Three-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara returns to the Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater tonight. The actress departed the production March 7 in anticipation of her first child, Owen James, who was born on June 27 to O'Hara and her husband, Greg Naughton.
O'Hara received critical praise and her third Tony nomination for her performance as Ensign Nellie Forbush in the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. South Pacific also stars Paulo Szot, who earned a Tony Award for his performance as Emile de Becque in the revival.
Both O'Hara and Szot make their Center debuts in the Samueli Theater Cabaret later this season. O'Hara appears January 21-24 and Szot comes April 8-11.