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Ben Barker is a Chicago-based actor and singer. Originally from Massachusetts, he made his way to the Midwest after attending Northwestern University, where he studied Theatre and Political Science, and graduated cum laude. Ben is most passionate about Shakespeare, music theatre, new work, and all drama that lets the audience experience the power of empathy.

This winter Ben had the pleasure of directing the talented students at The Chicago Academy for the Arts in King Lear. Currently, Ben performs as Willard in Footloose at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, IL from April 10 - June 2.