Benjamin Tomchik

Benjamin Tomchik

Ben is an avid theatergoer who has seen more than 350 musicals and plays.  Some of his most memorable theatrical experiences include: accidentally insulting Andrew Lloyd Webber at a performance of Love Never Dies, attending the last Broadway performance of Elaine Stritch at Liberty and watching George Bizet’s opera The Pearl Fishers from the Presidential Box at the Kennedy Center Opera House.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Ben works for a Washington, D.C.-based real estate company, and previously served in The White House.  Ben has a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Mason University and a Master’s degree in strategic public relations from The George Washington University.  

 




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BWW Interview: John Austin Explores the RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN at Arena StageBWW Interview: John Austin Explores the RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN at Arena Stage
Posted: Oct. 11, 2019


BWW Review: THE NEW ONE at The National Theatre Has HeartBWW Review: THE NEW ONE at The National Theatre Has Heart
Posted: Sep. 29, 2019


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BWW Interview: Matthew Gardiner Helps Two Billys Take Flight in Signature's BILLY ELLIOTBWW Interview: Matthew Gardiner Helps Two Billys Take Flight in Signature's BILLY ELLIOT
Posted: Oct. 19, 2018


BWW Interview: Arena's JUNK Brings Nancy Sun Back to DC and the World of FinanceBWW Interview: Arena's JUNK Brings Nancy Sun Back to DC and the World of Finance
Posted: Mar. 20, 2019


BWW Interview: Kelly Crandall d'Amboise Sets Signature's GRAND HOTEL in MotionBWW Interview: Kelly Crandall d'Amboise Sets Signature's GRAND HOTEL in Motion
Posted: Apr. 3, 2019


BWW Interview: Ben Cherry's Journey From Broadway to DC with Arena's INDECENTBWW Interview: Ben Cherry's Journey From Broadway to DC with Arena's INDECENT
Posted: Nov. 20, 2018


BWW Review: WNO's Exquisite EUGENE ONEGIN at the Kennedy CenterBWW Review: WNO's Exquisite EUGENE ONEGIN at the Kennedy Center
Posted: Mar. 12, 2019


BWW Interview: John Austin Explores the RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN at Arena Stage
October 11, 2019

Lately John Austin's career seems to have two constants, exploring society's most topical issues and doing so at Arena Stage.

BWW Review: THE NEW ONE at The National Theatre Has Heart
September 29, 2019

Half the fun of TheNew One is getting to embrace the rollercoaster of parenthood with Mike Birbiglia, and to laugh while doing so. The other half is just feeling goodleaving the theatre. Now, when was the last time that happened to you?

BWW Review: DOUBT at Studio Theatre is Gripping
September 10, 2019

Doubt: A Parable, a fitting title if ever there was one. Jesus used parables to teach as does Shanley. His message that even though stories like that of Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn did happen, it's up to us to make sure they do not happen again.

BWW Interview: Jayne Atkinson takes on a Legend with ANN at Arena Stage
August 2, 2019

If Jayne Atkinson were looking for a tour-de-force, then she found one as the late Texas governor holding court at Arena Stage in Ann. Written by Holland Taylor, Ann is a one woman play about the late Texas Governor Ann Richards that is part reflective autobiography, part homage to public service, and always entertaining.

BWW Interview: CODEPENDENTs Journey to Fringe of Friendship and Sisterhood with Kelly Hubbell
July 9, 2019

When Kelly Hubbell opens in Codependent at the Capital Fringe Festival this Thursday, the journey for both the play and Hubbell will not be marked merely by miles, but by friendships, family, and sisterhood.

BWW Interview: Chris Renalds ROCK OF AGES Journey Goes from Mezzanine to Center Stage at Wolf Trap
June 15, 2019

Chris Renalds is giving the audience advice you may never expect to hear from a performer. In fact, it is so contradictory to the norms of theatergoing that some thespians may even consider it blasphemy. However, when you consider that the show he is performing in is Rock of Ages, Renalds' advice suddenly makes perfect sense.

BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at Round House Theatre
June 13, 2019

In a city where seemingly everyone is from somewhere else, A Doll's House Part 2 is about something all of us have had to do at some point or another, return home to face our past. Fueled by a powerhouse cast led by the dazzling Holly Twyford, Round House Theatre's production is a homecoming not to be missed.

BWW Interview: Ryan Rilette Creates Peace with Round House's OSLO
April 28, 2019

The story of the Oslo Peace Accords is one of diplomatic maneuvering, political intrigue, and unforgettable characters. Director Ryan Rilette now has the profound task of transferring this momentous occasion to the stage with Round House Theatre's latest production, the 2017 Tony Award Winner for Best Play, Oslo.

BWW Interview: Washington Says Farewell to Michael Kahn with THE ORESTEIA
April 26, 2019

For those hoping to see Kahn in his element, you have one last chance with The Oresteia. After that, well, this quote from Romeo & Juliet seems most appropriate, "Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again."

BWW Interview: Kelly Crandall d'Amboise Sets Signature's GRAND HOTEL in Motion
April 3, 2019

With 'velvet stairs, easy chairs, and perfumed air gently blowing,' the Grand Hotel Berlin may not be a character in the traditional meaning of the word, however, it is the catalyst which sets in motion the fate of every guest who walks through its opulent revolving doors. For choreographer Kelly Crandall d'Amboise, it is her job to provide that motion as the production begins performances this week at Signature Theatre.

BWW Review: Outstanding Acting Propels WSC Avant Bard's TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
March 21, 2019

For once, being conned is all it is cracked up to be.

BWW Interview: Arena's JUNK Brings Nancy Sun Back to DC and the World of Finance
March 20, 2019

When the curtain rises for Junk on April 5, it will mark a full circle for Actress Nancy Sun

BWW Review: WNO's Exquisite EUGENE ONEGIN at the Kennedy Center
March 12, 2019

Washington National Opera's (WNO) Eugene Onegin is exquisite! The entire evening soars like a dream with pitch-perfect performances led by the immaculate Anna Nechaeva as Tatiana.

BWW Interview: Arena's JQA Explores the Complicated Legacy of a Complicated American
February 27, 2019

Lamented as an ineffectual president, and later celebrated by then-Senator John F. Kennedy as a legislative statesman in his landmark book Profiles in Courage, Adams' legacy will get a long overdue reexamination thanks to Arena Stage and their world-premiere production of Aaron Posner's new play JQA.

BWW Review: CINDERELLA Enchants at the Kennedy Center
January 19, 2019

In an era where everything seemingly gets remade, and usually not for the better, the idea of seeing a Cinderella set during wartime may give you pause - don't let it!

BWW Interview: A Return 30 Years in the Making - KLEPTOCRACY's Candy Buckley
January 13, 2019

For Buckley, Arena's production will not only mark Kleptocracy's world premiere, but the chance to return to, "One of the most prestigious repertory theaters in America."

BWW Review: Kennedy Center's BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES Celebrates Community
November 30, 2018

After a divisive election, and with a government shutdown looming next week, it's hard to think about what unites us. That is why Barber Shop Chronicles at the Kennedy Center could not be timelier.

BWW Interview: Ben Cherry's Journey From Broadway to DC with Arena's INDECENT
November 20, 2018

Every role takes an actor on a journey. For Ben Cherry, the role of Lemml in Paula Vogel's play Indecent has taken him from Broadway to Minneapolis' Guthrie Theatre and, starting this week, to Washington's very-own Arena Stage.

BWW Interview: Parker Esse Makes Sure Arena's ANYTHING GOES is De-Lovely!
October 25, 2018

Choreographer Parker Esse is responsible for not only ensuring that happens, but also for making sure that the moves of the characters onboard the S.S. American are not only de-lovely, but the tops!

BWW Interview: Matthew Gardiner Helps Two Billys Take Flight in Signature's BILLY ELLIOT
October 19, 2018

Audiences familiar with Signature Theatre know that it is not uncommon for Matthew Gardiner to wear dual hats as both a musical's director and choreographer. However, having dual actors tackle the lead role brings its own set of unique challenges.



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