Benton Whitley

Casting Director


Benton Whitley is a Casting Director & Partner at Stewart/Whitley. BROADWAY/NYHadestownThe Lightning Thief, Rock of Ages, The Great Comet of 1812, The Black Clown (Lincoln Center), A Clockwork Orange, On The TownPippinChicago The MusicalLa Cage Aux Folles,  As You Like It,  Elf the MusicalThe Radio City Christmas SpectacularCarnegie Hall West Side Story, The Band WagonStuffedCurvy WidowPageantWEST END/UK: Hadestown (London’s National Theatre), Thriller Live, Menier Chocolate Factory; TV: Death Saved My Life (Lifetime), Tiny Pretty Things (Netflix), Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC/Lionsgate), Freaky Friday (Disney Channel); FILM: They/Them/Us, The Lost Daughter (directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal); TOURS: HadestownHairsprayThe Lightning Thief, Finding NeverlandWaitress, SpongeBob, A Bronx Tale, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, The BodyguardDirty DancingThe Sound of MusicElf the MusicalInto The WoodsOnceShrekFlashdanceAnything GoesBullets Over BroadwayThe Duck Commander MusicalWe Will Rock YouUPCOMING:  Sunday In The Park With George, Paradise SquareA Wonderful World, Moby Dick, Love Actually Live, Stephen Schwartz’ The Prince of EgyptAugust Rush, Stu for SilvertonREGIONAL: American Repertory Theater, The Alley Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Bay Street Theater, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), Hollywood Bowl, LA Phil, The Berkeley Repertory Theater, The Goodspeed, The Ahmanson, Seattle’s 5th Avenue, Asolo Rep, TheatreWorks, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Miami New Drama, For The Record productions, Aida Cruise Lines, and the Broadway-branded shows on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

Prior to forming Stewart/Whitley, Benton worked in the in-house casting department for National Artists Management Company (NAMCO) on various productions in development for Broadway and West End. Previous to this he assisted in the casting of 2009 Broadway revival of Ragtime, and regional world premieres by Randy Newman and Terrance McNally.

Benton has been a TV guest judge and panelist for ABC’s Emmy-winning, “Extreme Weight Loss” and was recently named by as one of the “Top 25 Under 35 Emerging Broadway Players”. Mr. Whitley is a two time Artios Award winner and a proud member of the Casting Society of America (CSA).