Member Since: 2010
Ben is proud to be a Ensemble Member of Shattered Globe Theatre. He was seen in the acclaimed Clarence Brown Theater/Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s co-production of Amadeus as Baron von Sweiten, in Knoxville, TN. Other regional credits include Heisenberg in Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen, and Bud Lea/St. Ignatius in Eric Simonson’s original production of Lombardi:The Only Thing, both at Madison Repertory Theater. Ben had the honor of working for three consecutive seasons at The Illinois Shakespeare Festival as Claudius in Hamlet, Banquo in Macbeth, Orsino in 12th Night, and Brutus in Julius Caesar. Ben also appeared in the fall of 2003 as Bernard Nightingale in Indiana Repertory’s production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia. Notable Chicago roles include: abusive talk show host Barry Champlain in Shattered Globe Theater’s acclaimed production of Talk Radio (for which he received the Joseph Jefferson Citation for Actor in a Principal Role). Biff in Raven Theater’s Death of a Salesman; a member of the Ensemble in A Clockwork Orange at Steppenwolf; the evil Villeforte in The Count of Monte Cristo at Bailiwick; Prosecutor Challee in A Red Orchid’s The Caine Mutiny Court Martial; and The Cabbie in Famous Door Theater’s long running Hellcab. He is represented in Chicago by Paonessa Talent.