Bio (or Oh. Hi there!)
Frankie Leo Bennett is a Chicago-based theatre artist. And a giant goofball.
He is currently in rehearsals for SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET as Tobias, 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 Doug Winkelstein.
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