(Actress) won a 2008 Tony® Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award for her portrayal of the title role in the revival of Gypsy with Patti LuPone. She can currently be seen touring the country in her hit solo show, Tales from Soprano Isle, which features songs from Laura’s proclaimed career. Most recently, she completed her role as Amalia Balash in the charming Broadway musical, She Loves Me (2016 Tony® nomination, Outer Critics nomination, Drama League nomination and Drama Desk Award nomination). In the recent past, Laura also starred in Radio City Music Hall’s New York Spring Spectacular and appeared in Parade with Manhattan Concert Production at Lincoln Center in the role of Lucille Frank. Her other Broadway credits include Candela in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Tony® nomination, Drama Desk Award), Mrs. Givings in In the Next Room (Outer Critics Circle, Drama League nominations), Claudia in Nine (Outer Critics Circle and Drama League nominations), Cinderella in Into the Woods (Tony®, Drama Desk, L.A. Ovation nominations), Performer in Swing! (Tony® nomination), Maria in The Sound of Music, and Julia in The Wedding Singer. Off-Broadway: Chris Durang’s Why Torture Is Wrong (Public); Wonderful Town, Gypsy (both at Encores!); Time and Again (MTC). Regional: A Little Night Music (L.A. Opera), A Winter’s Tale (Williamstown), Jane Eyre and Man of La Mancha (Paper Mill Playhouse). Film: Meskada, Falling for Grace, Take the Lead. TV: Supergirl, Nashville (ABC), The Sound of Music Live! (NBC)The Playboy Club (CBS), Starved (Fox), Eli Stone and Life on Mars (ABC). www.laurabenanti.com
Read about some of Laura’s work with Broadway Artists Alliance on BroadwayWorld.com!