Running Time: approx. 90 minutes, with no intermission
“Her supreme command, thrilling voice and wild sense of humor combine to make Laura Benanti’s show a sensation.” — New York Times
Laura Benanti, renowned Broadway and TV performer, will perform at the Lesher Center for the Arts for one-night-only on Friday, January 31, 2020. She presents a one-woman production, Tales from Soprano Isle, marked with uproarious monologues, witty stories, and flawless soprano vocals from both classic Broadway productions as well as recognizable, modern tunes. Hilariously combining stand-up comedy, relatable real-life storytelling, and her professional, angelic voice, Laura Benanti’s appearance at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek on Friday, January 31 will be an event you will not want to miss!
Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti is a highly celebrated stage and screen actress, who recently ended her critically acclaimed run on Broadway as Eliza Doolittle in Lincoln Center’s revival of “My Fair Lady.” Her television credits include “Younger,” “The Detour,” “Supergirl,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Nashville,” “The Good Wife, “Elementary,” “Nurse Jackie,” “The Big C,” NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live” and her heralded turn as First Lady Melania Trump on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Other Broadway credits include Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower, Amalia Balash in She Loves Me (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee), Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy opposite Patti LuPone (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Tony nomination, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards winner), Into the Woods (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, The Wedding Singer, Nine (starring Antonio Banderas). Other distinguished theater performances include Perdita in The Winter’s Tale at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Anne in A Little Night Music at the L.A. Opera, Eileen in Wonderful Town, and Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella, both for City Center Encores! See Laura’s full bio at www.laurabenanti.com.