Frankie Leo Bennett


" amazing Toby... [Bennett's} rendition of 'Not While I'm Around' will send a chill down your spine..."

Alan BresloffAround The Town Chicago


Altar Boyz

"Frankie Leo Bennett’s closeted Mark is a brilliant character. {His} clear tenor voice, boundless energy, and nearly constant smile make Mark a truly winning character.

Karen Topham, Chicago On Stage


"...Frankie Leo Bennett as Sonny found [a slot] on my "names to watch" list."

Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago



Mark in ALTAR BOYZ  with Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre  |  Credit:  P hillip Tawanchaya

Mark in ALTAR BOYZ  with Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre | Credit: Phillip Tawanchaya

Update (!): Frankie is now a proud company member of Circle Theatre Chicago


Photo: Sam Rogers Photography

Bio (or Oh. Hi there!)

Frankie Leo Bennett is a Chicago-based theatre artist. And a giant goofball.

Recently, he was running around with elixirs and razors as "Tobias Ragg" in SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, following his run as the ever-effervescent Mark in ALTAR BOYZ, both with Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre. Bennett has also been seen as “Sonny” in the Lin-Manuel Miranda hit IN THE HEIGHTS (BroadwayWorld Chicago Award – Best Actor in a Musical/Revue) and NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1985 with Porchlight Music Theatre and as "Christina Crawford"  alongside David Cerda’s Joan Crawford in Hell In A Handbag Productions’ CHRISTMAS DEAREST.  Other favorites include TRIASSIC PARQ (Circle Theatre Chicago); THE WIZ (Emerald City Theatre); the workshop premiere of FLIES! THE MUSICAL by Larry Todd Cousineau and Cindy O'Connor, as well as the Audition Diaries Concert Series with Refuge Theatre Project.

He is also a playwright and lyricist, working on his first musical with collaborator Alec Steinhorn.

Bennett has trained at Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Second City Training Center.



Above: "Sonny and Company"

IN THE HEIGHTS (Porchlight Music Theatre) | Photo: Gretchen Kelley