Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony nominee, Laura Benanti will grace the stage at the Annenberg Theater for the ATC's 15th annual "Opening Night Benefit Gala" on November 18th at 6pm. Miss Benanti recently completed her 2016 Tony-nominated role as Amalia Balash in the hit Broadway musical, "She Loves Me". Benanti earned the 2008 Tony Award for her revelatory portrayal of Gypsy Rose Lee in "Gypsy"opposite Patti LaPone. Benanti's other Tony nominations (among her many Broadway roles) were for starring roles in "Swing", "Into The Woods", and "Women On The Verge".
On television, 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 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".