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Ben Fankhauser

 
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Bio:
Regina Comet marks Ben’s writing debut! As a performer he is known for playing Davey in Newsies (Original Broadway Cast). Other New York theatre: Mack & Mabel (Encores!), Saturday Night and Bar-mitzvah Boy (York Theatre). First National Tours: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Spring ... (read complete bio)
 
Ben Fankhauser Headshot

Bio:
Regina Comet marks Ben’s writing debut! As a performer he is known for playing Davey in Newsies (Original Broadway Cast). Other New York theatre: Mack & Mabel (Encores!), Saturday Night and Bar-mitzvah Boy (York Theatre). First National Tours: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Spring ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert Revival, 2020
Frank Wyman
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere Production at Hartford Stage, 2019
Steve
  [New York]
York Theatre Production, 2018
Harold
  [Off-Broadway]
Prospect Theatre Company Production, 2017
Adam
  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2015
Barry Mann
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Davey
  [Regional (US)]
Paper Mill Production, 2011
Davey
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2008
Ernst [Replacement]

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Book/Music/Lyrics[Replacement]

Ben Fankhauser Movies

Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!
 
[2017]
Davey

Ben Fankhauser Biography

Regina Comet marks Ben’s writing debut! As a performer he is known for playing Davey in Newsies (Original Broadway Cast). Other New York theatre: Mack & Mabel (Encores!), Saturday Night and Bar-mitzvah Boy (York Theatre). First National Tours: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Spring Awakening. Regionally Ben has been seen in The Flamingo Kid (Hartford Stage), An American In Paris (MTW), Big River (Sacramento Music Circus), I Hate Hamlet (Bucks County Playhouse), and Next To Normal (North Carolina Theatre). Television: “The Deuce,” “Indoor Boys,” “The Tony Awards.” Find more on Spotify/iTunes/YouTube. BFA: Ithaca College.





Ben Fankhauser News

Final Standings Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards Photo Final Standings Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 27, 2022

The final standings have been announced as of Tuesday, December 27th for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2022 Year in Review: Kat Mokrynski's Best of 2022 Photo 2022 Year in Review: Kat Mokrynski's Best of 2022
by Kat Mokrynski - Dec 22, 2022

Well, we may not know how we got here, but here we are - December 2022. Somehow, we are nearly at the end of the insane year that has been 2022. In this article, I take a look back at some of the highlights of my time in the theatrical worlds of New York and London these past twelve months.

A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET is Now Available For Licensing Through Broadway  Photo A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET is Now Available For Licensing Through Broadway Licensing
by Stephi Wild - Dec 15, 2022

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, the first new musical to premiere in New York after the pandemic shutdown, has been acquired by the global leader in theatrical licensing and distribution, Broadway Licensing, and is available now for professional, stock, and amateur licensing. 

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards Photo Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Script In Hand Playreading of BAD JEWS Starring B Photo Westport Country Playhouse Presents Script In Hand Playreading of BAD JEWS Starring Ben Fankhauser
by Stephi Wild - Dec 7, 2022

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the comedy, “Bad Jews,” on Monday, December 12, at 7 p.m., directed by Jen Waldman and written by Joshua Harmon. Most recently, Harmon co-wrote with Sarah Silverman the Off-Broadway hit musical, “The Bedwetter.”

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards Photo Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 5, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Video: Ashley Blanchet and Sally Wilfert Talk THE SECRET OF MY SUCESS at TUTS Photo Video: Ashley Blanchet and Sally Wilfert Talk THE SECRET OF MY SUCESS at TUTS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 3, 2022

Theatre Under The Stars is presenting the brand-new musical, The Secret of My Success. Watch Ashley Blanchet and Sally Wilfert discuss the show here!

Jeremy Jordan, Teal Wicks, and Hannah Elless Join 'Michael Mott & Friends' Next Month Photo Jeremy Jordan, Teal Wicks, and Hannah Elless Join 'Michael Mott & Friends' Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2022

TONY Award Nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde), Teal Wicks (The Cher Show, Wicked), Hannah Elless (Knoxville) and Matt Bloyd (FOX's “The Four”) join musical theatre composer/ lyricist and pop songwriter, Michael Mott (In The Light, A Faustian Tale, Where The Sky Ends, The Only One) in “Michael Mott & Friends” on Saturday, December 3rd at 7:00pm at The Green Room 42 for his second annual Holiday show. 

Photos & Video: First Look at Ben Fankhauser, Ashley Blanchet & More in THE SECRET OF Photo Photos & Video: First Look at Ben Fankhauser, Ashley Blanchet & More in THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2022

Theatre Under The Stars is presenting the brand-new musical, The Secret of My Success. Leading off the cast is Ben Fankhauser as 'Brantley Foster' and Ashley Blanchett, as 'Christy Lockhart.' Get a first look at photos and video here!

