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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)
VIDEOS: Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Andre De Shields, and More Take Part i Photo VIDEOS: Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Andre De Shields, and More Take Part in the Public's #ToBeBlack
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2020

The Public Theater has released a new series called #ToBeBlack, featuring Black actors across the nation exploring the truth in the painful reality of being Black in America with Shakespearean text.

Katrina Lenk, Denee Benton, Priscilla Lopez and Jane Alexander to Star In THE SENTINE Photo Katrina Lenk, Denee Benton, Priscilla Lopez and Jane Alexander to Star In THE SENTINELS for MCC Live Labs One Acts
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020

MCC Theater will present the one act play The Sentinels, starring Jane Alexander, Katrina Lenk, Denée Benton, and Priscilla Lopez.

FALSETTOS Cast Will Reunite For BroadwayEvolved and BC/EFA Photo FALSETTOS Cast Will Reunite For BroadwayEvolved and BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020

On Thursday, May 7 at 8:00 PM ET the cast of FALSETTOS Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Anthony Rosenthal, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz, and Betsy Wolfe will reunite for the first time since the 2017 film premiere.

We Asked Our Readers Which Broadway Character or Actress Inspires Them for Women's Hi Photo We Asked Our Readers Which Broadway Character or Actress Inspires Them for Women's History Month-- Read the Responses!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020

As Women's History Month comes to a close, we're looking to those that inspire us most. We asked our readers which Broadway actresses and characters inspired them most and the answers blew us away!

Photo Flash: LET'S DO BROADWAY Welcomes Jelani Alladin, Denee Benton, Phylicia Rashad Photo Photo Flash: LET'S DO BROADWAY Welcomes Jelani Alladin, Denee Benton, Phylicia Rashad And More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

Let's Do Broadway! The Broadway League's multicultural influencer night inspires and engages with thought leaders within the African American community on how Broadway can increase access and opportunities for diverse audiences.

Photo Flash: Broadway Unites for Hysterical Womxn's Society's VOICE FOR CHOICE Benefi Photo Photo Flash: Broadway Unites for Hysterical Womxn's Society's VOICE FOR CHOICE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019

The Hysterical Womxn's Society brought together stars of stage and screen stars to help raise more than $55,000 at their first-ever benefit event “Voice for Choice” last night at The Cutting Room. Award-winning comedian, writer and activist Judy Gold hosted the one-night-only event in partnership with the ACLU of New York, that assembled strong voices from womxn and allies in the Broadway community and beyond. All proceeds from the event supported the ACLU of New York and the National Network of Abortion Funds.

Social Roundup: BroadwayWorld Fans Name Their Favorite Tony Award Performances! Photo Social Roundup: BroadwayWorld Fans Name Their Favorite Tony Award Performances!
by Linnae Medeiros - May 15, 2019

We asked, and you all answered! With Tony season in full swing, we asked BroadwayWorld readers to let us know which of the countless iconic Tony Award performances over the years is their favorite. We've now gathered some of the most popular answers for you to enjoy and to tide you over until this year's Tony Awards ceremony! Check them all out below!

Betsy Wolfe Talks BroadwayEvolved's Return And All Star Faculty Lineup Photo Betsy Wolfe Talks BroadwayEvolved's Return And All Star Faculty Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019

After a groundbreaking inaugural year, BroadwayEvolved returns in 2019 with two Summer Intensives and College Prep. With just a few spots remaining, Betsy Wolfe, Co-Founder, shares her reflections on 2018 and why she just knew there had to be a second year.

Photo Coverage: Inside the Latest eduHAM at HAMILTON Photo Photo Coverage: Inside the Latest eduHAM at HAMILTON
by Walter McBride - Feb 14, 2019

#EduHam is a series of HAMILTON Wednesday matinees made available to New York City schools with a high concentration of students from low-income families for the ticket price of only $10. This educational partnership, made possible through a $1.46 million grant by The Rockefeller Foundation, is not only providing 20,000 NYC public school students with the opportunity to see HAMILTON on Broadway, but provides educational material by Gilder Lehrman to incorporate material from the musical into the American History curriculum.

Wake Up With BWW 12/24: CAROLS FOR A CURE Photos and Videos, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 12/24: CAROLS FOR A CURE Photos and Videos, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 24, 2018

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Carols For A Cure photos and videos, and more!

