Der in Los Angeles geborene Tenor Benjamin Lee studierte Gesang bei Gary Glaze an der dortigen University of Southern California sowie bei Tom Baresel am College-Conservatory of Music der University of Cincinnati. Er trat in zahlreichen Hochschulproduktionen, in Los Angeles als Lucano (»L’incoronazione di Poppea«), Erster Kommissar (»Les Dialogues des Carmélites«) und als Conte Libenskof (»Il viaggio a Reims«) sowie in Cincinnati u. a. als Arbace (»Idomeneo«), Florville (»Il sognor Bruschino«), Lucano, Gopinath in Jack Perlas »Shalimar the Clown« im Rahmen des Projektes »CCM Opera Fusion« und zuletzt Lurcanio in Händels »Ariodante«. 2013 sang er außerdem die Partie des Ferrando (»Così fan tutte«) beim Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. Der Gewinner des Alexander Award bei der jährlichen Corbett Opera Competition gab im Sommer 2017 sein professionelles Debüt als Brighella (»Ariadne auf Naxos«) am Opera Theatre of St. Louis und wurde als Alejandro/Leon Trotsky in Robert Xavier Rodríguez’ Oper »Frida« sowie als Tenor in Missy Mazzolis Kammeroper »Song from the Uproar« an die Cincinnati Opera engagiert. Bei der Produktion von Kurt Weills »Die sieben Todsünden«, in der das Künstlerkollektiv »Jukebox Castle« kulinarische Genüsse mit Musiktheater verband, sang er 2016 in New Orleans den Vater. Im Juni 2018 kehrte er nicht nur als in mehreren Rollen in »L’incoronazione di Poppea« an die Cincinnati Opera zurück, sondern debütierte auch in Magdeburg als Pedrillo in einer Version von Mozarts »Die Entführung aus dem Serail« für Kinder. Im Anschluss wurde er in das Opernensemble des Theaters Magdeburg engagiert und ist hier in der Spielzeit 2018 / 2019 u. a. als Ernesto (»Don Pasquale«), Monostatos (»Die Zauberflöte«), Zweiter Nazarener (»Salome«) und Roderigo (»Otello«) zu erleben.

Benjamin Lee, described as a "tenore di grazia with effortless high notes and flawless fioriture," (http://seenandheard-international.com) is a second year Artist Diploma student at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Tom Baresel. In 2015, he received the John Alexander Award at the Conservatory's annual Corbett Opera Competition. In the summer of 2017, he made his debut as a Gaddes Festival Artist in Opera Theatre of St. Louis's production of Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos as Brighella under the baton of maestro Rory Macdonald and director Sean Curran. Benjamin joined Cincinnati Opera in the summer of 2017 in their production of Frida as both Alejandro and Leon Trotsky, as well as the Tenor in their production of Song from the Uproar. In February 2018, Benjamin is looking forward to singing the role of Lurcanio in Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's production of Händel's Ariodante, as well as a workshop in March in conjunction with Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati opera, and Canadian Opera Company in a workshop of acclaimed songwriter Rufus Wainwright's opera in progress as Antinous in Hadrian. Benjamin also returns to Cincinnati Opera in June 2018 to sing various roles in their production of L’incoronazione di Poppea, including Lucano, Famigliari, Littore, and Tribuno.

​Past engagements affiliated with the Conservatory include #5 in Transformations, Arbace in Idomeneo, Florville in Rossini's Il signor Bruschino, Lucano in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, and Gopinath in the CCM Opera Fusion workshop of Jack Perla's Shalimar the Clown. Additionally, Benjamin sang the role in the workshop of Albert in Laura Kaminsky's Some Light Emerges, which he went on to revisit at Houston Grand Opera's HGOco. Benjamin has also sung in the New Orleans' premiere of Jukebox Castle's production of Kurt Weill's Seven Deadly Sins as the role of Father.

A Los Angeles native, Benjamin received his Bachelor's degree in Vocal Arts at the University of Southern California, studying under Gary Glaze. His engagements at the university included Lucano in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, First Commissioner in Poulenc's Dialogue of the Carmelites, and Il conte Libenskof in Rossini's Il viaggio a Reims. In 2013 he also performed the role of Ferrando in Mozart's Così fan tutte at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.

Benjamin Lee is currently a member of the solo ensemble at Theater Magdeburg in Magdeburg, Germany, where he has sung the roles of Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, 2nd Nazarene in Salome, and Roderigo in Otello.