Frankie Leo Bennett

KILLER reviews for SWEENEY TODD with Theo Ubique! 

Extended through May 20!

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

Alan BresloffAround The Town Chicago

 

"...heartrending and hilarious... Audiences will once again be impressed by this young actor’s musical talent and the ease with which he masters this complex role... [Bennett's] performance is solid and memorable."

Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review

"Frankie Leo Bennett’s exquisite falsetto and childlike demeanor are well suited to Mrs. Lovett’s naïve, endearing assistant."

Catey Sullivan, Chicago Sun-Times

 

 
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 SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET with Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre  |  Credit:  Cody Jolly Photography

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET with Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre | Credit: Cody Jolly Photography


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

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Photo: Sam Rogers Photography

Bio (or Oh. Hi there!)

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


Currently, he is 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 Doug Winkelstein.

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

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Above: "Sonny and Company"

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