Praised for her “delightful” (The Boston Globe) and “delicately compassionate” (Times Herald Record) singing, Elizabeth Ann Benson is recognized as a dynamic and versatile performer. In her Carnegie Hall début, she created the title role of Lucy by Tom Cipullo, and her performance was acclaimed as “excellent” (The Big City). As a 2015 winner of The American Prize Chicago Musical Theatre Award, she made her solo début at Chicago’s Symphony Center.
Elizabeth specializes in crossover vocal technique, spanning from opera to musical theatre to rock. She has been recognized by NATS with both an Emerging Leader Award (2012) and a position in the NATS Intern Program (2016). She is the author of Training Contemporary Commercial Singers (Compton Publishing). Elizabeth is an Associate Professor at Auburn University, where she serves as the music theatre singing specialist for the Department of Theatre. She has worked as music and/or vocal director in 12 productions, including Chicago, Big Fish, and Bring It On!. She directed and music-directed Elegies: A Song Cycle and Puttin’ on the Hits (an original cabaret show co-conceived and co-directed with Jeri Dickey). She holds an MM from New England Conservatory, and a DMA from The City University of New York Graduate Center.