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Ben Cohn

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[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]

Photos

Andros Rodriguez (Engineer), Ben Cohn (Musical Director), Dan Mackie, Roman Banks, Di Photo

Andros Rodriguez (Engineer), Ben Cohn (Musical Director), Dan Mackie, Roman Banks, Diamond Essence White, Phoenix Best and Nicole Van Giesen

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Date:
10/08/2018
Ben Cohn, Hannah Dowdy, Courtney Iventosch and Hannah Shankman Photo

Ben Cohn, Hannah Dowdy, Courtney Iventosch and Hannah Shankman

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10/09/2016

 

Stage

Productions

[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]

Ben Cohn Biography

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.




Ben Cohn News

STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo Will Return to Broadway in DEAR EVAN HANSEN Photo STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo Will Return to Broadway in DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022

Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo is headed back to Broadway! He will make his Broadway return in the role of Jared Kleinmann in Dear Evan Hansen, beginning July 19.

Photos: Zachary Noah Piser to Step Into the Role of Evan Hansen in DEAR EVAN HANSEN B Photo Photos: Zachary Noah Piser to Step Into the Role of Evan Hansen in DEAR EVAN HANSEN Beginning Tonight!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Tonight (May 17, 2022), Zachary Noah Piser, will step into the of ‘Evan Hansen’ on Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen, the Tony, Grammy and Oliver Award-winning musical. Piser, who has been part of the Dear Evan Hansen family since March 2019 and was most recently the ‘Evan’ alternate on Broadway, becomes the first Asian American actor to play the role full-time.

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at The Overture Center Photo BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - May 12, 2022

Dear Evan Hansen has been a long-awaited show for this reviewer and it did not disappoint. The show was inspired by the true story of Benj Pasek, the show's lyricist, who, after a high school classmate died of a drug overdose, witnessed classmates tell false stories of being part of the deceased student's life.

Stephanie J. Block Will Perform at Bay Area Cabaret in June Photo Stephanie J. Block Will Perform at Bay Area Cabaret in June
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

n celebration of Bay Area Cabaret's Spring Season Finale at the famed Venetian Room, Fairmont San Francisco, Bay Area Cabaret presents Stephanie J. Block, the sensational star of the mega-hit musical, The Cher Show, on Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. in a program of cherished songs from Broadway musical theater past and present, and the Great American Songbook. Renowned Broadway musical director Ben Cohn will be her accompanist.

Talia Simone Robinson Takes Over As Zoe Murphy in DEAR EVAN HANSEN Beginning Tonight Photo Talia Simone Robinson Takes Over As Zoe Murphy in DEAR EVAN HANSEN Beginning Tonight
by Team BWW - May 3, 2022

Tonight, May 3, Talia Simone Robinson will become the first Black actor to play Zoe Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway full-time. Previously Zoe/Alana understudy, Robinson succeeds Gabriella Carruba, who played the role until May 1.

$25 Lottery Announced for DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Grand Rapids' DeVos Performance Hall Photo $25 Lottery Announced for DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Grand Rapids' DeVos Performance Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

Dear Evan Hansen is coming to Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall May 3 – 8. In advance of the start of performances, the production announced today that it will host a digital ticket lottery offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $25 tickets available per performance.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN is Coming to the Wharton Center Photo DEAR EVAN HANSEN is Coming to the Wharton Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Tickets to Wharton Center’s premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN are on sale now through the official Wharton Center Ticket Office, online

The Madison Premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Comes to Overture Hall in May Photo The Madison Premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Comes to Overture Hall in May
by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2022

In two weeks, Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen comes Overture Center for eight performances in Overture Hall, starting Tuesday, May 10 and running through Sunday, May 15.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Announces $25 Digital Lottery For Every Performance At PPAC Photo DEAR EVAN HANSEN Announces $25 Digital Lottery For Every Performance At PPAC
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2022

Dear Evan Hansen comes to Providence's Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), April 5 – 10, 2022.  In advance of the start of performances, the production announced today that it will host a digital ticket lottery offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $25 tickets available per performance.

