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Peter Benson

 
Birth Place:
Stockholm, Sweden
Bio:
Broadway: Promises, Promises, To Be or Not To Be, The Pajama Game, Wonderful Town, Cabaret, Little Me, American Daughter, State Fair. Theatre: Distracted (Roundabout), Birth & Afterbirth (Atlantic), Country Club (Drama Dept.) Maddening Truth (Keen Co.) Television: "Unforgettable," "Good Wife," "Too ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Stockholm, Sweden

Bio:
Broadway: Promises, Promises, To Be or Not To Be, The Pajama Game, Wonderful Town, Cabaret, Little Me, American Daughter, State Fair. Theatre: Distracted (Roundabout), Birth & Afterbirth (Atlantic), Country Club (Drama Dept.) Maddening Truth (Keen Co.) Television: "Unforgettable," "Good Wife," "Too ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
World Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse, 2018
The Erie Kid
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Production, 2012
Bazzard
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Production, 2012
E.J. Lofgren
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Mike Kirkeby
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2008
Rowicz
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2006
Prez
  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performers
  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Frank Lippencott
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2003
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
General
Victor
Preacher
Maitre D'
Kleeg
Captain
Attorney
Kleeg/Attorney/Maitre D', Preacher/General/Captain/Victor
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
Ernst Ludwig [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Billy Robbins
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1996
Harry

Peter Benson Biography

Broadway: Promises, Promises, To Be or Not To Be, The Pajama Game, Wonderful Town, Cabaret, Little Me, American Daughter, State Fair. Theatre: Distracted (Roundabout), Birth & Afterbirth (Atlantic), Country Club (Drama Dept.) Maddening Truth (Keen Co.) Television: "Unforgettable," "Good Wife," "Too Big To Fail," "Louie," "Oz," "Ed," "Law & Order," "Hi Honey I'm Home."

Peter Benson Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Peter Benson, The Pajama Game

Peter Benson News

Streaming Service BritBox Will Launch The Complete BBC Television Shakespeare Collect Photo Streaming Service BritBox Will Launch The Complete BBC Television Shakespeare Collection
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2020

BritBox, the subscription streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV with the largest collection of British television content in North America, will launch the full BBC Television Shakespeare Collection on May 26.

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of A MILLION LITTLE THINGS on ABC - Thursday, Febru Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of A MILLION LITTLE THINGS on ABC - Thursday, February 27, 2020
by TV Scoop - Feb 11, 2020

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of A MILLION LITTLE THINGS, airing on ABC on Thursday, February 27, 2020!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of A MILLION LITTLE THINGS on ABC - Thursday, Janua Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of A MILLION LITTLE THINGS on ABC - Thursday, January 30, 2020
by TV Scoop - Jan 13, 2020

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of A MILLION LITTLE THINGS, airing on ABC on Thursday, January 30, 2020!

David Strathairn, Cameron Monaghan and More Join the Casts of IMAGINE THIS! Festival  Photo David Strathairn, Cameron Monaghan and More Join the Casts of IMAGINE THIS! Festival of Free Reading Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2019

Fellowship for Performing Arts announced today complete casting for the second annual Imagine This!, a festival of staged readings featuring plays under consideration for future development that will take place December 4, 5 and 6. Performances will take place at Theatre Three at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036).

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE GOOD DOCTOR on ABC - Saturday, July 13, 2019 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE GOOD DOCTOR on ABC - Saturday, July 13, 2019
by TV Scoop - Jun 24, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE GOOD DOCTOR, airing on ABC on Saturday, July 13, 2019!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE GOOD DOCTOR on ABC - Monday, February 18, 20 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE GOOD DOCTOR on ABC - Monday, February 18, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE GOOD DOCTOR, airing on ABC on Monday, February 18, 2019!

Julie McBride, Sally Ann Triplett, and More Lead Reading of IN THE THEATRE Photo Julie McBride, Sally Ann Triplett, and More Lead Reading of IN THE THEATRE
by Julie Musbach - Feb 5, 2019

The York Theatre Company as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series will present a staged reading of the new musical In the Theatre with book by Joan Ross Sorkin (The Black Swan) and music and lyrics by Steven Fisher (The Little Dancer). In the Theatre will play two performances only on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's.

