Broadway Star Julie Benko Is Pregnant, Expecting Her First Baby with Husband Jason Yeager: 'Cannot Wait'

The 'Funny Girl' and 'Harmony' star announced her pregnancy on Monday, July 8

<p>Cindy Ord/Variety via Getty</p> Julie Benko

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Julie Benko

Julie Benko is having a Broadway baby!

On Monday, July 8, the Funny Girl and Harmony star, 35, announced that she and husband Jason Yeager are expecting their first baby together in an Instagram post.

The Broadway star posted a video of herself performing as the pregnant bride in Funny Girl's "His Love Makes Me Beautiful." At the end of the video, she wrote, "Baby Benko-Yeager coming this fall."

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"A Broadway baby… for real this time! 🙈🤯 Plot twist: @danielbeeman is actually the father and baby will come out singing perfect high A’s," Benko joked in the caption.

"JK JK. @jyeagermusic and I cannot to meet you, baby, and start clowning around with antics like these 🤡🤰🏻🐣🍼👩🏻‍🍼👨🏻‍🍼🎶🎤"

This will be the first child for the actress and music composer, who tied the knot in June 2021.

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<p>Adam Riemer</p> Julie Benko and Sierra Boggess in Harmony on Broadway

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Julie Benko and Sierra Boggess in Harmony on Broadway

At the end of 2023, Benko spoke to PEOPLE about how it felt to give her final bow in the Funny Girl, which closed in September of that year, and said that she remained close with many of her castmates, including Lea Michele, who she understudied in the role of Fanny Brice.

"I'm in touch with a lot of people," she said. "The understudies at Funny Girl, we really bonded and we are on a text thread that doesn't stop. We're with each other forever and go to all of each other's shows, and a lot of them have come to see the show."

She continued, "I recently was doing Duolingo and I had a little sentence come up, and it said, Julie and Lea are going to a party, and so I sent it to Lea and I was like, 'Lea, we're going to a party.' She was like, 'Sounds great!'"

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