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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 summer Ben enjoyed another adventure in the wilderness of Montana where he helped co-direct Romeo & Juliet for the Children’s Shakespeare Society in Bozeman. He also performed the role of Frederic in Music Theater Work’s production of The Pirates of Penzance.