Gender
Male
Born
Jun 15, 1894
Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Died
Aug 18, 1981
New York, New York, USA
Composer Lyricist Writer Arranger Orchestrator
Also Known As
Russell Bennett
My Fair Lady (Apr 19, 2018 - Jul 07, 2019)
  • Musical Arrangements: Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyRevival
Prince of Broadway (Aug 24, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017)
  • Book for "Flora, The Red Menace" by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
The King and I (Apr 16, 2015 - Jun 26, 2016)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyDramaRevival
Finian's Rainbow (Oct 29, 2009 - Jan 17, 2010)
  • Original Orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyRevival
South Pacific (Apr 03, 2008 - Aug 22, 2010)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalDramaRevival
Oklahoma! (Mar 21, 2002 - Feb 23, 2003)
  • Original orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyRevival
The Sound of Music (Mar 12, 1998 - Jun 20, 1999)
  • Original orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalDramaRevival
The King and I (Apr 11, 1996 - Feb 22, 1998)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedy DramaRevival
Show Boat (Oct 02, 1994 - Jan 05, 1997)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalDramaRevival
Camelot (Nov 15, 1981 - Jan 02, 1982)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalRevival
My Fair Lady (Aug 18, 1981 - Nov 29, 1981)
  • Music arranged by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedy Romantic ComedyRevival
Camelot (Jul 08, 1980 - Aug 23, 1980)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalRevival
My Fair Lady (Mar 25, 1976 - Feb 20, 1977)
  • Music arranged by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedy Romantic ComedyRevival
Rodgers & Hart (May 13, 1975 - Aug 16, 1975)
  • Additional orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
The Grass Harp (Nov 02, 1971 - Nov 06, 1971)
  • Additional orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Annie Get Your Gun (Sep 21, 1966 - Nov 26, 1966)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyRevival
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Oct 17, 1965 - Jun 11, 1966)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Girl Who Came to Supper (Dec 08, 1963 - Mar 14, 1964)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalOriginal
Jennie (Oct 17, 1963 - Dec 28, 1963)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalOriginal
The Happiest Girl in the World (Apr 03, 1961 - Jun 24, 1961)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
13 Daughters (Mar 02, 1961 - Mar 25, 1961)
  • Additional orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalOriginal
Camelot (Dec 03, 1960 - Jan 05, 1963)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalOriginal
Finian's Rainbow (May 23, 1960 - Jun 01, 1960)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyRevival
The Sound of Music (Nov 16, 1959 - Jun 15, 1963)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalDramaOriginal
Juno (Mar 09, 1959 - Mar 21, 1959)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Redhead (Feb 05, 1959 - Mar 19, 1960)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Flower Drum Song (Dec 01, 1958 - May 07, 1960)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
New Girl in Town (May 14, 1957 - May 24, 1958)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalOriginal
Ziegfeld Follies of 1957 (Mar 01, 1957 - Jun 15, 1957)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
Bells Are Ringing (Nov 29, 1956 - Mar 07, 1959)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
My Fair Lady (Mar 15, 1956 - Sep 29, 1962)
  • Music arranged by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedy Romantic ComedyOriginal
Pipe Dream (Nov 30, 1955 - Jun 30, 1956)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalOriginal
Finian's Rainbow (May 18, 1955 - May 29, 1955)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyRevival
South Pacific (May 04, 1955 - May 15, 1955)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalDramaRevival
By the Beautiful Sea (Apr 08, 1954 - Nov 27, 1954)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Three Wishes for Jamie (Mar 21, 1952 - Jun 07, 1952)
  • Orchestral Arrangements by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Paris '90 (Mar 04, 1952 - May 17, 1952)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
PlaySolo Comedy MonologueOriginal
Music in the Air (Oct 08, 1951 - Nov 24, 1951)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyRevival
Oklahoma! (May 29, 1951 - Jul 28, 1951)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyRevival
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Apr 19, 1951 - Dec 08, 1951)
  • Music arranged by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalOriginal
The King and I (Mar 29, 1951 - Mar 20, 1954)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedy DramaOriginal
Out of This World (Dec 21, 1950 - May 05, 1951)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Great to Be Alive! (Mar 23, 1950 - May 06, 1950)
  • Music by Robert Russell Bennett
  • Orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalOriginal
Dance Me a Song (Jan 20, 1950 - Feb 18, 1950)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
Texas, Li'l Darlin' (Nov 25, 1949 - Sep 09, 1950)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
South Pacific (Apr 07, 1949 - Jan 16, 1954)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalDramaOriginal
