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In 2009, Ben won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Bass Competition. The honor included a recording contract with Concord Records through which he released his debut album, State of Art, in 2011.

His album Coming of Age, was released in April 2015.

Williams is a member of guitarist Pat Metheny's Unity Band, which won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.

Ben Williams Photos


World Premiere, 2013

Public Theater Production, 2012

New York Theatre Workshop Production, 2011

Ben Williams Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Sound Designer

Ben Williams Awards and Nominations

Obie Awards - 2012 - Sound Design

Ben WilliamsThe Select

Obie Awards - 2012 - Sound Design

Ben Williams, The Select (The Sun Also Rises)

The Lortels - 2012 - Outstanding Sound Design

Ben Williams, The Select (The Sun Also Rises)

Ben Williams Videos

Ben Williams News

Full Cast Set for OUR CLASS at BAM Starring Alexandra Silber, Richard Topol & More

Our Class, the award-winning play by Tadeusz Słobodzianek, which will premiere at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) for its New York premiere in January, has revealed its cast. Learn how to purchase tickets!

säje's Self-Titled Album Debuts in Top 3 on Billboard Jazz Charts

The album debuted atop multiple Billboard Charts: #2 Top Contemporary Jazz Albums, #3 Top Jazz Albums, #47 Top Current Album Sales, #81 Top Album Sales, and #21 Emerging Artists Chart. säje includes tracks that encompass originals, reimagined jazz standards, and inventive interpretations of contemporary tunes by YEBBA, Bad Plus, and The Beatles.

Zach Bryan, Carrie Underwood & More Nominated For CMA Awards - Full List of Nominations!

Top nominees include first-time nominee Jelly Roll with five nominations, while Luke Combs and HARDY collect four nominations each. Jordan Davis, Ashley McBryde, producer/mix engineer Joey Moi, songwriter/producer Jordan Schmidt, Chris Stapleton, Morgan Wallen and musician/producer Derek Wells secure three nominations apiece.

Elevator Repair Service's ULYSSES is Coming to the Fisher Center at Bard in September

Discover the highly anticipated premiere of Elevator Repair Service's adaptation of James Joyce's 'Ulysses' at the Fisher Center at Bard in September. Get ready to experience the magic of this unique theatrical production that brings the epic novel to life on stage.

Tayler Holder Releases New Single 'Til She's Gone'

Following the success of his recent release Holder he is busy getting ready for his debut US tour opening for Dylan Scott on his ‘This Town’s Been Too Good To Us” Tour coming to the US this Fall. In addition, to Tayler, fellow Country Singer-Songwriter Matt Schuster will also be joining the tour in support of Dylan Scott. 

New Film Celebrates 10 Years of National Youth Dance Company; Oona Doherty is Announced as Next Guest Artistic Director

Sadler’s Wells has released a film on Digital Stage celebrating the first 10 years of National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) and announced that acclaimed choreographer Oona Doherty will be Guest Artistic Director for 2023/24.

Butterfly Black featuring Ben Williams and Syndee Winters Unveil Soulful New Single 'B.R.B.'

Winters is a commanding Broadway stage singer, dancer and actor, who has performed in such defining productions as Hamilton, The Lion King, Pippin, Motown The Musical, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Before working on Broadway, she was a dancer for the New York Knicks basketball team and a hip-hop and soul singer.

Tickets On Sale Today For Perelman Performing Arts Center's Inaugural Season

Tickets for Perelman Performing Arts Center's (PAC NYC) inaugural season performances beginning in September are on public sale today, Friday, June 23, at 10 am.

Miranda Joan Drops Double Single 'Too Much' & 'Coffee'

Listen to the new soul-drenched double single 'Too Much' and 'Coffee' by alt pop/R&B Canadian singer/songwriter Miranda Joan. Miranda Joan has found success sharing the stage with high profile artists including Andy Grammar, Lorde, Shawn Mendes and more.

THE LION KING North American Tour to Welcome Back Syndee Winters as 'Nala'

The North American tour of Disney’s The Lion King will welcome back Syndee Winters as “Nala” from August 22 through October 29, 2023. Learn how to purchase tickets to The Lion King!

Sadler's Wells Digital Stage Launches Motion Picture: New Collaborations in Dance and Film

Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage presents a new series of short films pairing top choreographers and filmmakers, launching on Thursday 8 June. 

The Rita Moreno Awards 2023 Nominees Announced

The Rita Moreno Awards has announced the 2023 nominees. See the full list!

CB30 Releases New Track Someone Else's Summer

Buena Vista Records’ emerging duo CB30 are sharing a brand-new track, “Someone Else’s Summer.' Piano, guitars, and the pair’s vocal harmonies combine on the song to paint a nostalgic picture of a summer love that ended too soon. “Someone Else’s Summer” is written by Ben Williams, Colin Healy and Patrick Murphy, and produced by Paul DiGiovanni.

Syndee Winters to Perform at Rockwood Music Hall as Part of Butterfly Black R&B Duo

On March 20th, Broadway star Syndee Winters will perform at NYC's Rockwood Music Hall as part of Butterfly Black, a fresh new R&B duo with the GRAMMY award-winning bassist/producer Ben Williams.

Syndee Winters Comes to Madison This Month For Intimate LunART Cabaret Show

​​​​​​​LunART has the perfect event for Madison area live-music fans who love Broadway, romance and storytelling. Syndee Winters, star of Broadway's “The Lion King,” is coming to town for a cabaret show. This is a one-night-only, one-of-a-kind intimate event you don't want to miss! 

Syndee Winters Makes a One-Night Stop in Madison in December

Planning a special night out with a special somebody? LunART has the perfect event for Madison area live-music fans who love Broadway, romance and storytelling. Syndee Winters, star of Broadway's “The Lion King,” is coming to town for a cabaret show. This is a one-night-only, one-of-a-kind intimate event you don't want to miss! 

The Kennedy Center Announces Millennium Stage Schedule for October Featuring José James, Samantha Crain & More

Millennium Stage will offer free live community performances, streamed live, plus online programs and film screenings, Wednesday–Saturday each week throughout their campus.

MARIE IT'S TIME Announces Performance Cancellations and Extension at HERE

 The Obie Award-winning HERE announced that due to a positive COVID test within the company, all performances of Marie It’s Time have been cancelled through Saturday September 17, 2022. Performances will resume Wednesday September 21.

Photos: First Look at Julia Jarcho, Kedian Keohan & Jennifer Seastone in MARIE IT'S TIME at HERE

Marie It’s Time will begin performances at HERE’s Mainstage Theatre on September 7, 2022, and open September 9 for a limited run through September 24, 2022. Get a first look at photos here!

HERE & Minor Theater to Present MARIE IT'S TIME in September

The Obie Award-winning HERE will present Marie It’s Time. Created and Produced by Minor Theater, the company that brought you Julia Jarcho’s Obie Award-winning Grimly Handsome, Marie It’s Time is written by Jarcho, who also performs in her work for the first time.


Ben Williams has been nominated for several awards in the field of sound design. He was nominated for the Obie Awards for Sound Design for his work on "The Select" and "The Select (The Sun Also Rises)". Additionally, he received nominations for Outstanding Sound Design at The Lortels for both "The Select (The Sun Also Rises)" and "Gatz".

Ben Williams has won several awards for his sound design work. He received an Obie Award for Sound Design for his work on "The Select." He also won an Outstanding Sound Design award at The Lortels for his work on "The Select" (The Sun Also Rises).

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