BEN HARNEY'S CAREER

RECENT PROJECTS / IN DEVELOPMENT:

Henry Box Brown  / Premiere / Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland – nominated for Best Musical and Best of the Fringe 2018

PEARL the Musical / (in negotiations) / previously nominated for 5 AUDELCO Awards including Best Director and Best Musical

DIRECTOR:  [Representative Projects]

TELEVISION COACHING

On Our Own ABC TV, Acting Coach for lead, Ralph Harris

 

Minor Adjustments NBC TV, Acting Coach for lead, Rondell Sheridan

THEATRE

Henry Box Brown (Director) – Edinburgh Festival 2018

Five Guys Named Moe (Director, Co-Choreographer)

Pearl The Musical (Co-Producer, Director) 5 AUDELCO Award Nominations including Best Director and Best Musical

Christmas is Coming Uptown (Director, Co-Producer)

Children of God 6 Nominations including Best Musical, Midtown International Theater Festival

Guys and Dolls (Producer, Director)

The Vision (adaptation Writer, Director) 

Annie (Co-Producer, Director)

The Jackie Robinson Musical (original workshop) 

Dreamgirls (Producer, Director)

A Raisin in the Sun (Producer, Director) 

The Oldest Man 

Godspell (Co-Producer, Director)

Last Train to Nibroc (Producer, Director)

TRIGGERS! (Writer, Developer, Director) anti-handgun project for PAL

The Wiz (Producer, Director)

Wisdom for Sale (Co-Producer, Director)

P.O.V. (Writer, Director) 

Paul Robeson

Broadway Songs (Revue)

I See My Bones

Give and Take (Producer, Director)

Where is God? (Director, Co-Choreographer) CCC Productions

Slow Down the Night (Producer, Director)

Confirming the Search: That Girl’s Still Here Somewhere (Nominated for a Los Angeles Drama League Award)

Lincoln Center Festival ’99: House Full o’ Praise(Co-Developer, Artistic Consultant)

Great Day Chorale(Co-Producer, Stage Director) 

When the Men On the Calendar Were Killed

Rabbit Ears Productions: Anansi (Co-Writer, Co-Developer) 

Ben & Eddie video series(Co-Producer, Co-Writer)

OTHER PROJECTS

Medgar Evers College Pipeline Outreach – Summer 2014 & 2015

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)– Summer Musical Drama Workshops 2013 – 2016

Lincoln Center Festival 99’s House Full O’ Praise (Co-Developer, Consultant) Marathon Gospel concert series

For His Excellent Glory(Director, Co-Producer) video - European church distribution

Anansi (Co-Writer, Co-Developer) Rabbit Ears Productions

Ben & Eddie (Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Co-Star) children’s video series. Great Pearl Communications

Gentle Treatment Nationwide Model Search III & IVevents (Producer, Director)Johnson Products

Global Forum 2000– host: Henry Kissinger (Director-children’s segment) Newscorp

Mary Had A Baby (Co-Producer) album recording of Negro Spirituals for Great Day Chorale

We Deliver (Executive Producer, Consultant) training video for United States Postal Service

In Bright MansionsAbove (Co-Producer) album recording of Negro Spirituals for Great Day Chorale 

The Urban Block Party (Theatre Troupe Co-Director) nationwide concert event

Great Day Chorale(Co-Producer, Stage Director since 1989)

PERFORMANCE:  (Representative)

THEATRE

E. D. Nixon                                                      Workshop/Playwrights Horizons

Martin Luther King Jr.                                   West Angeles Theater

D. Lenox Harper                                           West Angeles Theater

Moses                                                           Nederlander Theater / Carnegie Hall

Howard Maxwell                                          Roundabout Theater

Bert Williams                                                American Place Theater

William Sheridan Sr.                                    First National Tour

Johnny St. Just                                             Pre-Broadway workshop

Curtis Taylor Jr.                                            Imperial Theater

Hector                                                          Frederick Douglass Theater

Rooster Cox                                                 Inner city Theater

RomanticLead                                             First National Tour

Standby for Ken and Andre                       Longacre Theater

Tinman                                                         Broadway Theater 

Tinman                                                         First National Tour 

Leading Player                                             Imperial Theater

Zodzetrick                                                     Palace Theater

Swing,Tinman understudy                         MajesticTheater 

Male Lead                                                    Coconut Grove Playhouse 

Chorus                                                          Forrest Theater

Chorus                                                          Lunt Fontane Theater

Featured Dancer                                        Playhouse Theater / Edison Theater

Herod/Narrator                                           Harvard, Hasty Pudding Club

Chorus                                                          Anta Theater (now the August Wilson)

 

Red Clay                                         

Slow Down the Night                            

Sing Me One More Song                    

El Shaddai                                                

Brownstone                                            

Williams and Walker                       

Tap Dance Kid                                  

Mr. Jelly Lord                                     

*Dreamgirls                                        

The More You get the More You Want     

The Derby                                                    

Ain’t Misbehavin’                                

*Ain’t Misbehavin’                                  

The Wiz                                                    

The Wiz                                                    

Pippin                                                       

*The Treemonisha                                

*The Wiz                                                  

Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope          

Brain Child                                                    

*Pajama Game                                        

*Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope         

Jesus Christ Superstar (concert)       

Purlie                                                           

 

*Original Broadway Cast

TELEVISION

All My Children                        Assistant DA Peter Ramsey                  ABC Television

      (recurring) 

List of Commercials upon request

NOTABLE FILMS

Bad Decisions (Co-Star) 

Son of Sam, Son of Hope  (Narrator)

Heart of Stone (Co-Star)

Ben & EddieChildren’s video series  (Co-Writer, Co-Star)

AWARDS Include:

Edinburgh Festival 2018 - Best Musical nomination for Henry Box Brown

Best of the Fringe nomination for Henry Box Brown

AUDELCO Award nomination - Best Director of a Musical, Pearl2013

MITF Award nomination – Best Musical, Children of God2012

AUDELCO Award nomination - Best Actor, Williams and Walker 1986

Tony Award winner - Best Actor in a Musical, Dreamgirls 1982

Drama Desk Award nomination - Best Actor, Dreamgirls 1982

NAACP Image Award nomination – Best Supporting Actor, Tap Dance Kid 1985

Bay Circle Critics Award winner - Best Supporting Actor, Tap Dance Kid 1985

 

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