Bio

  • A Philly native living in New York, Ben has performed in—and is a great fan of—all different kinds of theater, from classical to contemporary, mainstream to experimental, and everything in between. He recently understudied for Will Swenson in the world premiere of The Royal Family of Broadway, a new musical with a score by William Finn and directed by John Rando at Barrington Stage Company. Ben's also performed at several renowned New York theaters, most notably in Atlantic Theater Company's production of 1001 Nights, with book, music, and lyrics by Robert Lopez. He also received a Henry Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play for his work in Dancing Lessons by Mark St. Germain at Lake Dillon Theatre Company in Colorado, and was a part of the world premieres of The Nomad by Liz Swados and Erin Courtney and ms. estrada by The Q Brothers Collective at the Flea Theater.

  • Ben has performed in readings, workshops, and cabarets at Williamstown Theatre Festival, New Dramatists, The Lark, Joe’s Pub, The 24 Hour Plays, and The Kaufman Music Center, working alongside artists such as William Finn, Elizabeth Stanley, Taylor Mac, Nora York, and Norm Lewis. He is a current member of the Flea Theater's resident acting company, The Bats, under the artistic direction of Niegel Smith. As a Bat, Ben has gotten to work with incredible upcoming artists, including Antoinette Nwandu and Sarah DeLappe, and directors Saheem Ali and Marina McClure.

  • Ben is a graduate of NYU-Tisch Drama, where he studied at the Atlantic Acting School, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and Stonestreet Conservatory for Film and Television, with teachers that included Scott Zigler, Mary McCann, Geoff Bullen, Todd Thaler, and Neil Pepe.

  • Looking for a good tale, a way to tell it, and a new audience.

 
 Ben singing with Elizabeth Stanley, "I Get Carried Away," Mr. Finn's Cabaret at BSC, 2015 Stephen Sorokoff, photographer

Ben singing with Elizabeth Stanley, "I Get Carried Away," Mr. Finn's Cabaret at BSC, 2015
Stephen Sorokoff, photographer