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CAA has signed actress Laura Benanti, the Tony winner and legit-world fave whose TV works includes “Go On,” “The Playboy Club” and the recent live broadcast of “The Sound of Music.”

The actress made her Broadway debut in the 1998 revival of “The Sound of Music” and has gone on to build a Rialto CV that also includes “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” “Nine” (opposite Antonio Banderas), “Swing!” and “Into the Woods.” In 2008 she won a Tony for her turn as Gypsy Rose Lee in the revival of “Gypsy” toplined by Patti LuPone.

Recently the thesp starred onstage in the Encores! production of “The Most Happy Fella,” and also has a role on the current season of “Nurse Jackie.”

Benanti is managed by Emily Gerson Saines at Brookside Artist Management.

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