Benton Whitley is a Casting Director/Partner at Stewart/Whitley. BROADWAY/NY: The Great Comet, On The Town, Pippin, Chicago The Musical, La Cage Aux Folles, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Carnegie Hall West Side Story, The Band Wagon, Carnegie Hall Sings, Pageant; WEST END/UK: Thriller Live, Menier Chocolate Factory; TOURS: Finding Neverland, Into the Woods, Once, Shrek, Elf, Flashdance, Anything Goes, Bullets Over Broadway, The Duck Commander Musical, We Will Rock You; UPCOMING: The Man in the Ceiling (Andrew Lippa/Jeffrey Sellar), Hadestown, Sondheim on Sondheim (Hollywood Bowl), Prince of Egypt, Waterfall, August Rush (John Doyle), John Denver’s Back Home Again; REGIONAL: American Repertory Theater, The Alley Theatre, Bay Street Theater, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), Hollywood Bowl, The Ahmanson, Seattle’s 5th Avenue, TheatreWorks, Philadelphia Theatre Company, For The Record productions, and the Broadway-branded shows on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
Prior to forming Stewart/Whitley, Benton worked in the in-house casting department for National Artists Management Company (NAMCO) on various productions in development for Broadway and West End. Previous to this he assisted in the casting of 2009 Broadway revival of Ragtime, and regional world premieres by Randy Newman and Terrance McNally.
Benton has been a TV guest judge and panelist for ABC’s Emmy-winning, “Extreme Weight Loss” and was recently named by ARTINFO.com as one of the “Top 25 Under 35 Emerging Broadway Players”. He is often a guest lecturer and seminar/workshop leader at schools and universities around the country and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department. Mr. Whitley is an Artios Award winner and a proud member of the Casting Society of America (CSA). stewartwhitley.com