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Ben was most recently the the Assistant Conductor and Pianist for Wicked on Broadway. He is also the Musical Director/Arranger for American Idol runner up Clay Aiken, Stephanie J. Block, and pop opera recording artist Alfio. Other Broadway credits include: The Woman in White, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, In My Life, and Wonderful Town. Ben has worked on the music teams of The Book of Mormon and 9 to 5 and has conducted many readings and workshops including Anastasia and Finding Neverland. He has arranged and produced music for Disney Cruise Line, Tokyo Disney, Sea World, Busch Gardens and NBC. Ben conducted the Wicked 5th anniversary gala concert, and has Conducted and Arranged The Easter Bonnet and Gypsy of the Year shows for Broadway Cares since 2007. Ben is also an active freelance pianist and composer. He holds degrees from Ithaca college and the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Ben is really excited to be a part of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway! He lives in NYC with his husband Sean McDaniel and their son Allister.

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[Broadway, 2024]
Music Director
 
[Toronto, 2019]
Associate Music Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Music Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Music Director
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2015]
Music Director
 
[Broadway, 2003] [Replacement]
Piano/Synthesizer[Replacement]
Assistant Conductor[Replacement]

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Video/Photos: Megan Hilty, Jennifer Simard, Michelle Williams & More in DEATH BECOMES HER

Get a first look at all-new photos and videos of the World Premiere of DEATH BECOMES HER at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre, now on stage for a limited five-week engagement.
Photos: First Look At Pre-Broadway DEATH BECOMES HER in Chicago

Get a first look at the World Premiere of DEATH BECOMES HER at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre, now on stage for a limited five-week engagement.
VIDEO: Megan Hilty & Jennifer Simard Talk DEATH BECOMES HER on WGN9 Chicago

Megan Hilty and Jennifer Simard stopped by the studios at WGN9 to talk all about the World Premiere of DEATH BECOMES HER at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre. Watch the full video here!
Video: The Cast of DEATH BECOMES HER Takes Their First Bows

Performances for the World Premiere of DEATH BECOMES HER began last night, April 30, 2024, at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre. An all new video has been posted to the show's Instagram of the cast taking their first bows! Check out the video here!
DEATH BECOMES HER World Premiere Begins Performances Tomorrow

Performances for the World Premiere of DEATH BECOMES HER begin tomorrow, April 30, 2024. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets.
Review: Stephanie J Block Shows her Softer Side In THE MOTHER at 92nd Street Y

Unlike the characters she often plays on stage, this view of Stephanie J Block was sentimental, vulnerable, cozy, and very very warm. It was an evening filled with gratitude for the blessings of life that was brimming over with humor, mostly self-deprecating. The amazing thing is the picture of the artist is just as badass as any of her onstage alter egos.
Videos: Scott Alan Returns to Birdland With Christiane Noll, Robin de Jesus, and More!

On Monday, February 5, Birdland welcomed songwriter Scott Alan back to the stage, to celebrate his most acclaimed works. Check out videos here!
Photos: Christiane Noll, Robin de Jesus, And More Sing Scott Alan At Birdland Jazz

On Monday, February 5, Birdland welcomed songwriter Scott Alan back to the historic stage. As always, Scott brought some of today’s brightest theater stars to sing his compositions. See photos from the evening!
Review: TICK, TICK ...BOOM! at John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Tick, tick …BOOM! is a raw and moving semi-autobiographical musical by Rent's Jonathan Larson. The Kennedy Center revisits the work with a spiffy new Broadway Center Stage production directed by Neil Patrick Harris and brings together three of Broadway’s most exciting and award-winning talents: Brandon Uranowitz Denée Benton and Grey Henson.
Review Roundup: Neil Patrick Harris-Directed TICK, TICK... BOOM! at the Kennedy Center

Jonathan Larson's tick, tick... BOOM! is now on stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The musical is directed by Emmy® and Tony Award® winner and New York Times bestselling author Neil Patrick Harris. What did the critics have to say?
Photos: First Look at TICK, TICK... BOOM! at the Kennedy Center

All new production photos have been released for the production of Jonathan Larson's tick, tick... BOOM! at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Check out the photos here!
Julie Benko to Celebrate Mardi Gras at Birdland Jazz Club

Julie Benko, star of 'Funny Girl' and 'Harmony,' returns to Birdland Jazz Club to celebrate Mardi Gras.
Ari Axelrod to Debut New Show at Birdland This Month

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present the return of award-winning performer Ari Axelrod on Monday, January 29 at 7:00 PM.
Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Washington, DC Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Brandon Uranowitz, Denée Benton, and Grey Henson Will Lead TICK, TICK... BOOM! at the Kennedy Center

The cast has been revealed for the upcoming Broadway Center Stage production of Jonathan Larson's tick, tick... BOOM! at the Kennedy Center next year. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here!
2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Washington, DC Awards; RIDE THE CYCLONE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Jenn Gambetese, Robin de Jesus, Alyssa Fox, Ginna Claire Mason and More Join Scott Alan at Birdland in February

Songwriter Scott Alan will return to Birdland, along with some of today's brightest stars singing his compositions.  The one-night-only event will take place on Monday, February 5 at 7pm.
BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards December 5th Standings; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Video: Eden Espinosa Performs 'Time For Starting Over' From 17 AGAIN; Cast Recording Available Now!

Concord Theatricals Recordings has released the studio cast recording of 17 Again, a musical based on the popular 2009 film. The album is now available on streaming and digital platforms worldwide. In honor of the release, a new music video for 'Time For Starting Over' performed by Eden Espinosa, has also been released.
Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

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