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Ben Barker is a Chicago-based actor and singer. Originally from Massachusetts, he's had the theatre bug ever since taking the stage as Harold Hill in the 8th grade. 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.

Ben recently returned from snowy Bozeman, Montana where he was playing Henrik in A Little Night Music, a collaboration between Intermountain Opera Bozeman and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks.

Up next, Ben plays the title role in Candide at Music Theater Works in Evanston, IL (June 2-11). 

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