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Ben Wright (American actor)

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Ben Wright (American actor)

Ben Wright is best known for originating the role of "Jack" in the Tony Award winning musical, Into the Woods. Wright's professional acting career started with George C. Wolfe's Off-Broadway production of Paradise at Playwrights Horizons. He then went on to originate leading roles on Broadway in Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods and the Tony nominated State Fair, for which he received a Drama Desk Nomination.[1] He also created the role of Nanki Poo in Hot Mikado at the Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. He has worked extensively with some of Broadway’s greatest talents, including Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine, Bernadette Peters, James Hammerstein, Paul Gemignani and Joanna Gleason. Wright's feature film credits include the Academy Award winning Born on the Fourth of July with Tom Cruise as well as Penny Marshall's Renaissance Man with Danny DeVito. Wright's television credits include starring opposite Judd Nelson in NBC's Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes and the ABC drama series Capital News with Lloyd Bridges and Helen Slater.[2] Wright has performed at the Tony Awards two times and can be heard on several albums, including the original cast recording of State Fair and the Grammy Award winning recording of Into the Woods.


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