Ben Steinfeld: About the Artist


Click here to listen to his interview (Cymbeline). And his second interview (Pericles)

Ben Steinfeld (he/him) is an actor, director, teacher, writer, and musician. He is one of Fiasco Theater’s Co-Artistic Directors and founders. For Fiasco: Iachimo/Arviragus/Co-director, Cymbeline; Baker/Co-director, Into the Woods; Lucio/Froth/Co-director, Measure for Measure; Co-director, Two Gentlemen of Verona; Composer and Music Director, Imaginary Invalid: Feste/Co-director, Twelfth Night; Frank, Merrily We Roll Along. Broadway:Bloody Bloody Andrew JacksonCyrano de Bergerac. Off-Broadway: One Thousand Nights and One DayBloody Bloody… Regional: Westport, Williamstown, Trinity Rep, McCarter, Old Globe, CTG, Bread Loaf. As a director: Into the Woods national tour, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Folger Theatre. TV/Film: Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, Callahan, “Power Book III: Raising Kanan”, “The Deuce”, “The Good Wife”, “Law & Order: Crimimal Intent”. Ben is writing the book for the new musical, Diamond Alice (music & lyrics by Alexander Gemignani), and has written book, music and lyrics for an adaptation of the children’s book, Twelve Kinds of Ice. Since 2007, Ben has been an adjunct professor and artistic associate at NYU’s Gallatin School, where he has twice received the Excellence in Teaching Award and co-directed several productions. Ben lives near a lovely canal in New Jersey with his wife, Kate, and son, Leo.  For more information, please visit and