Manhattan Theater Club Announces Winter 2023 Benefit Starring Kelli O’Hara

The Manhattan Theater Club will present its Winter Benefit on Monday, January 23 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 W. 54th Street). The festive evening will include a cocktail reception, elegant dinner and an exclusive one-night performance by Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kelli O’Hara, accompanied by Dan Lipton.

The winter benefit begins with a cocktail reception at 7:00 p.m., followed by dinner and the show. All proceeds from this annual event will support MTC in developing and presenting new work with the most exciting artists in a dynamic and supportive environment, as well as producing a diverse repertoire of innovative, entertaining plays and musicals. and challenging by U.S. and international actors. playwrights each season. Additionally, this event will support MTC’s renowned educational program, which uses the power of live theater and hands-on playwriting experiences to awaken minds, ignite imaginations, open hearts and change lives.

Individual tickets for the MTC Winter Benefit, including cocktails, dinner and the show, are available for $3,000, $2,500 and $2,000. Tables of 10 are also available for $30,000, $25,000 and $20,000.

For more information on the Winter Benefit or to purchase tickets, please contact Jonquil Schaller, Special Events Manager, at (212) 399-3000 x4147 / jschaller@mtc-nyc.org or visit www.manhattantheatreclub.com/ events/benefit/ .

KELLI O’HARA, star of stage and film, has established herself as one of Broadway’s greatest leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in The King and I earned her the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, as well as Grammy, Drama League, Outer Critics and Olivier nominations. She reprized the role on her West End debut and played a limited engagement at the Orb Theater in Tokyo. Kelli received an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Katie Bonner on Topic’s hit web series, “The Accidental Wolf,” and can currently be seen as Aurora Fane on HBO’s critically acclaimed series, “The Gilded Age”. Other film and TV credits include: “13 Reasons Why”, All the Bright Places, Peter Pan Live!, “Sex & The City 2”, Martin Scorsese’s The Key to Reserva, Showtime’s “Master of Sex”, ” The Good Fight, “Blue Bloods”, “N3mbers”, and the animated series “Car Talk”. Other Broadway credits include Kiss Me Kate (Tony, Drama League, OCC Nominations), The Bridges of Madison County (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC Nominations), Nice Work if You Can Get It (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC nominations), South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), The Pajama Game (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), The Light in the Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Sweet Smell of Success, Follies, Dracula and Jekyll & Hyde. She received the prestigious Drama League’s Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award in 2019. In 2015, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Lehar’s The Merry Widow opposite Renee Fleming and returned as Despina in Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart. His concerts have achieved international fame, ranging from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo. She is a frequent performer on PBS’s live television broadcasts, The Kennedy Center Honors, and often performs alongside the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to his two Grammy nominations, his solo albums, Always and Wonder in the World, are available on Ghostlight Records. Next, Kelli will return to the Metropolitan Opera to make his debut with Kevin Puts, The Hours.

The 2022-23 season marks Lynne Meadow’s 50th anniversary as Artistic Director of the MANHATTAN THEATER CLUB. Meadow was joined by executive producer Barry Grove in its third season, and together they ran MTC for 48 years. The mission of MTC, which Meadow established in 1972 and has operated ever since, is to develop and present new work in a dynamic and supportive environment; identify and collaborate with the most exciting new and accomplished artists; and to produce a diverse repertoire of innovative, entertaining, and thought-provoking plays and musicals by American and international playwrights. Over five decades, MTC has grown from a small off-Broadway showcase to one of the nation’s most prestigious and award-winning theater companies, creating approximately 600 world, US, New York and Broadway premieres. Our productions have won 7 Pulitzer Prizes, 28 Tony Awards, 50 Drama Desk Awards and 49 Obie Awards among many other accolades. Our home on Broadway is the Samuel J. Friedman Theater (261 West 47th Street) and our two Off-Broadway theaters are at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). MTC is an anti-racism organization that respects and honors all voices and upholds the values ​​of community and fairness. For more information, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.