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Stage Credits

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
East Coast Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse, 2018
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Ensemble/Other Roles
Chimney Man [Replacement]
Foot-in-Yo-Ass Sam
One of "The Crowd"
Chimney Man (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Pluton
Carlos
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1987
Electra

 

Stage

Performances
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
East Coast Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse, 2018
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Ensemble/Other Roles

Chimney Man [Replacement]

Foot-in-Yo-Ass Sam

One of "The Crowd"

Chimney Man (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Pluton

Carlos

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1987
Electra






Ken Ard News

BWW Review: Lianne Marie Dobbs Is The Ultimate Chanteuse In WHY CAN'T A WOMAN BE MORE Photo BWW Review: Lianne Marie Dobbs Is The Ultimate Chanteuse In WHY CAN'T A WOMAN BE MORE LIKE A MAN...? at The Green Room 42
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 2, 2020

Lianne Marie Dobbs debuts her brand new one-woman show at The Green Room 42 and the audience reaction indicates it's a hit.

Photo Coverage: Lianne Marie Dobbs Brings WHY CAN'T A WOMAN BE MORE LIKE A MAN? to th Photo Photo Coverage: Lianne Marie Dobbs Brings WHY CAN'T A WOMAN BE MORE LIKE A MAN? to the Green Room 42
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 2, 2020

Lianne Marie Dobbs brought her highly acclaimed show to The Green Room 42 last night. “Why Can't A Woman Be More Like A Man…? first premiered at The Beach Cafe and this enhanced version for the larger space was just as effective. Here's our report then which still holds true. Leanne had Ken Ard and Travis Poelle join her at the Green Room. Pianist Ron Abel supplied the highly effective arrangements.

Photo Flash: Andre De Shields, Donna McKechnie, Lillias White And More Celebrate HALF Photo Photo Flash: Andre De Shields, Donna McKechnie, Lillias White And More Celebrate HALF TIME Cast Album CD Release At Theatre Circle
by Julie Musbach - Aug 15, 2019

Half Time's André De Shields, Donna McKechnie, Lillias White, Haven Burton, Matthew Sklar, Bob Martin, Nancy Ticotin, producer Dori Berinstein and co-producer Kimberlee Garris had a lovely reunion at Theatre Circle in celebration of the release of their Original Cast Recording, and to sign CDs for fans on August 14, 2019.

Photo Flash: Andre De Shields Celebrates Closing Night Of SOPHISTICATED LADIES Photo Photo Flash: Andre De Shields Celebrates Closing Night Of SOPHISTICATED LADIES
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2019

On his day off from appearing as Hermes in the Broadway production of Anais Mitchell's Hadestown at the Walter Kerr Theatre, two-time Tony nominee and Emmy winner Andre De Shields headed to the Victoria Theater at NJPAC in Newark to celebrate his company of fabulous singers and dancers under his direction in the Crossroads Theatre Company and NJPAC's co-production of Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies. Scroll down for photos from the party.

VIDEO: Go Backstage With N'Kenge at SOPHISTICATED LADIES Photo VIDEO: Go Backstage With N'Kenge at SOPHISTICATED LADIES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2019

Symphony Siren and Broadway Diva N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim), is currently in Sophisticated Ladies, directed by Emmy Award Winner and multiple Tony Award Nominee Andre De Shields with choreography by Kimberly Schafer alongside other Broadway veterans and young stars.

BWW Review: DUKE ELLINGTON'S SOPHISTICATED LADIES at NJPAC Photo BWW Review: DUKE ELLINGTON'S SOPHISTICATED LADIES at NJPAC
by Matthew Michaels - Mar 22, 2019

The jazz king of Harlem is alive and well in Newark, New Jersey. In honor of the 120th anniversary of his birth next month, Crossroads Theater Company and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center have co-produced a short run of DUKE ELLINGTON'S SOPHISTICATED LADIES. The musical revue, which originally made its way to Broadway in 1981, includes all of Ellington's best-known standards, including 'In A Sentimental Mood,' 'I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good,' and 'Mood Indigo.' This collaborative production at NJPAC is directed by Andre De Shields.

Photo Flash: Nat Adderley, Jr. Joins NJPAC And Crossroads Theatre Co-production Of SO Photo Photo Flash: Nat Adderley, Jr. Joins NJPAC And Crossroads Theatre Co-production Of SOPHISTICATED LADIES As Musical Director
by Stephi Wild - Mar 10, 2019

Two-time Tony nominee and Emmy winner Andre De Shields, currently in rehearsal for the Broadway production of Anais Mitchell's Hadestown, is simultaneously at the helm of Crossroads Theatre Company and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)'s co-production of Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies at NJPAC, 1 Center Street in Newark, Thursday, March 21 - Sunday, March 24, 2019. Click here to purchase tickets.

NJPAC And Crossroads Theatre Company Present
Duke Ellington's SOPHISTICATED LADIES Photo NJPAC And Crossroads Theatre Company Present Duke Ellington's SOPHISTICATED LADIES
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 7, 2019

Andr De Shields directs this high-stepping revival for the 21st century, starring a dazzling cast of Broadway talent and featuring an onstage band well-versed in Duke's greatest music at New Jersey Performing Arts Center 1 Center Street, Newark NJ Victoria Theater $69 - $89

Photo Flash: Chatting With Director Andre De Shields In The SOPHISTICATED LADIES Rehe Photo Photo Flash: Chatting With Director Andre De Shields In The SOPHISTICATED LADIES Rehearsal Room
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2019

Crossroads Theatre Company and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) are presenting a co-production of Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies at NJPAC, 1 Center Street in Newark, Thursday, March 21 - Sunday, March 24, 2019. Click here to purchase tickets.

Photo Coverage: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Celebrates Opening Night! Photo Photo Coverage: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Celebrates Opening Night!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 23, 2018

The new production of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, officially opened last night, Sunday, July 22. The vibrant nine-member ensemble led by director choreographer Joshua Bergasse brings new life to more than 30 classic songs including 'Stand by Me,' 'I'm a Woman,' 'Hound Dog,' 'Fools Fall In Love,' 'On Broadway,' 'Yakety Yak,' 'Pearl's a Singer,' 'Treat Me Nice,' 'There Goes My Baby,' 'Love Potion #9,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' and 'Spanish Harlem.'

Ken Ard Videos

VIDEO: Go Backstage With N'Kenge at SOPHISTICATED LADIES VideoVIDEO: Go Backstage With N'Kenge at SOPHISTICATED LADIES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2019

Symphony Siren and Broadway Diva N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim), is currently in Sophisticated Ladies, directed by Emmy Award Winner and multiple Tony Award Nominee Andre De Shields with choreography by Kimberly Schafer alongside other Broadway veterans and young stars.


Ken Ard Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ken Ard been in?
Ken Ard has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Ken Ard been in?
Ken Ard has not appeared in the West End