The singer and actress has appeared in various stage productions in New York and has excelled in all of them. In addition to her performances in the Broadway revue Swing! and her portrayal of Cinderella in a revival of Into the Woods, Ms. Benanti also played Claudia in a production of Nine, the musical based on Federico Fellini's movie 8½, and her performance as Louise in 2008 Broadway production of Gypsy won her a Tony award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.
She's exhibited her singing and acting talents on television as well; she played Elsa Schraeder in NBC's live 2013 production of The Sound of Music, starring Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp.
Fun fact: Ms. Benanti was briefly married to former Spin Doctors lead singer Chris Barron.