Ben is an actor, singer, and director who specializes in musical theatre, classical text, and physical comedy. He is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and received his undergraduate education from the University of Minnesota / Guthrie Theater B. F. A. Actor Training Program. He's 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. His proudest achievements include being a National YoungArts Winner in Spoken & Musical Theatre, 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 his one-man show: A Winter’s Hope — a mysterious clown play. He is a proud 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, he's worked with students of all ages in Minnesota, Indiana, New Zealand, and his hometown, Danville, Illinois teaching workshops in Audition Preparation, Acting Technique, Shakespeare, Performance Creation, Physical Comedy, and Stage Movement.
Current and upcoming projects include: The Tempest (Oct. 26-Nov. 11) and A Christmas Carol (Dec. 7-32) as an Artist-In-Residence with Titan Theatre Co. in NYC, Into the Woods with Ten Thousand Things Theatre Co. (Feb 7-March 23), an EP release this fall featuring a variety of my solo work as a vocalist, and his debut as a New York Cabaret Artist: Dream With Me at Feinstein’s/54 Below (December 18th).