Laura Osnes Receives Sardi's Portrait
Osnes is a Drama Desk nominee for her role in ''Bandstand''.
Osnes made her Broadway debut as Sandy in the 2007 revival of Grease. She subsequently appeared in South Pacific and Anything Goes, and originated the role of Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde. Osnes received her first Tony nomination for her role as Ella in the original Broadway cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. She is currently nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her role in Bandstand.
Bandstand is an original musical from Richard Oberacker (music, book, and lyrics) and Robert Taylor (book and lyrics). Set in the smoke-filled, swing-fueled nightclubs of 1945, Bandstand tells the against-all-odds story of singer and songwriter Donny Novitski (Corey Cott) and his band of mismatched fellow World War II veterans. When a national radio contest to find America's next big swing band offers a chance at instant fame and Hollywood fortune, Donny must whip his wisecracking gang of jazzers into fighting shape. Teaming up with the beautiful young war widow Julia (Osnes) as their singer, they struggle to confront the lingering effects and secrets of the battlefield that threaten to tear them apart.