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“Benoit captures the essence of the coquette of this time period. Her well sung and acted performance of 'Always True to You in My Fashion' is one of the strongest numbers in the show.”


- Talkin’ Broadway

"I admit to claim favorites in this show, and the biggest accomplishment comes from Shayla Benoit, who plays Suzy. With a heavily ranged and heavily characterized vocal choice, the success she brings to the stage is fabulously and irresistibly adorable. Her musical numbers are the most memorable, and she gives the rest of the cast a run for their money when it comes to stealing the show".


- Downtown Devil: Curtain Critic

“Squeaky-voiced kewpie doll Benoit is a genuine scene-stealer.”


- Hap Erstein: The Palm Beach Post

"Also impressive are Shayla Benoit, a natural comedienne with a powerful brassy voice, as "Erma," and Jason Paul, as the fussy but soulful "Lord Evelyn Oakleigh."


- Phoenix Theater Examiner


Shayla Benoit is an actor, filmmaker, director, choreographer, and producer who currently resides in New York City.  

She has appeared at Radio City Music Hall, 54 Below, and in regional theaters across the country. Shayla can also be seen and heard on television, film, and radio. Selected credits include: Smash (NBC), Shine On (Radio City Music Hall), The Marvelous Wonderettes, Kiss Me Kate, A Chorus Line, Hello, Dolly! and she is a Back-Up Vocalist for American Idol's Justin Guarini at venues across the country.


Shayla is the President and Founder of Shady Theatrics, an innovative film production company that has produced multiple works for The Tony Awards, Clear Channel, New York Fashion Week, and The Miami Dolphins. Additionally, Shayla is the Actors’ Equity Foundation Red Carpet Correspondent for The Tony Awards. 



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