Sponsored: Meet the Host of ShowUS Montclair, LAURA BENANTI!

She’s a Tony AwardⓇ winner and five-time TonyⓇ Award nominee, author, activist, and super star mom. Now Laura Benanti is gifting her brilliance, humor, and talent to the children of Montclair Public Schools, and MFEE is honored and grateful to have her host ShowUS Montclair!

On April 30th at 7pm in Lackawanna Plaza, the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) invites the whole family to ShowUS Montclair, an award-winning interactive evening of local and exceptional performers and stories that highlight the beauty of our diverse community. ShowUS Montclair is a fundraiser for MFEE, and this year, a portion of the proceeds will be earmarked to fund MFEE’s innovative youth programs that address the social/emotional needs of our students.

“I know well how arts can bring together a community and I am so happy to help MFEE do just that. Montclair is a wonderful place to live because of the incredible diversity of cultures and talents present in our town and public schools. To host a night in celebration of that, and to support the inspiring work that MFEE does for our children, is truly an honor,” said Laura.

Laura Benanti and Amy Schumer in Life and Beth

Laura is a highly celebrated stage and screen actress who can currently be seen in HBO Max’s Gossip Girl reboot, as well as the hit TV series Younger and the critically acclaimed Netflix drama Worth opposite Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci. And you don’t want to miss her as Amy Schumer’s mom in the new show Life & Beth on Hulu.

Laura is a passionate supporter of the arts in education, creating and executive producing Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020. Inspired by the viral success of Laura’s #sunshinesongs, high school seniors gave show-stopping performances from home to capture their 2020 experiences.

Laura Benanti as Melania Trump

In addition to her well-beloved comedic turn as Melania Trump on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Laura is also a humanitarian who has donated all proceeds from her children’s album “Singing You home – Children’s Songs for Family Reunification” featuring songs by Lin Manuel-Miranda and Idina Menzel among others, to reuniting families separated the the border.

You don’t want to miss her and the other amazing ShowUS Montclair performances. Get your tickets TODAY! https://givebutter.com/ShowUS_Montclair

And check out this recent interview with her on GMA3!

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