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Ben Crawford

 
Birth Place:
Tucson, AZ
Bio:
Ben Crawford has appeared on Broadway in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Mr. Salt), the title role in Shrek The Musical, Big Fish (Edward Bloom u/s, Don Price), Les Misérables (Javert and Valjean u/s) and On the Twentieth Century (Bruce Granit u/s). He has also starred in over twenty regional ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: Tucson, AZ

Bio:
Ben Crawford has appeared on Broadway in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Mr. Salt), the title role in Shrek The Musical, Big Fish (Edward Bloom u/s, Don Price), Les Misérables (Javert and Valjean u/s) and On the Twentieth Century (Bruce Granit u/s). He has also starred in over twenty regional ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Mr. Salt
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Broadway Revival, 2015
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2014
Mec
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2014
Mr. Lethe
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Don Price
Edward Bloom (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2012
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Performer
Shrek [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2006
Brujon [Replacement]
Champmathieu [Replacement]
Foreman [Replacement]
Javert (Understudy) [Replacement]
Jean Valjean (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
The Phantom of the Opera [Replacement]

Photos

Ben Crawford as "The Phantom" Photo

Ben Crawford as "The Phantom"

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01/27/2022
Ben Crawford as "The Phantom" Photo

Ben Crawford as "The Phantom"

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Ben Crawford as "The Phantom" and The Cast Photo

Ben Crawford as "The Phantom" and The Cast

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01/27/2022
Ben Crawford as "The Phantom" and The Cast Photo

Ben Crawford as "The Phantom" and The Cast

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01/27/2022
John Riddle as "Raoul", Ben Crawford as "The Phantom" and Emilie Kouatchou as "Christ Photo

John Riddle as "Raoul", Ben Crawford as "The Phantom" and Emilie Kouatchou as "Christine Daae"

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Mr. Salt

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Broadway Revival, 2015
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2014
Mec

  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2014
Mr. Lethe

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Don Price

Edward Bloom (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2012
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Performer

Shrek [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2006
Brujon [Replacement]

Champmathieu [Replacement]

Foreman [Replacement]

Javert (Understudy) [Replacement]

Jean Valjean (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
The Phantom of the Opera [Replacement]

Ben Crawford Biography

Ben Crawford has appeared on Broadway in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Mr. Salt), the title role in Shrek The Musical, Big Fish (Edward Bloom u/s, Don Price), Les Misérables (Javert and Valjean u/s) and On the Twentieth Century (Bruce Granit u/s). He has also starred in over twenty regional productions, including such leading roles as Che in Evita, Starbuck in 110 in the Shade, Luther Billis in South Pacific, Jud Fry in Oklahoma! and Frederick Barrett in Titanic. Ben also performs with symphonies and orchestras across the U.S. and Canada and his recordings include the movie soundtrack for Frozen. He was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and earned a BFA in Music Theatre from The University of Arizona.




Ben Crawford News

Jordan Donica, Maree Johnson, and Kanisha Marie Feliciano Join THE PHANTOM OF THE OPE Photo Jordan Donica, Maree Johnson, and Kanisha Marie Feliciano Join THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2022

Jordan Donica, who made his Broadway debut in PHANTOM playing 'Raoul,' will return to the role beginning Sunday, May 29 for a limited engagement.  Maree Johnson will return to the Broadway cast as 'Madame Giry' on Monday, May 16. The cast will welcome new Ensemble member Kanisha Marie Feliciano, making her PHANTOM debut on Monday, May 9.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  to Return to The Green Room 42 Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to Return to The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

Stephen DeAngelis will continue¬†his¬†ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of¬†AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ¬†to be held on¬†Monday, April 18th¬†¬†at¬†The¬†Green Room 42,¬†Green Fig, Fourth Floor,¬†Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd¬†Street), New York, NY 10036¬†at¬†7¬†PM.¬†

VIDEO: Emilie Kouatchou Talks Starring as 'Christine Daaé' in PHANTOM on THE TODAY S Photo VIDEO: Emilie Kouatchou Talks Starring as 'Christine Daaé' in PHANTOM on THE TODAY SHOW
by Michael Major - Feb 24, 2022

After making history as the first black woman to play Christine Daaé in the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Emilie Kouatchou sat down with Sheinelle Jones on The TODAY Show to discuss her groundbreaking debut. Jones also sat down with casting associate Joseph Hayes to discuss the importance of diversity and representation on Broadway.

