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Ken Davenport

 
Bio:
Broadway: Groundhog Day (Tony nomination), The Play That Goes Wrong, Spring Awakening (Tony nomination), It's Only a Play, Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Godspell, Kinky Boots (Broadway - Tony Award, National Tour, Toronto, Australia, and West End), The Visit (Tony nomination), Mothers and Sons ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Groundhog Day (Tony nomination), The Play That Goes Wrong, Spring Awakening (Tony nomination), It's Only a Play, Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Godspell, Kinky Boots (Broadway - Tony Award, National Tour, Toronto, Australia, and West End), The Visit (Tony nomination), Mothers and Sons ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2022]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Executive Producer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Executive Producer
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015] [Replacement]
Producer[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2015]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 0]
Creator
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 2014]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 2012]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Producer
Director
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Producer
Director
 
[US Tour, 2005]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Producer
Producer
 
[New York, 2004]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Company Manager
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Company Manager
 
[Broadway, 1998] [Replacement]
Associate Company Manager[Replacement]

Writing

Playwright
Conceiver
Playwright
Book
Conceiver

Photos

Mark S. Hoebee, JoAnn Hunter, Mike Stott, Ken Davenport Photo

Mark S. Hoebee, JoAnn Hunter, Mike Stott, Ken Davenport

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Date:
01/02/2020
Ken Davenport, Tracy Weiler Photo

Ken Davenport, Tracy Weiler

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Date:
08/14/2018

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2022]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Executive Producer

[Broadway, 2018]
Producer

[Broadway, 2017]
Producer

[Broadway, 2017]
Producer

[Broadway, 2017]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Executive Producer

[Broadway, 2015]
Producer

[Broadway, 2015]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2015] [Replacement]
Producer[Replacement]

[West End, 2015]
Producer

[Broadway, 2015]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 0]
Creator

[Broadway, 2014]
Producer

[US Tour, 2014]
Producer

[Broadway, 2014]
Producer

[Broadway, 2014]
Producer

[Broadway, 2013]
Producer

[Broadway, 2013]
Producer

[US Tour, 2012]
Director

[Broadway, 2011]
Producer

[Broadway, 2011]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Producer

Director

[Broadway, 2009]
Producer

[Broadway, 2009]
Producer

[Broadway, 2008]
Producer

[Broadway, 2008]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Producer

Director

[US Tour, 2005]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Producer

Producer

[New York, 2004]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Director

[Broadway, 2003]
Company Manager

[Broadway, 2002]
Company Manager

[Broadway, 1998] [Replacement]
Associate Company Manager[Replacement]

Writing
Playwright
Conceiver
Playwright
Book
Conceiver

Ken Davenport Biography

Broadway: Groundhog Day (Tony nomination), The Play That Goes Wrong, Spring Awakening (Tony nomination), It's Only a Play, Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Godspell, Kinky Boots (Broadway - Tony Award, National Tour, Toronto, Australia, and West End), The Visit (Tony nomination), Mothers and Sons (Tony nomination), The Bridges of Madison County (National Tour), Allegiance, Chinglish, Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell's You're Welcome America (Tony nomination), Blithe Spirit (Broadway, West End and National Tour), and 13.

Off-Broadway: Daddy Long Legs, Altar Boyz (Co-Conceiver), My First Time (Author), The Awesome 80s Prom (Creator), and Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage (Author). Ken's productions have been produced internationally in over 25 countries.

Ken also serves as the Executive Producer for North America for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group.

Ken's unique style has garnered him two front page articles in the NY Times, features on MSNBC, Rock Center, Fox News, BBC, and a mention in Jay Leno√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs monologue on "The Tonight Show." Ken was named one of Crain's "40 Under Forty," and is one of the co-founders of TEDxBroadway. Other projects include: smartphone app Did He Like It, Broadway board game Be A Broadway Star. His blog, TheProducersPerspective.com, has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, The Gothamist and more.

Upcoming projects include his original musical Gettin' The Band Back Together (Broadway 2018), and revivals of The Great White Hope and Mass Appeal, as well as the movie, Band Dorks.

For more information, visit his blog or www.KenDavenport.com.

