On Broadway, Cindy Benson starred as the comedy lead, Mm.Thenardier in Les Miserables, and as the delightful 200 lb. tap dancing Gumbie Cat in Cats. Off-Broadway, Cindy originated both, the role of Sister Robert Ann in Nunsense, and the wild & wacky Donna the Dominatrix in Paul Bartel’s Eating Raoul.
Cindy has performed on PBS's Great Performances from Symphony Hall in Boston, appeared with the Houston Grand Opera and is a recipient of the Manhattan Association Cabaret Award for Excellence in Musical Comedy.
Cindy can be heard on the original cast albums of Les Miserables, Eating Raoul, All That He Was, Billy Barnes Revued and the Adler, Brock Coleman CD from the S.T.A.G.E. Series. She recorded her first CD album Out on a Whim which is also the name of her one woman show, receiving three Drama-Logue Awards, written & directed by David Man and produced by HBO Workspace.
Cindy works in Television & Film and is also a member of Theatre Neo. She has performed with the Reprise! Series (Mack & Mabel), the Mark Taper Forum (The First Picture Show), and was nominated for a Los Angeles Theatre Ovation Award for her role as the eccentrically winsome Hollywood Usherette in BLAME IT ON THE MOVIES at the Pasadena Playhouse. Also RAGTIME (Emma Goldman) at South Bay Civic Light Opera and MAME (Agnes Gooch) North Shore Music Theatre and most recently SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at the Rubicon Theatre where the LA Times said "Standout moments belong to Benson!". Visit Cindy's web site at www.cindybenson.com.
Submitted on April 28, 2005