BWW Feature: Kevin Johnson Talks Arizona OnStage, Audience Development, Return of HED Photo BWW Feature: Kevin Johnson Talks Arizona OnStage, Audience Development, Return of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Feb 18, 2022

With HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Johnson will remind audiences of his theatrical pedigree and style: edgy, innovative, controversial, and proud. The show is a shrewd piece to punctuate his timely comeback. A rock musical memoir by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask (directed by Shana Nunez), HEDWIG is the primal scream we need to take us out of a global nightmare. Ready or not, the electrifying musical will jolt people out of their Covid-induced stupor, courtesy of the rapturous genderqueer singer of a fictional rock and roll band.

Photos: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 34 Years on Broadway Photo Photos: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 34 Years on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Jan 27, 2022

Just last night, The Phantom of the Opera celebrated its 34th anniversary! Emilie Kouatchou took over the role of Christine Daae beginning at last night's performance. She is the first Black actor to play the role on Broadway. Following the performance, the current Phantom, Ben Crawford, gave a speech honoring the show.

VIDEO: Ben Crawford Gives a Speech at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 34th Anniversary Cur Photo VIDEO: Ben Crawford Gives a Speech at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 34th Anniversary Curtain Call
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2022

Last night, The Phantom of the Opera celebrated its 34th anniversary! Emilie Kouatchou took over the role of Christine Daae beginning at last night's performance. She is the first Black actor to play the role on Broadway. Following the performance, the current Phantom, Ben Crawford, gave a speech honoring the show.

Photos: Ben Crawford, Emilie Kouatchou and More Star in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on B Photo Photos: Ben Crawford, Emilie Kouatchou and More Star in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2022

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will celebrate its unprecedented 34th Anniversary on Broadway tomorrow night, Wednesday, January 26 at 7PM at The Majestic Theatre.

VIDEO: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Bro Photo VIDEO: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2022

Emilie Kouatchou will take over the role of 'Christine Daaé' in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, beginning on Wednesday, January 26 at 7PM.  Check out all new footage of her in the role!

Photos: Pegasus' 35th Annual Young Playwright's Festival to Premiere Virtually Photo Photos: Pegasus' 35th Annual Young Playwright's Festival to Premiere Virtually
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2022

Pegasus Theatre Chicago will present the 35th Annual Young Playwrights Festival, streaming Jan. 6 - Feb. 6, 2022 and a virtual opening night ceremony, Sunday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. CST. This year’s world premieres, written by high school students and given a staged professional production, share judgment in the material, mundane and mystical worlds.

Emilie Kouatchou Will Take Over as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA  Photo Emilie Kouatchou Will Take Over as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber¬†and¬†Cameron Mackintosh¬†announced today that¬†Emilie Koutachou¬†will take over the principal role of ‚ÄėChristine Daa√©‚Äô in the New York production of¬†THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA¬†on the night that the musical celebrates its unprecedented 34th Anniversary on Wednesday evening, January 26 at 7PM.

Ben Crawford Videos

VIDEO: Emilie Kouatchou Talks Starring as 'Christine Daaé' in PHANTOM on THE TODAY S VideoVIDEO: Emilie Kouatchou Talks Starring as 'Christine Daaé' in PHANTOM on THE TODAY SHOW
by Michael Major - Feb 24, 2022

After making history as the first black woman to play Christine Daaé in the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Emilie Kouatchou sat down with Sheinelle Jones on The TODAY Show to discuss her groundbreaking debut. Jones also sat down with casting associate Joseph Hayes to discuss the importance of diversity and representation on Broadway.

