Tony Winner Laura Benanti Headed to CBS' THE GOOD WIFE
Laura Benanti is headed back to CBS.
According to TV Guide, the Tony winner has just landed a guest role on the network's long-running legal drama THE GOOD WIFE, playing the "new fiancée of wife killer, and frequent Lockhart / Gardner client, Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker)."
Benanti previously guest starred on CBS' ELEMENTARY.
Benanti's Broadway credits include The Sound of Music, Swing!, Into the Woods, Something Good, Nine, The Wedding Singer, Gypsy - for which she won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical - In the Next Room and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. She also recently appeared in NBC's live presentation of The Sound of Music, starring Carrie Underwood. Her TV credits include Law & Order: SVU, Royal Pains, Go On, The Playboy Club, Eli Stone and Starved.
THE GOOD WIFE, which was nominated for a 2014 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series, Drama and named one of AFI's Top Television Shows of 2013, stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, a wife and mother who reinvents her life following her husband's sex and political corruption scandal. Four years into her tenure at the law firm of Lockhart/Gardner, Alicia accepted a prestigious partner offer from her bosses, Diane Lockhart, Will Gardner and David Lee. However, a mutual attraction with Will left Alicia conflicted after she agreed to renew her vows with her husband, Peter, who has won the gubernatorial election with the help of campaign manager Eli Gold. After much thought, Alicia decided to leave Lockhart/Gardner to start a new firm with her colleague, Cary Agos, who is unable to convince investigator Kalinda Sharma to join them. Although she hoped to leave on good terms, her plans were discovered and she was fired from Lockhart/Gardner, leading to bad blood and a bitter feud between the two firms. Now Alicia must find a way to balance her evolving career, her new position as First Lady of Illinois and her roles as a wife and mother to her teenage children, Zach and Grace. Emboldened by the prospect of taking control of her future, Alicia bravely ventures into unknown territory.