BENJAMIN FRANKLIN INTERPRETED
Actor and historian Mitchell Kramer portrays Benjamin Franklin
Based in Historic Old City Philadelphia
“We don’t have time machines yet, but until then, Mitchell Kramer as Benjamin Franklin is the next best thing.
His base of knowledge, poise, and charm, creates a living history lesson for people of all ages to learn about the life and times of the greatest of our founding fathers.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice break down the legendary science and inventions of Benjamin Franklin, live with chief editor of The Benjamin Franklin Papers, Ellen Cohn and Benjamin Franklin himself, Mitchell Kramer!
Ben Franklin introduction broadcast of MLB National League conference series.
“Mitch Kramer doesn’t impersonate Ben Franklin. He embodies him. Kramer captures not only Franklin’s mannerisms and voice, but his way of being in the world, his essence.
Watching Kramer perform, I found myself transported and transfixed.
When I asked a question, I felt it was Franklin himself who answered.”
Eric Weiner, New York Times Bestselling author
The Geography of Bliss and other titles.
ABC’s Good Morning America and Benjamin Franklin
celebrate Independence Day and Philadelphia. July 4, 2021
“We would enthusiastically recommend Mitchell to anyone who wants a wonderful introduction to our nation's history.”
Mayor of New Rochelle, New York
“Kramer brilliantly recreates Franklin’s most important personal qualities – especially his warmth and his humor.
If you have ever thought that Franklin would be a person you would like to spend time with, you will enjoy Mitch’s interpretation a great deal.”
Michael J. Barsanti, Ph.D.
The Edwin Wolf 2nd Director
The Library Company of Philadelphia
Dr. Michael Barsanti, Director and Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Founder, at the annual dinner of the Library Company of Philadelphia, America’s oldest cultural institution, 2020.
Dr. Barsanti, Director and Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Founder, at the annual dinner of the Library Company of Philadelphia, America’s oldest cultural institution, 2022.
"Mitch Kramer is a standout with his portrayal. His approach brings humor, a vast knowledge and personal connections. He brings Franklin to life!
John Hopkins Christ Church Director of Operations
caretaker of Benjamin Franklin's grave
A small collection of Podcasts featuring Mitchell as Ben Franklin.
Comedian Chris Distefano joins Benjamin Franklin for an irreverent
tour of historic old city Philadelphia.
- Appearing with comic Chris Distefano for his popular YouTube channel, chriscomedy
- America’s favorite meteorologists Al Roker and Ben Franklin
- Backstage at the National Constitution Center with fellow Hampshire College alumnus Ken Burns
“A truly special tour!
I will gladly recommend you to anyone I know coming to Philadelphia.
It was our favorite part of the trip.
Your energy, enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge kept me hanging on your every word.”
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
“How do you have a Client Appreciation Event at The FRANKLIN INSTITUTE
without Benjamin Franklin?
Mitchell was the best! A perfect start to our evening.”
Shawn Petri, The Sharp Financial Group
- Touring historic old city Philadelphia with Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Costa Rica's President Oscar Arias Sánchez & Human Rights lawyer Suzanne Fischel
- Along the sidelines of the Linc with Legendary Philadelphia Eagles Center Jason Kelse
“Mitchell did a wonderful job performing as Benjamin Franklin for
the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of Philadelphia.
He was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining.
We recommend him highly for any event
as he was a fantastic asset to ours.”
University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of Philadelphia
Bruce Wigo, former President/CEO of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, interviews Benjamin Franklin on his Induction to the ISHF.
- Ben Franklin is honored by the Mayor and City Council of Ft. Lauderdale
- Interviewed for PBS on his induction to the International Swimming Hall of Fame
- Keynote speaker at the World Aquatic Health Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia.