THE SCREENING ROOM: Exclusive "Life with Laura" Reveals the Workings of Laura Benanti's Quirky Mind (Video)

In this premiere episode of "Life with Laura," Tony Award winner Laura Benanti invited Playbill over to visit her while she answered emails, attempted to save a Saudi Arabian prince, called in a favor from a window washing crew and unpacked her vast collection of self-help books.

Laura Benanti
Laura Benanti (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

A 2008 Tony winner for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, Benanti is always on the move. Whether she is working on Broadway ( Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Gypsy), television ( The Sound of Music Live!,"Go On," "Royal Pains"), City Center Encores! (the upcoming 2014 production of The Most Happy Fella) or recording multiple studio, cast and live performance albums, she never lets up.

The title rap tune was written especially for Playbill by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Here's the first episode in our new series with the multi-talented star.