“In terms of musicality, Benke’s Phoebe had a warm, winning, almost musical-theater sound…”
“…delightful newcomer Abigail Benke as flirtatious Phoebe Meryll.”
“Benke’s performance as Mabel is nothing less than astonishing. Her [voice] scales remarkable heights in ‘Poor Wandering One.’ She’s a virtuoso.”
-Cape Cod Times
“Abigail Benke is the 2018 Kurt Weill/Lotte Lenya Artist and you can see why. Her voice is beautiful and clear and strong.”
Abigail Benke, a young and dynamic singing actress, has been developing her lyric soprano voice for a decade. After graduate school, she made her New York City debut with New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players in the fall of 2018 with much celebration. Though she holds two classical music degrees in voice (B.M. from Samford University; M.M. from Westminster Choir College), she has a background singing jazz, musical theatre, choral, CCM, and sacred music. Her operatic voice is already quite full, but while it develops, she hopes to explore the lighter side of the lyric stage through operetta, classical musical theatre, and the Mozart maidens. She considers her innate musical leanings and vocal talent the vehicle for her ultimate passion to shine through with immediacy and poignancy - the story.
Beyond her work on stage, she is developing her writing abilities and poetic sensibilities into tidbits that spur the human soul forward in faith, courage, and reflection.