On 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 in NUNSENSE and the wildly wacky Donna the Dominatrix in Paul Bartel's EATING RAOUL. 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 Comedy.

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.

Other 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.
 
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