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Ben Franklin

 

Stage Credits

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Musicals Tonight! Concert, 2005
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
1926
Mr. Parcher
  [Broadway]
1924
Performer

Photos

Ben Franklin, Kenneth Ziegler and Joshua Dean  Photo

Ben Franklin, Kenneth Ziegler and Joshua Dean

From: 
Date:
10/04/2016
Steve Rosen, Robert Riordan, Anna Bucci, with Ben Franklin, Joshua Dean and Kenneth Z Photo

Steve Rosen, Robert Riordan, Anna Bucci, with Ben Franklin, Joshua Dean and Kenneth Ziegler

From: 
Date:
10/04/2016
Joshua Dean, Ben Franklin, Mr. Gorgeous Photo

Joshua Dean, Ben Franklin, Mr. Gorgeous

From: 
Date:
12/16/2013

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Musicals Tonight! Concert, 2005
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
1926
Mr. Parcher

  [Broadway]
1924
Performer






Ben Franklin News

Little Island Announces Second Summer Season Featuring Joshua Henry, Tonya Pinkins, J Photo Little Island Announces Second Summer Season Featuring Joshua Henry, Tonya Pinkins, Judy Kuhn & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Little Island, New York City’s new public park in Hudson River Park by W. 13th Street, announced today the 2022 line-up of ticketed events in The Amph, just days ahead of their one-year anniversary.

Matt Merchant To Join SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY as King George at Musical Theatre Photo Matt Merchant To Join SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY as King George at Musical Theatre West
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

Musical Theatre West will welcome a familiar face to take on the iconic role of King George for the final weekend of Spamilton: An American Parody.

Sarah Bowden, J. Harrison Ghee, and More Will Return to The Muny's CHICAGO Photo Sarah Bowden, J. Harrison Ghee, and More Will Return to The Muny's CHICAGO
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2022

The Muny announced today that Sarah Bowden, J. Harrison Ghee, Emily Skinner, James T. Lane, Adam Heller and Ali Ewoldt will return to star in the acclaimed 2021 production of Chicago, June 13 -19, 2022.

Revolutionary War Reenactment Returns To Haddonfield In June 2022 Photo Revolutionary War Reenactment Returns To Haddonfield In June 2022
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 29, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, Haddonfield's popular revolutionary war reenactment will return in June 2022. The Skirmish brings history books to life with a day of Revolutionary War soldiers, horses, clashes between colonists and redcoats, family friendly programming, music, and important moments from South Jersey and Haddonfield's history in the founding of the U.S.

Jason Graae Joins Musical Theatre West Production Of SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY Photo Jason Graae Joins Musical Theatre West Production Of SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2022

Get your tickets for a night of side-splitting satire! Musical Theatre West is excited to announce that the highly-anticipated cameo role of King George will be played by Broadway and musical theatre star Jason Graae in the Long Beach premiere of Spamilton: An American Parody.

Long Beach's Musical Theatre West to Present SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY Photo Long Beach's Musical Theatre West to Present SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022

Musical Theatre West has announced the Long Beach premiere of Spamilton: An American Parody written and created by Gerard Alessandrini (Forbidden Broadway), directed and choreographed by Gerry McIntyre, with music direction by Wilkie Ferguson III.

BWW Interview: Gerard Alessandrini of SPAMILTON at Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Photo BWW Interview: Gerard Alessandrini of SPAMILTON at Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks
by Cary Ginell - Feb 18, 2022

Read a behind-the-scenes look at Broadway's master parodist, Gerard Alessandrini, who dismembers 'Hamilton' with his 2016 spoof 'Spamilton.' The show plays at the Scherr Forum in Thousand Oaks from March 1 - 6. 'I laughed my brains out!' said Lin-Manuel Miranda when he saw this show. You will too.

The 6abc Dunkin' Thanksgiving Day Parade Celebration Announces Return Photo The 6abc Dunkin' Thanksgiving Day Parade Celebration Announces Return
by Michael Major - Nov 22, 2021

The event is hosted by 6abc Action News‚Äô Rick Williams, Cecily Tynan, Adam Joseph, Karen Rogers and Alicia Vitarelli with special guest host Carson Kressley, Emmy¬ģ-award winning daytime talk show host Tamron Hall and Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee of ‚ÄúGood Morning America.‚ÄĚ ¬†The special will also include appearances from Disney and ABC favorites!

