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Denee Benton

 
Bio:
Denee Benton made her Broadway debut opposite Josh Groban, in the musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 at the Imperial Theatre. She then went on to play Eliza Hamilton in Hamilton on Broadway. She also starred as "Nabulungi" in the West End and US National Tour of The Book of Mormon. TV ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Denee Benton made her Broadway debut opposite Josh Groban, in the musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 at the Imperial Theatre. She then went on to play Eliza Hamilton in Hamilton on Broadway. She also starred as "Nabulungi" in the West End and US National Tour of The Book of Mormon. TV ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [New York]
MasterVoices Production, 2017
Mary Turner
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Natasha
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Eliza Hamilton [Replacement]

Denee Benton Biography

Denee Benton made her Broadway debut opposite Josh Groban, in the musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 at the Imperial Theatre. She then went on to play Eliza Hamilton in Hamilton on Broadway. She also starred as "Nabulungi" in the West End and US National Tour of The Book of Mormon. TV credits include Lifetime Network's Unreal.
Her regional credits include Annie, Sunset Boulevard, and Fiddler On The Roof at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. Benton can currently be seen in Season 2 of Lifetime's hit television series, "UnREAL" as Ruby.
She is a 2014 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and currently resides in New York.

Denee Benton Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2017 - Distinguished Performance Award
Denee Benton, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
 
Theatre World Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance Gold Star
Denée Benton, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Denée Benton, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Denee Benton News

Joaquina Kalukango Will Play The Witch in INTO THE WOODS Beginning Next Month Photo Joaquina Kalukango Will Play The Witch in INTO THE WOODS Beginning Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2022

2022 Tony Award winner¬†Joaquina Kalukango¬†will join the cast of the New York City Center Encores! production of¬†James Lapine¬†and Stephen Sondheim‚Äôs revival of¬†Into the Woods¬†as ‚ÄėThe Witch‚Äô beginning Friday, December 16th¬†through the end of the run at the St. James Theatre.

Wake Up With BWW 10/26: Denee Benton Returns to INTO THE WOODS, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 10/26: Denee Benton Returns to INTO THE WOODS, and More!
by - Oct 26, 2022

Top stories include Denee Benton returning to Into The Woods, reprising her role as Cinderella. Plus, Pictures From Home is headed to Broadway next year, starring Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein, and Zoe Wanamaker!

Denee Benton Will Reprise Role of Cinderella in INTO THE WOODS on Broadway Photo Denee Benton Will Reprise Role of Cinderella in INTO THE WOODS on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2022

Denee Benton, who starred as Cinderella in the off-Broadway run of Into The Woods at City Center earlier this year, will reprise her role in the Broadway run of the production next month.

Wake Up With BWW 10/11: & JULIET Broadway Casting, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 10/11: & JULIET Broadway Casting, and More!
by - Oct 11, 2022

Top stories include the full Broadway cast for & Juliet! Plus, check out opening night photos from Death of a Salesman, and more!

Photos:  Cynthia Nixon, Denee Benton, and the Cast of THE GILDED AGE Walks the Red Ca Photo Photos: Cynthia Nixon, Denee Benton, and the Cast of THE GILDED AGE Walks the Red Carpet at PaleyFest
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 10, 2022

The cast of The Gilded Age, starring Cynthia Nixon, Denee Benton, and more, appeared at PaleyFest this weekend. BroadwayWorld was there and snapped some photos of the cast on the red carpet. Check them out here!

Photos: See Matt Doyle, Deneé Benton, Norm Lewis & More at New 42's FIND YOUR LIGHT  Photo Photos: See Matt Doyle, Deneé Benton, Norm Lewis & More at New 42's FIND YOUR LIGHT Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

Last night, New 42 celebrated the in-person return of their annual gala, celebrating the power of the performing arts and arts education. The Find Your Light Gala returned to the Plaza Hotel on Monday, June 6. Check out photos from the event!

Photos: See LaChanze, Shuler Hensley, Denée Benton & More at The Shubert Foundation' Photo Photos: See LaChanze, Shuler Hensley, Denée Benton & More at The Shubert Foundation's 2022 High School Theatre Festival
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 24, 2022

More than 100 talented young NYC public school theatre artists made their Broadway debuts in The Shubert Foundation's 2022 High School Theatre Festival for NYC Public Schools on Monday, May 23 at 7:30pm at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) on Broadway.

BWW Interview: Artistic Producer Peter Avery and Mateo Lizcano Talk The Shubert Found Photo BWW Interview: Artistic Producer Peter Avery and Mateo Lizcano Talk The Shubert Foundation's 2022 High School Theatre Festival
by Carian Lynée Parker - May 21, 2022

More than 100 talented young NYC public school theatre artists will make their Broadway debuts in The Shubert Foundation's 2022 High School Theatre Festival for NYC Public Schools on Monday, May 23 at 7:30pm at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) on Broadway. This annual high profile and high energy theatre education experience for NYC students is presented by The Shubert Foundation and the NYC Department of Education Arts Office.

