An actor and musician originally from Dayton, Ohio, Benjamin is a proud new member of the Chicago theater scene. Most recent credits include Sunday In The Park With George at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Dead at Court Theatre, Oliver! at Drury Lane Oakbrook and Fiddler On The Roof at The Paramount Theater. In 2005, he played Anthony (and his cello) on Broadway in John Doyle’s Tony Award winning revival of Sweeney Todd. He recreated that role in the subsequent national tour in 2007. Other favorite credits include Des McAnuff’s 2009 revival of Guys and Dolls and the thrilling 25th Anniversary National Tour of Les Miserables. This year, Benjamin will hit the road again making all sorts of music in the first national tour of Once the Musical.
Mr. Magnuson is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors’ Guild and the American Federation of Musicians.