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Melissa Benoist

 
Bio:
Benoist, who currently steals the screen in the title role of The CW hit show, made her Broadway debut as Carole King in Broadway's hit, Beautiful-The Carole King Musical in 2018. Born and raised in Colorado, Benoist made her film debut just one year after graduating high school. She emerged on ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Benoist, who currently steals the screen in the title role of The CW hit show, made her Broadway debut as Carole King in Broadway's hit, Beautiful-The Carole King Musical in 2018. Born and raised in Colorado, Benoist made her film debut just one year after graduating high school. She emerged on ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Carole King [Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Carole King [Replacement]

Melissa Benoist Biography

Benoist, who currently steals the screen in the title role of The CW hit show, made her Broadway debut as Carole King in Broadway's hit, Beautiful-The Carole King Musical in 2018.

Born and raised in Colorado, Benoist made her film debut just one year after graduating high school. She emerged on the screen as "Laurel" in the 2008 drama Tennessee alongside Mariah Carey, Adam Rothenberg and Ethan Peck. While working the musical theatre circuit in New York City, catapulted into the spotlight with her starring role as 'Marley Rose' on seasons four and five on Fox's hit show "Glee". Her character, colloquially dubbed "The New Rachel" in the premiere episode of season four, rode the waves of success from Lea Michele's character 'Rachel Berry', yet was quick to hear her own acclaim as the beloved new addition to the show.

She has graced TV audiences on a multitude of shows including "Homeland" and "The Good Wife" and co-starred in the critically acclaimed feature films, the Academy-Award nominated Whiplash as well as Patriot's Day.




Melissa Benoist News

Final Season of SUPERGIRL to Be Released on Blu-Ray & DVD Photo Final Season of SUPERGIRL to Be Released on Blu-Ray & DVD
by Michael Major - Dec 14, 2021

The sixth season of Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist (Glee, Whiplash), Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy), Katie McGrath (Jurassic World, Merlin), Jesse Rath (Defiance, No Tomorrow), Nicole Maines (Royal Pains), Azie Tesfai (Jane the Virgin), Julie Gonzalo (Dallas, Veronica Mars), Staz Nair (Game of Thrones) and David Harewood (Homeland).

Oscar-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival Announces Dates For In-Person Celebration Photo Oscar-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival Announces Dates For In-Person Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2021

The Oscar-Qualifying HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL is returning in a major way for its 17th edition. Today, the festival organizers have announced the dates for this year's short film extravaganza, which has emerged as one of the world's biggest and most prestigious short film festivals.

VIDEOS: Get Ready For Alex Newell on THE SETH CONCERT SERIES Sunday! Photo VIDEOS: Get Ready For Alex Newell on THE SETH CONCERT SERIES Sunday!
by Team BWW - Jun 3, 2021

Alex Newell is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances before the show on Sunday!

Student Blog: Top 10 Underrated Glee Songs Photo Student Blog: Top 10 Underrated Glee Songs
by Student Blogger: Alexandra Lang - May 20, 2021

As entertaining and cathartic it can be to poke fun at 'Glee,' we should also take the time to recognize its successes-especially those we missed the first time around. And what better occasion to do so than around the anniversary of the airing of the pilot?

Student Blog: That's What We Missed on 'Glee' Photo Student Blog: That's What We Missed on 'Glee'
by Student Blogger: Alexandra Lang - Mar 25, 2021

Since quarantine began, I’ve seen a lot of older fans revisit the show, as well as some new viewers getting into it for the first time, and my boredom drove me to follow the trend. While I enjoyed the nostalgia of re-watching my favorite moments, it was strange to view the show with adult eyes and realize just how much my perspective and opinions have changed.

From Evita to Tina: Broadway Characters Based on Real Women in History Photo From Evita to Tina: Broadway Characters Based on Real Women in History
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2021

In honor of Women's History Month, we're taking a look at some iconic real-life women who have been portrayed on stage in musicals!

SUPERGIRL Will End After Season Six Photo SUPERGIRL Will End After Season Six
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 22, 2020

'Supergirl' will end after its upcoming sixth season, according to a decision from Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions.

WINNERS Announced For The 18th Annual Theatre Fans' Choice Awards: 'Best Of The Decad Photo WINNERS Announced For The 18th Annual Theatre Fans' Choice Awards: 'Best Of The Decade' Edition!
by BWW Staff - Sep 1, 2020

Throughout the month of August, BroadwayWorld opened voting to our readers for the 18th Annual Theater Fans' Choice Awards! The Theatre Fans' Choice Awards are the biggest New York Theatre Awards, where YOU, the fans, get to have your say.

One Week Left to Vote in the Theatre Fans' Choice Awards - View Live Standings and Vo Photo One Week Left to Vote in the Theatre Fans' Choice Awards - View Live Standings and Vote Today!
by BWW Staff - Aug 24, 2020

Voting is now open for the 18th Annual Theater Fans' Choice Awards! The Theatre Fans' Choice Awards are the biggest New York Theatre Awards, where YOU, the fans, get to have your say.

Voting Open For The 18th Annual Theatre Fans' Choice Awards: Two Weeks Left to Vote! Photo Voting Open For The 18th Annual Theatre Fans' Choice Awards: Two Weeks Left to Vote!
by BWW Staff - Aug 17, 2020

Voting is now open for the 18th Annual Theater Fans' Choice Awards! The Theatre Fans' Choice Awards are the biggest New York Theatre Awards, where YOU, the fans, get to have your say.

