T.V. & Movie Credits
TV / VIDEO / DVD / CD:
Dr. Oz Show (ABC-TV, 2013), Maury Halloween special (NBC-TV), MTV’s Big Show, All My Children, The Today Show, Talk Soup, The Late Show (FOX), Good Morning New York, Latenight with David Letterman (Viewer Mail), The History Channel, National Geographic (Spring 2010), The Deana Show and many appearances as TV spokesperson for AMEX Travelers Cheques. Commercials for Levis 501 Jeans, VH 1, Bonnie Raitt albums, A&P Stores and Philip Morris cigarettes. CD: Ben Robinson on Synchronicity, Video: Ben Robinson Live at China Club, Ben Robinson Live in Central Park
DVD: Ben Robinson Live at Kafe AtmoZphere, Robinson’s Revolutionary Ring, Time For Magic Live at the Neighborhood Playhouse.
Film: Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton (Spring, 2011), The Lemon Sisters (1989, directed by Joyce Chopra starring Diane Keaton), Steps (1985, directed by Stephen Clarendon).
—MysteriuM, Suffolk Theatre, Riverhead, NY, 2013
—Le Art De La Magie, Spiegeltent, 2009
—Time for Magic (Neighborhood Playhouse, New York City),
—Out Of Order (Music-Theater Group/ Stockbridge, MA),
—After Magic? (Theatreclub Funambules/New York),
—Psychodyssey (appearances nationally),
—Ghost: An Art Rock ‘n Roll Circus (LMCC Buskers Fare, New York, commissioned gala opener),
—Featured Artist for Music-Theatre Group’s Expect the Unexpected (2003),
—Host of Lincoln Center’s Downtown Comes Uptown (1993, 1994),
opening act and MC for rock , jazz & alternative bands in New York, Seattle & Atlanta including: Radiohead, October Project, The Jazz Mandolin Project, Rebecca Moore/Prevention of Blindness, HipBone Records, The Round Band, Joe Clay, The Skaflaws, Matt Turk, Garbage and the Nuyorican Poets Caf. Over 10,000 performances of his acts: Out Of Order, Mr. Mutilation & the bullet catch.
Delirious Dance Co. Elephant Dreams (Joyce Theatre, SoHo, New York City, 2008)
The Tempest (Guthrie Theatre, MN), Eugene O’Neill Theater Center,
The Frankenstein Musicalave I Got a Girl For You (Off B’way),
The Hunger Artist (Off-Broadway Obie Award, directed by MacArthur “genius award” recipient Martha Clarke),
Hershey Park amphitheatre dance show,
The Children’s Theatre of Massachusetts,
The Learning Channel’s 1998 three-part series Mysteries of Magic,
The Discovery Channel’s 1998 Grand Illusions series, Street Magic (independent production of Ithaca College, NY), and
The Magic Showcase (Jumbo Toys, Holland), U.S. Dept. of Treasury, Italian Trade Commission, and Japanese Travel Bureau.
2006 The Howard Bamman Trophy presented for Best Article in The Linking Ring by the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
1995 Leslie R. Guest Award of Excellence, Society of American Magicians national convention, Boston, MA.
1990 Milbourne Christopher Foundation Award, Society of American Magicians national convention, Stamford, CT.
1986 Russian Pearl jewel, commemorating benefit show at London Palladium, gift of HRH Princess Anne, England.
1982 Award of Special Merit, The Linking Ring magazine for Indian Magic, presented by Int’l Brotherhood of Magicians.
1979 Connecticut College Library, Personal Library Second Prize, New London, CT.