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Mitchell Kramer as Benjamin Franklin

Actor & Historian, Mitchel Kramer Tours, Inc.

Actor and historian Mitchell Kramer has been portraying Benjamin Franklin for ten years. He has performed for: The Library Company, the world’s oldest lending library founded by Ben Franklin Historic Christ Church, Ben Franklin’s church Historic Congregation Mikvah Israel Valley Forge National Historical Park Friends of Independence National Historical Park Temple University The University of Pennsylvania, the country’s oldest university founded by Ben Franklin Kean University Yashiva University The Landmarks Preservation Society Johnson & Johnson Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Many more leading institutions Often called upon to attend private parties and functions, including many at the Franklin Institute, clients comment on the humor, knowledge & approachable nature of Mitchell’s interpretation. Kramer owns and operates Mitchell Kramer Tours, Inc. offering tours of Historic Philadelphia. He is on the Board of Directors of Mount Sinai Cemetery, founded in 1856. He has written and produced plays for children and adults and stories about 18th century Philadelphia for Historic Philadelphia, Inc. The interactive theater piece, Our Friend Ben, was written and performed for the National Museum of American Jewish History. The story Lachimo, Lanape Storyteller was included in the anthology, Patriots, Pirates, Heroes & Spies: Stories from Historic Philadelphia, published by Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin International. Kramer has a BA in playwriting. He has worked off-Broadway and in regional theater both on stage and in all areas of play development, notably for New York Theater Workshop and Dorset Theater Festival.