BWW Feature: CLEOPATRA, AN UNPARALLELED LIFE at Crystal Theatre Photo BWW Feature: CLEOPATRA, AN UNPARALLELED LIFE at Crystal Theatre
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Nov 7, 2021

Cleopatra, the world's first female superstar, has held people's fascination for more than 2,000 years. Now her story is being retold in the rock opera, Cleopatra, A Life Unparalleled, at the Crystal Theatre in Norwalk. Written and composed by Cheryl E. Kemeny, the show, which was previously produced Off-Broadway, is directed by Joe Santaniello, Jr

VIDEO: Snail Mail Releases New Music Video 'Ben Franklin' Photo VIDEO: Snail Mail Releases New Music Video 'Ben Franklin'
by Michael Major - Oct 13, 2021

Snail Mail has announced the release of her new album, 'Valentine'. Along with the announcement, she released a new single and music video for 'Ben Franklin'. Watch the music video and check out Snail Mail's upcoming tour dates now!

Ben Franklin Videos

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Drops Unreleased HAMILTON Song 'Ben Franklin's Song' ft. Th VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Drops Unreleased HAMILTON Song 'Ben Franklin's Song' ft. The Decemberists
by Stage Tube - Dec 15, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda's first #Hamildrop track has been released. Check out 'Ben Franklin's Song' here!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/8/16- Robert Preston
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2016

Happy Birthday, Robert Preston! best remembered for his performance as 'Professor' Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's musical The Music Man (1962). He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production, in 1957. In 1965 he was the male part of a duo-lead musical, I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin, for which he won his second Tony Award. He played the title role in the musical Ben Franklin in Paris and originated the role of Henry II in the original production of The Lion in Winter. In 1974 he starred alongside Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mack & Mabel as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director. That same year (1974) the film version of Mame, another famed Jerry Herman musical, was released with Preston starring, alongside Lucille Ball, in the role of Beauregard Burnside.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/8/15- Robert Preston
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2015

Happy Birthday, Robert Preston! best remembered for his performance as 'Professor' Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's musical The Music Man (1962). He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production, in 1957. In 1965 he was the male part of a duo-lead musical, I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin, for which he won his second Tony Award. He played the title role in the musical Ben Franklin in Paris and originated the role of Henry II in the original production of The Lion in Winter. In 1974 he starred alongside Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mack & Mabel as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director. That same year (1974) the film version of Mame, another famed Jerry Herman musical, was released with Preston starring, alongside Lucille Ball, in the role of Beauregard Burnside.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/8- Robert Preston
by - Jun 8, 2013

Happy Birthday, Robert Preston! best remembered for his performance as 'Professor' Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's musical The Music Man (1962). He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production, in 1957. In 1965 he was the male part of a duo-lead musical, I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin, for which he won his second Tony Award. He played the title role in the musical Ben Franklin in Paris and originated the role of Henry II in the original production of The Lion in Winter. In 1974 he starred alongside Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mack & Mabel as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director. That same year (1974) the film version of Mame, another famed Jerry Herman musical, was released with Preston starring, alongside Lucille Ball, in the role of Beauregard Burnside.

STAGE TUBE: Promo Video of Square Product Theatre's 44 PLAYS FOR 44 PRESIDENTS
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2012

Award-winning square product theatre presents the Regional Premiere of 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, in conjunction with the 44 Plays for 44 Presidents National Festival. BroadwayWorld has a promo video below.

STAGE TUBE: Kit Flanagan, Laurence Lau and More in CRT's O BEAUTIFUL - Performance Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2012

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present the regional premiere of Theresa Rebeck's new play O Beautiful, October 4 - 14 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, Storrs. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the production below.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/8- Robert Preston
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2012

Happy Birthday, Robert Preston! best remembered for his performance as 'Professor' Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's musical The Music Man (1962). He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production, in 1957. In 1965 he was the male part of a duo-lead musical, I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin, for which he won his second Tony Award. He played the title role in the musical Ben Franklin in Paris and originated the role of Henry II in the original production of The Lion in Winter. In 1974 he starred alongside Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mack & Mabel as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director. That same year (1974) the film version of Mame, another famed Jerry Herman musical, was released with Preston starring, alongside Lucille Ball, in the role of Beauregard Burnside.

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Speaks For IT GETS BETTER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 13, 2010

Members of the Broadway & NY Theater Community came together to share their stories that 'It Gets Better'


Ben Franklin Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ben Franklin been in?
Ben Franklin has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

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