PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Tony Winner Laura Benanti Picks Favorite Songs by Female Writers

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27 Nov 2013

Laura Benanti
Laura Benanti
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Laura Benanti, who took home the 2008 Tony Award for her performance in Gypsy and will star in the upcoming The Sound of Music Live!, picks her favorite songs by female writers as part of Playbill.com's Playbill Playlist series.

Benanti will star Elsa Schrader alongside six-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood as Maria, "True Blood" star Stephen Moyer as Capt. Georg von Trapp, Tony Award winners Audra McDonald as Mother Abbess and Christian Borle as Max Dettweiler and Tony nominee Christiane Noll as Sister Margaretta.

The singer-actress, who recently released her album "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention: Live At 54 Below," was Tony-nominated for her performances in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Into the Woods and Swing! and has also been seen on Broadway in The Sound of Music, Nine, The Violet Hour, The Wedding Singer and In the Next Room.

The Broadway leading lady celebrates women in this week's Playbill Playlist by picking a handful of her favorite songs by female artists and telling us why they made her list.

For more information on The Sound of Music Live!, click here.

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