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Benanti at the 2012 Drama League Benefit Gala
Laura Ilene Vidnovic

(1979-07-15) July 15, 1979 (age 39)
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1998–present
Notable credit(s)
Home town Kinnelon, New Jersey
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)

Laura Ilene Benanti (born Laura Ilene Vidnovic; July 15, 1979) is an American actress and singer.


She played Louise in the 2008 Broadway revival of Gypsy , winning the 2008 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Benanti then appeared in the stage musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown in 2010, winning the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She played Baroness Elsa Schräder in the 2013 NBC television production of The Sound of Music Live! and in 2015 began playing twin sisters Alura and Astra in the TV series Supergirl . Beginning in 2017, Benanti appears as Edie Randall in the TBS comedy The Detour . Since 2016, she has had a recurring role as First Lady Melania Trump on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert . [1]

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Early life

Benanti was born in New York City to Linda Wonneberger, a vocal coach and former actress, and Martin Vidnovic, a Broadway actor and singer. [2] She is of Serbian, German, Irish, and Native American heritage. [3] Her parents divorced when she was young and she moved to Kinnelon, New Jersey with her mother and her stepfather Salvatore Benanti, a psychotherapist, whose name she took and whom she has referred to as her father. [2] [4]

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Broadway theatre class of professional theater presented in New York City, New York, USA

Broadway theatre, commonly known as Broadway, refers to the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres, each with 500 or more seats located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Along with London's West End theatre, Broadway theatre is widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world.

Benanti remembers being "very serious" and "a bit of an ugly duckling" as a child; she was intensely interested in musical theatre, saying she "came out of the womb as a 40-year-old". She was particularly interested in the music of Stephen Sondheim at an early age and distanced herself from other children. [4] [5] (In 2008, Benanti told The New York Times that she drew on this loneliness in her portrayal of the neglected Louise in Gypsy .) [5] Though her parents refused to let Laura audition for professional theatre, Laura appeared in several high school and community productions, including Evita (as Peron's mistress), Follies (as Young Heidi), and Into the Woods (as Cinderella). [3] At 16, Benanti played the title role in her high school production of Hello, Dolly! and won a Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Outstanding Actress in a high school production. [6] She graduated from Kinnelon High School in 1997. [6]

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In 1998, Paper Mill's then-artistic director Robert Johanson recommended Benanti for the role of Liesl in a Broadway revival of The Sound of Music . She auditioned for the show's producers and was considered too mature-looking to play Liesl, but, after several call-backs, was signed at the age of 18 to play one of the nuns and to understudy Rebecca Luker as Maria. Benanti played the role for two weeks during Luker's vacation, and, at 19, took over the role when Luker left the production. [2] Michael Buckley of Playbill later wrote that Benanti "was an absolutely wonderful Maria ... As do others, I believe that had she opened in the show, Benanti would have been an overnight sensation." [3] When she was cast in The Sound of Music, Benanti had attended New York University for two weeks; the dean recommended she go on leave to take the job. [7]

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Rebecca Luker American actress and singer

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The injury was misdiagnosed and Into the Woods producers asked Benanti not to mention her injury; when she began missing performances due to neck problems, rumors spread that Benanti was behaving unprofessionally, something that she calls "really hurtful". She says, "I had a serious injury and there was absolutely no way I could have done the show. I tried to. I tried to go back and do it but I physically couldn't." [8] Benanti was eventually replaced in the show by Erin Dilly. Eight months after her initial injury, Benanti was rediagnosed and received surgery that could have damaged her voice but was successful, though as of 2005 she still experienced neck pain and myelopathy. [3] [5]

Three weeks after undergoing spinal surgery, Benanti started previews in March 2003 for the Broadway revival of Nine , in which she played Claudia, a movie star who inspires Guido, a director played by Antonio Banderas. [5] She left the show in September 2003. Benanti appeared in the World AIDS Day concerts of Pippin , Children of Eden and The Secret Garden . [9] [10] [11] From April 2006 to December 2006 she played Julia Sullivan in the Broadway musical The Wedding Singer . [12]

In July 2007, Benanti played in a three-week limited run of the musical Gypsy in the Encores! staged concert production at the New York City Center as Louise, alongside Patti LuPone as Rose and Boyd Gaines as Herbie. In March 2008, the production transferred to Broadway, where it ran until January 2009 and received widespread critical acclaim. Benanti's performance as Louise was praised, with The New York Times's Ben Brantley declaring it "the performance of her career". [13] She won several awards, including a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.

