Ben West is a musical theatre artist and historian. His book, The American Musical, will be published by Routledge in 2024 and chronicle a comprehensive history of the art form. For the Museum of Broadway in New York City, he created twenty “Timeline Walls” that trace the history of the Broadway stage from the 1700s to the present day. He has worked in various capacities on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regionally. His work has also been seen in Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series. West has lectured and spoken at several institutions including the Library of Congress, Yale University, The New York Public Library, University of Michigan, Boston Conservatory, and the Shubert Organization. He is a recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award.