Hi, I'm Ben!
I love all things Shakespeare, Sondheim, and Skelton.
I’m an actor, singer, and director currently based in New York City who specializes in musical theatre, classical text, and physical comedy. I am a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and received my undergraduate education from the University of Minnesota / Guthrie Theater B. F. A. Actor Training Program. I’ve had workshops and masterclasses with such notables as Victoria Clarke, Anthony Rapp, Barbara Housman, Patrick Tucker, and Stephen McKinley Henderson to name a few, and worked regionally at venues such as the Guthrie Theater. My proudest achievements include my solo cabaret Dream With Me selling out Feinstein’s/54 Below, being a National YoungArts Winner in Spoken & Musical Theatre, an Artist-In-Residency with Titan Theatre Co., assistant directing Interlochen’s Sonnets for an Old Century at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, performing at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London through the Globe Education Program, and the creation of my one-man show: A Winter’s Hope — a mysterious clown play. I am honored to be a company member of Doghouse Ensemble Theatre, a multi-city based company dedicated to creating innovative and accessible works across the globe. In addition to giving private voice lessons, as a teaching artist, I have worked with students of all ages in Minnesota, Indiana, New Zealand, and my hometown, Danville, Illinois teaching workshops in Audition Preparation, Acting Technique, Shakespeare, Performance Creation, Physical Comedy, and Stage Movement.
My current and upcoming projects include: Into the Woods with Ten Thousand Things Theater Co. (February 7th-March 24th), an EP release this winter featuring a variety of my solo work as a vocalist (January 11th), and a return to Hope Summer Repertory Theatre as a member of the acting company (May-August).
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