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Mikaela Bennett

 
Bio:
Mikaela Bennett is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School in New York and is becoming celebrated as a singer and actress for her work on stage and in the concert hall. In February 2019 Mikaela was honored by Lincoln Center with a ‚ÄėLincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists‚Äô. On stage, Mikaela ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Mikaela Bennett is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School in New York and is becoming celebrated as a singer and actress for her work on stage and in the concert hall. In February 2019 Mikaela was honored by Lincoln Center with a ‚ÄėLincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists‚Äô. On stage, Mikaela ... (read complete bio)

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Encores! Production, 2017
Penelope

Mikaela Bennett Biography

Mikaela Bennett is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School in New York and is becoming celebrated as a singer and actress for her work on stage and in the concert hall. In February 2019 Mikaela was honored by Lincoln Center with a ‚ÄėLincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists‚Äô. On stage, Mikaela made her professional debut in 2017 starring as Penelope in The Golden Apple at City Center Encores! In 2018 Mikaela originated the role of Norma in Dick Scanlan and Carmel Dean‚Äôs new musical Renascence in New York City and at the 2018 Prototype Festival she originated the title role of Acquanetta in a new opera composed by Michael Gordon and directed by Daniel Fish.

In the concert hall Mikaela has made her debuts with some of the world’s leading orchestras and foremost conductors in America and the United Kingdom. In August 2018 Mikaela made her BBC Proms debut at London’s Royal Albert Hall starring as Maria in the John Wilson Orchestra’s concert production of West Side Story to critical and public acclaim. She has made her debuts with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Slatkin and the Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Mikaela performed as a featured soloist in Bernstein on Broadway as part of the Leonard Bernstein 2018 centennial celebrations at the Kennedy Center directed by Kathleen Marshall and conducted by Rob Fisher. Mikaela has collaborated multiple times with conductor Ted Sperling, most recently at Carnegie Hall performing the soprano soloist in Händel’s Israel in Egypt with MasterVoices. She has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New World Symphony, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, for the world premiere of his work, Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind. Mikaela has performed in New York City’s prestigious cabaret venues including Joe’s Pub at the Public and solo concerts at Feinstein’s 54 below. Mikaela is a native of Ottawa, Canada.





Mikaela Bennett News

Review: CARMEN (in English Translation) Rose Hall, Jazz At Lincoln Center Photo Review: CARMEN (in English Translation) Rose Hall, Jazz At Lincoln Center
by Joanna Barouch - Nov 5, 2022

If you were under the impression that the term 'Opéra Comique' meant a 'comic opera', you might be literally correct, but truthfully the joke would be on you. What does it really mean? Opéra Comique is a genre of French opera first developed in the eighteenth century.

Photos: AN EVENING WITH JASON GOTAY Opens at The Minetta Lane Theatre Photo Photos: AN EVENING WITH JASON GOTAY Opens at The Minetta Lane Theatre
by Team BWW - Oct 3, 2022

For three nights only, from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2,¬†stage and screen performer¬†Jason Gotay¬†(‚ÄúGossip Girl,‚Ä̬†Evita) brought his breathtaking vocals and gift of storytelling to the Minetta Lane Theatre in a musical narrative about the indelible role that women have played in his life. See photos here!

Mastervoices Presents CARMEN Original Version In Sheldon Harnick's English Translatio Photo Mastervoices Presents CARMEN Original Version In Sheldon Harnick's English Translation Next Month at Lincoln Center
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022

MasterVoices begins its 2022-23 season on October 25 at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Ted Sperling leading a staged performance of Bizet’s Carmen in its original Opéra Comique version, with dialogue rather than recitative, sung in an English translation by legendary Broadway lyricist Sheldon Harnick.

Juilliard Announces 2022-23 Season Programming Featuring More Than 700 Events Photo Juilliard Announces 2022-23 Season Programming Featuring More Than 700 Events
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022

Juilliard has announced full programming for its 2022-23 season, including live music, dance, and drama performances at venues throughout the city with numerous livestreams and on-demand opportunities for global audiences to witness the future of the performing arts today.

St. Ann's Warehouse to Kick Off Summer Concerts Tonight with Eli Fola Photo St. Ann's Warehouse to Kick Off Summer Concerts Tonight with Eli Fola
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022

St. Ann’s Warehouse is presenting Get Back! Summer Concerts 2022, a series of free performances presented on four consecutive Wednesday evenings on the panoramic Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn, adjacent to Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

MasterVoices Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring CARMEN, a Daniel Rein World Premiere  Photo MasterVoices Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring CARMEN, a Daniel Rein World Premiere & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022

MasterVoices has announced details of the chorus’ 81st season, celebrating the power of the human voice to unite, inspire and connect since 1941. The 2022-23 season opens on October 25 at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Mr. Sperling leading a concert staging of Bizet’s Carmen in its original Opéra Comique version.

Photos: Baayork Lee, Erika Henningsen, Jason Tam and More 
In Transport Group's RODG Photo Photos: Baayork Lee, Erika Henningsen, Jason Tam and More In Transport Group's RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN: A BROADWAY CELEBRATION
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022

Go inside Transport Group's all-star concert Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Broadway Celebration, presented as part of the Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series in Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center. 

