Kelli O’Hara has unequivocally established herself as one of Broadway’s great leading ladies. This year she received her 5th Tony nomination along with Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics nominations for her portrayal of Francesca in the musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. Additionally, she starred as Mrs. Darling in NBC’s live telecast of Peter Pan. Kelli has worked extensively both regionally and Off-Broadway and performed with symphonies and orchestras across the country. She is a frequent guest artist on the PBS Memorial Day and July 4th telecast and has performed several times as part of the Kennedy Honor tributes for Barbara Cook, Jerry Herman and Barbra Streisand. This spring, Kelli will return to Broadway in Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of The “King and I” opposite Ken Watanabe.
In 2012, Christopher Newport University established the Torggler Summer Vocal Institute (TSVI), a prestigious residency program for emerging young singers who wish to train with world-renowned vocal pedagogues and performers. TSVI exposes students to critical theories while developing a wide variety of essential performance skills during a two-week intensive artistic experience. All voice lessons, coaching and master classes are taught by leading performers, teachers and scholars. Skill-classes and workshops — including private lessons, vocal health, sight-singing skills, ensemble singing, diction, dance, acting, and movement and stage combat are offered. A maximum of 50 students are chosen to participate each year. TSVI is made possible by a generous gift from George and Mary Torggler, retired entrepreneurs and longtime supporters of the arts and education.
Ferguson Center for the Arts Ticket Policies.