BEN DISKANT is a Composer/Lyricist working in New York City. As a Composer, Ben has written the music for “Judy Moody & Stink,” which kicked off ArtsPower's 2019 - 2020 season (lyrics by Sami Horneff). Additionally with Sami Horneff, he has written “Elinda,” and is developing the musical “The Pirate Princess.” Other works include “Jade Alaska” (commissioned by Theatreworks/USA) with Neena Beber (lyrics/book); “One Swipe Away” with Lindsay Anderson (Winner of the BMI Jean Banks Award); “Down Unda Rescue Sanctuary” and “The Game Room” with Lindsay Anderson and Cassidy Dermott (book/lyrics) both commissioned by the Brooklyn Children's Theatre.
As a Composer/Lyricist, he has written the musicals “Ask, I Will Tell,” and “Read This Tomorrow” (Equity Workshop produced at The Gallery Players in 2015). Ben has performed his songs at 54 Below and with NY Theatre Barn. He is currently in the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop (Composer).
As an Actor, Ben has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in Regional productions all over the country. Education: Northwestern University: Bachelor in Music; The Old Globe/USD: MFA in Acting.