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by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2022

Ben Cohn Videos

VIDEO: The Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Toronto Sings 'You Will Be Found' VideoVIDEO: The Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Toronto Sings 'You Will Be Found'
by Alan Henry - Apr 25, 2019

The Toronto company of Dear Evan Hansen celebrated their official opening night on March 28th! Check out the video below as the cast performs You Will Be Found on Breakfast Television! 

Exclusive Video: Go Inside Opening Night of DEAR EVAN HANSEN in Toronto with Pasek &  VideoExclusive Video: Go Inside Opening Night of DEAR EVAN HANSEN in Toronto with Pasek & Paul, Catherine O'Hara and More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 31, 2019

The Toronto company of Dear Evan Hansen celebrated their official opening night on March 28th! The cast includes Robert Markus as 'Evan Hansen', Stephanie La Rochelle as 'Zoe Murphy', Jessica Sherman as 'Heidi Hansen', Claire Rankin as 'Cynthia Murphy', Evan Buliung as 'Larry Murphy', Sean Patrick Dolan as 'Connor Murphy', Alessandro Costantini as 'Jared Kleinman', and Shakura Dickson as 'Alana Beck', along with Zachary Noah Piser as the 'Evan' alternate and understudies Erin Breen, Malinda Carroll, Jay Davis, David Jeffery, Laura Mae Nason, Kaitlyn Santa Juana and Josh Strobl.

VIDEO: James Corden Sings 'Waving Through A Window' On DEAR EVAN HANSEN Book Tour VideoVIDEO: James Corden Sings 'Waving Through A Window' On DEAR EVAN HANSEN Book Tour
by Alan Henry - Oct 17, 2018

Yesterday James Corden stopped by The Grove Barnes and Noble location in Los Angeles to sing 'Waving Through A Window' with Pasek and Paul. The event featured Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and novelist Val Emmich.

STAGE TUBE: BWW Takes You On the Red Carpet at the Premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld was live on Facebook last night catching up with all the stars on the red carpet at the premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN. See who we got to talk to, including Aaron Tveit, Darren Criss, Terrence Mann, and more!

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Performs 'Waving Through a Window' at Obie Awards
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2016

Below, watch DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt and Justin Paul's performance of 'Waving Through a Window' at the 61st annual OBIE AWARDS.

BWW TV: Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Join Forces at 54 Below for New York Pops' A CABARET EVENING
by Randy Rainbow - Oct 11, 2015

Earlier this month, Broadway stars Stephanie J. Block and Aaron Lazar performed in 'A Cabaret Evening' at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street). The evening was a joint benefit in support of The New York Pops PopsEd Programs and Ronald McDonald House New York. The two organizations partner to provide music education programs that serve as creative outlets for the children and families in residence.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Opening Tonight at Arena Stage
by TV - On the Road - Jul 30, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN, opening tonight, July 30, in the Kreeger Theater, for a run through August 23. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Ben Platt Performs From New Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2015

Broadway's Ben Platt recently stunned a packed audience with a number from the new Pasek & Paul musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN prior to a special screening of PITCH PERFECT 2. Check out his performance below!

STAGE TUBE: Marin Mazzie, Ann Harada and More in 2013 Easter Bonnet Opening Number!
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2013

The 27th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition started with a comedic admission that this year's show was being staged several weeks after Easter, but that didn't matter because the Easter Bonnet Competition is a holiday all its own on Broadway. Watch the opening number below!

BWW TV Exclusive: GYPSY OF THE YEAR 2010 Highlights!
by Robert Diamond - Dec 9, 2010

The 22nd Annual GYPSY OF THE YEAR Competition raised $3,776,720 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, thanks to the tireless work of 63 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, it was announced Tuesday. Since 1989, the 22 editions of GYPSY OF THE YEAR have raised a total of $44,137,415 to benefit BC/EFA. Broadway Beat was there as always to capture the entire production for BC/EFA DVD and here are just a few highlights from the sold out, talent-filled event!