Angels in America: Millenium Approaches and Perestroika, Prior Walter

“Ben Watts simply takes your breath away…”

—Stage Door St. Louis

“It feels criminal to single out any actor…but Ben Watts brings an endearingly arch quality to Prior, a man who speaks with angels and hostile mothers-in-law with the same rapier insouciance. His journey…defies description, and yet Watts stays true to the course at all moments.”

—Riverfront Times

“…again, an amazing Ben Watts leads the pack…”

—St. Louis Theatre Snob

“Watts is astonishingly good…”

—The Vital Voice

“Ben Watts is stunning in the pivotal role of Prior…consistently convincing as he battles a modern-day plague on both physical and psychological fronts.”

—Ladue News

Psycho Beach Party, Chicklet Forrest 

“…director Justin Been has tapped into the considerable comic talents of Ben Watts, who…maintains a straightforward, intentionally ‘flat’ interpretation (pun intended) of Chiclet[sic] that only enhances his whimsical portrayal.”

—Ladue News

“...played to perfection…Watts is simply amazing…”

—Talkin’ Broadway

“Watts is so adroit at crafting distinct characters with voice and posture that you might take it for granted. Cycling rapidly through a half-dozen other personalities in roughly two minutes, he becomes a radio transmitting increasingly bizarre female personalities, and doing so flawlessly.”

—Riverfront Times

“Ben Watts takes the part in a performance of remarkable depth.”

—Two on the Aisle, HEC TV

“Watts plays Chicklet…without irony, for the most part…he is simply outstanding in a demanding role.”

—Playback STL

Little Shop of Horrors, Seymour Krelborn

“Ben Watts has a remarkable gift for adding sly details to his character through his non-verbal communication – a glance, a gesture, a change in posture. Of course, he can dance, sing and act, but his performances are impressively nuanced.”

—Belleville News Democrat

“The cast is led by a marvelous Ben Watts who…brings his vocal talents and ability to deftly disappear into any role.  Love him.”

 —St. Louis Theatre Snob

“Ben Watts was born to play Seymour Krelborn…Watts uses a high pitched whine and equally glass-shattering singing voice as the perfect take for Seymour and makes him all the more lovable…”

—Stage Door St. Louis

“With his slight frame and reedy voice, Ben Watts is one of the most distinctive actors in town…No character was ever less suited to be the hero of a musical, but the sweetly diffident Watts makes him embody the spirit of the whole loony satire.”

—St. Louis Post Dispatch

“Ben Watts is splendidly imperfect as Seymour…Watts reveals Seymour’s insecurities and weakness in the little moments, and his comic reactions and sense of timing keep us watching…The result is a truly sympathetic performance and a uniquely flawed hero you can’t help but root for.”

—KDHX

The Comedy of Errors, Dromio of Ephesus/Syracuse

“Watts, with his distinctive, reedy voice, is a one-man comedy engine.”

—St. Louis Post Dispatch

“Ben Watts creates the two Dromio’s with his cheeky, frenetic style- perfect for the always rattled slave to Antipholus. He simply shines…”

—Stage Door St. Louis

“Ben Watts is at his merry, manic best…Watts glides gracefully on and around the mobile set, setting up scenes with dexterous delight while maintaining a look of ongoing bewilderment.”

—Ladue News

“Ben Watts is a pliant punching bag…and a deft wordsmith, reeling off those melodious lines with casual ease. He can also bend backward deeper than anyone this side of Gumby.”

—Riverfront Times

The Normal Heart, Tommy Boatwright

"Ben Watts, as the self-proclaimed 'southern bitch,' is hilarious and endearing—usually he's the stand-out of any cast he's in…"

—Talkin’ Broadway