Tony winner Laura Benanti is taking center stage in her new debut solo show at 54 Below. Benanti, who recently starred in the NBC sitcom Go On, is heading over to the Times Square nightclub May 20 through May 25 to perform a brand new cabaret show, In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. The set list includes mix of theater standards, pop tunes and original music. Below, she reveals all her musical favorites, from Julie Andrews to Macklemore. Read on to get glimpse of what's on this Broadway beauty's iPod.
What record/album was your favorite growing up?
Tori Amos, Little Earthquakes
What song are you most excited to perform in your show?
A song called "New Mexico" that I wrote when I was 11.
What musical theater track is the most played on your iPod?
Stephen Sondheim's "Loving You" from Passion.
If you could invite any performer onstage for a duet at 54 Below, who would it be?
What musical theater performer from the past do you wish you could collaborate with?
What album was the soundtrack to your 20s?
Grace by Jeff Buckley
What’s your favorite love song?
"Something in the Way She Moves" by James Taylor
What song makes you feel sexy?
Anything by the Black Keys
What is your favorite workout track?
"Thrift Shop" by Macklemore
Favorite break-up song?
"Last Goodbye" by Jeff Buckley
What song most makes you smile?
"Big Yellow Taxi" by Joni Mitchell