Ben HILZER

Actor, Singer, Creator

CURRENT STAGE SCHEDULE:
Little Red - Denver Center
Oct 28 - Dec 18, 2022

Charlotte's Web - Arvada Center

Jan 24 - Mar 3, 2023

                                                          
DID YOU SEE ME?
Scott in the feature film 
Army & Coop

Paul in the feature film
Rook.

Colorado Lottery Commercial
AIRING NOW!
 

 

NEWS

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Charlotte's Web - Arvada

I've been cast as the Gander (and several others) in "Charlotte's Web" at the Arvada Center! In 2015, I played Lurvy in the Arvada Center's same production and I'm thrilled to get to join this farm this go around! The show runs Jan 24 - Mar 3, 2023.

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"Clink. Shoot." Festivals

"Clink. Shoot.", a short film produced by Letterpress Films (my film company I co-founded) that I starred in alongside Sam Gilstrap, was accepted to the Colorado Short Circuit Film Festival! Click the image to give it a watch!

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'The Mortgage Co' Spot

I had a blast filming this commercial for The Mortgage Co. playing a clown who just wants to make people smile...despite making them very, very uncomfortable! I got to shoot this with my friend and great actress, Simone St. John! Click the image above to watch!

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'Colorado Lottery' Spot

I filmed my second Colorado Lottery spot as Cousin Ed - the strange man who has so much fun playing the lottery he can power an entire house! Click the image above to watch!

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Franklinland - Curious

Curious Theatre lost an actor for opening weekend and asked me to step in with a week's notice! It went well and Toni Tresca of OnStage Colorado had this to say: "This is no easy feat; Hilzer’s confidence and adaptability should be applauded and celebrated till the end of time"

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HAIR - Miners Alley

I've been cast as Woof in Miners Alley's production of "HAIR" directed by Len Matheo and music direction by David Nehls. I'm thrilled to be making my mainstage debut at Miners - Len and David are two creatives I've been dying to work with for years! Runs Aug 5 - Oct 2, 2022. Tickets here.

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Amelia's Big Idea - BETC

I've been cast as Mr. Delivery and the guitarist for the premiere of "Amelia's Big Idea" directed by Jenna Moll Reyes. This show is part of BETC's summer theatre tour that runs June 9 through Aug 7, it should be an absolute blast!

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Army & Coop

"Army & Coop" is a raunchy comedy about an aging hockey player who, after getting kicked out of the NHL, must fight to get the love of his life with the help of his best friend (ME!) and several other funny friends and foes.

Las Cruces Film Festival, Vancouver Independent Film Festival, Austin International Art Festival, & more. Click the image to rent on Amazon!

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Little Red - Denver Center

I've been cast as the male understudy for the premiere of "Little Red" at the Denver Center. The show runs 10/28 through 12/18/2022. Tickets here.

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Henry Award Nomination

I have been nominated for a 2021-2022 Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Nomination for Best Actor in a Musical (my first nomination as a lead actor) for the Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz" at the PACE Center! I am so honored and proud of our team who netted 6 total nominations this year!

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Howard Barnes - BDT

I've been cast as Fitz in BDT Stage's production of "The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes" directed by Wayne Kennedy. I'm thrilled to be making my BDT debut in this amazing, heartfelt musical! Runs March & April 2022. 

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Rook.

"Rook." is an indie black comedy about two siblings attempting a gold heist from two backwoods brothers who are hell-bent on getting back what's theirs. I play the lackey of a small-time mobster named Paul No Balls (hey, I didn't name him!).

The film is distributed by Gravitas Ventures and was selected to the Skyline Indie Film Festival.

press

"Last seen at PACE in the Sasquatch/Parker Arts production of Matilda the Musical, Ben Hilzer has a breakout, scene-stealing performance as the cowardly lion. Channeling Bert Lahr in the original 1939 film, Hilzer pumps up the Bowery Boys pugilism while adding a wide range of curious, hilarious vocalisms that made him a crowd favorite."

Alex Miller, OnStage Colorado, The Wizard of Oz

"Hilzer and Von Bokern are at the height of their comedic game. Who knew these two guys with gorgeous vocals could basically pull off any accent with perfection."

