Before she welcomes her daughter into the world this winter, Laura Benanti threw a baby shower at Feinstein’s/54 Below supper club earlier this week in New York City. Besides the presents, the former Kinnelon resident was surprised to find her twin at the prenatal party…well sort of. Her friend and fellow actress Megan Hilty showed up to the celebration in a similar dress and matching baby bumps.
The Tony Award-winning singer, who’s expecting her first child with husband Patrick Brown, arrived in a plum-colored, form-fitting dress that beautifully accentuated her bun in the oven. In celebrity twin-like fashion, Megan arrived in a cranberry-colored sweater dress that also hugged her curves in all the right places. Laura thought it was so cute, she shared it on social media for her fan to see.
“Here’s another one from the amazing baby shower at @54below! Glad we both got the memo to wear a sensible wine colored maternity dress,” Laura wrote on her Instagram. “If you’re in the DC area go check out @meganhilty and her all boy band sing Holiday songs at@kennedycenter!”
This was a particularly special event, as the 37-year-old The Sound of Music Live! star suffered a miscarriage last year. Laura revealed getting pregnant after dealing with a loss left her feeling scared.
Luckily, she was in a room full of positive energy, surrounded by her closest family and friends. One friend who came out to support the exciting time in her life was Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
“I was so worried and also really scared during the first trimester,” Laura told People. “I was really scared, all the time.”
Deepest, most heartfelt thanks to my family at @54below for giving me the gift of this gorgeous baby shower. Thank you to my incredible mom and sister for all the time, planning and hard work that went into creating such a magical day. And thank you to my wonderful mother-in-law for her invaluable help and for the most beautiful cookies I have ever seen. As I looked around the room that day and took in the shining faces of my family and friends, I was overwhelmed by how lucky I am, and how lucky this little girl is, to be surrounded by them. Thank you, dearest ones, for being in our lives!! (????: @jennyandersonphoto)
Congratulation Laura and Patrick!