PLAYBILL PICKS: A Dozen Actresses We'd Like to See Play Gypsy Rose Lee in the Barbra Streisand Gypsy

By Playbill Staff
29 Mar 2012

 Laura Benanti


 Laura Benanti was the last actress to play the famed stripper on Broadway and the first to win a Tony for her performance. With her gorgeous voice, wonderful comedic timing and sheer beauty, she'd make an excellent screen Gypsy. And, anyone who could hold her ground with Patti LuPone in the musical's penultimate scene deserves to preserve her stage performance on screen.