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE GOOD DOCTOR on ABC - Monday, February 18, 20 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE GOOD DOCTOR on ABC - Monday, February 18, 2019
by TV Scoop - Feb 4, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE GOOD DOCTOR, airing on ABC on Monday, February 18, 2019!

TheaterWorks Presents HAND TO GOD Photo TheaterWorks Presents HAND TO GOD
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2018

TheaterWorks - Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director announced today that TheaterWorks will present HAND TO GOD by Robert Askins as the fifth and final show of the 2017-2018 Season. Directed by Tracy Brigden, the Broadway smash hit and Tony Award nominated play begins previews July 20 and runs through August 26, 2018.

BWW Review: HAND TO GOD at TheaterWorks Photo BWW Review: HAND TO GOD at TheaterWorks
by Joseph Harrison - Jul 28, 2018

Grief can be a very strange thing and people react to traumatic events in very different ways. Some may become reserved and avoid contact with people. Some may turn to their faith for support during trying times. Others, like the young man in TheaterWorks' HAND TO GOD, channel anger, fear and confusion into a demonic and controlling puppet. Yes, you read that right. In Robert Askins' Tony Award nominated play, young Jason and his evil puppet alter ego, Tyrone, wreak havoc on a small Texas church and raunchy, rude, unhinged hilarity ensues.

Peter Benson Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paper Mill's THE STING Starring Harry Connick, Jr Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paper Mill's THE STING Starring Harry Connick, Jr

by Alan Henry - Apr 5, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse is diving into the world of high stakes cons with the world premiere production of the new musical The Sting. Check out the video below for a first look at the cast in action!

Steve Kazee, Patrick Page & Cady Huffman Lead Reading of THE STING Musical Videoplay
Steve Kazee, Patrick Page & Cady Huffman Lead Reading of THE STING Musical

by Nicole Rosky - Aug 14, 2017

An industry reading is underway for a new musical adaptation of The Sting!

VIDEO: First Look - Trailer for Lifetime's Britney Spears Movie BRITNEY EVER AFTER
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 24, 2017

Below, check out a first look at Lifetime's BRITNEY EVER AFTER, the Britney Spears Movie starring Peter Benson, Natasha Bassett and Nicole Oliver. The movie premieres on Lifetime on Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. ET.

STAGE TUBE: Watch THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD's Stephanie J. Block and Will Chase Prepare for the Tonys!
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2013

Rupert Holmes' Tony Award-winning musical comedy The Mystery of Edwin Drood closed on Broadway in March and was recently nominated for five 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical and nods for stars Stephanie J. Block and Will Chase. Watch the video below to see how Block and Chase are preparing for Tony night - coming up in just a few weeks on June 9!

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2013 Tony Nominees- DROOD's Scott Ellis on the Thrill of a Sixth Nomination!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on May 1, 2013, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Scott Ellis, a nominee for Best Direction of a Musical for The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Check out what he had to say below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2013 Tony Nominees- Anna Louizos on Her Fresh Take on DROOD's Set
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on May 1, 2013, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Anna Louizos, a nominee for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Check out what she had to say below!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD on Opening Night- Block, Chase, Rivera & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of The Mystery of Edwin Droodopened last night, Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 at Studio 54 on Broadway. BroadwayWorld's Richie Ridge was there to bring you all the excitement of opening night and you can check out his interviews with the cast below!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, and More in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD- Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 8, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) Broadway production ofThe Mystery of Edwin Drood began previews on October 19th. The show opens officially on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th St.). This is a limited engagement through February 10th, 2013. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released highlights from the show below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage at the Music Hall Royale with the Cast of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD- Outtakes!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 27, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com has obtained some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the actors of the Music Hall Royale preparing for their performance of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. This footage didn't make the cut of Roundabout Theatre Company's new television commercial. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Commercial Released for THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) Broadway production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood begins previews tonight, Friday, October 19th at 8:00PM. The Mystery of Edwin Drood stars Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, Gregg Edelman, Jim Norton, and Chita Rivera with Andy Karl, Jessie Mueller, Betsy Wolfe, Nicholas Barasch, Peter Benson, and Robert Creighton. Check out the just-released commercial for the show below!


Peter Benson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Peter Benson been in?
Peter Benson has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

How many West End shows has Peter Benson been in?
Peter Benson has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Peter Benson been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Pajama Game .