Ben Read

Ben Read is a San Diego based performer who loves music and theatre in all their forms. He is thrilled to be debuting at San Diego Junior Theatre with The Sound of Music, perhaps the pinnacle of the Rodgers and Hammerstein library of classics. Most recently, Ben played piano for R-E-S-P-E-C-T at Lambs Players Theatre, Cabaret at Cygnet Theatre and for The Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, SD District. He produced, composed, orchestrated, and musically directed an original musical (co-written with his sister): Taleggio’s Last Unveiling. Other recent credits: musical director for 1940’s Radio Hour at Lamplighters Theatre, pianist for the F.F. Collective’s production of La Traviata, understudy/swing for Cygnet Theatre’s annual production of A Christmas Carol, Cord Elam in Welk Theatre’s production of Oklahoma! Ben’s limited but invaluable directing experiences involve creating productions in backyards with talented friends, including a production of The Fantasticks, and Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, playing Hero. BM: CSU Northridge’s music composition for film and media program.