Kelsey Awards Spotlight – Laurie Hardy

Once a year, The Kelsey Awards celebrate all things Kelsey Theatre. Honoring excellent singing, astounding performances, beautiful set design, and powerful story lines, The Kelsey Awards highlight the magic of live theater.

So send your regards to Kelsey Theatre by learning all about the incredible talent that are nominated for The 2017 Kelsey Awards before the live ceremony on Saturday, August 19th at 7:00pm.

Today, we get to learn more about Laurie Hardy!

EXTRA EXTRA – The 2017 Kelsey Awards – Complete List of Nominees


Laurie is one of the most consistently brilliant performers to ever take The Kelsey Theatre stage. No matter the role, Laurie has always found a way to add a grace to the role she’s playing that not too many other people possess.

This year, Laurie is nominated for her fantastic work in “The Glass Menagerie”.

How do you like working at The Kelsey Theatre?

LAURIE: I consider it my “home” theater. There are so many good companies putting on wonderful shows! It is a terrific place to work.

What is your favorite Kelsey Theatre memory?

LAURIE: A toss up between the final moments as Maria Callas in “Master Class”, and the “fish scene” in “August: Osage County”.

What is your most embarrassing moment on or off stage that’s theater-related?

LAURIE: Starting to make a costume change a scene too early and ending up running across the backstage trying to pull my clothes back on to make an entrance.


What is your dream show that you’d like to work on?

LAURIE: The next one I am in!

Are you excited for The Kelsey Awards on Saturday, August 19th?!

LAURIE: Of course! It’s always a great time!

A special message to all of the people who voted for you and made you a nominee…

LAURIE: I appreciate all the people who work on the shows, and all the people who come to the shows. The family that is “theater” is the best in the world. Thank you all!

Be sure to buy your tickets for the live ceremony on Saturday, August 19th at 7pm and find out who will walk away with a 2017 Kelsey Award!

For tickets and to learn more about the show and nominees, visit The Kelsey Awards Official Website!



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