is currently on the road with New York Times and TimeOut NY Critics' Pick Small Mouth Sounds, by Bess Wohl, dir. Tony-nominee Rachel Chavkin. He recently premiered Dying For It at Atlantic Theater Company, dir. Neil Pepe, and traveled to twenty-one cities with the first national tour of Peter and the Starcatcher, dir. Alex Timbers and Roger Rees.
His other professional theater credits include work with TACT (The Actors Company Theatre), New Georges, and Berkshire Theatre Group. Ben has developed work for Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, and The Public Theater, and with award-winning directors Anne Kauffman, Rachel Chavkin, and Robert Wilson. His wide-ranging credits include experimental productions and classical dramas, one-man shows and site-specific installations, operettas, musicals, dance and even performance art.
Ben served two terms as president of The Bats, the OBIE Award-winning resident company at The Flea Theater, where he collaborated with Christopher Durang, Adam Rapp, and Andre de Shields.
From 2005 through 2009, he developed four projects with the experimental theater company Temporary Distortion, and performed with them at several major venues in New York (P.S. 122, The Chocolate Factory, The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, CUNY's Prelude Festival) and internationally (Mois Multi and Usine C - Canada, The Via/Exit Festival - France, The Salzburg Festival - Austria).
As a member of The Assembly, which The New York Times has dubbed "a cutting-edge young theater collective," Ben has performed to sold-out houses in Krista Knight's Clementine and the Cyber Ducks, Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters, and the ensemble-devised That Poor Dream and HOME/SICK, a Critics' Pick in both Backstage and The New York Times.
Ben studied for six years with Emmy-winning director Gene Lasko and Tony-nominated actor Reed Birney. He has trained at The Singers Forum, The Actors Center, Fiasco Theater Company, and the People's Improv Theater, and engaged in workshop intensives with Kristen Linklater, Bill Irwin, and Kevin Spacey.
Also an experienced commercial actor and voiceover artist, Ben has recorded spots for Ben and Jerry's, Expedia, and Verizon Wireless--among many others--and can be heard as Thomas Jefferson in the History Channel's thirteen-part documentary The Revolution.
Ben grew up in a small town in southern Virginia and graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Dramatic Literature. A proud member of the Screen Actors Guild and Actors Equity Association, he lives and works in New York City.