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 (heartgallerynyc.org) 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 www.benstrothmann.com for more info.
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. BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there to greet the 'Tony' crowd as they arrived.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 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 TheatrePhoto Coverage: 'Pumpgirl' 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 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 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
Victoria Clark offered a 30-minute concert on Tuesday, November 6 at 5:30PM at Barnes & Noble's Lincoln Square location to celebrate the release of her new CD 'Fifteen Seconds of Grace.'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: Theatre Museum Awards in Excellence October 31, 2007
The 2007 Theatre Museum Awards for Excellence, hosted by Jim Dale, were held Monday, October 29, 2007 from 6PM-9PM at The National Arts Club. The Theatre Museum Awards honored Ellen Burstyn, Carmen de Lavallade, Arts Horizons and Ben Brantley.Photo Coverage: 2007 Tony Awards for Excellence in Theatre October 31, 2007
The American Theatre Wing and the League of American Theatres and Producers presented the 2007 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre on Tuesday October 30 at 11:30AM at the world-famous Tavern on the Green.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.