Benanti appeared in The Public Theater's world premiere production of Christopher Durang's play Why Torture Is Wrong, And the People Who Love Them, from April 6, 2009, to April 26, 2009. [14] She next appeared in the Lincoln Center Theater production of Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) beginning October 22, 2009 (previews), and opening November 19, 2009, at the Lyceum Theatre. [15]

Benanti appeared in the new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown on Broadway from October 8, 2010, until January 2, 2011. She received a Tony Award nomination, and won the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance. [16] In June 2013, Benanti performed as the soprano soloist in the San Francisco premiere of Andrew Lippa's oratorio, I Am Harvey Milk. [17] She played Goddess in The Public Theater's musical adaptation of The Tempest, which was presented at the Delacorte Theatre from September 6 through 8, 2013. [18]

From April 2 through 6, 2014, Benanti starred as Rosabella in the New York City Center Encores! staged concert production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella alongside Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and Heidi Blickenstaff. [19]

On February 16, 2015, Benanti played Lucille Frank in the Manhattan Concert Productions presentation of Parade at Avery Fisher Hall, alongside Jeremy Jordan as Leo Frank. [20] She appeared in New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall from March 12 through May 7, 2015. [21]

Benanti starred in the lead role of Amalia Balash in the 2016 Roundabout Theatre Company Broadway revival of She Loves Me opposite Zachary Levi. The production began previews at Studio 54 on February 19, 2016 and opened on March 17 for a limited engagement through July 10. [22] [23] [24] She received a nomination for Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for this role.

In 2017, Benanti once again appeared on Broadway in Steve Martin's Meteor Shower , along with Keegan-Michael Key as Gerald, Amy Schumer as Corky, and Jeremy Shamos as Norm. The play premiered on Broadway on November 1, 2017 in previews, officially on November 29, 2017 at the Booth Theatre. The play closed on January 21, 2018. [25]

Benanti replaced Lauren Ambrose as Eliza Doolittle in the Broadway Lincoln Center Theater revival of My Fair Lady , beginning October 23, 2018 for a limited run through February 17, 2019, except for Tuesday nights with Kerstin Anderson in the role. [26] Benanti has extended her appearance in the musical to July 7, 2019. [27]

Television and film

In addition to stage roles, Benanti was a regular on the short-lived FX Networks sitcom Starved (2005), which received mixed reviews [28] [29] but Benanti it described as "a good experience. I got a lot of camera experience, which was something I just hadn't had." [8] In 2006, she appeared in two films: Take the Lead , in which she reunited with her Nine co-star Antonio Banderas, [30] and Falling for Grace as "Princess Alexandra". [31] [32]

In 2008, Benanti had a recurring role on the ABC television series Eli Stone . She appeared in the pilot for the TV show as well. [33] [34]

In 2011 she was cast in the NBC series The Playboy Club , which was canceled after three episodes. [35] Benanti played the wife of Dr. Atticus Sherman on episode 11 of season two of The Big C , entitled "Fight Or Flight". [36]

In 2011 and 2012, Benanti had a recurring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Detective Nick Amaro's wife. [37] Benanti played the role of Lauren Bennett, a leader of a support group, on the NBC series, Go On . [38] Go On was canceled in May 2013 after one season. [39]

She had a recurring role on the USA series, Royal Pains . [40] On October 17, 2013, Benanti appeared in an episode of Elementary on CBS. [41] She also appeared in Nurse Jackie and The Good Wife . [42] [43]

On December 5, 2013, Benanti played Elsa Schraeder in the NBC production of The Sound of Music Live! [44] [45]

In 2014 she was cast as country singer Sadie Stone in the ABC musical drama series Nashville for its third season, recording and performing several songs during her arc. [46]

In 2015, she joined the cast of Supergirl , where she has a recurring role as Alura In-Ze, Zor-El's wife and mother of Kara [47] and Alura's twin sister General Astra, who wants to take over earth as its new ruler and destroy her niece Kara. [48] In July 2017, it was announced that Benanti would not return to the series for its third season due to her work schedule and that Erica Durance would assume the role of Alura. [49] Benanti guest-starred as Edie, a United States Postal Service inspector in the second season of The Detour and was later promoted to a series regular for season three. [50]

On July 19, 2016, Benanti first impersonated Melania Trump on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert during the run-up to the US presidential election, [51] a role she reprised in subsequent appearances on that show. [52]


Benanti can be heard on the original cast albums of each of her Broadway roles, as well as compilation albums of Stephen Schwartz and Maury Yeston. She participated in a studio cast recording of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Allegro , which was released by Sony Classics in February 2009. She also appears as a guest artist on the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.C.'s live album, You've Got to Be Carefully Taught: The Songs of Hammerstein & Sondheim, taken from a 2002 performance at the Kennedy Center.

A songwriter and guitarist, Benanti has written songs privately since at least the early 2000s; [4] in 2005, she said that she was working on a folk-rock solo CD, though "Musical theatre is my first love[...]I want to take my music and orchestrate it in a kind of old fashioned style, and take some standards and 'popularize' them—do a true crossover. I'm working on it." [3]

In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention, a live recording of Benanti's concert engagement at 54 Below, was released by Broadway Records in September 2013. [53]

Solo recordings

  • In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention: Live at 54 Below (2013)
  • I Like Musicals - Single (2016)

Broadway recordings

  • The Sound of Music (1998 Broadway Revival Cast Recording)
  • Swing! (1998 Original Broadway Cast Recording)
  • Into the Woods (2002 Broadway Revival Cast Recording)
  • Nine (2003 Broadway Revival Cast Recording)
  • The Wedding Singer (2006 Original Broadway Cast Recording)
  • Gypsy (2008 Broadway Revival Cast Recording)
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (2011 Original Broadway Cast Recording)
  • She Loves Me (2016 Revival Cast Recording)

