My name is Ben Leit (pronounced like "light"), and I'm a 23 y/o multi-hyphenate creative. I graduated from Hamilton College with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Theatre (Cum Laude, Class of 2022), and received the Senior Prize in Theatre. I'm also a graduate of The Second City's Comedy Studies program (2021), and Newark Academy (2011-2018).
I'm lucky to work as a Creative Communications Consultant for Rob Menendez for Congress (NJ-8). I recently served as a campaign assistant/field organizer for Congressman Menendez. I've previously worked for Senator Cory Booker as a Senate intern, and as a campaign intern with Cory2020.
In tandem, I work as a PA for Melchior Productions,
creating concerts, charity galas, and live events in NYC.
I've had the privilege to work at Love Rocks, SummerStage, & Radio City Music Hall – for acts such as James Taylor, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Nile Rodgers & Chic, John Mayer, Jane Fonda, and more.
In my free time, I work as an actor and model for television ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," "Full Circle"), film (If, Brain Dead), and commercials (the Empire State Building, PENN 1 NYC, Nokia). I also write, produce, and release original music, which has garnered 500,000+ streams.
Aside from all of that: I am a fully-formed human being with distinct opinions and hobbies and all that good stuff. I love to be silly and I love to have fun. Who can relate, am I right?! I love to do a little bit of this, a little bit of that. I like to be serious every once in a while, but not too often. I also have friends and family (they are great).
I want to make the world a better place.
Thank you for being here.