Laura Benanti

Tony Award Winner

Tony® Award-winner and five-time Tony® Award nominee Laura Benanti is a highly celebrated stage and screen actress.

Ms. Benanti has an impressive television roster including Hulu’s LIFE & BETH, created by and starring Amy Schumer, the hit series YOUNGER, HBO Max’s GOSSIP GIRL reboot, and HBO Max’s THE GILDED AGE. Other television credits include guest starring roles on CINEMA TOAST, created by Jeff Baena and produced by the Duplass Brothers, ZIWE featuring comedian Ziwe Fumudoh, both for Showtime, as well as INSIDE AMY SCHUMER on Paramount+ (among many others. Benanti has also made widely acclaimed appearances on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT as Melania Trump. Additionally, Benanti created and executive produced the HBO Max special HOMESCHOOL MUSICAL: CLASS OF 2020 based on her viral social media movement: #sunshinesongs.

In film, Benanti starred in Netflix’s WORTH opposite Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci and Amy Ryan, HERE TODAY opposite Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish, and was featured in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s TICK,TICK…BOOM!

In the theater, Ms. Benanti took Broadway by storm at the age of 18 as Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC and has subsequently starred in ten more Broadway shows (musicals, straight plays, comedies and dramas) including INTO THE WOODS, NINE (opposite Antonio Banderas), GYPSY (for which she won a Tony Award), SHE LOVES ME, MY FAIR LADY, and Steve Martin’s METEOR SHOWER opposite Amy Schumer and Keegan Michael Key. NOBODY CARES just completed a sold-out extended run at the Audible Theatre in Greenwich Village.

Additionally, Benanti co-authored a comedic board book for mothers entitled M is for MAMA (and also Merlot): A Modern Mom’s ABCs, co-written with Metropolitan Opera Star Kate Mangiamelli. She released a self-titled audio album for Sony Music Masterworks and tours the world performing solo concerts alongside highly celebrated musicians and orchestras.

Ms. Benanti recently starred in the Sony Pictures comedy NO HARD FEELINGS opposite Jennifer Lawrence and Matthew Broderick, as well as THE SHADE based on the award-winning short of the same name.