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Raissa Katona Bennett

 
Birth Place:
Norwalk, CT
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Norwalk, CT

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 ... (read complete bio)

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]

Photos

Nancy McCall McGraw, KT Sullivan, Raissa Katona Bennett, Karen Oberlin Photo

Nancy McCall McGraw, KT Sullivan, Raissa Katona Bennett, Karen Oberlin

From: 
Date:
03/01/2019
Jon Weber & Raissa Katona Bennett Photo

Jon Weber & Raissa Katona Bennett

From: 
Date:
04/27/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [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]

Raissa Katona Bennett Biography

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









Raissa Katona Bennett News

Laura Bell Bundy, Kimberley Locke & More Announced for The Green Room 42 March Lineup Photo Laura Bell Bundy, Kimberley Locke & More Announced for The Green Room 42 March Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2022

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 Photo Urban Stages to Present WINTER RHYTHMS With Steve Ross, Richard Skipper & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2021

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 S Photo Photo Flash: Helane Blumfield Captures on Camera the Cabaret Debut of LINDA KAHN in SAY YES! at The Triad
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 16, 2021

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 Photo Raissa Katona Bennett, Doris Dear, Terese Genecco and Deborah Stone to Join PIANO BAR LIVE!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021

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 Photo MTC Announces Hot Summer Nights In-Person Cabaret Series
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2021

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 Photo BWW CD Review: Raissa Katona Bennett CAN'T HELP SINGING - Thank Goodness
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 28, 2021

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 Photo BWW Feature: The Elevator Pitch In The Digital Age
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 3, 2020

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

BWW Feature: Cabaret Critters Photo BWW Feature: Cabaret Critters
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 25, 2020

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 Photo BWW Feature: Cabaret and Concert Artists Flock To Polls For Early Voting
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 29, 2020

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 Photo Music Theatre Of CT Presents An Online, Cabaret Extravaganza
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2020

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!


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