Bio

  • A Philly native living in New York, Ben has performed inand is a great fan ofall different kinds of theater, from classical to contemporary, mainstream to experimental, and everything in between. He recently performed in the New York premiere of 1001 Nights, a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winner Robert Lopez at Atlantic Theater Company. Last spring, Ben 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. He's performed at several renowned regional theaters, most notably in Barrington Stage Company's critically-acclaimed  production of Man of La Mancha, directed by Julianne Boyd and starring Jeff McCarthy.  He was also a part of the world premiere of The Nomad by Liz Swados and Erin Courtney at the Flea Theater.
     
  • Ben has performed in readings, workshops, and cabarets at Williamstown Theatre Festival, New Dramatists, The York, 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 current Ars Nova Play Group residents Antoinette Nwandu and Sarah DeLappe, and directors Saheem Ali and Lilleth Glimcher.
     
  • 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