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Craig Bennett

 
Bio:
Craig Bennett has appeared on Broadway in Miss Saigon (Schultz) and in the national touring companies of The Light in the Piazza (Signor Naccarelli), Mamma Mia! (Bill Austin), Ragtime (Willie Conklin) and Les Misérables (Combeferre, Thénardier). Regional credits include the Goodman Theatre, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Craig Bennett has appeared on Broadway in Miss Saigon (Schultz) and in the national touring companies of The Light in the Piazza (Signor Naccarelli), Mamma Mia! (Bill Austin), Ragtime (Willie Conklin) and Les Misérables (Combeferre, Thénardier). Regional credits include the Goodman Theatre, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Ensemble
Billy Thompson
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 2010
Ensemble
Big Davey
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Jerry Cruncher
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2008
Seaman Thomas Hassinger [Replacement]
Seaman Thomas Hassinger [Replacement]
Ensemble [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2006
Ensemble
  [Beverly, MA (Regional)]
Regional Revival, 2005
Dave Bukatinsky
  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Jerry Cruncher
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1991
Marine [Replacement]
Reeves [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Monsieur Firmin [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2002
Bill Austin

Photos

Bradley Dean as "Monsieur André" and Craig Bennett as "Monsieur Firmin" Photo

Bradley Dean as "Monsieur André" and Craig Bennett as "Monsieur Firmin"

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01/27/2022
Craig Bennett, Racquel Suarez, and Bradley Dean Photo

Craig Bennett, Racquel Suarez, and Bradley Dean

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01/25/2022
Bradley Dean  and Craig Bennett Photo

Bradley Dean and Craig Bennett

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01/26/2020
Principal cast members Kelsey Connolly, Maree Johnson, Raquel Suarez Groen, Jay Armst Photo

Principal cast members Kelsey Connolly, Maree Johnson, Raquel Suarez Groen, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Ben Crawford, Kaley Ann Voorhees, Laird Mackintosh, Craig Bennett, Carlton Moe & Eryn LeCroy

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04/24/2019
Principal cast members Kelsey Connolly, Maree Johnson, Raquel Suarez Groen, Jay Armst Photo

Principal cast members Kelsey Connolly, Maree Johnson, Raquel Suarez Groen, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Ben Crawford, Kaley Ann Voorhees, Laird Mackintosh, Craig Bennett, Carlton Moe & Eryn LeCroy

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Date:
04/24/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Ensemble

Billy Thompson

  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 2010
Ensemble

Big Davey

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Jerry Cruncher

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2008
Seaman Thomas Hassinger [Replacement]

Seaman Thomas Hassinger [Replacement]

Ensemble [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2006
Ensemble

  [Beverly, MA (Regional)]
Regional Revival, 2005
Dave Bukatinsky

  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Jerry Cruncher

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1991
Marine [Replacement]

Reeves [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Monsieur Firmin [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2002
Bill Austin

Craig Bennett Biography

Craig Bennett has appeared on Broadway in Miss Saigon (Schultz) and in the national touring companies of The Light in the Piazza (Signor Naccarelli), Mamma Mia! (Bill Austin), Ragtime (Willie Conklin) and Les Misérables (Combeferre, Thénardier). Regional credits include the Goodman Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and North Shore Music Theatre.




Craig Bennett News

Jordan Donica, Maree Johnson, and Kanisha Marie Feliciano Join THE PHANTOM OF THE OPE Photo Jordan Donica, Maree Johnson, and Kanisha Marie Feliciano Join THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2022

The latest in The Phantom of the Opera Broadway casting news. Jordan Donica, who made his Broadway debut in PHANTOM playing 'Raoul,' will return to the role beginning Sunday, May 29 for a limited engagement.  Maree Johnson will return to the Broadway cast as 'Madame Giry' on Monday, May 16 and more.

VIDEO: Emilie Kouatchou Talks Starring as 'Christine Daaé' in PHANTOM on THE TODAY S Photo VIDEO: Emilie Kouatchou Talks Starring as 'Christine Daaé' in PHANTOM on THE TODAY SHOW
by Michael Major - Feb 24, 2022

After making history as the first black woman to play Christine Daaé in the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Emilie Kouatchou sat down with Sheinelle Jones on The TODAY Show to discuss her groundbreaking debut. Jones also sat down with casting associate Joseph Hayes to discuss the importance of diversity and representation on Broadway.

Photos: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 34 Years on Broadway Photo Photos: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 34 Years on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Jan 27, 2022

Just last night, The Phantom of the Opera celebrated its 34th anniversary! Emilie Kouatchou took over the role of Christine Daae beginning at last night's performance. She is the first Black actor to play the role on Broadway. Following the performance, the current Phantom, Ben Crawford, gave a speech honoring the show.

VIDEO: Ben Crawford Gives a Speech at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 34th Anniversary Cur Photo VIDEO: Ben Crawford Gives a Speech at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 34th Anniversary Curtain Call
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2022

Last night, The Phantom of the Opera celebrated its 34th anniversary! Emilie Kouatchou took over the role of Christine Daae beginning at last night's performance. She is the first Black actor to play the role on Broadway. Following the performance, the current Phantom, Ben Crawford, gave a speech honoring the show.

Photos: Ben Crawford, Emilie Kouatchou and More Star in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on B Photo Photos: Ben Crawford, Emilie Kouatchou and More Star in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2022

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will celebrate its unprecedented 34th Anniversary on Broadway tomorrow night, Wednesday, January 26 at 7PM at The Majestic Theatre.