Erika Henningsen, Donna Lynne Champlin, Rachel Bay Jones, and More Set For RODGERS &  Photo Erika Henningsen, Donna Lynne Champlin, Rachel Bay Jones, and More Set For RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN: A BROADWAY CELEBRATION
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2022

Transport Group has announced that Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Broadway Celebration will be the next installment in its Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series on Monday, June 27, 2022, at 8pm in Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67 Street.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to Virginia! Photo THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to Virginia!
by - May 13, 2022

Special Offer - Sound of Music Comes to Virginia!

Photos: Kate Baldwin, Bonnie Milligan, Jessica Vosk, and More at Maestra Music's AMPL Photo Photos: Kate Baldwin, Bonnie Milligan, Jessica Vosk, and More at Maestra Music's AMPLIFY 2022
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 29, 2022

Maestra Music, the not-for-profit organization supporting the women and nonbinary musicians in the musical theater industry, held its second annual concert and community event on March 28.

Mikaela Bennett Videos

VIDEO: Maestra's Georgia Stitt Previews What's in Store for AMPLIFY 2022 Videoplay
VIDEO: Maestra's Georgia Stitt Previews What's in Store for AMPLIFY 2022

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 25, 2022

Bringing together Maestra friends and supporters from around the world, Amplify 2022 presented by American Express, will take place both in-person and virtually to raise money and highlight Maestra's programs which provide support, visibility, and community for the women and nonbinary music makers in the theater industry. Watch as Maestra founder and President Georgia Stitt tells us all about the latest Maestra updates and shares what's in store for the big night!

BWW Review: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Is Wild Deviation from Expectation Videoplay
BWW Review: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Is Wild Deviation from Expectation

by Tanya Seale - Jul 11, 2019

The Muny's current production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is definitely not Walt Disney's Cinderella. It is nothing like Perrault's or the Grimm Brothers' Cinderella. It's not even pure Rodgers & Hammerstein, but rather a 2013 adaptation based on Rodgers & Hammerstein with a new book by Douglas Carter Beane. This musical holds the essence of your beloved fairytale but is infused (I must warn you upfront) with complicating new characters, a clumsy reordering of the original songs, and a conspicuous political subplot. Essentially, this adaptation, which tries to be everything simultaneously - old fashioned and new-fangled, traditional and progressive - is mostly just...

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's CINDERELLA Starring Mikaela Bennett, Jason Gota Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's CINDERELLA Starring Mikaela Bennett, Jason Gotay, and More!

by Alan Henry - Jul 9, 2019

Broadwayworld has a first look at Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, July 8 - 16. Get a first look at the cast in action in the video!

VIDEO: Check Out a Preview of CINDERELLA at the Muny, Starring Mikaela Bennett, Jason Videoplay
VIDEO: Check Out a Preview of CINDERELLA at the Muny, Starring Mikaela Bennett, Jason Gotay, and More!

by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2019

The Muny presents Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, July 8 - 16. Get a first look at the cast in action in the preview video!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Lyric Opera's WEST SIDE STORY Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Lyric Opera's WEST SIDE STORY

by Alan Henry - May 1, 2019

Lyric's coproduction of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's West Side Story opens next month and features Broadway star Corey Cott as Tony and rising star Mikaela Bennett as Maria.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from Transport Group's RENASCENSE! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Highlights from Transport Group's RENASCENSE!

by Stage Tube - Oct 31, 2018

Transport Group's world premiere musical, Renascence, just opened at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan.

VIDEO: In Rehearsal with Katie Thompson, Jason Gotay and the Cast of Transport Group' Videoplay
VIDEO: In Rehearsal with Katie Thompson, Jason Gotay and the Cast of Transport Group's RENASCENCE!

by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2018

Transport Group's world premiere musical, Renascence, just began performances at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan. The opening is set for Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Ashley Brown, Lindsay Mendez, Ryan Silverman & More in Encores! THE GOLDEN APPLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2017

Closing out this season at Encores! is The Golden Apple- the John Latouche and Jerome Moross' cult classic. The Golden Apple will star Mikaela Bennett (Penelope), Ashley Brown (Mrs. Juniper/Madame Calypso), Carrie Compere (Lovey Mars/The Siren), Jason Kravits (Menelaus/Scylla), Alli Mauzey (Miss Minerva Oliver/The Scientist), Lindsay Mendez (Helen), N'Kenge (Mother Hare), Ryan Silverman (Ulysses), and Barton Cowperthwaite (Paris).

BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsal for Encores! THE GOLDEN APPLE with Lindsay Mendez, Ashley Brown & More!
by TV - Press Previews - May 5, 2017

Closing out this season at Encores! is The Golden Apple- the John Latouche and Jerome Moross' cult classic. The Golden Apple will star Mikaela Bennett (Penelope), Ashley Brown (Mrs. Juniper/Madame Calypso), Carrie Compere (Lovey Mars/The Siren), Jason Kravits (Menelaus/Scylla), Alli Mauzey (Miss Minerva Oliver/The Scientist), Lindsay Mendez (Helen), N'Kenge (Mother Hare), Ryan Silverman (Ulysses), and Rasta Thomas (Paris).