Chris Arneson, BroadwayWorld, The Big Bang

"Mr. Wormwood (brilliantly performed by Ben Hilzer whose comic timing is, once again, impeccable)...Be sure to come back in a timely fashion from the intermission. One of the funniest parts of the show is the conversation Mr. Wormwood has with the audience members before they start Act II. It's classic Ben Hilzer."

Beki Pineda, Get Boulder, Matilda the Musical

"Ben Hilzer offers the perfect Vaudvillian counterpoint as [Gaston's] bumbling stooge Lefou."

Patrick Dorn, Best Seat in Town, Beauty and the Beast

"For a wicked, wicked father, Ben Hilzer couldn't possibly be a more lovable Wormwood."

John Moore, Former Critic of the Denver Post, Matilda the Musical

"Playing Stan Laurel to Largents' Oliver Hardy is Ben Hilzer. It's hard to take your eyes off his clowning Sylvestre, who often steals the show with an agility and strength that makes him an excellent physical comedian. Hilzer is a skilled mimic who kills in his set piece of movie quotes."

Kate Forgach, Tattle Tales, Scapin

"Ben Hilzer as Mr. Henslowe has pitch perfect comedic timing, and whether goofy or deadpan received the biggest laughs of the show."

Ginny Quaney, PlayShakespeare, Shakespeare in Love

"Also exceptional is Ben Hilzer as Moritz, an ill-fated boy who can't seem to catch a break. The spellbinding Hilzer drew sobs and sniffles throughout the opening-night audience."

Kate Forgach, Tattle Tales, Spring Awakening

 

media

Ben Hilzer Film Reel

Ben Hilzer Commercial Reel

"Riding the Currency: 'Tis the Season"

TITLE ROLES Comedy Sketch

Cowardly Lion's "King of the Forest" from The Wizard of Oz

"Crime Noir Sleeps" Comedy Sketch

"Clink. Shoot."

Mr. Wormwood's"Telly" from Matilda the Musical

"The Prince is Giving a Ball" - R&H's Cinderella

 
Headshot by Jeremy Rill
Headshot by Jeremy Rill
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Headshot by Jeremy Rill
Headshot by Jeremy Rill
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Headshot by Jeremy Rill
Headshot by Jeremy Rill
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Woof in "HAIR"
Woof in "HAIR"
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Cowardly Lion - Wizard of Oz
Cowardly Lion - Wizard of Oz
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Mr. Wormwood - Matilda
Mr. Wormwood - Matilda
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Lord Pinkleton - R&H's Cinderella
Lord Pinkleton - R&H's Cinderella
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Arles - A Tuna Christmas
Arles - A Tuna Christmas
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Compleat Works of Shakespeare
Compleat Works of Shakespeare
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Pets Are People Too Commercial
Pets Are People Too Commercial
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Mr. Delivery and Guitarist - Amelia's Big Idea tour
Mr. Delivery and Guitarist - Amelia's Big Idea tour
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Best Worst Cantina Live!
Best Worst Cantina Live!
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Army & Coop Promo
Army & Coop Promo
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Mr. Collins - "Pride and Prejudice"
Mr. Collins - "Pride and Prejudice"
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Grendel in "Beowulf"
Grendel in "Beowulf"
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Boyd - The Big Bang
Boyd - The Big Bang
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Man with Pipe - A Christmas Carol @ Cincy Playhouse
Man with Pipe - A Christmas Carol @ Cincy Playhouse
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The Sidney Duck - Girl of the Golden West
The Sidney Duck - Girl of the Golden West
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Wizard - Once Upon A Mattress
Wizard - Once Upon A Mattress
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White Rabbit - Alice in Wonderland
White Rabbit - Alice in Wonderland
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Nod - Orestes 2.0
Nod - Orestes 2.0
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Action - West Side Story
Action - West Side Story
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Moritz - Spring Awakening
Moritz - Spring Awakening
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Davey - Jerusalem
Davey - Jerusalem
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6870 W. 52nd Ave., Ste 212

Arvada, CO 80002

Kathey True

Kathleen Ham

Tel: 303-477-4777

kathey@radicalartistsagency.com

kathleen@radicalartistsagency.com

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