All for Love (Jan 22, 1949 - May 07, 1949)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
Kiss Me, Kate (Dec 30, 1948 - Jul 28, 1951)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Heaven on Earth (Sep 16, 1948 - Sep 25, 1948)
  • Music arranged by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Sally (May 06, 1948 - Jun 05, 1948)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyRevival
Inside U.S.A. (Apr 30, 1948 - Feb 19, 1949)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
Allegro (Oct 10, 1947 - Jul 10, 1948)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalOriginal
Louisiana Lady (Jun 02, 1947 - Jun 04, 1947)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Sweethearts (Jan 21, 1947 - Sep 27, 1947)
  • Music arranged by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyRevival
Finian's Rainbow (Jan 10, 1947 - Oct 02, 1948)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Bloomer Girl (Jan 06, 1947 - Feb 15, 1947)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyRevival
If the Shoe Fits (Dec 05, 1946 - Dec 21, 1946)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Happy Birthday (Oct 31, 1946 - Mar 13, 1948)
  • Incidental music by Robert Russell Bennett
PlayComedyOriginal
Around the World (May 31, 1946 - Aug 03, 1946)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalExtravaganzaOriginal
Annie Get Your Gun (May 16, 1946 - Feb 12, 1949)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Carmen Jones (Apr 07, 1946 - May 04, 1946)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalRevival
Three to Make Ready (Mar 07, 1946 - Dec 14, 1946)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
Show Boat (Jan 05, 1946 - Jan 04, 1947)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalDramaRevival
Carmen Jones (May 02, 1945 - Closing date unknown)
  • New Orchestral Arrangements By: Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalRevival
Seven Lively Arts (Dec 07, 1944 - May 12, 1945)
  • Music arranged by Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
Rhapsody (Nov 22, 1944 - Dec 02, 1944)
  • Additional lyrics by Robert Russell Bennett
  • Music arranged by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalOperettaOriginal
Bloomer Girl (Oct 05, 1944 - Apr 27, 1946)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Dream With Music (May 18, 1944 - Jun 10, 1944)
  • Orchestral Arrangements by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalFantasyOriginal
Mexican Hayride (Jan 28, 1944 - Mar 17, 1945)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Jackpot (Jan 13, 1944 - Mar 11, 1944)
  • Music arranged by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Carmen Jones (Dec 02, 1943 - Feb 10, 1945)
  • New orchestral arrangements by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalOriginal
Oklahoma! (Mar 31, 1943 - May 29, 1948)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Something for the Boys (Jan 07, 1943 - Jan 08, 1944)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Count Me In (Oct 08, 1942 - Nov 21, 1942)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalRevue ComedyOriginal
Best Foot Forward (Oct 01, 1941 - Jul 04, 1942)
  • Overture by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Panama Hattie (Oct 30, 1940 - Jan 03, 1942)
  • Orchestral arrangements by Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Boys and Girls Together (Oct 01, 1940 - Mar 15, 1941)
  • Additional Arrangements by Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
Du Barry Was a Lady (Dec 06, 1939 - Dec 12, 1940)
  • Additional Arrangements by Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Very Warm for May (Nov 17, 1939 - Jan 06, 1940)
  • Music arranged by Russell Bennett
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Show is On (Sep 18, 1937 - Oct 02, 1937)
  • Additional orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
The Show is On (Dec 25, 1936 - Jul 17, 1937)
  • Additional orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
Red, Hot and Blue (Oct 29, 1936 - Apr 10, 1937)
  • Music arranged by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 (Sep 14, 1936 - Dec 19, 1936)
  • Additional Orchestrations by Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 (Jan 30, 1936 - May 09, 1936)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
George White's Scandals [1936] (Dec 25, 1935 - Mar 28, 1936)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
May Wine (Dec 05, 1935 - Jun 06, 1936)
  • Additional ochestrations by Russell Bennett
MusicalPlayOriginal
Jubilee (Oct 12, 1935 - Mar 07, 1936)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
At Home Abroad (Sep 19, 1935 - Mar 07, 1936)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
Parade (May 20, 1935 - Jun 22, 1935)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalRevue SatireOriginal
Revenge with Music (Nov 28, 1934 - Apr 27, 1935)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalOriginal
Anything Goes (Nov 21, 1934 - Nov 16, 1935)
  • Music arranged by Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Great Waltz (Sep 22, 1934 - Jun 08, 1935)
  • Music arranged by Russell Bennett
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalOperettaOriginal
Life Begins at 8:40 (Aug 27, 1934 - Mar 16, 1935)
  • Additional orchestrations by Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
All the King's Horses (Jan 30, 1934 - May 12, 1934)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
Roberta (Nov 18, 1933 - Jul 21, 1934)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hold Your Horses (Sep 25, 1933 - Dec 09, 1933)
  • Music by Russell Bennett
