An Evening with Laura Benanti
"Broadway wunderkind Laura Benanti isn't just a smashing vocalist; the woman is a comic genius...See her in any way you can!"- Kevin Taft, EDGE Media
"The mega-talented Laura Benanti was rapturously received last night by the crowd at Concord's Umbrella Arts Center. And well she should have been. It was a hell of a concert, and laced with so much humor. At one point she sang "Send In the Clowns'' as Melania Trump (you may have seen Benanti do her priceless impersonation on Stephen Colbert's show over the years)!"- Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe
MARCH 10 & 11, 2023 at 7:30PM
The “glamorously witty” (Associated Press) Tony® Award-winner and five-time Tony® Award nominee joins The Umbrella in an intimate concert performance -- two nights only!
With Music Director Todd Almond
Generously sponsored in part by The Concord Cheese Shop and Gary Vilchick and Elaine Labrecque, with support from Concord's Colonial Inn
Want to know more about the Broadway star? Check out the links below!
- See Theater Mirror's Mike Hoban's interview with Laura about her freewheeling style of stand up comedy, music and audience conversation
- Read the WERS "Standing Room Only" interview with Laura about her career and her upcoming shows at The Umbrella!
- See Laura's recent interview on Good Morning America about her role on the new hit Amy Schumer series, Life and Beth, the challenges of motherhood, and how her relationship with her daughter has inspired her.
- Get a sneak peek of Laura singing in this music video for, "Wives and Lovers", off her solo album. The proceeds from this music video go to the wonderful organization Birth Queen, educating, supporting, and empowering Black women, parents and birthing people, enriching the Black birth experience and saving lives!
LEARN ABOUT LAURA:
Hailed by The New York Times for her “effortless” vocals, and by the New York Post for her ability to “whip up laughs out of thin air,” 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 the upcoming second season of 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.
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.
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, and created and executive produced the HBO Max special Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020 based on her viral social media movement: #sunshinesongs. Benanti 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 is currently filming 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.
“You can’t pin Laura Benanti down. Her shape-shifting sense of humor is immediately enchanting, but it turns out to be her secret weapon. She can feel like a goofy sister and then you blink and she’s breaking your heart. She’s dry and deadpan and then she’s full-throat laughing at something sad that happened to her. It’s disarming in the best way and the key to unlocking her talent. Her many facets keep the ground shifting and keep us from putting her in a box. It’s what makes her a great actor. By constantly surprising, she makes it seem like she can do anything.”
- Exeunt NYC, Review of Laura Benanti at Feinstein’s/54 Below