina in Cosí fan tutti. Her concerts have gained international acclaim, spanning from New York’s Carnegie Hall all the way to Tokyo. She is a frequent performer on PBS’s live telecasts and the Kennedy Center Honors. Ms. O’Hara has received two Grammy Award nominations for her solo albums, Always and Wonder in the World.
Richard Thomas is best known for his leading role as the budding author John-Boy Walton in the television drama The Waltons, for which he won an Emmy Award and received multiple Golden Globe Award nominations. He is best known to contemporary television audiences for his role as FBI Special Agent Frank Gaad in the series The Americans and his performance as Sanford Bensinger in the series Billions. His work on stage spans from his Broadway debut at age eight in Sunrise at Campbell, to his Tony Award nominated performance in The Little Foxes, from his current appearance as Hubert Humphrey in The Great Society, to his upcoming performance as Atticus Finch in the national tour of To Kill a Mockingbird.