Ben Strothmann

Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery ( and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See for more info.


Photo Coverage: The American Theatre Wing and Broadway League's 2009 Tony Eve Cocktail Party
Photo Coverage: The American Theatre Wing and Broadway League's 2009 Tony Eve Cocktail Party
June 7, 2009

The American Theatre Wing and Broadway League hosted an evening to honor 2009 Special Tony Award recipients at Montenapo last night, Saturday June 6th, 2009. Montenapo is located at 250 West 41st Street in New York City.'s cameras were there to greet the 'Tony' crowd as they arrived.

Photo Coverage: Part of Sierra Boggess's Broadway World
Photo Coverage: Part of Sierra Boggess's Broadway World
January 11, 2008

Prior to the curtain coming down last night on Disney's 'The Little Mermaid,' Sierra Boggess invited BroadwayWorld to join her for her Opening Night dress and jewelry fitting. Having a blast trying on her Calvin Klein dresses selected by Orazio Fortunato and Lily Seidler, and stunning jewels by Verdura selected by Jim Haag, Ben Strothmann snapped these photos for our readers. But don't take our word about all the fun Sierra had - read the captions in her own words below! Congratulations Sierra on your Broadway debut!

Photo Coverage: 'The Seafarer' Opening Night
Photo Coverage: 'The Seafarer' Opening Night
December 7, 2007

The National Theatre of Great Britain's critically acclaimed production of Conor McPherson's The Seafarer officially opened Thursday, December 6 at the Booth Theatre. The production, directed by McPherson, stars Conleth Hill, Ciarán Hinds, Sean Mahon, David Morse, and Jim Norton.

Photo Coverage: Renée Fleming at The Little Mermaid
December 6, 2007

Renee Fleming, an American leading opera and jazz soprano, and Glen Keane, the original animator of 'Ariel,' visited the new Broadway production of Disney's The Little Mermaid at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Photo Coverage: August: Osage County Opening Night Arrivals
December 5, 2007

Dozens of stars arrived for the official opening night of Tracy Letts' new play, August: Osage County, on Tuesday, December 4 at Imperial Theatre

Photo Coverage: 'Queens Boulevard' Opening Night Party
December 5, 2007

Signature Theatre Company opened their world premiere production of Queens Boulevard (the musical) on Monday, December 3 at The Peter Norton Space, and has also announced a one-week extension of the production, to now run through January 6.

Photo Coverage: 'Cymbeline' Opening Night Party
Photo Coverage: 'Cymbeline' Opening Night Party
December 3, 2007

The Lincoln Center Theater production of William Shakespeare's Cymbeline, directed by Mark Lamos and featuring Jonathan Cake, Michael Cerveris, John Cullum, John Pankow, Martha Plimpton and Phylicia Rashad, opened on Sunday, December 2 at 6:30PM at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Photo Coverage: 'A Chorus Line' is The One in Times Square
Photo Coverage: 'A Chorus Line' is The One in Times Square
November 30, 2007

The cast of the hit revival of A Chorus Line took to the streets of Times Square, with the New York Post's happy headlines in hand to celebrate being Back on Broadway!

Photo Coverage: 'Wicked' Opening Number Post-Strike
November 30, 2007

The mega-blockbuster hit musical Wicked was back and flying on Broadway yesterday, Thursday November 29 at The Gershwin Theatre

Photo Coverage: 'The Color Purple' Stage Door Post-Strike
November 30, 2007

The cast of The Color Purple returned to the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) after nearly 3-weeks of work-stoppage due to the stagehands' strike.

Photo Coverage: 'Avenue Q' Puppets Sign-In for Work
November 30, 2007

The puppets of 'Avenue Q' were happy to pick up the pen and sign-in for work on Thursday, November 29. Trekkie Monster, Rod and Kate Monster have been away from the Golden Theatre for 19-days during the work-stoppage. But they're ready to bring the laughs back to The Golden Theatre in their Tony Award-winning musical!

Photo Coverage: 'Spamalot' Gallops Back on Broadway
November 30, 2007

Monty Python's Spamalot resumed performances on Broadway last night Thursday November 29. To celebrate, the rambunctious cast held a crazy coconut chorus in Shubert Alley!

Photo Coverage: 'Curtains' in Post-Strike Dance Rehearsal
November 30, 2007

The 'Show People' of Curtains, the Musical Comedy Whodunit from the authors of Cabaret and Chicago, were back onstage yesterday, Thursday, November 29 in a post-strike dance-rehearsal.

Photo Coverage: 'Young Frankenstein' Opening Night Arrivals
November 10, 2007

The official opening night of Young Frankenstein was a star-studded event, November 8 at the Hilton Theatre (213 W 42nd St).

Photo Coverage: 'The Glorious Ones' Opening Night
November 6, 2007

The Lincoln Center Theater production of The Glorious Ones, a new musical with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty and choreography and direction by Graciela Daniele opened Monday, November 5 at 6:45 PM at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. The Opening Night Party was held at O'Neals.

Photo Coverage: 'Xanadu' in the Cast Recording Studio
October 31, 2007

PS Classics recorded the cast album of the Broadway musical hit Xanadu on October 29. The production, presented by Robert Ahrens, Tara Smith and Brian Swibel opened at the Helen Hayes Theatre on July 10 to great critical and audience acclaim.

Photo Flash: 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' Press Preview
October 24, 2007

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! - The Musical will be making its return to Broadway in time for the holidays from November 1 through January 6, 2008 at the St. James Theatre. Plus, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic book.

Photo Coverage: 'Love of a Pig' Opens at 45th St. Theatre
October 17, 2007

Leslie Caveny's comedy Love of a Pig began performances at the 45th Street Theatre on October 12, running through October 28. Directed by D.H. Johnson, a portion of the proceeds goes to The Olivieri Center for Homeless Women.

Photo Coverage: 'Mamma Mia!' Welcomes New Cast
September 29, 2007

MAMMA MIA! welcomed Judy McLane back to the Winter Garden Theatre as 'Tanya.' Plus Christopher Shyer and Ben Livingston made their Broadway debuts as two new 'Dads,' on Wednesday September 26.

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