Ben Edelman

Ben Edelman

TRAINING: David Vadim. BFA Acting, Carnegie Mellon University. THEATRE includes: Admissions (West End, also Lincoln Center Theatre, Obie Award, Dorothy Loudon Award, Drama Desk Nomination), Significant Other (Broadway, also Roundabout Theatre Company), The Chosen (Long Wharf), Angels In America (Thoroughline Theatre), Three Sisters and Trojan Women: A Love Story (CMU). TV includes: Nightbirds, Instinct, Braindead, and The Good Wife. FILM includes: Dot (Cannes Short Film Corner), Milkman (NFFTY Audience Award), and Samantha Moonley... (NFFTY Audience Award). He is producing the upcoming feature documentary "Memphis" directed by David P. Zucker as well as starring in the upcoming pilot, "Nightbirds" written and directed by David Vadim and starring Treat Williams (Prince of the City), Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull), and Aida Turturro (The Sopranos) and co-writing and starring in the upcoming play "The Road" along with Harry Kaufman. Ben also founded The Commonground, an organization dedicated to introducing artists across disciplines.


I’m an award-winning actor / producer with years of professional experience working off and on Broadway, on the West End, in TV & in Film, on-and-off stage and screen. While my wheelhouse is most centrally in the acting / producing where I am a working professional, I love working with artists of all sorts and have mentored and/or consulted on probably 100 projects over the years.

From audition preparation and self-taping with actors to co-writing or script doctoring plays and pilots and films to edit or budget development on major project or even feedback on album art and punching up jokes for stand up sets, I work with folks as young as middle and high school students, newcomers who’ve never tried anything artsy before, and seasoned industry veterans who are looking for another cornerman.


David Vadim (2016-ongoing)
Carnegie Mellon University
BFA in Acting (2015)
British American Drama Academy
Midsummer in Oxford (2012)

My Experience

Freelance, Various
Creative Consultant