Interview: Ben Frankhauser Gives Us the Inside Scoop Behind the Development of New Mu Photo Interview: Ben Frankhauser Gives Us the Inside Scoop Behind the Development of New Musical THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS
by Miranda Keating - Oct 14, 2022

Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars will be presenting a regional premiere of the new musical, THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS. Based on the smash-hit film, the show follows the story of Brantley Foster as he navigates the corporate world and defines what success means to him. I had the chance to speak with Ben Frankhauser, who plays Brantley Foster!

Ben Fankhauser Videos

Video: Ashley Blanchet and Sally Wilfert Talk THE SECRET OF MY SUCESS at TUTS Videoplay
Video: Ashley Blanchet and Sally Wilfert Talk THE SECRET OF MY SUCESS at TUTS

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 3, 2022

Theatre Under The Stars is presenting the brand-new musical, The Secret of My Success. Watch Ashley Blanchet and Sally Wilfert discuss the show here!

Exclusive: Get an Inside Look Into the Recording of A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA CO Videoplay
Exclusive: Get an Inside Look Into the Recording of A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET Cast Album

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 19, 2022

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical will be released by Time–Life Records and is available on all major streaming services and digital music retailers Friday, August 19th. Take a look a behind the scenes video of the recording here!

VIDEO: Cinco Paul and Bekah Brunstetter in Conversation On A.D. 16 Videoplay
VIDEO: Cinco Paul and Bekah Brunstetter in Conversation On A.D. 16

by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2022

Watch as Jason Loewith sits down with creators 'A.D.16.,' Cinco Paul (Lyrics and Music) and Bekah Brunstetter (Book) to talk about the process of creating their new musical.

VIDEO: Creatives of A.D. 16 at Olney Theatre Center Discuss the Show's Themes Videoplay
VIDEO: Creatives of A.D. 16 at Olney Theatre Center Discuss the Show's Themes

by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2022

Olney Theatre Center' is now presenting the world premiere of A.D. 16, which runs February 4 - March 6, 2022. The new musical is by writers Cinco Paul (co-creator of Despicable Me and Schmigadoon!) and Bekah Brunstetter (producer and writer on This Is Us).

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Phoenix Best Sings 'Perfect' From A.D. 16 Videoplay
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Phoenix Best Sings 'Perfect' From A.D. 16

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 24, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first listen to 'Perfect' from Olney Theatre Center's world premiere of A.D. 16 (February 4 - March 6, 2022), performed by Phoenix Best. The new musical is by writers Cinco Paul (co-creator of Despicable Me and Schmigadoon!) and Bekah Brunstetter (producer and writer on This Is Us).

VIDEO: Nick Rashad Burroughs, Ben Fankhauser & More Celebrate the Return of Broadway  Videoplay
VIDEO: Nick Rashad Burroughs, Ben Fankhauser & More Celebrate the Return of Broadway Sessions!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 30, 2021

Broadway Sessions celebrated their long-awaited re-opening night this past Thursday, October 21, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Hosted by Ben Cameron with music direction by Joshua Stephen Kartes, it was a joyful evening with performances by Broadway favorites.

VIDEO: Check Out a Montage From A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET Videoplay
VIDEO: Check Out a Montage From A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 29, 2021

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, the first new musical to premiere in New York City since the shutdown began, opened on September 27, with the strictly limited engagement set to run thought Sunday, November 14, 2021, at the DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15th Street).

Broadway Rewind: NEWSIES Carries the Banner Into Bryant Park in 2012! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: NEWSIES Carries the Banner Into Bryant Park in 2012!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2020

Today we flashback to 2012, when Newsies performed on the Bryant Park stage. Newsies is a musical based on the 1992 film Newsies, which in turn was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City.

Alex Newell, Christina Sajous and More to Appear in 'Walkout' Video As Part of THE WA Videoplay
Alex Newell, Christina Sajous and More to Appear in 'Walkout' Video As Part of THE WALKOUT PROJECT

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 3, 2020

Black artists and entrepreneurs have joined together for #TheWalkoutProject, a movement beginning July 4th to support Black businesses.

VIDEO: Josh Lamon, Ben Fankhauser and More Give LES MISERABLES An Isolation Twist Videoplay
VIDEO: Josh Lamon, Ben Fankhauser and More Give LES MISERABLES An Isolation Twist

by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2020

We may be more than one day off the return of Broadway, but that doesn't mean we can't come together for a virtual ensemble number!


Ben Fankhauser Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ben Fankhauser been in?
Ben Fankhauser has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

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


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@PlznFankU - 6/24/21 04:36pm Coming this fall to the DR2! @alexwyse and I couldn’t be more excited to share our show with the world! Tix on sale… https://t.co/XmFRbiEOcb


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