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Broadway star Laura Benanti has miscarriage on stage


Broadway actress, Laura Benanti has revealed that she appeared on stage earlier this week while suffering from a miscarriage.


“I knew it was happening. It started slowly the night before,” the Tony Award-winning actress wrote on Instagram.

“If it had been our first loss or even our second, I likely wouldn’t have been able to go on.

“But unfortunately, I am not a stranger to the pain and emptiness of losing a pregnancy.”

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She went on to say that it was “a path I have walked before, hand in hand with my husband.”

she continued, “But this time we walked it alongside some of the kindest, most loving humans I will ever have the honour to share space with.”

Benanti, 43, who has been on the TV shows Nashville and Supergirl, was singing for 2,000 people on a Broadway-themed cruise with Alan Cumming and Jeremy Jordan.

Broadway actress, Laura Benanti

She added, “Thank you to everyone in that audience for the grace your presence allowed. For lifting me out of my grief for that Holy hour…

She also expressed gratitude to the band, crew, producers, and “that little soul for choosing me as your home, even for a short time.”

She and her husband Patrick have two children, one of whom was delivered via surrogate last year.

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“My husband and I are heartbroken but we will move through this together as we, and so many others, have done before,” she said.

“I share all of this, not to garner sympathy or attention, but to remind the many people and families who have and will suffer in this way that there is no shame in this kind of loss. That you are not alone. And to remind myself as well.”

On Instagram, there was encouragement, notably from fellow musician Randy Rainbow, who is also on the ship. “You are remarkable in every way,” he continued. All my love to you and Patrick.”


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