VIDEO: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Bro Photo VIDEO: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2022

Emilie Kouatchou will take over the role of 'Christine Daaé' in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, beginning on Wednesday, January 26 at 7PM.  Check out all new footage of her in the role!

Emilie Kouatchou Will Take Over as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA  Photo Emilie Kouatchou Will Take Over as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber¬†and¬†Cameron Mackintosh¬†announced today that¬†Emilie Koutachou¬†will take over the principal role of ‚ÄėChristine Daa√©‚Äô in the New York production of¬†THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA¬†on the night that the musical celebrates its unprecedented 34th Anniversary on Wednesday evening, January 26 at 7PM.

Video: Andrew Lloyd Webber Pays Tribute to PHANTOM Director Hal Prince Photo Video: Andrew Lloyd Webber Pays Tribute to PHANTOM Director Hal Prince
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 20, 2021

The New York return of The Phantom of the Opera is on the horizon and to celebrate the production's return, the show's legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber stopped by rehearsal.

Video: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Chandelier Takes Flight Once More Photo Video: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Chandelier Takes Flight Once More
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 20, 2021

The New York return of The Phantom of the Opera is on the horizon and the production celebrated its return to its longtime home, the Majestic Theatre, by hoisting its iconic chandelier above the orchestra once more. 

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of PHANTOM Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Photo VIDEO: Watch the Cast of PHANTOM Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Oct 8, 2021

The cast of Phantom of the Opera performed a medley of the title-track and 'Masquerade' live in Times Square this morning on Good Morning America and we've got the video. Watch the current leads.

Craig Bennett Videos

VIDEO: Emilie Kouatchou Talks Starring as 'Christine Daaé' in PHANTOM on THE TODAY S VideoVIDEO: Emilie Kouatchou Talks Starring as 'Christine Daaé' in PHANTOM on THE TODAY SHOW
by Michael Major - Feb 24, 2022

After making history as the first black woman to play Christine Daaé in the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Emilie Kouatchou sat down with Sheinelle Jones on The TODAY Show to discuss her groundbreaking debut. Jones also sat down with casting associate Joseph Hayes to discuss the importance of diversity and representation on Broadway.

VIDEO: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Bro VideoVIDEO: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2022

Emilie Kouatchou will take over the role of 'Christine Daaé' in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, beginning on Wednesday, January 26 at 7PM.  Check out all new footage of her in the role!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of PHANTOM Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of PHANTOM Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Oct 8, 2021

The cast of Phantom of the Opera performed a medley of the title-track and 'Masquerade' live in Times Square this morning on Good Morning America and we've got the video. Watch the current leads.

VIDEO: Hangin' on 44th Street with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Ben Crawford VideoVIDEO: Hangin' on 44th Street with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Ben Crawford
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 3, 2021

New York will be New York again when the lights at the Majestic Theatre are shining bright, and that day is just weeks away! The Phantom of the Opera will reopen for its 33rd record-breaking year on Broadway on October 22, led by Ben Crawford in the title role.

#TBT: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Becomes The Longest-Running Musical In Broadway Histor Video#TBT: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Becomes The Longest-Running Musical In Broadway History
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 9, 2020

The legendary musical The Phantom of the Opera has been bringing the music of the night to Broadway audiences for over 31 years, and 14 years ago today, the production surpassed Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats to become the longest-running musical in Broadway history! To celebrate the history-making anniversary, we're throwing it back to that special night with the Tony-winning original Phantom Michael Crawford and Howard McGillin commemorating the special occasion!

VIDEO: Angela Lansbury Discusses Her Lengthy Legacy and Next Steps with Studio 10 Aus VideoVIDEO: Angela Lansbury Discusses Her Lengthy Legacy and Next Steps with Studio 10 Australia
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2018

From Bedknobs and Broomsticks to Murder, She Wrote, from animated teapots to a lasting stage legacy, Angela Lansbury is a true show business legend.

Photo Flash: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 29 Years on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

This week, the longest-running show in Broadway history, the Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince, will once again make theater history, reaching a phenomenal 29 Years.

BWW TV Exclusive: Go Inside the Lair for a Behind the Scenes Look at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's New TV Spot!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 15, 2016

The longest-running show in Broadway history, the Cameron Mackintosh/The Really Useful Group production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince, just released its first TV spot in nearly four years (check it out here). Below, we're taking you behind the scenes of the shoot for an exclusive look at what went into the big day!

BWW TV: 28 Years Old and Still Kicking- THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates Another Broadway Birthday!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 27, 2016

The longest-running show in Broadway history, the Cameron Mackintosh/The Really Useful Group production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince, reached another unprecedented milestone when it celebrated its Twenty-Eighth Anniversary last night, Tuesday, January 26, 2016. This marked performance #11,649 at The Majestic Theatre (247 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special occasion and you can go behind the scenes with the cast below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Sting's New Musical THE LAST SHIP, Starring Michael Esper & Rachel Tucker; Opens Tonight in Chicago!
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of The Last Ship, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey, opens tonight at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) and plays through July 13, 2014. The Last Ship is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. The Last Ship will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) on September 29 prior to opening night on October 26, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below!


Craig Bennett Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Craig Bennett been in?
Craig Bennett has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Craig Bennett been in?
Craig Bennett has not appeared in the West End