Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert! (2018): Ben as Pontius Pilate
A Live Musical Adaptation based on the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, directed by David Leveaux and Alex Rudzinski. Performed as a NBC Live Musical, at Marcy Avenue Armory (April 1 2018). The story is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’s life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. It depicts political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus that are not present in the Bible.
Don’t Dress For Dinner (2012): Ben as Robert
A comedy by Marc Camoletti, directed by John Tillinger, performed at the American Airlines Theatre – Roundabout Theatre Company (March 30 – 17 June 2012). Bernard’s plans for a romantic rendezvous with his mistress are complete with a gourmet caterer and an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But when Bernard’s wife learns that Robert will be visiting for the weekend, she decides to stay in town for a surprise tryst of her own… setting the stage for a collision course of assumed identities and outrageous infidelities.
A play by Joe Penhall, directed by Jeremy Herrin, at The Royal Court Theatre (2 Dec 2011 – 14 Jan 2012).A small boy is driving his mother to distraction – waking at night, hearing phantom noises and fixating on his absent father. When he glimpses a figure prowling the house at night, a shadow is cast which gradually strips away his childhood certainties.
A play by Schiller, in a new version by Mike Poulton, directed by Michael Grandage, at the Donmar Warehouse (8 June – 30 July 2011). Blood of ancient nobility and son of the most powerful statesman in the land, Ferdinand is willing to forsake his fortune for the love of Luise, daughter of a humble musician. But in a world governed by deception and greed, where power is everything, their future happiness and liberty are beyond their control. Schiller’s masterpiece of power and politics explores the battle between honour and corruption, between truth and betrayal.
A play by Christopher Hampton, directed by Rufus Norris, at the American Airlines Theatre, New York (1 May- 6 July 2008). In this adaptation of the 1782 novel by Choderlos de Laclos, two rival aristocrats use seduction and debauchery in a cruel game of revenge, manipulation and degradation. (Nominated for the Best Actor Award, Tony Awards, 2008; Winner of the Theatreworld Best Breakthrough Performance Award, 2008; Outer Critics’ Circle Nomination for Best Actor, 2008; Drama League Awards Nomination for Distinguished Performance, 2008)
A play by Émile Zola, in a version by Nicholas Wright, at the National Theatre, London (Nov 2006).