B.A. Theatre Arts, Brown University, 2001 M.F.A. Acting, Brown University, 2005
Ben Steinfeld is an actor, director, musician, and teacher. Ben recently made his Broadway debut in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and acted in and co-directed the critically acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of Cymbeline, presented Off-Broadway by Theatre for a New Audience. He has acted in everything from Shakespeare and Shaw to musicals and world premieres at leading theaters around the country, including: The Public Theater, Center Theatre Group, Portland Center Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Trinity Repertory. On TV, he has appeared on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In addition to teaching courses at Gallatin on acting, musical theater, and theater history, Ben is co-creator of the Gallatin Theater Workshop, director of the Master's Thesis Showcase, associate artistic director for the Gallatin Arts Festival, and the recipient of two Jewish studies grants. He has also been a guest faculty member at Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English, a guest instructor at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and a teaching artist at the McCarter Theater and Acting Manitou. Ben is a co-founder of Fiasco Theater, where he has directed several plays, and an artistic associate with the OBIE-winning Les Freres Corbusier. Also a singer and musician, he has narrated four young people's concerts for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and helped create an evening of Shakespeare and Ellington with the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra. Please visit http://www.fiascotheater.com and http://www.bensteinfeld.net.
Along with Noah Brody, Ben Steinfeld co-directed the in Fiasco Theater’s Production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, which ran at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, from November 25 through December 20, 2015. In the production, Steinfeld performed the roles of Lucio and Froth.
Steinfeld co-directed, along with Jessie Austrian, Fiasco Theater’s production of Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona, which ran from April 24 through June 20, 2015 at the Theatre for a New Audience’s Polonsky Shakespeare Center, in Brooklyn, New York. The show was a 2015 New York Times Critics Pick.