I'm a pianist, vocalist, arranger and conductor, who has performed in countless hotels, nightclubs, restaurants and theaters from New York City to San Francisco. A 1977 graduate of the American Conservatory of Music, I and my acts have opened for Mark Russell, Helen Forrest, Myron Cohen, Chubby Checker, Jim Stafford, Rita Rudner, Tommy Tune, Red Buttons, David Brenner, the Smothers Brothers, Jackie Mason, Wayne Newton and others. As musical director, I have had multiple engagements as pianist/conductor of the Caesars Palace Orchestra in Las Vegas, and many major venues nationwide. I've just finished a three year engagement at the Coq d’Or, Drake Hotel, Chicago, with his musical partner Peter Bartels. My latest project is the new musical comedy, Heavenly Evening, which, as a work in progress, just had a very successful staged reading at Stage 773 in Chicago.
Name: Robert Benson
Lives in: Chicago, Illinois
Occupation: Music Composer, Music Conductor, Music Supervisor, Musician and Performance Coach