We had the good fortune of connecting with Ethan Hardy Benson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ethan Hardy, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
In the entertainment industry, it is incredibly easy to compare yourself to everyone around you. After all, oftentimes you are competing directly with your closest friends for a job that could change either one of your lives. One of the most important things I learned from Professor Wagner at the University of Michigan is you cannot move forward if you’re looking to the side. It helps remind me that my journey is completely my own and, therefore, should not be compared to others.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I most recently graduated from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre and a minor in Entrepreneurship. During my time there, I was involved as the Head of Development for the student theatre organization Basement Arts. Also, I worked as the Social Media Coordinator for the Department of Musical Theatre, as well as producing the Musical Theatre Class of 2022 Senior Entrance and the original cast album of GOSSIP GIRL: the Parody Musical. Additionally, while a student, I had the opportunity to perform at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA, and Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, MI to name a few.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to shout out my mom and dad. They have been my biggest supporters for as long as I can remember — always pushing me to do my best continue reaching for the stars.

Website: ethanhbenson.com

Instagram: @ethanhbenson

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ethan-hardy-benson/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_VlUQO15KBzrjVqAb4eiIA

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