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Schuyler Sisters, Mandy Gonzalez, Denee Benton, and Alysha Deslorie Photo VIDEO: HAMILTON's Schuyler Sisters, Mandy Gonzalez, Denee Benton, and Alysha Deslorieux, Sing 'Silent Night' in Spanish and English
by Stephi Wild - Dec 22, 2018

Hamilton is keeping the holiday medleys rolling with a tune from the Schuyler Sisters of Hamilton on Broadway, Mandy Gonzalez, Denee Benton, and Alysha Deslorieux. In honor of the first official day of winter yesterday, the trio recorded a rendition of "Silent Night" in Spanish and English.

Photo: First Look at Denee Benton as Eliza in HAMILTON Photo Photo: First Look at Denee Benton as Eliza in HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - 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!

Exclusive: 10 ExtraOrdinary Days of A.R.T. - A Look Back On NATASHA, PIERRE, & THE GR Photo Exclusive: 10 ExtraOrdinary Days of A.R.T. - A Look Back On NATASHA, PIERRE, & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

To celebrate 10 years of musical theatre at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University (A.R.T.) BroadwayWorld is counting down to their production of ExtraOrdinary, a show highlighting productions of the past decade - including those which made it all the way to Broadway, with never-before-seen photos, videos, and more!

Wake Up With BWW 10/18: THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Opens, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 10/18: THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Opens, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Lifespan of a Fact officially opens on Broadway, and more!

HAMILTON Offers $10 Performance Oct. 31st, Denee Benton and Carvens Lissaint Join Cas Photo HAMILTON Offers $10 Performance Oct. 31st, Denee Benton and Carvens Lissaint Join Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

On Wednesday, October 31 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, all available tickets for the 8:00pm performance of HAMILTON will be sold for $10.

Victoria Clark Will Direct Denee Benton, Andrea Burns & More in Staged Reading of NEW Photo Victoria Clark Will Direct Denee Benton, Andrea Burns & More in Staged Reading of NEWTON'S CRADLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Tony Award Winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza) will direct a staged reading of "Newton's Cradle," a new musical by mother-and-son writing team Kim Saunders and Heath Saunders.

Raul Esparza, Alice Ripley, and More Announced for Vassar's Powerhouse Season Photo Raul Esparza, Alice Ripley, and More Announced for Vassar's Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the next wave of casting for the highly anticipated 34th Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which starts this Friday, June 22 and runs through Sunday, July 29. Actors joining the annual summer play development incubator include Tony Award nominee Raul Esparza, Tony Award winner Alice Ripley, Tony Award nominee Denee Benton, Tony Award nominee Lauren Worsham, Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman, Noah Galvin, Frankie J. Alvarez, Lesli Margherita, Michael Esper, and Carson Elrod.

TV Pilot Roundup: Which Broadway Stars Will We See on the Small Screen Next Season? Photo TV Pilot Roundup: Which Broadway Stars Will We See on the Small Screen Next Season?
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2018

Many Broadway favorites have filmed pilots this year including Phillipa Soo, Lesli Margherita, Brian d'Arcy James, Andy Karl, and more. As the year continues, the networks are beginning to make decisions on what will be picked up for a full series, and what won't see beyond the pilot.

Photo Coverage: Lindsay Mendez, Billy Porter, and More Attend Second Stage's Annual G Photo Photo Coverage: Lindsay Mendez, Billy Porter, and More Attend Second Stage's Annual Gala
by Jennifer Broski - May 8, 2018

Broadway stars went out in style last night at Second Stage's annual gala. Among those in attendance were Billy Porter, Alice Ripley, Lindsay Mendez, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Tom Kitt, Adam Chanler-Berat, Denee Benton, David Cromer, Itamar Moses, Kellen Blair, and Joe Kinosian.

Photo Flash: The Bombshells Return to Broadway at Birdland! Photo Photo Flash: The Bombshells Return to Broadway at Birdland!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present the return of The Bombshells to the club on Sunday and Monday, May 6 and 7.  Sunday night's show was completely sold out, and there are a handful of bar seats available for Monday (tonight) at 7pm.  Please contact the club at 212-581-3080 for sales.

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