Broadway and the National Tours, Cindy Benson starred
as the deliciously low comedic lead, Mme.Thenardier in LES
MISERABLES and she played the delightful 200 lb. tap dancing
Gumbie Cat, Jennyanydots in CATS.
Off-Broadway, Cindy originated the roles of Sister Robert Ann
and the wildly wacky Donna the Dominatrix in Paul Bartel's
Performed on PBS' 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
Cindy can be heard on the original cast albums of LES MISERABLES,
EATING RAOUL, ALL THAT HE WAS, BILLY BARNES REVUED, EVERYONE HAS A
STORY, SONGS OF ADRYAN RUSS 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 and directed by
David Man and produced by HBO Workspace & Theatre @ Boston
Court in Pasadena.
Cindy works in Television & Film and is a member of Theatre
Neo and The Colony Theatre in Los Angeles. She has performed with
the Reprise! Series (Mack & Mabel),
the Mark Taper Forum (The First Picture Show), and was twice
nominated for a
Los Angeles Theatre Ovation Award for her role as the Hollywood
Usherette in BLAME
IT ON THE MOVIES at the Pasadena Playhouse and SONGS
FOR A NEW WORLD at the Rubicon Theatre.
roles include Emma Goldman in RAGTIME
at the South Bay Civic Light Opera, Agnes Gooch in MAME
at the North Shore Music Theatre and Mama Rose in GYPSY
at the Texas Star Theatre.