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Raissa Katona Bennett

Birth Place: Norwalk, CT

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Raissa Katona Bennett BIO

RAISSA KATONA BENNETT – On Broadway, Raissa appeared as “Christine Daae” in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and in CHESS, as a benefit for the Actor’s Fund. Her First National Tours include: “Jellylorum/Griddlebone” and “Jennyanydots” in CATS, as “Mother” in the National Theatre of the Deaf’s, A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES, and as “Lizzie Phagan” in PARADE, where she worked with the original creative team of director Harold Prince, choreographer Patricia Birch, author Alfred Uhry, and composer Jason Robert Brown. Off-Broadway, Raissa created the roles of “Mother – Annie McGrath” in WATER FROM THE MOON and “Mother Hawkins” in DEVIL AND THE DEEP, a musical retelling of “Treasure Island” with music by Air Supply’s Graham Russell. Regionally, she created the role of “Grace” in SAVING AIMEE, where she again worked with the creative team: book by Kathie Lee Gifford and music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman.
Recent Regional theatre includes: “Helen” in FUN HOME and “Truvy” in STEEL MAGNOLIAS. She has been seen on TV in LAW & ORDER: SVU, UNSOLVED MYSTERIES. Raissa is a MAC & Bistro Award Winning headliner at Feinstein’s, The Metropolitan Room, Iridium, Beechman, and guest star at Rose Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, 54 Below, Algonquin’s Oak Room, the Rainbow Room. “Can’t Help Singing – The Music of Jerome Kern” CD release show - on the LML Music label, joins her first 2 CD’s “Another Kind of Light”, and “What I Was Dreaming Of” - all available on Amazon, iTunes & LML Music. One of her passions is training and fostering rescue dogs & has volunteered extensively with the ASPCA, the Humane Society and most recently, with Shih Tzus & Furbabies Small Breed Dog Rescue. During the pandemic, Raissa and her husband fostered 9 dogs, and were responsible for placing over 40, into forever homes!
Raissa lives in NYC and CT with her husband, Dr. Garrett Bennett, and their 2 tiny rescue dogs: Buddy and Chloe. www.raissakatonabennett.com




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Raissa Katona Bennett STAGE CREDITS

[Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 2005
Performer

[New York]
Reading, 2005
Performer

[Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2003
Choir

CHESS Choir

[US Tour]
US National Tour, 1999
Lizzie Phagan

Ensemble

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Princess [Replacement]

Christine Daaé (Understudy) [Replacement]


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Staples High School Alumni And Current Staples Players Join Justin Paul, Staples '03, In Concert At Westport Country Playhouse

Staples High School alumni and current members of Staples Players will be part of Westport Country Playhouse's one-night-only benefit concert, “An Evening with Justin Paul & Friends with Kelli O'Hara and James Naughton,” on Saturday, September 9, at 8 p.m.

Westport Country Playhouse Reveals Guest Artists For 'Justin Paul & Friends' Fundraiser

More guest artists have been added to the lineup for Westport Country Playhouse’s one-night-only benefit concert, “An Evening with Justin Paul & Friends with Kelli O’Hara and James Naughton,” on Saturday, September 9, at 8 p.m.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Open Summer Theatre Of New Canaan 20th Season

The Summer Theatre of New Canaan will open its 20th season with the Broadway musical spectacular Beauty And The Beast July 15th.

Summer Theatre New Canaan Gala Honors Broadway's David Friedman & Paul Gallo May 13

Summer Theatre of New Canaan (CT) Honorees: Broadway/Movie composer, Songwriter, Music Director David Friedman and Lighting Designer Paul Gallo, who has lit over 50 Broadway shows

Photos/Video: Watch Highlights from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' Easter Bonnet Competition

The theater community rallied together once again with spirited skits, dynamic dance and brilliant bonnets as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ Easter Bonnet Competition returned April 24 and 25, 2023. The performances celebrated in-theater Red Bucket appeals that raised $3,601,355 for meals and medication, health care and hope for those who need them most.

Laura Bell Bundy, Kimberley Locke & More Announced for The Green Room 42 March Lineup

The Green Room 42 has announced their March line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.

Urban Stages to Present WINTER RHYTHMS With Steve Ross, Richard Skipper & More

Urban Stages has announced its 13th annual awarding-winning cabaret series, Winter Rhythms, returning live to its 30th Street theater December 7th through December 19th and benefiting Urban Stages' Outreach, Arts in Education programs.

Photo Flash: Helane Blumfield Captures on Camera the Cabaret Debut of LINDA KAHN in SAY YES! at The Triad

It was the cabaret debut for which everyone was waiting, and it was worth the wait.

Raissa Katona Bennett, Doris Dear, Terese Genecco and Deborah Stone to Join PIANO BAR LIVE!

Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!) streams this Tuesday, June 22 at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino and guests Raissa Katona Bennett, Doris Dear, Terese Genecco and Deborah Stone, plus Mystery Guests and MORE!

MTC Announces Hot Summer Nights In-Person Cabaret Series

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre, announces the return of its summer cabaret series, MTC's Hot Summer Nights.

BWW CD Review: Raissa Katona Bennett CAN'T HELP SINGING - Thank Goodness

Raissa Katona Bennett and a crackerjack artistic team put on a great show at Feinstein's at Loews Regency and had the good sense to record it for posterity. And for all of us.

BWW Feature: The Elevator Pitch In The Digital Age

In the age of digital promotion, there is one surefire way to open doors for yourself: having an online presence.

BWW Feature: Cabaret Critters

What are you Thankful for this year? These members of the cabaret and club community are particularly thankful for their animal babies.

BWW Feature: Cabaret and Concert Artists Flock To Polls For Early Voting

See the family in action as the artists of the club community stand up, speak out, and work for change.

Music Theatre Of CT Presents An Online, Cabaret Extravaganza

Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC), currently in its 33rd season, announces YOU'RE GONNA LOVE TOMORROW! an MTC all-star cabaret fundraiser. MTC invites audiences to join us and stars from Broadway and the NY Cabaret Scene for a great night of first-class cabaret coming right into your home!

Music Theatre of Connecticut Announces PRIDE IN THE THEATRE Featuring Joanna Gleason and More

Music Theatre of Connecticut has announced PRIDE IN THE THEATRE: The Theatrical Impact on the LGBTQ+ Movement, an online event premiering Saturday, June 20th, 2020 at 8:00pm.

BWW Feature: Cabaret Artists Join Richard Skipper In Online Campaign Urging People To #Stayhome

Cabaret Artists Join Richard Skipper In Online Campaign Urging People To #Stayhome

BWW Interview: At Home With Dawn Derow

The award-winning singer-songwriter has been seen all over her social media doing yoga in her dressing gown and playing with her dog. Now fans can hear from Dawn what life out of town is like as she focuses, solely, on family, health and fitness, and her cute pooch.

BWW Feature: Stephen Mosher's Pandemic Playlist Number Eleven

Another installment of the Pandemic Playlist for your isolation entertainment. Today is Ladies' Day

BWW Feature: A Thousand (Or More) Words About Cabaret in 2019

Stephen Mosher looks back at the cabaret scene, as captured by his camera in 2019

Raissa Katona Bennett FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Raissa Katona Bennett been in?

Raissa Katona Bennett has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Raissa Katona Bennett been in?

Raissa Katona Bennett has not appeared in the West End.

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