An Evening with the O’Haras

The Oklahoma Bar Foundation & Oklahoma Bar Association Present: An Evening with the O’Haras

You don’t want to miss this fun in-depth conversation with Kelli O’Hara, Oklahoma native and Tony-Winning Broadway Star, interviewed by her brother, Oklahoma Attorney and 2020 Oklahoma Bar Foundation Board President, Patrick O’Hara.

Learn more about life growing up on a farm, how Kelli made her way from small-town Oklahoma to New York City to “make it” on Broadway, what she is currently working on, plus other insider information during this one of a kind interview.

Interview will be broadcasted via Zoom immediately following the 6:00 p.m. President’s Reception Wednesday, November 11 for Oklahoma Bar Association Annual Meeting attendees.

Learn more about Kelli and Patrick:

Kelli O’Hara was born in Elk City, Oklahoma. She graduated from Deer Creek High School and attended Oklahoma City University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in music and vocal performance/opera. O’Hara studied with Florence Birdwell, an American educator, musician and singer, who also taught Oklahoma natives Kristin Chenowith and 1981 Miss America Susan Powell.

Kelli is a seven-time Tony Award Nominee and in 2015 won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Anna Leonowens in The King and I. Her Tony nominations include her performances in The Light in the Piazza, The Pajama Game, South Pacific, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Bridges of Madison County, and Kiss Me, Kate. She also received a 2019 Olivier Award nomination for her performance as Anna Leonowens in the West End revival of The King and I, and an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Katie Bonner in the hit web series The Accidental Wolf.

In 2015, she made her metropolitan Opera debut in Lehar’s The Merry Widow and returned as Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte.

Kelli currently lives in coastal Connecticut with her husband, Greg Naughton, and their children, Owen and Charlotte.


Patrick O’Hara, Jr. was born in Elk City, Oklahoma. He graduated from Elk City High School and attended undergrad at Oklahoma State University where he studied Speech Communications. He then went on to pursue his law degree from the University of Oklahoma. He is a Partner and practicing member at Tisdal & O’Hara Attorneys at Law in Oklahoma City where he practices Oil and Gas Law, Oil and Gas Litigation, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death, Environmental Litigation, Ad Valorem Tax Litigation, Business/Corporate Law and Litigation, Class Action Litigation, and Insurance/Bad Faith Litigation.

His honors and awards include: Best Lawyers in America, Oil and Gas Law, 2018-2019, Oklahoma Super Lawyers, 2011 – 2014, 2016-2019, Gerald B. Klein & Jack L. Brown Award, Oklahoma Bar Foundation, 2018, Oklahoma Bar Foundation, President’s Award, 2016, Oklahoma Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2009, Order of the Coif, Member/Note Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, Rayburn L. Foster Memorial Scholarship, 1994, and the George B. Frasier Memorial Scholarship, 1993.

Patrick has served on the Oklahoma Bar Foundation Board of Trustees as a Trustee and Executive Committee Officer. He is the 2020 President of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation Board of Trustees.

He currently lives in Edmond, Oklahoma with his wife Karla. They have 3 children, Drew, Sydney and Will.


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