Ben Harney
Born (1952-08-29) August 29, 1952 (age 69)
EducationThe High School of Music & Art, 1970
OccupationStage actor
Years active1972–1985
Spouse(s)Olive Harney
AwardsTony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, 1982 (Dreamgirls)

Ben Harney (born 29 August 1952 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor and dancer who was most active in his career between 1972 and 1985.

Harney attended Manhattan's High School of Music & Art, graduating in 1970.[1]

Harney won the 1982 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his role as the Berry Gordy-esque character, Curtis Taylor Jr. in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls.

He also created, co-wrote and performed in the 1990 children's Christian video series Ben & Eddie with Muppet performer Camille Bonora.[2]


  1. ^ "Notable Alumni," Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia High School website. Accessed Nov. 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Lessons From a Life in Culture and the Arts - An Interview with Camille Kampouris". Forum of Christian Leaders. 2013-05-28. Retrieved 2018-12-18.