Studio and concert recordings

  • The Stephen Schwartz Album - 1999 Studio Recording
  • The Maury Yeston Songbook - 2003 Studio Recording
  • NEO (New, Emerging... Outstanding!) - 2003 Concert Recording
  • You've Got To Be Carefully Taught: The Songs of Sondheim & Hammerstein - 2003 Gay Men's Chorus Of Washington D.C. Recording
  • Hair - 2004 Concert Recording
  • Wall to Wall Stephen Sondheim - 2006 Concert Recording
  • Allegro - 2008 Studio Recording
  • A Little Princess - 2010 Studio Recording


Personal life

Benanti met Chris Barron, lead singer of the Spin Doctors, in the early 2000s. They married on July 25, 2005, but by the end of the year were going through what Benanti has called a "terrible divorce." [56] They were divorced in 2006. [3]

At the 2005 World AIDS Day "dream cast" concert of The Secret Garden she met actor Steven Pasquale. In September 2007 they married. [57] On July 8, 2013, they made the statement, "After almost six years of marriage, Steven Pasquale and Laura Benanti are amicably filing for divorce. They remain loving and committed friends." [58]

On June 12, 2015, she became engaged to Patrick Brown. [59] The two were married on November 15, 2015. [60] Benanti gave birth to daughter Ella Rose on February 14, 2017. [61]


YearTitleRecord label
2013In Constant Search of the Right Kind of AttentionBroadway Records [62] [63]


1998 The Sound of Music A PostulantBroadway
1998–99 Maria Von Trapp Broadway replacement
1999 Swing! PerformerBroadway
2000 Wonderful Town Eileen Sherwood Encores!
2002 Into the Woods Cinderella Broadway
2003 Nine Claudia NardiBroadway
The Violet Hour Rosamund PlinthBroadway replacement
2004 Pippin CatherineWorld AIDS Day Benefit
2005 The Secret Garden Lily CravenWorld AIDS Day Benefit
2006 The Wedding Singer Julia SullivanBroadway
2007 Gypsy Louise Encores!
2009Why Torture Is Wrong, And The People Who Love ThemFelicityOff-Broadway
2009–10 In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) Mrs. GivingsBroadway
2010–11 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown CandelaBroadway
2013I Am Harvey MilkThe SopranoSan Francisco
The Tempest GoddessOff-Broadway
2014 The Most Happy Fella RosabellaEncores!
2015 Parade Lucille Frank Avery Fisher Hall
New York Spring SpectacularJenna Radio City Music Hall
2016 She Loves Me Amalia BalashBroadway
2017–18 Meteor Shower LauraBroadway
2018–19 My Fair Lady Eliza Doolittle Broadway



2006 Take the Lead Tina
2006 Falling for Grace Alexandra
2010MeskadaAllison Connor
2014Russian Broadway Shut DownSophia the CosmonautShort film
2016 She Loves Me Amalia BalashRecorded live on Broadway, airing in cinemas [64]


2005 Starved Billie Frasier7 episodes
2008 Eli Stone Beth Keller5 episodes
2009 Life on Mars Denise CarlingEpisode: "Home Is Where You Hand Your Holster"
2010Open BooksJuneTelevision film
2011 The Big C Gia ShermanEpisode: "Fight or Flight"
2011 The Playboy Club Carol-Lynne Cunningham7 episodes
2011–14 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Maria Grazie9 episodes
2012–13 Go On Lauren Bennett22 episodes
2013It Could Be WorseKendraEpisode: "What's Your Secret?"
2013 Royal Pains Shelby Shackleford8 episodes
2013 Elementary Anne Barker / Abigail SpencerEpisode: "Poison Pen"
2013 The Sound of Music Live! Elsa SchraderTelevision special
2014–15 The Good Wife Renata Ellard2 episodes
2014 Nurse Jackie Mia Peyton7 episodes
2014–15 Nashville Sadie Stone15 episodes
2015–16 Supergirl Alura Zor-El / Astra In-Ze10 episodes
2016–present The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Melania Trump Recurring [65] [66] [67] [68]
2017–present The Detour Edie Randall20 episodes
2017 Tangled: Before Ever After Lady Caine (voice)Television film
2017 Tangled: The Series Lady Caine (voice)Episode: "Max's Enemy"
2018 Younger Quinn Tyler3 episodes

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2000 Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Musical Swing! Nominated
2002 Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Musical Into the Woods Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a MusicalNominated
2003 Drama League Award Distinguished Performance Nine Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a MusicalNominated
2008 Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Musical Gypsy Won
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Won
Drama League Award Distinguished PerformanceNominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a MusicalWon
2010 Drama League Award Distinguished Performance In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Actress in a PlayNominated
2011 Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Won
Drama League Award Distinguished PerformanceNominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a MusicalWon
2016 Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical She Loves Me Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a MusicalNominated
Drama League Award Distinguished PerformanceNominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Actress in a MusicalNominated
Saturn Awards Best Guest Starring Role on Television Supergirl Nominated
2018 Drama League Award Distinguished Performance Meteor Shower Nominated

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Phillipa Soo American actress

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