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Ben Furey
Dialect Coach New York City

Ben (left) with Joe Mantello during rehearsals for The Last Ship. (Photo courtesy Shawna M Hamic)

Welcome to the website for BEN FUREY, one of the leading New York City-based Dialect, Accent, and Voice and Text coaches. He works regularly in theatre on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally and internationally as well as coaching for film and television.

In August 2017, Ben started working on his 100th professional theatre productions as a voice, text, and/or dialect coach/consultant and has worked on more productions since then.

"Learning a dialect is more than just doing sound changes, it is about finding the voice of the character. It involves acquiring sounds other than your own and practicing them so that those sound changes become so organic that they happen without conscious thought.  It is about learning the "music" and the placement of the accent and then, finally, applying all of this so that whole becomes the voice of the character.  
The dialect should never get in the way of the acting or the production."

"Ben Furey. A quiet force of Broadway."
Laura Henry, Master Acting Teacher, ScriptDoctor and on-set acting coach NYC and LA.

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The Children by Lucy Kirkwood originally premiered at the Royal Court in London in late 2016. The play had it's US premiere with the original cast at Manhattan Theatre Club in December 2017 to wonderful reviews. Ben is working primarily with the understudy company.
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ELEMENTARY, the CBS crime drama starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Lui. Ben was called in to work with an actor playing a new recurring character. He worked on ten espisodes of Season Four and two episodes in Season 6. The work also included coaching actors in the Russian and Turkish languages.
The Last Match is a play by Anna Zeigler and is directed off-Broadway at Roundabout Theatre's Laura Pels Theatre by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. It started previews on September 28 2017.
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Rags  is the revival at Goodspeed Opera in Connecticut of the 1986 Broadway musical with a book by Joseph Stein, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and music by Charles Strouse. The book and score are being re-worked for this production which is directed by Rob Ruggiero. The show opened to excellent reviews. Ben is the Dialect Coach for this production.
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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and MurderThe First National Tour company began their journey in Chicago at the end of September 2015 with great reviews and has just closed after an extended tour wowing audiences nationwide and setting records for "dying on stage." Over 4000 deaths in over 500 performances!
Ben was the Dialect Coach for that production and was the dialect coach for the 2nd National Tour which started in September 2017
  Michael Moore: The Terms of My Surrender -  ran at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway and completed it's scheduled run to great acclaim. Ben was the Vocal Consultant for the production.
  The Clean House - Ben was the Dialect and Vocal Coach for the 2017 Williamstown Theatre Festival production of The Clean House. It was directed by Rebecca Taichman and starred Jayne Atkinson, Jessica Hecht, Guemia Lemos, Priscilla Lopez, and Bernard White. It ran to full houses and had great reviews.
  SWEENEY TOOD - Ben is Vocal and Dialect Coach for the off-Broadway transfer of the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd. It opened on March 1st to wonderful reviews and many visits from Mr Sondheim him. The show sold out in London and had multiple five star reviews from the London papers. It has extended mutliple times and is now running until May 2018.

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  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time opened at the Barrymore Theatre on October 5th 2014 and played to highly appreciative audiences right through to its closing on September 4th 2016. It's run of 800 performances was the longest for a play since Proof closed in January 2003. The reviews were uniformly excellent and the show was nominated for six TONY awards, winning five (see below).
The National Tour opened at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC in September 2016 and visited much of the country over the course of the next year, recouping after 22 weeks!
Ben was Voice and Dialect coach for both productions.
Curious Incident... won 5 TONY awards. Best Play, Best Director - Marianne Elliot, Best Actor - Alex Sharp, Best Lighting - Paule Constable, Best Scenic Design - Bunny Christie and Finn Ross.
   HEARTBREAK HOUSE ran at Hartford Stage from May 11 to June 11 2017. Directed by Darko Tresnjak, Ben was the vocal and dialect coach.
LINDA by Penelope Skinner was first performed at the Royal Court in London to much acclaim and is had its US premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club with Janie Dee as Linda. It opened on February 28 2017 to very good reviews. Ben was Dialect Coach for the show. 

THE ENCOUNTER - conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney -  had a strictly limited run at the Golden Theatre in NYC. Ben was the Dialect Consultant for the show, working with Mr McBurney and Richard Katz, the alternate performer, on their American accents for the piece. It opened to some wonderful reviews in November 2016, closing in January 2017.
  Matilda: The Musical closed on Broadway on January 1st 2017 after over 1555 performances.
It won four TONY awards including a Best Supporting Actor award for Gabriel Ebert. The four Matildas won a special award for Excellence in theatre.  

Ben was the Dialect Coach for the Broadway production. He didn't work with the National Tour.


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