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Ben Harney

 
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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1986
Howard
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1986
Bert Williams
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1985
William Sheridan
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1981
Curtis Taylor, Jr.
Curtis Taylor, Jr. [Replacement]
Curtis Taylor, Jr. [Replacement]
Curtis Taylor, Jr.
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1979
Performer 2
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1976
Tinman
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
Performer
Zodzetrick
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
Tinman [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1973
Ensemble/Other Roles
Dancer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Leading Player [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Dancer

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1986
Howard

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1986
Bert Williams

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1985
William Sheridan

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1981
Curtis Taylor, Jr.

Curtis Taylor, Jr. [Replacement]

Curtis Taylor, Jr. [Replacement]

Curtis Taylor, Jr.

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1979
Performer 2

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1976
Tinman

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
Performer

Zodzetrick

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
Tinman [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1973
Ensemble/Other Roles

Dancer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Leading Player [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Dancer


Ben Harney Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1982 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Ben Harney, 73637
 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Ben Harney, Dreamgirls

Ben Harney News

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Jennie Harney-Fleming is On the Rise! Photo VIDEO: HAMILTON's Jennie Harney-Fleming is On the Rise!
by Candace Cordelia - Sep 22, 2022

Jennie Harney-Fleming recently assumed the role of Angelica Schuyler on Broadway and she is telling us all about the new gig, how she juggles being a mom with being onstage and so much more! Watch the full video interview.

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Cast for Gala Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Cast for Gala
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 12, 2022

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces a star-studded cast for this year's 2022 TRUSpeak: Hear Our Voices!, a virtual gala scheduled for Sunday, March 20, 2022 from 5pm to 7pm. Presented with generous sponsorship from R.K. Greene and The Storyline Project, Patrick Blake of Rhymes Over Beats, Merrie L. Davis of Next Act 2 Follow, Neal Rubinstein/Dangerous,   Judith Estrine of Prism Stage Company, Stephanie Rosenberg/Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors and Judith Manocherian LLC, this is an evening to raise awareness of current social issues, as well as awareness of the work TRU has been doing for the theater community for over 28 years. Tickets and details are available at http://TRUSpeakTix.com.

Theater Resources Unlimited Presents 'TRUSpeak: Hear Our Voices!' Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Presents 'TRUSpeak: Hear Our Voices!'
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2022

Presented with generous sponsorship from R.K. Greene and The Storyline Project, Patrick Blake of Rhymes Over Beats, Merrie L. Davis of Next Act 2 Follow, Neal Rubinstein/Dangerous, Judith Estrine of Prism Stage Company, Stephanie Rosenberg/Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors and Judith Manocherian LLC, this is an evening to raise awareness of current social issues as well as the work TRU has been doing for the theater community for over 28 years.

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Selections For Annual Fundraising Gala 2022 TRU Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Selections For Annual Fundraising Gala 2022 TRUSPEAK: HEAR OUR VOICES!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 28, 2022

Theater Resources Unlimited announces the seven winning plays that were selected to be performed in the 2022 TRUSpeak: Hear Our Voices!, a virtual gala scheduled for Sunday, March 20, 2022 from 5pm to 7pm.

VIDEO: Effies Unite on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm! Photo VIDEO: Effies Unite on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 9, 2021

Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with everything Effie with DREAMGIRLS Lillias White, Roz Ryan and Kecia-Lewis Evans.

How Broadway Is Showing Up for the Election- What & When to Watch! Photo How Broadway Is Showing Up for the Election- What & When to Watch!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 18, 2020

The election is right around the corner, and Broadway is showing up to the party. Countless artists have already raised their voices to call for change and inspire people around to world to vote... and they aren't finished yet. Check out some of the most anticipated upcoming events that combine the Broadway stars you love with the most important issues on the moment.

Judith Light, David Hyde Pierce, Leslie Uggams and More Join Broadway For Biden's Upc Photo Judith Light, David Hyde Pierce, Leslie Uggams and More Join Broadway For Biden's Upcoming IN OUR AMERICA Concert
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2020

Broadway for Biden has announced updates for upcoming fundraiser In Our America: A Concert for the Soul of the Nation. The one-night only virtual event will bring Broadway together to celebrate hope and benefit the Biden Victory Fund.

VIDEO: Ben Harney, Kecia Lewis and More Sing 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' in Support o Photo VIDEO: Ben Harney, Kecia Lewis and More Sing 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' in Support of Black Lives Matter
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 31, 2020

Tony winner Ben Harney, Kecia Lewis, Thaddeus McCants, DeWitt Fleming Jr., Jennie Harney-Fleming, and Charles Czernecki appear in a new video featuring the anthem 'Lift Every Voice and Sing, in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

American Bard Theater Company Presents the NYC Premiere of
YOU WOULDN'T EXPECT Photo American Bard Theater Company Presents the NYC Premiere of YOU WOULDN'T EXPECT
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2018

American Bard Theater Company presents the New York City premiere of You Wouldn't Expect, a play written by Marilynn Barner Anselmi examining the staggering truths about the coercive influence of the government-sponsored eugenics program and its direct focus on poverty and race. Cezar Williams directs a cast of eight, including Cherie Danielle, Adiagha Faizah, Carl Fisk, Erin Gilbreth*, Ross G. Hewitt, Malikha Mallette, Okema T Moore*, and Atiya Yanique Taylor. Fifteen performances will be staged at The Chain Theater, 312 West 36th Street in New York City, from September 19-October 7, 2018.

Gospel Singers' Tribute to Scots Who Fought Slavery in American Civil War Photo Gospel Singers' Tribute to Scots Who Fought Slavery in American Civil War
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2018

New York Gospel singers and Broadway actors from a new Edinburgh Fringe musical gathered today (1 August) and sang Amazing Grac ein tribute to the Scots who fought against slavery in the American Civil War.

Ben Harney Videos

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Jennie Harney-Fleming is On the Rise! VideoVIDEO: HAMILTON's Jennie Harney-Fleming is On the Rise!
by Candace Cordelia - Sep 22, 2022

Jennie Harney-Fleming recently assumed the role of Angelica Schuyler on Broadway and she is telling us all about the new gig, how she juggles being a mom with being onstage and so much more! Watch the full video interview.

STAGE TUBE: Amber Riley Debuts Iconic, 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' on The Graham Norton Show
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2016

Amber Riley dropped in on The Graham Norton Show this week in support of her upcoming West End turn as Effie White in the first ever UK production of the 1980's classic musical, Dreamgirls. Watch the video below to catch one of the first glimpses of the production as Ms. Riley slays the iconic ballad, 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going'.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/20- DREAMGIRLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 20, 2011

30 years ago today, Dreamgirls premiered on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. The production was directed by Michael Bennett, produced by Bennett, Bob Avian, Geffen Records, and The Shubert Organization, and choreographed by Bennett and Michael Peters. It starred Sheryl Lee Ralph as Deena Jones, Jennifer Holliday as Effie White, Loretta Devine as Lorrell Robinson, Ben Harney as Curtis Taylor, Jr., Cleavant Derricks as James 'Thunder' Early, and Obba Babatundé as C. C. White. Dreamgirls proved to be a star-making vehicle for several of its performers, particularly Holliday, whose performance as Effie received significant praise.


Ben Harney Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

What awards has Ben Harney been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for 73637 and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Dreamgirls .

What awards has Ben Harney won?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Dreamgirls.