Diablo Regional Arts Association | Laura Benanti’s Tales from Soprano Isle

Laura Benanti’s Tales from Soprano Isle

Friday, January 31, 2020, at 8:00 PM

Lesher Center for the Arts

1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Running Time: approx. 90 minutes, with no intermission

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.” She brings her one-woman act to the Lesher Center for the Arts and kicks off 2020 with charm, wit, and talent. Benanti performs alongside a pianist for a night that will leave you in awe and in stitches.

“Her supreme command, thrilling voice and wild sense of humor combine to make Laura Benanti’s show a sensation.” — New York Times

For Laura’s complete biography, please visit www.laurabenanti.com.

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 PlayThe Wedding SingerNine (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!

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