Wake Up With BWW 5/6: Final Tony Eligibility Ruling, Encores! INTO THE WOODS Opens, a Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/6: Final Tony Eligibility Ruling, Encores! INTO THE WOODS Opens, and More!
by - May 6, 2022

Today's top stories include final Tony Award eligibility rulings for Funny Girl, A Strange Loop, and more. Plus go inside the opening performance for Into The Woods at Encores!, starring Neil Patrick Harris, Sara Bareilles, and more!

Photos: First Look at Heather Headley, Sara Bareilles & More in Encores! INTO THE WOO Photo Photos: First Look at Heather Headley, Sara Bareilles & More in Encores! INTO THE WOODS
by Team BWW - May 5, 2022

Get a first look at photos from the cast of INTO THE WOODS at Encores! including Sara Bareilles, Denee Benton, Gavin Creel, Jordan Donica, Ta'Nika Gibson, Annie Golden, Ann Hard, Heather Headley, Julia Lester and more

Denee Benton Videos

Photo: First Look at Denee Benton as Eliza in HAMILTON Videoplay
Photo: First Look at Denee Benton as Eliza in HAMILTON

by Julie Musbach - Dec 19, 2018

As previously announced, Hamilton recently welcomed new cast members including Great Comet alum Denee Benton. Get a first look at Benton in the role in the stunning photograph by Josh Lehrer below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Denee Benton, Christiani Pitts & More Celebrate Black History Month Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: Denee Benton, Christiani Pitts & More Celebrate Black History Month at Broadway Sessions!

by Ben Cameron - Feb 27, 2018

As you know, February is Black History Month. We here at Broadway Sessions wanted to take a moment to reflect on the massive impact of African American legacy on Broadway and beyond. We rallied an incredible roster of some of Broadway's most fantastic voices to speak and sing on the subject. The result was moving and hilarious and powerful and poignant. And the singing? Well, let's just say y'all aren't ready for this!

'When There Are High Stakes, We Hit High Notes': Laura Bell Bundy Gears Up for DOUBLE Videoplay
'When There Are High Stakes, We Hit High Notes': Laura Bell Bundy Gears Up for DOUBLE STANDARDS Concert for Women

by A.A. Cristi - Oct 31, 2017

Earlier this week, BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg got up close and personal with Bundy about her current gig starring in The Honeymooners at Paper Mill Playhouse and her important upcoming Double Standards concert to celebrate women at NYC's Town Hall.

VIDEO: THE GREAT COMET's Lulu Fall Enlists Denee Benton and More for 'Pretty For A Dark Girl' Single
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

D.C.-born vocalist/composer Lulu Fall, actress in the Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, and Kris Johnson, director of Jazz Studies at the University of Utah; trumpeter, soloist, and arranger with the Count Basie Orchestra, have just released the music video and single for 'Pretty For A Dark Girl' from their upcoming album 'The Unpaved Road,' which will be out via Artist Centric Music, LLC on August 22, 2017. Fellow 'Great Comet' star Denee Benton is also featured in the video - check it out below!

VIDEO: Josh Groban & Cast of 'GREAT COMET' Perform on THE TONYS
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 11, 2017

Josh Groban and the cast of NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 performed   on tonight's TONY AWARDS. Watch the appearance below!

VIDEO: Josh Groban & 'GREAT COMET' Cast Talk Tonys & Diversity on Broadway
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 7, 2017

Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with the Tony nominated stars Josh Groban, Denee Benton, and Lucas Steele as well as Tony nominated director Rachel Chavkin and creator Dave Malloy to talk about the show, the Tonys and diversity on Broadway.

VIDEO: Do You Hear What She's Saying or Not? Grace McLean, Denee Benton, and Brittain Ashford Record 'In My House'
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2017

The new cast recording of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 is on it's way! Recently released is the recording session of 'In My House' featuring all-star cast members Grace McLean, Denee Benton, and Brittain Ashford. Check out the haunting scene below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Follow THE GREAT COMET Into the Recording Studio with Brittain Ashford!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 13, 2017

The new cast recording of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 ( now in performances at Broadway's Imperial Theatre) is on it's way! Details on the release of forthcoming album, which will feature Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha,' will be announced soon, but fans need wait no longer for a behind the scenes sneak peek!

BWW TV Exclusive: Follow THE GREAT COMET Into the Recording Studio with Denee Benton!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 30, 2017

The new cast recording of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 ( now in performances at Broadway's Imperial Theatre) is on it's way! Details on the release of  forthcoming album, which will feature Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha,' will be announced soon, but fans need wait no longer for a behind the scenes sneak peek!

VIDEO: Josh Groban, Denee Benton & Dave Malloy Talk Broadway's 'GREAT COMET' on PBS
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 3, 2017

This week's CHARLIE ROSE on PBS featured a look at the Broadway musical NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the show's stars Josh Groban and Denee Benton and writer and composer Dave Malloy.


Denee Benton Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Denee Benton been in?
Denee Benton has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Denee Benton been in?
Denee Benton has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Denee Benton been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 .

What awards has Denee Benton won?
Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.