Melissa Benoist Videos

Alex Newell, Christina Sajous and More to Appear in 'Walkout' Video As Part of THE WA VideoAlex Newell, Christina Sajous and More to Appear in 'Walkout' Video As Part of THE WALKOUT PROJECT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 3, 2020

Black artists and entrepreneurs have joined together for #TheWalkoutProject, a movement beginning July 4th to support Black businesses.

Exclusive Video: Jeremy Jordan Sings From BONNIE & CLYDE In Concert With Seth Rudetsk VideoExclusive Video: Jeremy Jordan Sings From BONNIE & CLYDE In Concert With Seth Rudetsky
by Alan Henry - Jun 15, 2020

Hosted by beloved musical director and Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky, Jeremy Jordan headlined a live concert this weekend June 14th at 8 PM ET. A replay of the concert will also be available to watch one time only at 3PM on June 15th, TODAY!

VIDEO: Rachel Bay Jones, Eden Espinosa, Liz Callaway, Melissa Benoist, and Many More  VideoVIDEO: Rachel Bay Jones, Eden Espinosa, Liz Callaway, Melissa Benoist, and Many More Stars Perform at CONCERT FOR AMERICA
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2019

Last night was Concert For America in Los Angeles! The star-studded event featured performances and appearances from Melissa Benoist, Marcia Cross, Grant Gustin, Rachel Bay Jones, Jane Lynch, Melissa Manchester, Eric McCormack, Allison Smith, Elyfer Torres, Laurie Metcalf, Liz Callaway, Eden Espinosa, Carrie Manolakos, Caroline Rhea, Gina Torres, Chris Wood, Yuri Sardarov, Pasha Pashkov, Daniella Koragach, Seth Rudetsky, James Wesley, and more!

SUPERGIRL Reveals New Suit and New Characters VideoSUPERGIRL Reveals New Suit and New Characters
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 22, 2019

Once again, Supergirl landed at Comic-Con with another superpowered panel filled with surprises and reveals about the eagerly awaited upcoming season. Perhaps most striking for fans is that the character of Kara Zor-El aka Supergirl (played by Melissa Benoist) will be sporting a new Kryptonian supersuit - the first revamp since her co-worker, friend, and confidante Winn Schott designed her iconic red and blue gear in season one. And two new characters will also be on the scene in National City this season.

BWW TV Exclusive: Jeremy Jordan Hits the High Notes in an Intimate Evening of Song an VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Jeremy Jordan Hits the High Notes in an Intimate Evening of Song and Gab with Seth Rudetsky!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 16, 2019

Earlier this week, The Town Hall continued its internationally acclaimed Broadway @ concert series, hosted and music directed by SiriusXM Radio star Seth Rudetsky and produced by Mark Cortale, with Tony Award-nominee Jeremy Jordan. Watch below as one of Broadway's leading men belts out songs chosen by him and Rudetsky and the duo shares behind-the-scenes stories from his career on stage and screen!

VIDEO: See a First Look of Nicole Maines as Nia Nal in the SUPERGIRL Trailer VideoVIDEO: See a First Look of Nicole Maines as Nia Nal in the SUPERGIRL Trailer
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2018

In the newest SUPERGIRL trailer, fans get a first look at actress Nicole Maines as Nia Nal, who is CatCo's newest reporter. Nal will become the superhero Dreamer. Maines will be TV's first transgender superhero. 

VIDEO: Carole King Surprises Melissa Benoist and the Cast of BEAUTIFUL VideoVIDEO: Carole King Surprises Melissa Benoist and the Cast of BEAUTIFUL
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 28, 2018

Last night, with just over a week left in Supergirl Melissa Benoist's run in the title role of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, the real life King decided to pay a visit to the show that tells the story of her life. As she has done in the past, King's appearance at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre was a surprise to the cast. 

VIDEO: Gavin Creel, Charlie Stemp (and a Whole Bunch of Puppies) Take Over Shubert Al VideoVIDEO: Gavin Creel, Charlie Stemp (and a Whole Bunch of Puppies) Take Over Shubert Alley for Broadway Barks Performance!
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2018

Below, watch as Gavin Creel, Charlie Stemp and the cast of Hello, Dolly! help kick off the festivities with a very special performance of 'Put On Your Sunday Clothes' featuring was else, but puppies!

VIDEO: The CW Shares SUPERGIRL Season Finale Preview with Melissa Benoist VideoVIDEO: The CW Shares SUPERGIRL Season Finale Preview with Melissa Benoist
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2018

VIDEO: The CW Shares SUPERGIRL Season Finale Preview with Melissa Benoist

VIDEO: Watch Melissa Benoist Perform 'I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE' from BEAUTIFUL On LIVE W VideoVIDEO: Watch Melissa Benoist Perform 'I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE' from BEAUTIFUL On LIVE With Kelly and Ryan
by Macon Prickett - Jun 11, 2018

'Supergirl' Melissa Benoist performed 'I Feel The Earth Move' from the Broadway musical BEAUTIFUL on Live with Kelly and Ryan this morning! Watch the video below! 


Melissa Benoist Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Melissa Benoist been in?
Melissa Benoist has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Melissa Benoist been in?
Melissa Benoist has not appeared in the West End