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2016
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
Live at Beacon Theatre

Laura Benanti — Nominee for Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Show:
She Loves Me

Role:
Amalia Balash, a parfumerie clerk.

Bio Brief:
Benanti took home a Tony for her performance in Gypsy; she was also nominated for Swing!, Into the Woods and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Her other Broadway credits include The Wedding Singer, Nine and In the Next Room. On screen, she's been seen in Supergirl, Nashville, The Sound of Music Live!, The Playboy Club, Go On and more.

Other Honors For This Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
—Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance nomination

Tony History:
2000:
 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Swing!
2002: Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Into the Woods
2008: Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Gypsy
2011: Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Fun Fact:
Benanti was only 19 years old when she assumed the role of Maria in a Broadway revival of The Sound of Music opposite 65-year-old Richard Chamberlain.

Quotable Quote:
"I think it's universal. Who doesn't want to be loved? Who doesn't want to be seen for who they are? Who hasn't felt misunderstood? I think it's perfect."Laura Benanti on She Loves Me to Broadway.com, 1/16

Other Nominees for Best Leading Actress in a Musical

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