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Ben Shenkman

 
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Broadway credits include Sight Unseen, Proof (Tony Award nomination), and The Deep Blue Sea. He is known to TV audiences as Louis Ironson in the miniseries “Angels in America” (Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations), and as Dr. Jeremiah Sacani on USA Network’s “Royal ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Broadway credits include Sight Unseen, Proof (Tony Award nomination), and The Deep Blue Sea. He is known to TV audiences as Louis Ironson in the miniseries “Angels in America” (Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations), and as Dr. Jeremiah Sacani on USA Network’s “Royal ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Arthur Drexel
  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2007
Marsha
  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2005
Ray
  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2004
Ramon
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2004
Jonathan Waxman
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2000
Hal
  [Broadway]
1998
Philip Welch

Photos

Ben Shenkman and Lauren Greilsheimer Shenkman Photo

Ben Shenkman and Lauren Greilsheimer Shenkman

From: 
Date:
04/20/2022
Ben Shenkman and Lauren Greilsheimer Shenkman Photo

Ben Shenkman and Lauren Greilsheimer Shenkman

From: 
Date:
04/11/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Arthur Drexel

  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2007
Marsha

  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2005
Ray

  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2004
Ramon

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2004
Jonathan Waxman

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2000
Hal

  [Broadway]
1998
Philip Welch

Ben Shenkman Biography

Broadway credits include Sight Unseen, Proof (Tony Award nomination), and The Deep Blue Sea. He is known to TV audiences as Louis Ironson in the miniseries “Angels in America” (Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations), and as Dr. Jeremiah Sacani on USA Network’s “Royal Pains.” He has also had regular roles on “The Paul Reiser Show” and “Canterbury's Law,” and recurring roles on “Lights Out,” “Damages,” “Burn Notice,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and the upcoming HBO miniseries “Crime.” Film appearances include Blue Valentine, Solitary Man, Then She Found Me, Just Like Heaven, Must Love Dogs, Roger Dodger, Personal Velocity, Jesus' Son, Requiem for a Dream, and Pi.

Ben Shenkman Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Ben Shenkman, Proof

Ben Shenkman News

Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Photo Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 20, 2022

Just last night, Manhattan Theatre Club celebrated opening night of the Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hang for the big night and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet arrivals.

Photos: BIRTHDAY CANDLES Opening Night Red Carpet Photo Photos: BIRTHDAY CANDLES Opening Night Red Carpet
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 11, 2022

Just last night, Roundabout Theatre Company New York premiere of Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle, starring Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, directed by Vivienne Benesch, celebrated opening night and BroadwayWorld was there to capture pictures.

Lena Hall, Blair Brown, Ben Feldman and More to Star in Livestreamed Works by Zakiyya Photo Lena Hall, Blair Brown, Ben Feldman and More to Star in Livestreamed Works by Zakiyyah Alexander, Mando Alvarado & Others
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021

On Saturday, May 22nd at 7:00pm EST, Play-PerView will live stream AYA or Dear Lover by Fernanda Coppel (King Liz, “How To Get Away With Murder”).  Directed by Estefania Fadul, this production will feature Raul Castillo (“Looking,” “Atypical”), Tina Huang (“Rizzoli & Isles,” “Arrow”), and Roxana Ortega (“The Casagrandes,” “American Vandal”). 

VIDEO: On This Day, March 5- Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, March 5- Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2021

On this day in 2015, Fish In the Dark, a new comedy by Seinfeld creator Larry David, celebrated its opening night on Broadway. 

Marc Kudisch, Jessica Hecht, LaTanya Richardson and More to Star in Virtual Reading o Photo Marc Kudisch, Jessica Hecht, LaTanya Richardson and More to Star in Virtual Reading of SQUEAKY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2021

The production, which will premiere on Guild Hall's YouTube channel on Sunday, March 28 at 7:30pm EST, is directed by Bob Balaban and features a multi-award-winning cast including Jessica Hecht, Marc Kudisch, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Ben Shenkman, and Harris Yulin.

Alex Brightman, Michael Cerveris & More Helped THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Ma Photo Alex Brightman, Michael Cerveris & More Helped THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Mark Milestone Edition
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2020

Last night, The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues celebrated its landmark tenth edition. In the biggest round yet, 28 actors were paired with the industry's top writers, who created new pieces just for them in only 24 hours. From 6 PM on, the new monologues were published, one every 15 minutes.

