Ben Mingay

Ben was originally a construction worker from Newcastle who was dared to audition for the Conservatorium of Music by his mates. He subsequently won a scholarship and went on to train in Opera Voice – a twist of fate that changed his life trajectory forever. Ben’s operatic success has seen him taking lead roles with Opera Australia, including Papageno in The Magic Flute, in February this year. 

Stage roles include: Shrek in Shrek The Musical; Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd; Billy Bigelow in Carousel; The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera; Zack Mayo in An Officer and a Gentleman; Tommy De Vito in Jersey Boys; Billy Kostecki in Dirty Dancing and Berger in Hair. Ben is also a member of the hit singing group Swing On This.

Screen roles include: Jim in Frayed; Flip Menelaus in The Twelve; Jim Delaney in Amazing Grace; Alan Bond in House of Bond; Grease Nolan in Hacksaw Ridge; Trystan Powell in Home and Away; Rob Duffy in Wonderland and Buzz Graham in Packed To The Rafters.


  • Ben Mingay and Friends

    Star of opera, stage and screen, Newcastle’s own Ben Mingay joins with Heather Price and Sue Carson for a delightful evening of song and fun.

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