PLAYBILL EXCLUSIVE: Who's Who? Edwin Drood Troupers Share Bios of Their Alter-Ego Show Folk

By Playbill Staff
20 Dec 2012

Peter Benson as Phillip Bax
Photo by Kevin Thomas Garcia

Phillip Bax (Peter Benson)
Mr. Philip Bax returns to the Music Hall this season after a triumphant appearance at The Knutsford Music Theatre in Spring Into Spring in which he played an Autumn Flower. He is perhaps best known here at The Royale for his work as a mute farmer in last season's City Life. He has reprised his role as farmer in several subsequent productions of different plays, gaining some small acclaim for his evocative pitchfork choreography and expressive grunting. He has written several as yet unproduced plays, most notably The Thorn of Anxiety: A Tragic Tragedy. Mr. Bax hopes to perform the title role in said play here at the Royale in the upcoming seasons. In the meantime, he is quite happy to assay the role of Mr. Bazzard in this evening's production will endeavor to make the most of his small parts.