An Evening with Laura Benanti
One of Broadways most acclaimed leading ladies, Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award-nominee, Laura Benanti, recently completed her 2016 Tony-nominated role as Amalia Balash in the hit Broadway musical, She Loves Me. Laura Benanti earned a 2008 Tony Award for her portrayal of Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy opposite Patti LuPone. The actress’ other Tony Award nominations were for starring roles in Swing, Into The Woods, and Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.
On television, Laura Benanti can currently be seen in the role of Alura Zor-El in the CW action drama, Supergirl. She won critical acclaim for her performance as Elsa Schrader in NBC’s The Sound Of Music LIVE. Her other recurring television roles have been on ABC’s Nashville, CBS’s The Good Wife, HBO’s Nurse Jackie, and as a dead-ringer for FLOTUS, Melania Trump, on CBS’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
Laura Benanti made her Broadway debut at the age of 18 as Maria in The Sound of Music opposite Richard Chamberlain. Her other Broadway roles include The Wedding Singer and Nine starring Antonio Banderas. A few of her 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, and Anne in A Little Night Music at the L.A. Opera opposite Victor Garber.
Laura Benanti completed a week-long engagement at the popular New York cabaret club, Feinstein’s/54 Below, for which The New York Times hailed her as a “supremely confident” performer whose “bright, full soprano, with its semi-operatic heft, can go almost anywhere.” 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 ecstatic reviews.