BEN CHAVEZ is an actor and composer born and raised in New Jersey. As a performer, he has appeared at various performance venues in the NYC area, including: Radio City, NJPAC, Lincoln Center, The Paper Mill Playhouse, Madison Square Garden, and Town Hall. Favorite credits include: Marry Harry (York Theatre Company), Grease (North Shore Music Theatre), Bombshell(Minskoff Theater), Legally Blonde (Sacramento Music Circus), and a reading of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s The Visitor (The Public Theater).
Ben is a graduate of the NYU Tisch New Studio on Broadway where he began composing musical theatre works along with book writer/lyricist Yianni Papadimos. Their musical The Cobalteansplayed at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in 2015 garnering awards for Outstanding Music, Outstanding Book, and Outstanding Lyrics. Ben and Yianni’s new musical Elysium was developed in 2016 at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival followed by a full production at Ohio Northern University. Ben is a proud music faculty member at New York University and Marymount Manhattan College and an outreach musician with the Broadway Inspiration Voices.