Laura Benanti Will Appear in Sixth Season of "Nurse Jackie"

By Adam Hetrick
October 21, 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!