NEM#208: Laura Osnes: From Broadway to Nashville

After winning a TV reality competition in 2007 to become Sandy in Grease on Broadway, Laura went on to perform on (and off) Broadway in shows like South Pacific, Bonnie & Clyde, Anything Goes, and Cinderella. In 2021 she left Broadway over anti-vax sentiments and now stars in Hallmark Channel films while writing and recording country songs.

We discuss her 2023 singles “Getaway” (co-written with Raquel Cole and produced with Brett Boyette) and “Enough” (co-written and produced with Jay Denton), her performance of the Bonnie & Clyde song “How ‘Bout a Dance,” from Dream a Little Dream: Live at at the Café Carlyle (2012), and we conclude by listening to her 2022 Christmas duet with Chuck Wicks, “Fell for You.” Intro: “Hopelessly Devoted” from the Grease Soundtrack (2007). More at lauraosnes.com.

In addition to her singles, she released a 2022 EP; listen to “Bitter.” We mention her Christmas duet with Tom Wopat. Here she is singing “My Favorite Things.” Here she is live singing “Someone to Watch Over Me.” Here’s a bit of footage from the Broadway Bonnie & Clyde, and a more official “overview” of that musical. Here she is doing some live cabaret. Here she is singing “Hopelessly Devoted” on Broadway. Watch a clip from the finale of NBC’s Grease: You’re the One That I Want of Laura’s progression through the show.

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