Ben Macpherson is senior lecturer in musical theatre at the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom. He is founding co-convenor for the Centre for Interdisciplinary Voice Studies (with Konstantinos Thomaidis) and founding co-editor of Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies (Intellect, since 2015) and the Routledge Voice Studies book series (both with Thomaidis), which began with the edited collection Voice Studies: Critical Approaches to Process, Performance and Experience (co-edited with Konstantinos Thomaidis, 2015). His first monograph – Cultural Identity in British Musical Theatre, 1890-1939: Knowing One’s Place – was published by Palgrave in 2018. Since 2020, Ben has convened the ‘Vicarious Vocalities, Simulated Songs’ network, and in 2022 will launch the ‘Original Cast Recordings’ Research Network in collaboration with the National Science and Media Museum UK, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. His current book project is entitled Singing Utopia: Voice in Musical Theatre (Oxford University Press).
Contact: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2DJ UK.