Saturday, May 18, 2024

Ex-Broadway Star Laura Osnes, 6 Time Tony Nominee, and Anti-Vaxxer Compares Her Ostracism to Jesus, Says Settled NY Post Defamation Lawsuit


We first learned that former Broadway star Laura Osnes was putting her career in jeopardy in the summer of 2021. She refused to be vaccinated for a Hamptons production. She was fired, the NY Post reported, and subsequently lost a couple of other jobs.

Osnes was immediately ostracized from the Broadway community. She had had two Tony nominations on six Broadway productions. But she was outspoken and it all came out.

Now Osnes says in an interview, picked up Chris Peterson’s OnStage blog, that she knows her time on Broadway is over. She compares herself to Jesus Christ. She says she and the Post recently settled the defamation lawsuit, but the stigma against her lives on.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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