Kelli O'Hara Confirms Joe's Pub Solo Debut

Singer Kelli O'Hara will celebrate the release of her solo debut CD 'Wonder In The World' with a late-night (11:30pm) concert at Joe's Pub in New York City. The May 5th show will be O'Hara's first headlining performance at Joe's Pub, and will have her on-stage at midnight, as her album is officially released by Ghostlight Records on May 6th. A 7:30pm in-store performance/Q&A/CD-signing is confirmed for the evening of Monday, May 12th, at Barnes and Noble Lincoln Center - located at 66th & Broadway.

'Wonder in the World' combines pop music and covers of Billy Joel and James Taylor, with original songs and familiar favorites, to create a 14-track collection celebrating the diversity of the American Songbook. The CD features music arranged and orchestrated by Harry Connick, Jr., and showcases O'Hara's vocal range, as she bridges the gap between contemporary music and beloved standards.

In addition to her career as an up-and-coming solo artist, O'Hara is a bona fide Broadway star - currently readying her latest Leading Lady role, as Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center Theater's April 2008 revival of South Pacific.

O'Hara's parallel careers were encouraged by Harry Connick, Jr, whom she met when she joined the cast of the 2006 Tony Award-winning production of The Pajama Game. O'Hara went on to receive Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Award nominations for her leading role. The critical and commercial success of The Pajama Game followed on the heels of O'Hara's run in The Light in the Piazza, for which she earned her first Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, in 2005.

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