Ben Mingay is an actor, musician and international musical theatre performer. Most recently seen in cinemas in Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge playing the role of Grease Nolan and on the small screen playing Alan Bond in Nine Network’s House of Bond, Ben has also graced our screens as Trystan Powell in Home and Away, starred for three seasons as Rob Duffy in the Network 10 series Wonderland and as Buzz for Network 7’s Packed to the Rafters.
Ben’s stage credits include Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd (WAO), the role of Evan in MTC’s Vivid White, Jud Fry in Oklahoma (TPC), Achilles in Paris – A Rock Odyssey (MTM) and numerous concerts around Australia with the hit singing group Swing on This, of which he has been a member since 2013. His other stage credits include Thomas in Rolling Thunder Vietnam, The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, and Zack Mayo in the World Premiere production of An Officer and a Gentleman. In 2011 Ben received rave reviews for his portrayal of Tommy DeVito in the award-winning musical Jersey Boys at Sydney’s Theatre Royal, which was his first Australian performance since he originated the role of Billy Kostecki in the World Premiere of Dirty Dancing in 2004. In Dirty Dancing, Ben’s unique vocal ability won him the same role in every English-speaking production worldwide for almost six years, including the West End, Canada, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles.
Ben was originally a construction worker from Newcastle who fell into classical music when he was dared to audition for the Conservatorium of Music by his mates. He subsequently won a scholarship and went on to train in Opera Voice for several years – a twist of fate that changed the trajectory of his life forever. Ben will next be appearing on our screens in the ABC/Sky UK series Frayed with Sarah Kendall.