Singing + Songwriting Instructor - Virtual
Ben Chavez is an actor, musician, and composer originally from New Jersey. He is currently on the
Second National Tour of Disney’s Aladdin as “Omar,” after having played the same role in the First
National Tour in 2019. He recently he had the privilege of singing alongside the world-famous Rockettes in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Ben has appeared at many renowned venues around the country such as Madison Square Garden, The Kennedy Center, Radio City, Feinstein’s/54 Below, and has performed in various concerts on Broadway stages. He has worked on stage with greats like Barry Manilow, Billy Crystal, Cynthia Erivo, and Maroon Five.
As an independent songwriter, Ben has written, recorded, and performed his original music all over the
country. He recently performed solo engagements at Feinstein’s/54 Below in NYC and Rockefeller’s in
Houston and is preparing to record a solo EP entitled Walk Don’t Run to be released this upcoming
Spring. As a theatre composer, Ben and his collaborator Yianni Papadimos have written several musical
projects including The Cobalteans (NYMF 2015, Outstanding Music Award), Elysium: An American
Fable (Ohio Northern University, Village Theatre), and The Wrights (The Rev Theatre Co.). Their newest
musical LLF: Don’t Trust The Boyz! was recently performed at Ben’s high school alma mater, The Bergen County Academies, earlier this year. The duo has also just completed the soundtrack for an upcoming feature film called Intermedium.
One of Ben’s ultimate joys is getting to share his love for the arts with groups in educational and
community settings. A proud member of the Grammy-nominated Broadway Inspirational Voices, Ben
works as a teaching artist for their Arts and Education department and currently facilitates regular music
sessions with the patients at the Ronald McDonald House and residents at The Covenant House
locations nationwide. He also offers youth arts sessions globally with multicultural arts organization, Get
Playing piano since age three, Ben’s favorite place to be is behind the keys. He has worked for several
dance institutions as a ballet musician including NYU, Marymount Manhattan College, Ballet Hispanico,
Joffrey Ballet, and Houston Ballet. He also thoroughly enjoys entertaining in piano bar settings and had a residency at NYC’s legendary Don’t Tell Mama cabaret prior to moving to Houston. Throughout the
pandemic, Ben raised $20,000 for various different charities through his weekly “Piano Bar Live” shows
on Instagram. In Houston, he performs regularly at Michael’s Outpost and various high end restaurants
and events around town. For more information, please visit www.benchavezmusic.com.