Laura Benanti Will Appear in Sixth Season of "Nurse Jackie"
21 Oct 2013
Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti will play a recurring role on the sixth season of the Showtime series "Nurse Jackie," starring Emmy Award winner Edie Falco.
Details on Benanti's role have not been announced. The sixth season of "Nurse Jackie" will air in 2014. Benanti also recently guest-starred on the CBS crime drama "Elementary."
Benanti earned a Tony Award for her performance in the title role of the 2008 revival of Gypsy, starring Patti LuPone. Her new live album, "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention: Live At 54 Below," was released in September, and she will appear in the NBC live presentation of The Sound of Music in December.
Benanti earned a 2011 Tony Award nomination for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and was also seen in the role of Carole-Ann on the short-lived NBC series "Playboy Club." Her numerous stage appearances also include In the Next Room..., Nine, Into the Woods, The Sound of Music, Why Torture Is Wrong and the People Who Love Them and a Tony-nominated performance in Swing!
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.