  • Lyrics by Russell Bennett
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Of Thee I Sing (May 15, 1933 - Jun 10, 1933)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyRevival
Face the Music (Jan 31, 1933 - Feb 25, 1933)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalComedy RevueRevival
Pardon My English (Jan 20, 1933 - Feb 25, 1933)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Walk a Little Faster (Dec 07, 1932 - Mar 18, 1933)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
Gay Divorce (Nov 29, 1932 - Jul 01, 1933)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Take a Chance (Nov 26, 1932 - Jul 01, 1933)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Music in the Air (Nov 08, 1932 - Sep 16, 1933)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hot-Cha! (Mar 08, 1932 - Jun 18, 1932)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Face the Music (Feb 17, 1932 - Jul 09, 1932)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedy RevueOriginal
Of Thee I Sing (Dec 26, 1931 - Jan 14, 1933)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Laugh Parade (Nov 02, 1931 - May 21, 1932)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
The Cat and the Fiddle (Oct 15, 1931 - Sep 24, 1932)
  • Orchestrations scored by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
Singin' the Blues (Sep 16, 1931 - Oct 24, 1931)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
PlayDrama Play with musicOriginal
America's Sweetheart (Feb 10, 1931 - Jun 06, 1931)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Girl Crazy (Oct 14, 1930 - Jun 06, 1931)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Heads Up (Nov 11, 1929 - Mar 15, 1930)
  • Music arranged by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Sweet Adeline (Sep 03, 1929 - Mar 22, 1930)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Show Boat (Dec 27, 1927 - May 04, 1929)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalDramaOriginal
Lucky (Mar 22, 1927 - May 21, 1927)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Criss Cross (Oct 12, 1926 - Apr 09, 1927)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Queen High (Sep 08, 1926 - Jul 23, 1927)
  • Music arranged by Russell Bennett
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Song of the Flame (Dec 30, 1925 - Jul 10, 1926)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalOpera RomanceOriginal
The City Chap (Oct 26, 1925 - Dec 26, 1925)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Sunny (Sep 22, 1925 - Dec 11, 1926)
  • Music arranged by Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Ziegfeld Follies of 1925 (Jul 06, 1925 - Sep 19, 1925)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
Lady, Be Good! (Dec 01, 1924 - Sep 12, 1925)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Magnolia Lady (Nov 25, 1924 - Jan 03, 1925)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Ziegfeld Follies of 1924 (Jun 24, 1924 - Mar 07, 1925)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalRevueOriginal
Sitting Pretty (Apr 08, 1924 - Jun 28, 1924)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Lollipop (Jan 21, 1924 - May 31, 1924)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Stepping Stones (Nov 06, 1923 - Oct 04, 1924)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedy FantasyOriginal
Wildflower (Feb 07, 1923 - Mar 29, 1924)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalOriginal
The Clinging Vine (Dec 25, 1922 - Jun 02, 1923)
  • Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hamlet (Nov 16, 1922 - Feb 1923)
  • Incidental music by Robert Russell Bennett
PlayTragedyRevival
The King and I (Oct 30, 2016 - Aug 12, 2018)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyDramaRevival
The Sound of Music (Sep 14, 2015 - Jul 23, 2017)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalDramaRevival
South Pacific (Sep 18, 2009 - Mar 20, 2011)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalDramaRevival
South Pacific (Sep 21, 2001 - Nov 17, 2002)
  • Original orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalDramaRevival
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (Nov 28, 2000 - Mar 24, 2002)
  • Original orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalOriginal
The Sound of Music (Aug 24, 1999 - Jun 25, 2000)
  • Original orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalDramaRevival
The King and I - 1997 (Apr 02, 1997 - Jul 05, 1998)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyDramaRevival
Show Boat (Mar 11, 1997 - Dec 06, 1998)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalDramaRevival
Show Boat (Nov 12, 1996 - Jul 19, 1998)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalDramaRevival
Show Boat (Mar 14, 1996 - Jan 11, 1998)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalDramaRevival
Annie Get Your Gun (Mar 09, 1993 - Jan 10, 1994)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyRevival
My Fair Lady (Sep 16, 1980 - Jul 19, 1981)
  • Music arranged by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalComedyRevival
Camelot (Jun 06, 1980 - May 01, 1982)
  • Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
MusicalRevival

Tony Award®

Special Award

2008 | Recipient
Robert Russell Bennett (in recognition of his historic contribution to American musical theatre in the field of orchestrations, as represented on Broadway this season by Rodgers and Hammerstien's "South Pacific" - awarded posthumously)

Special Award

1957 | Recipient
Robert Russell Bennett

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