Hot Clip of the Day: Happy Birthday to Rap Star Kelli O'Hara

Last updated April 16th, 2020 by BroadwayBox Staff
Hot Clip of the Day: Happy Birthday to Rap Star Kelli O'Hara

Each day, the Bbox team trolls YouTube for the hot clip—sometimes it's a brand-new moment and sometimes it's a throwback to an oldie but goodie. No matter what praise hands are shot up, pearls are clutched and the repeat button is hit.

HAMILTON Ham4Ham 9/2/15 with Kelli O'Hara

Ulterior Motives: Happy Birthday Kelli O'Hara - here's a video of you rapping! We love her sparkling, soaring soprano in Broadway's The King and I, The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific and many others. It was an absolute no-brainer to select her rapping LL Cool J's "I Need Love" with Lin-Manuel Miranda's beatboxing assist at a September 2015 Hamilton Ham4Ham lottery show as our Hot Clip of the Day. Kelli can sing anything! In this 5 minute clip, after showing her rapping prowess, she launches into a gorgeous a cappella rendition of Frank Loesser's "Somebody Somewhere" from The Most Happy Fella. Kelli, wishing you a very happy birthday. We can't wait to see you back on stage soon!

Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: At 3:11 - 3:23, when she sings off mic filling West 46th Street with her golden voice - the audience were all winners that day.