Ken Fallin Illustrates: Memorable Performances of 2009-2010
BroadwayWorld.com is pleased to present illustrator Ken Fallin, who brings you original illustrations of everyone's favorite theatrical stars each week. This week's feature: Some Memorable Performances from this Past Season."
Ken Fallin's career has spanned work in advertising, theatre, network television and, most notably, in print for publications such as In Style magazine, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. His work has illustrated major ad campaigns for American Express, SHOWTIME, Belvedere Vodka, and CNBC.
He considers legendary caricaturist Al Hirschfeld as a major influence, and mimicked his style early in his career for the Forbidden Broadway drawings. Other influences include the German "degenerate" portrait artists of the 1920s, Aubrey Beardsley, Frank Gehry, Eero Saarinen, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Dame Edna Everage.
Top: Jeffry Denman (Yank!), Chester Gregory (Dreamgirls), Jude Law (Hamlet), Jim Brochu (Zero Hour); 2nd Row: Bebe Neuwirth & Nathan Lane (The Addams Family), Bobby Steggert (Yank), Katie Finneran (Promises, Promises), Viola Davis (Fences), Dame Edna (All About Me); 3rd Row: Scarlett Johansson (A View From The Bridge), Angela Lansbury (A Little Night Music), Douglas Hodge (La Cage Aux Folles), Holley Farmer & John Selya (Come Fly Away); 4th Row: Montego Glover & Chad Kimball (Memphis), Tom Jones (The Fantasticks), Valerie Harper (Looped), and Karine Plantadit (Come Fly Away)
Illustration by Ken Fallin; www.kenfallin.com