Ben has spent the past year playing the title role in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End. Other recent theatre credits include: Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun (Crucible Theatre – Sheffield), Love Me Tender (Original UK Cast), Forbidden Broadway (Menier Chocolate Factory and West End), Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory), and Therese Raquin (Finborough Theatre). Ben also played The Phantom in the original Australian production of Love Never Dies (The Really Useful Company). For his performance Ben won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Sydney Theatre Awards.
Other theatre credits include: Carl-Magnus in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music (Opera Australia), Sir Galahad in Spamalot (Original Australian cast) directed by Mike Nichols, Urinetown (Sydney Theatre Company), Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical (Original Australian cast), The Odyssey (Malthouse and Black Swan Theatre Company), Side by Side By Sondheim (Theatre Royal, Sydney), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (WildRumpus), The Windows Project (Darlinghurst Theatre), and Metro Street (Production Company).
Film & Television
The Phantom in Love Never Dies (Universal Pictures/The Really Useful Company), Doctors (BBC Television), McLeod’s Daughters (Channel 9 Australia).
Ben has also performed as a solo artist at numerous major events including Andrew Lloyd Webber – A Musical Celebration (Royal Hospital Chelsea), West End Live! (Trafalgar Square – London), Carols By Candlelight (Channel Nine Australia), 2012 Helpmann Awards, and 2007 APEC Summit (Sydney Opera House).
Ben has recorded Original Cast Albums for Love Never Dies – (The Really Useful Group) Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical and Morgan’s Run (ABC Classics/Symphony Australia) and features in the Andrew Lloyd Webber Unmasked: Platinum Collection. He has worked extensively as a concert artist including as a soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House, and has worked in radio drama for the BBC.
A graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Ben is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.