LMHS alum Ben Edelman '11 breaking through on Broadway and beyond
LMHS alum Ben Edelman '11 breaking through on Broadway and beyond

In 2011, Ben Edelman served as a prominent member of Lower Merion High School's student-run theater organization, LM Players, bringing his talent and charisma to the forefront on the stage in Ardmore. It took only a few short years for Edelman to begin to make a name for himself on Broadway and beyond, and his hard work has paid with a pair of big name theater-related awards in recent weeks.

Edelman recently won an OBIE Award – the Off-Broadway equivalent of a Tony Award – and the Dorothy Louden Award for Excellence in Theater for his role in Admissions, in which he plays the son of a mother who is the head of admissions department at The Hillcrest School, fighting to diversify the student body alongside her husband, the school's headmaster. They have succeeded in large part in bringing the stodgy institution into the 21st century, but when Edelman sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values ending with convulsive results.

Along with his work on the stage, Edelman has also played several roles on the screen, including parts in CBS's Instinct, Braindead and The Good Wife. For more information about Edelman, click here.

To read to recent articles about Edelman and his award-winning performances, click here and here.