Ben is a Continental Dragoon in Washington’s army and serves as a liaison between General Washington and the agents in the Culper Ring, his childhood friends. A Yale-educated cavalryman and passionate believer in the patriot cause, Ben’s unshakable resolve was tested last season as the stakes escalated and he found his loyalty torn between his friends and his Commander-in-Chief. After disobeying a direct order from Washington, Ben led a daring rescue raid on Setauket, saving his father and other patriots from being hung by Captain Simcoe. Now Ben must return to Washington to face the consequences of defying him.
Equally versatile on stage and screen, Seth Numrich began his stage career at the young age of 12, when he took on his first professional role in Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke at the Guthrie Theatre. At 16, he became the youngest person ever accepted to The Juilliard School’s theater department, and he continued to add numerous theater credits to his resume. In just one season, Numrich made his Broadway debut as Al Pacino’s son-in-law, Lorenzo, in The Merchant of Venice, and created the role of the young farm boy, Albert Narracott, in The Lincoln Center Theater’s War Horse, for which he earned the Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theatre as well as Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominations. Numrich also appeared in the 75th anniversary production of Clifford Odets’ Golden Boy at the Belasco Theater, directed by Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher.
Numrich made his film debut in 2003 in director Joe Sweet’s How to Kill a Mockingbird. His other feature film credits include Private Romeo and Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh. He has also tackled television roles including Starz’s comedy-drama Gravity and the critically-acclaimed CBS legal drama, The Good Wife.
Numrich made his West End debut opposite Kim Cattrall in Tennessee Williams’ powerful and poetic Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic Theatre in London. He earned the Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer at the 2013 Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his performance. Most recently, Numrich returned to the West End to star in Fathers and Sons at The Donmar Warehouse for director Lyndsey Turner.
Numrich is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota.