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Laura Benanti        

Tony Award-Winning Actress & Singer

Tony Award-winner and 5-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti is a highly celebrated stage and screen actress who recently debuted to rapturous reviews in the film WORTH at the Sundance Film Festival opposite Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci and Amy Ryan.

Benanti also recently wrapped on the film Here Today starring opposite Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish. Her television credits include series regular roles on the Samantha Bee and Jason Jones produced TBS show "The Detour," "Go On" opposite Matthew Perry, and "Starved" for FX as well as recurring and guest appearances "Supergirl," ABC's "Nashville" and "Eli Stone," CBS' "The Good Wife" and "Elementary," Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" and "The Big C," NBC's The Sound of Music Live, "Law and Order: SVU," and USA's "Royal Pains". She frequently appears on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" in her comedic portrayal of First Lady Melania Trump. Most recently, Laura stars in the hit TV series "Younger" with Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff.

Benanti made a triumphant return to Broadway in 2019 as Eliza Doolittle in Lincoln Center's acclaimed production of "My Fair Lady." A native of Kinnelon, New Jersey, she won Paper Mill Playhouse's Rising Star Award for her portrayal of Dolly Levi in her high school production of "Hello, Dolly!" and from there, she went on to take Broadway by storm, making her Broadway debut at the young age of 18 as Maria in "The Sound of Music," opposite Richard Chamberlain.

Since then, she has wowed in musicals and plays alike, most recently in Steve Martin's hit Broadway play, "Meteor Shower," where she co starred alongside Amy Schumer and Keegan Michael Key. Other Broadway roles include Amalia Balash in "She Loves Me," for which she was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards. For Lincoln Center, Laura was nominated for a Tony Award and won the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her starring role in the Broadway production of "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," and also starred in their Broadway production of Sarah Ruhl's "In the Next Room" or "The Vibrator Play."

Benanti earned the 2008 Tony Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, a Drama Desk Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her revelatory portrayal of Gypsy Rose Lee in "Gypsy" opposite Patti LuPone. Other Broadway roles include "The Wedding Singer, Nine" (starring Antonio Banderas), her Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated performance of Cinderella in Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods," and her Tony nominated turn in "Swing!"

Other distinguished theater performances include the Public Theater's production of Christopher Durang's "Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them," Perdita in "The Winter's Tale" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival opposite Kate Burton, Anne in "A Little Night Music" at the L.A. Opera opposite Victor Garber, Eileen in "Wonderful Town" opposite Donna Murphy, and Rosabella in "The Most Happy Fella," both for City Center Encores.

Benanti has performed numerous concert engagements, both solo in her critically-lauded "Tales from Soprano Isle," and with her mother, in their new duo show "The Story Goes On." In September 2013, she released her debut album, "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention: Live at 54 Below" on Broadway Records to rave reviews.

Benanti published a comedic book on motherhood “M is for Mama and also Merlot” co-written with her friend and acclaimed Met Soprano Kate Mangiameli.


15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Broadway’s Laura Benanti
After taking Broadway by storm at the age of eighteen as Maria in The Sound of Music, the super-talented multi-nominated multiple award-winning star Laura Benanti has appeared in such notable Broadway productions as Swing!, Into the Woods, Nine, The Wedding Singer, Gypsy (for which she earned the 2008 Tony Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical), In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, She Loves Me, Meteor Shower, and most recently, in 2019, in My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center.
Laura Benanti Joins ‘Gossip Girl’ Cast On HBO Max
No word yet on character details, but the actress joins Gossip Girl cast. The upcoming series features a new generation of New York private school teens introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. The series will address just how much social media and New York itself has changed in the intervening years.
Laura Benanti to Join 'My Fair Lady' on Broadway - The New York ...
Henry Higgins will have to grow accustomed to a new face: the Tony-winning actress Laura Benanti is joining the cast of “My Fair Lady” as Eliza Doolittle.
Let Her Entertain You: Laura Benanti Does It All | Josh Getlin
Good luck finding a thread in the dizzying mix of Laura Benanti's career, which also includes cabaret performances, concerts, recordings and films....
Laura Benanti joins cast of 'Nashville' as Sadie Stone, a respected ...
Meet Sadie Stone, the new girl in town on “Nashville.” Laura Benanti debuts on Wednesday on the ABC series, where she plays a singer-songwriter whose ...
Laura Benanti to Host New York's Drama Desk Awards (Instead of ...
The Drama Desk has tapped Laura Benanti, the Broadway fave (“Gypsy”) whose TV credits include “Go On” and “The Sound of Music Live,” to host the org's 59th ...

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