Laura Benanti Sends Melania Off With Broadway Panache In Final ‘Colbert’ Visit

Laura Benanti Sends Melania Off With Broadway Panache In Final ‘Colbert’ Visit
There’s at least one thing everyone should agree will be missed after tomorrow: Laura Benanti’s recurring appearances as Melania Trump on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Fortunately, the Tony-winning Broadway star provided a fitting goodbye last night with a send-off that hit an early high note for 2021.

Singing to the tune of Beauty and the Beast‘s “Belle,” and dancing through an entirely unforgiving Times Square, Benanti-as-Melania returns to “the city that never sleeps…with a porn star and then lies to you about it,” hoping to find her place in a post-White House world.

Only, New York isn’t having it. “I’m beloved when I go out,” Benanti sings, with a street chorus answering, “She’s completely nuts, we hate her freaking guts.” Some other choice responses: “We hate you like you hate Ivanka.”

“What do you want from me,” a stunned Melania asks.
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