Laura Benanti - "No One Is Alone"
She’s a powerhouse vocalist who has been performing since at early age. Don’t let her leading lady looks fool you though, she’s got character actor talent and serious comedic chops. The epitome of a broadway star, she’s the kind of performer that makes the others around her better, and that kind of talent is very rare.
She played Louise in the 2008 Broadway revival of Gypsy, winning the 2008 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Benanti then appeared in the stage musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown in 2010, winning the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She played Baroness Elsa Schräder in the 2013 NBC television production of The Sound of Music Live! and in 2015 began playing twin sisters Alura and Astra in the TV series Supergirl. Beginning in 2017, Benanti appears as Edie Randall in the TBS comedy The Detour. Since 2016, she has had a recurring role as First Lady Melania Trump on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
So today, with a little bit of courage and hand to hold, I choose Laura Benanti’s delicate version of Stephen Sondheim’s "No One Is Alone" from “Into the Woods” as my, look for love all around, hold close the little gems, do not let time slip through your fingers, song for a, laugh as much as you can, give the gift of a smile as often as possible - it’s free and might change someone’s day, let the small things be light and float away, Tuesday.