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Ben Berry

 
Birth Place:
Sheboygan, WI
Bio:
Ben created the role of Don in the World Premiere of Tennessee Williams' autobiographical play THE PARADE. He was recently seen in Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's HAMLET as Hamlet, and Mark in RENT. Other recent roles include Leontes in THE WINTER'S TALE and Candide in the Leonard Bernstein ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Sheboygan, WI

Bio:
Ben created the role of Don in the World Premiere of Tennessee Williams' autobiographical play THE PARADE. He was recently seen in Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's HAMLET as Hamlet, and Mark in RENT. Other recent roles include Leontes in THE WINTER'S TALE and Candide in the Leonard Bernstein ... (read complete bio)

 

Ben Berry Biography

Ben created the role of Don in the World Premiere of Tennessee Williams' autobiographical play THE PARADE. He was recently seen in Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's HAMLET as Hamlet, and Mark in RENT. Other recent roles include Leontes in THE WINTER'S TALE and Candide in the Leonard Bernstein masterpiece CANDIDE.
After receiving much critical acclaim for his portrayal of Romeo in ROMEO & JULIET, which was the first Shakespeare performed at the new Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Ben's comedic chops earned him a 'Best Performance' title in the Cape Cod Times for playing Agnes in SCHOOL FOR WIVES. Ben has been seen in the premiere of INSATIABLE HUNGER starring Lea DeLaria; WIT starring McNeeley Myers; and with Adam Berry in PHILADELPHIA HERE I COME.
After graduating from Sheboygan North High School where he earned numerous awards both regionally and nationally, Ben accepted an invitation to join the third class of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program. There he studied with a wide array of accomplished artists including Mark Rylance, John Barton, Andrew Wade, Thomas Prattki, Scott Freeman, Kenneth Washington, Marcela Lorca, and Kenneth Noel Mitchell. Ben became a founding member of the hit theater company Shakespeare on the Cape, the first successful theater company to be created from students of the U of M/Guthrie.
Other notable credits include the Off-Broadway revival of Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt's musical, CELEBRATION (14th Street Theater); Matt in THE FANTASTICKS (Skylight Opera); William Barfee in THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (dir. Terry Norgeot); Young Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Guthrie Theater); Celia in AS YOU LIKE IT (SOTC/Guthrie); Ariel in THE TEMPEST (SOTC); Betty/Edward in CLOUD 9 (SOTC);; Harlequin in TRIUMPH OF LOVE (Wellfleet Harbor Actors' Theater); Young Man in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival dir. Jef Hall-Flavin); and THE TRAVELING COMPANION and THE CHALKY WHITE SUBSTANCE (New Orleans Tennessee Williams Literary Festival dir. David Kaplan).
Ben is a proud recipient of the prestigious Ruth DeYoung Kohler Award for Artistic Excellence.




Ben Berry News

REAL GHOST STORIES With Adam Berry Returns To Newport Opera House Photo REAL GHOST STORIES With Adam Berry Returns To Newport Opera House
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022

Spooky season is starting early in New Hampshire! The Newport Opera House Association in partnership with Nathan Gardner are proud to present a return engagement of REAL GHOST STORIES at The Newport Opera House on Friday, September 16, 2022, starring ADAM BERRY, host and executive producer of Discovery+ and The Travel Channel's smash hit program KINDRED SPIRITS!

Cape Rep Theatre Presents World Premiere Of New Musical ROCK THE BARD: MIDSUMMER Photo Cape Rep Theatre Presents World Premiere Of New Musical ROCK THE BARD: MIDSUMMER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2021

Cape Rep Theatre is introducing a new performance venue to audiences with its world premiere benefit production of Rock the Bard: Midsummer conceived and written by Kate Pazakis and directed by Dani Davis. August 2 through August 16, Sundays and Mondays at 7 PM.

BWW Review: Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's CABARET Is Stunning Photo BWW Review: Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's CABARET Is Stunning
by Michele Clarke - Aug 30, 2019

Director-choreographer Kyle Pleasant is back with Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's main stage summer show ‚Äď and he has not come to play. Pleasant's CABARET gives you a hundred clues of what's to come. Yet this ending is leaving audiences speechless. Once again, Pleasant's thoughtful twists on a classic show both modernize its relevance and deepen its resolve.

THE SKIVVIES Head to Provincetown Photo THE SKIVVIES Head to Provincetown
by Julie Musbach - Jul 26, 2019

Peregrine Theatre Ensemble will host New York City's most popular musical duo Lauren Molina (Broadway's Rock of Ages, Sweeney Todd, Mary Zimmerman's Candide - Helen Hayes Award, Marry Me A Little) and Nick Cearley (Broadway First National All Shook Up, Pageant, and on the OUT 100 list as one of the 'most compelling actors of 2014') for two shows at 10pm August 16th and 17th at Fishermen Hall located at 12 Winslow Street Provincetown MA 02657.

CABARET Opens In Provincetown July 10 Photo CABARET Opens In Provincetown July 10
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2019

CABARET is a TONY and Oscar winning classic with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, based on John Van Druten's 1951 play I Am a Camera, which was adapted from the short novel Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood. 

Photo Flash: First Look At Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's HAIR in Provincetown Photo Photo Flash: First Look At Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's HAIR in Provincetown
by Alan Henry - Aug 22, 2018

Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's HAIR finds the poignant heart within a raucous, sweeping show. Through September 7th at Provincetown's Fishermen Hall. Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30pm. Tickets at www.peregrinetheatre.com. Photo credit: Michael & Suz Karchmer

Photo Flash: First Look At Cape Rep Theatre's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Photo Photo Flash: First Look At Cape Rep Theatre's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2018

Merrily We Roll Along makes it's Cape Cod premiere at Cape Rep Theatre. Following three best friends over the 20-year span of their artistic careers, Sondheim's brilliant score includes, "Not a Day Goes By," "Old Friends" and "Good Thing Going." As the trio of creatives, Cape Rep favorites Jared Hagan, Trish LaRose and Adam Berry will bring their real-life friendship to the stage, and the drive and wit of the story to life.

Cape Rep Theatre Presents MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Photo Cape Rep Theatre Presents MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Cape Rep Theatre is opening its 33rd season with the regional premiere of Merrily We Roll Along, book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, May 9 through June 3, Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm; there is no performance on Today, May 23rd. Tickets are $35 and $40. Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, May 11th. Group rates & Student Rush tickets also available. Call the box office for details. Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org.

HAIR In Provincetown Announces Casting & Creative Team Photo HAIR In Provincetown Announces Casting & Creative Team
by Julie Musbach - May 3, 2018

HAIR The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a Broadway cult classic with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot.

Cape Rep Theatre Presents MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Photo Cape Rep Theatre Presents MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Stephi Wild - Apr 11, 2018

Cape Rep Theatre is opening its 33rd season with the regional premiere of Merrily We Roll Along, book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, May 9 through June 3, Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm; there is no performance on Wednesday, May 23rd. Tickets are $35 and $40. Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, May 11th. Group rates & Student Rush tickets also available. Call the box office for details. Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org.

Ben Berry Videos

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's CARRIE
by Stage Tube - Aug 11, 2015

Peregrine Theatre Ensemble will be performing its entire 2015 season in the old high school auditorium at Provincetown Schools, 12 Winslow Street in Provincetown, MA. This allows Peregrine to transform the space into Carrie's high school in Chamberlain, Maine. During this interactive theatrical experience they invite the audience to attend prom and fully commit to the world of CARRIE the musical for a night they will never forget.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Peregrine Theatre's CARRIE THE MUSICAL With Missy Michael Jamieson, Paige McNamara and More!
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2015

Peregrine Theatre Ensemble will be performing its entire 2015 season in the old high school auditorium at Provincetown Schools, 12 Winslow Street in Provincetown, MA. This allows Peregrine to transform the space into Carrie's high school in Chamberlain, Maine. During this interactive theatrical experience they invite the audience to attend prom and fully commit to the world of CARRIE the musical for a night they will never forget.

STAGE TUBE: The Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's Fundraising Efforts for BLITHE SPIRIT
by Stage Tube - Aug 16, 2013

The Peregrine Theatre Ensemble needs your help in funding their inaugural production of 'Blithe Spirit' by Noel Coward. Directed by Adam Berry and currently starring Ben Berry, Jake Ford, Whitney Hudson, Lacey Wait and Nathanel Hall Taylor. With your generous support we will be able to put on an outstanding production with some of the best trained actors in the country. Check out the video below!