Ben Tajnai is a world-renowned and award-winning singer. He is the first person in history to have sung the National Anthem for every playoff game in an NBA teams world championship run. Tajnai became known as the Milwaukee Bucks’ “good luck charm” after the team won every game during the 2021 NBA Finals when he sang his rendition of the National Anthem.
Tajnai has been singing his whole life. He fell in love with performing at Spring Creek Church in Pewaukee where he grew up and continued honing his skills on the stage with Arrowhead High School's Broadway Company. After graduating in 2007, Tajnai attended Roosevelt University’s Chicago Center for the Performing Arts where he earned a BA in Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance.
In 2014 Tajnai was chosen to be one of the approximately 30 national anthem performers who sing in a rotation during the Milwaukee Bucks season. Since then, he has performed regularly, including the inaugural and first playoff games held at Fiserv Forum when it opened in 2018.
Tajnai is a staple at Lambeau Field singing for the Green Bay Packers, as well as Am Fam Field for the Milwaukee Brewers. When he’s not performing in front of thousands, Tajnai teaches vocal lessons full time to about 50 students at the Waukesha Conservatory of Music in Hartland.
The professional performer often gravitates to the stage and has had notable roles with Chicago Center of Performing Arts, Skylight Music Theatre, Waukesha Civic Theater, Lake Country Playhouse, and was a backup singer for three Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Tour concerts at Chicago’s United Center in 2013.
Tajnai won the Broadway Worlds Best Actor award for his performance in Les Misérables as Jean Valjean, as well as nominations for his role as Shrek in Shrek the Musical and Beadle in Sweeney Todd.
“I had people who believed in me and helped me as I took a leap of faith. I am a humble Christian guy and I believe everything happens for a reason. Now I am living the dream,” said Tajnai.
Ben and his wife Sarah and their four children live in Oconomowoc.