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Sweeney Todd      

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

Alan Bresloff, Around The Town Chicago


"…they take in the disquieting presence of Frankie Leo Bennett as an impish man-child in a portrayal of the Pirelli/Todd protégé Toby that ultimately (rightly) creates lingering nightmares..."

Barry Reszel, Chicagoland Musical Theatre


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

Catey Sullivan, Chicago Sun-Times


"In his latest stellar turn at Theo Ubique, Frankie Leo Bennett brings great energy and heart to the role of Toby..."

Hedy Weiss, WTTW


"...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 let loose his talent in the role of the ubiquitous Toby, street urchin turned loving child turned hapless accomplice turned broken savior."

Joseph Anthony Rulli, Picture This Post

 Frankie Leo Bennett as Tobias Ragg with Jacquelyne Jones (Mrs. Lovett)  SWEENEY TODD | Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre  Photo: Cody Jolly

Frankie Leo Bennett as Tobias Ragg with Jacquelyne Jones (Mrs. Lovett)

SWEENEY TODD | Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre

Photo: Cody Jolly


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 is the show's strongest overall performer - he is hilarious and heartbreaking, an incredible mover with a solid voice..."

Cory Davis, The Hawk Chicago


"...boyishly adorable... [Bennett} shows us a real young man, a sweet, creative kid quietly pining away with unrequited love."

Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review


"Personal vocal highlights include the hilarious “Epiphany” by Bennett... all five performers can sing and dance up a storm.

Barry Reszel, Chicagoland Musical Theatre

 Frankie Leo Bennett as Mark with Max DeTogne (Matthew) and Steven Schaeffer (Abraham)  ALTAR BOYZ | Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre  Photo: Cody Jolly

Frankie Leo Bennett as Mark with Max DeTogne (Matthew) and Steven Schaeffer (Abraham)

ALTAR BOYZ | Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre

Photo: Cody Jolly


In The Heights

"...winning work by impish Frankie Leo Bennett..."

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times


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

Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago


"...[brings] Bowery Boys raffishness as Sonny..."

Tony Adler, Chicago Reader

Frankie Leo Bennett as Sonny with Stephen Allen (Benny) and Jack DeCesare (Usnavi) 

IN THE HEIGHTS | Porchlight Music Theatre

Photo: Gretchen Kelley


The Wiz 

"While they all seemed to dig their roles, it was Frankie Leo Bennett who probably had the greatest time, what with his transition from a concerned portion of the yellow brick road to a maniacally laughing Oz gatekeeper to a gleeful flying monkey."

Keely Flynn, Chicago Parent

Frankie Leo Bennett as the head Flying Monkey with Deanalis Resto (Evilene) 

THE WIZ | Emerald City Theatre

Photo: Austin D. Oie


Christmas Dearest

"Among the talented ensemble, newcomer Frankie Leo Bennett [as Young Christina Crawford and Teeny Teena] steals many scenes."

Katy Walsh, The Fourth Walsh


"Frankie Leo Bennett merely has to stand there dressed as daughter Christina to get a laugh. What a spoiled little brat!"

Jerry Nunn, ChicagoPride.com

 Frankie Leo Bennett as Christina Crawford with David Cerda (Joan Crawford)   CHRISTMAS DEAREST | Hell In A Handbag Productions  Photo: Rick Agular Studios

Frankie Leo Bennett as Christina Crawford with David Cerda (Joan Crawford) 

CHRISTMAS DEAREST | Hell In A Handbag Productions

Photo: Rick Agular Studios