VIDEO: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Bro VideoVIDEO: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2022

Emilie Kouatchou will take over the role of 'Christine Daaé' in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, beginning on Wednesday, January 26 at 7PM.  Check out all new footage of her in the role!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of PHANTOM Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of PHANTOM Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Oct 8, 2021

The cast of Phantom of the Opera performed a medley of the title-track and 'Masquerade' live in Times Square this morning on Good Morning America and we've got the video. Watch the current leads.

VIDEO: Hangin' on 44th Street with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Ben Crawford VideoVIDEO: Hangin' on 44th Street with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Ben Crawford
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 3, 2021

New York will be New York again when the lights at the Majestic Theatre are shining bright, and that day is just weeks away! The Phantom of the Opera will reopen for its 33rd record-breaking year on Broadway on October 22, led by Ben Crawford in the title role.

#TBT: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Becomes The Longest-Running Musical In Broadway Histor Video#TBT: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Becomes The Longest-Running Musical In Broadway History
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 9, 2020

The legendary musical The Phantom of the Opera has been bringing the music of the night to Broadway audiences for over 31 years, and 14 years ago today, the production surpassed Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats to become the longest-running musical in Broadway history! To celebrate the history-making anniversary, we're throwing it back to that special night with the Tony-winning original Phantom Michael Crawford and Howard McGillin commemorating the special occasion!

BWW TV: Check Out Clips From This Year's STARS IN THE ALLEY, Featuring Performances F VideoBWW TV: Check Out Clips From This Year's STARS IN THE ALLEY, Featuring Performances From BE MORE CHILL, HADESTOWN, and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2019

This year's Stars in the Alley concert was held on May 10. Hosted by Alex Brightman, the celebration included performances and appearances by 2019 Tony Award-nominated performers including: Caitlin Kinnunen (The Prom), Sarah Stiles (Tootsie), as well as performances from 2019 Tony Award-nominated musicals including: Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations; Beetlejuice; Hadestown; Kiss Me, Kate; Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!; The Prom; and Tootsie.

BWW Exclusive: Gavin Creel Sings 'The Last Love Song' on Ryan Scott Oliver's New Albu VideoBWW Exclusive: Gavin Creel Sings 'The Last Love Song' on Ryan Scott Oliver's New Album!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 29, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Three Points of Contact, a new conceptual album featuring songs from a musical of the same title by Ryan Scott Oliver, will be released in mid-February via Spotify, Apple Music, and all streaming platforms.

VIDEO: Stars Turn Out to Help BC/EFA Raise Over $900,000 at the 2018 Broadway Flea Ma VideoVIDEO: Stars Turn Out to Help BC/EFA Raise Over $900,000 at the 2018 Broadway Flea Market
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2018

Broadway's most sensational onstage and offstage stars, passionate fans, avid collectors and animated bidders celebrated the biggest day for Broadway fans on Sunday, September 30, 2018, as the 32nd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised $906,825 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

VIDEO: Watch Kara Lindsay, Melissa Errico, Ali Ewoldt & More Perform at Broadway in B VideoVIDEO: Watch Kara Lindsay, Melissa Errico, Ali Ewoldt & More Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by Alan Henry - Jul 19, 2018

This week's performers will include: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Ben Crawford, Ali Ewoldt, Jay Armstrong Johnson); DESPERATE MEASURES (Lauren Molina, Conor Ryan); ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER (Stephen Bogardus, Melissa Errico, John Cudia, William Bellamy, Rachel Coloff, Peyton Crim, Caitlin Gallogly, Matt Gibson, Daisy Hobbs, Craig Waletzko); BEAUTIFUL (Kara Lindsay, Ben Jacoby, Sara Sheppard, Gabrielle Elisabeth, Salisha Thomas, Yasmeen Sulieman, Alex Hairston)

BWW Exclusive: Watch a Recap of Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch a Recap of Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2018

Kristin Chenoweth recently held her 4th annual Broadway Bootcamp, followed by the 2nd annual Kristi Awards. BroadwayWorld is giving you a look at the video that introduced the awards ceremony.


Ben Crawford Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ben Crawford been in?
Ben Crawford has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Ben Crawford been in?
Ben Crawford has not appeared in the West End