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Mr. Dale Benson

Actor, Special Achievement Award

The Jeff Awards

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Jeff Awards Committee

The Jeff Awards

Company Description

The Jeff Awards has been honoring outstanding theatre artists annually since it was established in 1968. With up to 50 members representing a wide variety of backgrounds in theatre, the Jeff Awards is committed to celebrating the vitality of Chicago area ... more

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Employment History

Prince's Valet, The Student

Cahn Auditorium

Affiliations

Board Member
TWS FOUNDATION

Board Member
The Fulton Academy

Member
Actors' Equity Association

Education

Hyde Park High School

BFA

Goodman School of Drama

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OFFBEAT: Veteran Chicago actor Dale ...

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OFFBEAT: Veteran Chicago actor Dale Benson receiving special Jeff Award next month

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OFFBEAT: Veteran Chicago actor Dale Benson receiving special Jeff Award next month
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OFFBEAT: Veteran Chicago actor Dale Benson receiving special Jeff Award next month
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Publiciist Noreen Heron with Actor Dale Benson in February 2012
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2013-10-05T00:00:00Z OFFBEAT: Veteran Chicago actor Dale Benson receiving special Jeff Award next monthBy Philip Potempa philip.potempa@nwi.com, (219) 852-4327 nwitimes.com
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Actor Dale Benson is a familiar face and acting talent for many audiences.
He's graced stages ranging from Theatre at the Center in Munster to the Drury Lane theaters and the now no-more Candlelight Dinner Playhouse.
A special achievement Jeff Award is being presented to Benson at the Jeff Equity Awards Ceremony, Nov. 4, in recognition of his career spanning over half a century of continuous work in Chicagoland theatre. Dale, a beloved actor, is credited with enhancing innumerable musicals and plays with his irresistible presence in comedic character roles.
Benson has performed on 25 stages in the metropolitan area of Chicago, at the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, Penn., and on the Swan Stage in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. A member of Actors Equity since 1959, he is proudly boasts he has been continuously employed over the course of his career and has never missed a contracted performance, similar to his perfect attendance as a student.
Some of Dale's favorite roles, for which he received accolades, include Hysterium in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," Prince Nicki in "My One and Only," various roles in "Little Me," Sylvia St. Croix in "Ruthless" and Harry MacAfee in "Bye Bye Birdie," all at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse. He says he also has fond memories of playing Horace Vandergelder in "Hello, Dolly! at Marriott Theatre, William in "You Never Can Tell" at Remy Bumppo and his favorite role, Captain Andy in "Showboat," which Dale performed at Candlelight, Drury Lane Oakbrook and Marriott.
Born in Creston, Iowa, Dale Benson graduated from Hyde Park High School in Chicago and received a BFA from the Goodman School of Drama, Art Institute of Chicago. Before dedicating his career to the stage, Dale served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, doing Morse code weather reconnaissance duty. Dale married his lifelong love, the girl he met the first day of kindergarten, his late wife, Patricia, and has one son, Damien.
Over the course of his career, Dale has been honored with a National Career Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters. In 1959, he served as the Chicago Ambassador to the Humanities and Arts Conference in New York City sponsored by the Ford Foundation. He has earned seven Jeff Award nominations and one Jeff Award.
Dale attended the first Joseph Jefferson Awards Ceremony in 1968, which was a star-studded event held at the Ambassador Hotel, and, in Dale's young eyes, included what he describes as "the largest shrimp bowl in the world."
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Dale Benson
Monday November 23rd (7:30pm) TWS Cattell Series is honored to host long-time Chicago-area actor, Dale Benson, for an evening of conversation including an interview and audience Q&A . Dale will be appearing next in White Christmas at Drury Lane Theatre.
Dale was recently honored with a Life Time Achievement Award from Chicago's Joseph Jefferson Society for 55 continuous years of versatile portrayals as a member of Actors Equity Association. During that time, he spent twenty two years with artistic director William Pullinsi on the stages of the former Candlelight / Forum Theaters.
He also performed with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre in Henry IV Parts I and II at Stratford-upon-Avon in England to great acclaim as Justice Silence.
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Theatre Staff - Theatre of Western Springs

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Veteran Chicago Actor, Dale Benson, Visits


Children's Theatre Celebrates 65th Season - Theatre of Western Springs

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Veteran Chicago Actor, Dale Benson, Visits

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