Saturday, June 2, 2012

Broadway Boys: Mr. June 2012: Ben Fankhauser

Mr. June 2012
Ben Fankhauser

WHY HE'S MR. BROADWAY: Ben Fankhauser is exactly the kind of guy that I originally wanted all of the Mr. Broadways to be: a new on the scene, up and coming star of the stage.  Well, you can't get much newer on-the-scene than this guy.  He is making his Broadway debut in one of the hottest musicals in years, Disney's Newsies, in which he plays Davey, a struggling new newsboy who rallies the guys to help their leader (Jeremy Jordan, Mr. October 2011) and his sidekick (Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Mr. April 2012) fight for their rights.  This guy has also raised his profile having appeared in several magazines in support of the show, and his dynamic personality landed him a gig co-hosting a behind-the-scenes video for  With just one show under his belt, and his star on the rise, it is no wonder he's Mr. Broadway June 2012!


  • AGE: He is a mere 22 years old!
  • EDUCATION: Ithaca College, Class of 2011.  BFA in Musical Theatre.
  • WHERE ELSE YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN HIM: Broadway: Disney's Newsies; Regional: Disney's Newsies (Paper Mill Playhouse); National Tour: The First National Tour of Spring Awakening (Ernst).


Head Shots/Candids

College Shows

Songs for a New World and Chicago

Professional Debut: The First National Tour of Spring Awakening

Newsies (At Paper Mill Playhouse and on Broadway)

Opening Nights

with his fellow Newsies

with choreographer Christopher Gattelli

with his brother

The Newsies at Events 

Fleet Week

The Audience Choice Awards

Making the Cast Recording and 
the Cover of Back Stage

Backstage and in the dressing room at Newsies

Back stage with Tommy Bracco

Can you believe that Mr. April and Mr. June share a dressing room?

There are even Newsies Trading Cards!


On the day of his professional debut in Spring Awakening

Meet Ben Fankhauser as Davey in Newsies

Singing "In These Skies" at the Ithaca College Senior Showcase

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