Michael Cerveris, Alex Brightman, Solea Pfeiffer, and More Join Tenth Edition Of THE  Photo Michael Cerveris, Alex Brightman, Solea Pfeiffer, and More Join Tenth Edition Of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2020

Tonight, The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues celebrates its milestone tenth edition.

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet of MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON Photo Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet of MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 16, 2020

My Name is Lucy Barton opened just last night, Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out photos from the star-studded red carpet!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of FOR THE PEOPLE on ABC - Thursday, May 16, 2019 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of FOR THE PEOPLE on ABC - Thursday, May 16, 2019
by TV Scoop - Apr 29, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of FOR THE PEOPLE, airing on ABC on Thursday, May 16, 2019!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of FOR THE PEOPLE on ABC - Thursday, May 9, 2019 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of FOR THE PEOPLE on ABC - Thursday, May 9, 2019
by TV Scoop - Apr 22, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of FOR THE PEOPLE, airing on ABC on Thursday, May 9, 2019!

Ben Shenkman Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, March 5- Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK Opens On Broadway VideoVIDEO: On This Day, March 5- Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2019

On this day in 2015, Fish In the Dark, a new comedy by Seinfeld creator Larry David, celebrated its opening night on Broadway. 

VIDEO: FISH IN THE DARK's Jason Alexander Shares '80's McDonald TV Spot!
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 19, 2015

Jason Alexander stopped by this week's THE VIEW on ABC to talk about returning to the Broadway stage after 25 years in Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK.

BWW TV: FISH IN THE DARK Montage! Jason Alexander Returns to Broadway in Larry David's Comedy Play
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 16, 2015

Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander recently assumed the role of 'Norman Drexel' in Larry David's hit comedy Fish In the Dark, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Alexander steps into the role created by David in the comedy about a death in the family. The limited engagement run of the production, originally scheduled through June 7, is extended for six weeks through Sunday, July 19. Click below to watch a montage of Alexander in the show!

VIDEO: Jason Alexander Talks FISH IN THE DARK; Performs Magic Act on 'Live'
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 12, 2015

Jason Alexander stopped by this week's 'LIVE' and spoke about taking over the lead role for Larry David in Broadway's FISH IN THE DARK.

VIDEO: Jason Alexander and Larry David Talk FISH IN THE DARK on 'Tonight'
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 9, 2015

Larry David and Jason Alexander stopped by last night's TONIGHT SHOW to talk to Jimmy about their Broadway play Fish in the Dark.

BWW TV: Jason Alexander Surprises Larry David Onstage at FISH IN THE DARK
by Robert Diamond - Jun 5, 2015

            Tony Award winner Jason Alexander, who joins the cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK on Tuesday, June 9, surprised the author and star of the hit comedy with a cameo appearance during the Thursday, June 4 performance at the Cort Theatre.

BWW TV: FISH IN THE DARK Finds Its New Larry David! Jason Alexander Begins Rehearsals!
by TV - Press Previews - May 30, 2015

Jason Alexander will join the cast of Larry David's hit comedy about a death in the family, Fish In the Dark beginning Tuesday, June 9 at the Cort Theater (138 West 48th Street). Alexander and the rest of the company met the press earlier this week to talk about the cast switch-up and you can check out all the interviews below!

VIDEO: Rita Wilson Talks FISH IN THE DARK, New Music Video on 'Today'
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 17, 2015

Rita Wilson stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to discuss her new Broadway comedy FISH IN THE DARK. Check out the appearance below!

VIDEO: Rosie Perez Talks FISH IN THE DARK Opening on 'The View'
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 10, 2015

On yesterday's THE VIEW on ABC, co-host Rosie Perez talked about the official opening of her new Broadway play FISH IN THE DARK. Watch the clip below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Larry David & More in FISH IN THE DARK on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 3, 2015

FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is Thursday, March 5. The comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, also stars Rita Wilson, Rosie Perez, Jayne Houdyshell,Ben Shenkman and Lewis J. Stadlen, heading a cast of 18. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!


Ben Shenkman Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ben Shenkman been in?
Ben Shenkman has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

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

What awards has Ben Shenkman been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Proof .