Mimi Benzell (May 6, 1924 - December 23, 1970) was an American soprano who performed with the Metropolitan Opera before establishing herself as a Broadway musical theatre, television, and nightclub performer. Events 1527 - Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. Year 1924 ( MCMXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 962 - Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the This article is related to a series of articles under the main article Voice type. The Metropolitan Opera Association of New York City, founded in April 1880 is a major presenter of all types of opera including Grand Opera. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located Musical theatre is a form of Theatre combining Music, Songs spoken Dialogue and Dance. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic A nightclub (or "night club" or "club" is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark
Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Benzell attended James Madison High School in Brooklyn, New York. James Madison High School is a Public high school located at 3787 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn New York, and educates grades 9 through 12 Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. She was 21 when she made her Met debut in Mozart's The Magic Flute during the 1944-45 season. The Magic Flute (German Die Zauberflöte, K 620 is an Opera in two acts composed in 1791 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Additional Met credits include La Bohème, Rigoletto, Der Rosenkavalier, Carmen, and Barber of Seville . Rigoletto is an Opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian Libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based Der Rosenkavalier ( op 59 ( The Knight of the Rose) is a comic Opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to an original Carmen is a French Opéra comique by Georges Bizet. The Libretto is by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based The Barber of Seville or The Useless Precaution ( Il barbiere di Siviglia ossia L'inutile precauzione) is an Opera buffa in two acts by In 1961 she appeared in Jerry Herman's first book musical, Milk and Honey, which proved to be her only Broadway production . Jerry Herman (born July 10, 1931) is an American Composer / Lyricist of the Broadway Musical theater. The book musical is a form of musical theater that became the dominant production form during the mid-20th century period that is now considered the "golden age" of the Broadway Milk and Honey is a musical with a book by Don Appell and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman.
Benzell performed on Toast of the Town eleven times between 1949 and 1955 . The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television Variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, She appeared as a panelist on both the daytime and primetime editions of the game show To Tell the Truth. Prime Time is the major News analysis current affairs and Politics programme broadcast on Radio Telefís Éireann in Ireland To Tell the Truth is an American Television Game show created by Bob Stewart and produced by Goodson - Todman
Among Benzell's recordings were Roberta and The Vagabond King, both with Alfred Drake. Roberta is a musical from 1933 with music by Jerome Kern, and lyrics and book by Otto Harbach. This article is about the operetta for the films see The Vagabond King (1930 film and The Vagabond King (1956 film The Vagabond King Alfred Drake ( October 7, 1914 - July 25, 1992) was an American Actor and Singer.
Benzell died of cancer in Manhasset, New York at the age of 47 . Cancer (medical term Malignant Neoplasm) is a class of Diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled Manhasset is a hamlet (and Census-designated place) in Nassau County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island.