Ben Holtzman Named Newest T. Fellow
BY Zoe Contros Kearl, July 15, 2019
T. Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, has announced that the next T. Fellow is Ben Holtzman. Holtzman will be the eighth fellow in the one‐year program, which was designed to educate and empower new creative producers. As a fellow, Holtzman will receive a stipend of $10,000 with a $20,000 budget for the development of a new theatrical production, and will also have access to courses in Columbia’s MFA Theatre Management & Producing Program. The T. Fellowship was established to honor the legacy of Broadway producer T. Edward Hambleton by supporting and developing a new generation of gifted, emerging creative theatrical producers, who initiate work from the ground up, following a path all their own. The fellowship is supported by The Broadway League, The Geraldine Stutz Trust and The John Gore Organization.
“I have known Ben Holtzman for a number of years. He's quick, inventive, extremely intelligent, disciplined, and ambitious. That's a good combination. I have no doubt that the T. Fellowship will add practical experience to his burgeoning career,” said T. Fellowship mentor and founder Harold Prince.
Holtzman is a producer and content creator passionate about telling authentic stories that make us think. He is currently represented as a co-producer on Broadway with Be More Chill. Holtzman has been working with Prince since 2016. Together they worked on the 2017 production of Candide at New York City Opera, as well as Prince of Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club. Holtzman is also the founder and executive producer of RANGE a cappella. With RANGE, he has arranged and produced music videos for Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, Playbill, Billboard, and the E! Network’s 2015 Oscars Live from the Red Carpet. Current projects in development include Gun & Powder (Signature Theatre 2020), How to Dance in Ohio, and Bradical. He serves on the advisory board for Jennifer Jancuska + The BringAbout and is a proud graduate of Professional Performing Arts School and the Syracuse University School of Drama.