Laura Benanti


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  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/15/1979, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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Laura Benanti Is Headed to Nashville

Another up-and-comer has booked a trip to read more

VIDEO: Spring Awakening

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Spring Awakening
Free | Hulu
Length: 43:02
Aired: 5/14/2014

In the season finale, the fallout from Amaro's assault threatens to end his career - and triggers the return of Sergeant Munch. watch

VIDEO: Thought Criminal

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Thought Criminal
Free | NBC

Aired: 5/14/2014

A proactive approach to targeting sexual offenders lands the squad in murky moral and legal territory. Joshua Malina guest stars. watch


Take The Lead Scene: Dancing In Detent
Take The Lead Scene: Dancing
Take The Lead Scene: Dance Practice
Mr. K meets Costas

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Take the Lead (2006)
Take the Lead

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Spring Awakening
Tying the Knot
Military Justice
Poison Pen

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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2013 The Sound of Music Live! TV Show Series, Actor - Elsa Schrader
2012 Go On TV Show Series, Actor - Lauren
2011 The Playboy Club TV Show Series, Actor - Carol-Lynne
2010 Meskada Movie, Actor - Allison Connor
2010 Kennedy Center Honors TV Show Series, Performer

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Law & Order: SVU's Danny Pino on Wednesday's Big Reveal and the Drama's "New Voice"

[WARNING: The following contains spoilers from Wednesday's episode of Law & Order: SVU. Read at your own risk!]

Law & Order: SVU fans spent 12 seasons waiting for... read more

The Good Wife Scoop: Laura Benanti Cast as Colin Sweeney's Fiancée

Laura Benanti has just landed a plum role on The Good Wife, but she may not be sticking around long.

The Tony-winning actress has been cast as the new fiancée of wife killer, and frequent Lockhart / Gardner client, Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker), has learned.

The Good Wife's Kalinda and more of TV's most stylish characters

Sweeney will return when... read more

Eleanor Parker, Best Known for Playing Sound of Music's Baroness, Dies at 91

Oscar-nominated actress Eleanor Parker, who is best known for playing the Baroness in The Sound of Music, died Monday due to complications from pneumonia, Variety reports. She was 91.

An Ohio native, Parker studied at... read more

Review: NBC's Live The Sound of Music

When The Sound of Music sang, it soared. And scored, attracting an astounding 18.5 million viewers Thursday during NBC's ambitious three-hour live broadcast of the enduring Rodgers & Hammerstein classic. Climb every ratings mountain, indeed.

With stunning sets and backdrops, generally gorgeous and enjoyable singing — Those nuns! Those kids! — and fluid direction that attempted to minimize the vacuum effect of people performing to an otherwise empty and hollow-sounding soundstage, this was a pleasurable one-night-only stunt that felt like a major TV event. Trust me, there will be more where this came from. (Let's start casting The King and I now.)

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Watch the Performances From The Sound of Music Live!

Were the hills actually alive with the Sound of Music Thursday?

Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer were tasked with filling the shoes of Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in the three-hour live production for NBC. Unfortunately, the pair lacked any semblance of chemistry and Underwood's acting chops weren't nearly as strong as her vocals.

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