Ken Davenport Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Revival of a Musical
Ken DavenportSpring Awakening
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Musical
Ken Davenport, The Visit
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Play
Ken Davenport, Mothers and Sons
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Musical Gold Star
Ken Davenport, Kinky Boots
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Special Theatrical Event
Ken Davenport, You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush

Ken Davenport News

New Country Musical MAY WE ALL Tour and Concept Album In The Works Photo New Country Musical MAY WE ALL Tour and Concept Album In The Works
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2022

The producers of May We All: A New Country Musical have announced plans for a tour and a concert album. Get the scoop here. 

Pre-Broadway A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Begins Performances Tonight Photo Pre-Broadway A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Begins Performances Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

The world premiere of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will begin performances tonight at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre. Learn about the new production!

George Street Playhouse Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring World Premiere of JOY, Ste Photo George Street Playhouse Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring World Premiere of JOY, Steve Guttenberg & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

New Jersey’s George Street Playhouse will welcome audiences back again this season to enjoy three exciting and thought-provoking plays, and two dazzling musical theatre events at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

Photos: Bryan Cranston and Stephen Schwartz Attend WINDFALL at Bay Street Theater Photo Photos: Bryan Cranston and Stephen Schwartz Attend WINDFALL at Bay Street Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts welcomed actor Bryan Cranston and composer Stephen Schwartz to the evening performance of the new comedy, Windfall, on Tuesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at Bay Street Theater.

Up on the Marquee: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE Photo Up on the Marquee: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 14, 2022

A Beautiful Noise is coming to Broadway and the new marquees are up at its home at the Broadhurst Theatre. Check out photos of the theatre here!

Photos: In Rehearsal For the Pre-Broadway Run of A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND  Photo Photos: In Rehearsal For the Pre-Broadway Run of A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022

We're bringing you first look photos from inside the rehearsal room for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, including an image of Neil Diamond celebrating the production!

Callum Francis, Christian Douglas, Danielle Hope, and More Will Lead KINKY BOOTS Off- Photo Callum Francis, Christian Douglas, Danielle Hope, and More Will Lead KINKY BOOTS Off-Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2022

Casting has been announced for the upcoming Off-Broadway engagement of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical, Kinky Boots. Performances will begin on July 26th at Stage 42, with an opening night set for August 25th.

WINDFALL Opens This Week at Bay Street Theater Photo WINDFALL Opens This Week at Bay Street Theater
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to share production photos of Windfall, the first show of the 2022 Mainstage Season. The new comedy by Scooter Pietsch, directed by Jason Alexander, will make its East Coast premiere this week on Tuesday, May 31, and runs through June 19.

BWW Feature: The Real MVPs! - A VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards Photo BWW Feature: The Real MVPs! - A VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards
by James Blinken - May 25, 2022

On Friday, May 20, 2022, one hour before the Drama League Awards, Board President Bonnie Comley, Kirk Iwanowski, Mary Jain, and the Board Hosted a VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards right next to the Ziegfeld Ballroom. While the Drama League Distinguished Performance nominees were lining up for the dais, a cocktail party was in full swing in the adjacent ballroom.

Wake Up With BWW 5/19: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE Announces Broadway Transfer, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/19: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE Announces Broadway Transfer, and More!
by - May 19, 2022

Today's top stories include the Broadway transfer of A  Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical. The musical will open on Broadway this fall, playing at the Broadhurst Theatre. Plus, Fran Drescher dishes on The Nanny musical, first look at Skylar Astin in Little Shop of Horrors, and more!

Ken Davenport Videos

Photos & Video: See Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman & Warren Carlyle at Curtain Call for VideoPhotos & Video: See Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman & Warren Carlyle at Curtain Call for the Final Performance of HARMONY
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2022

Last night, Off-Broadway saw the closing night of the new musical Harmony at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. Joining the cast on stage at the curtain call and teasing a potential transfer were the creators, Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, along with the director/choreographer Warren Carlyle.

VIDEO: Watch Nick Cordero 'One of the Great Ones' Memorial Tribute VideoVIDEO: Watch Nick Cordero 'One of the Great Ones' Memorial Tribute
by Robert Diamond - Sep 6, 2020

In honor and celebration of Nick's memory, over 150 of his friends, colleagues, and family from all over the world came together to sing the song that will keep Nick in our hearts forever 'One of the Great Ones' from A Bronx Tale. The resulting video was featured during the streaming of the memorial.

VIDEO: Watch ALTAR BOYZ Casts Reunite to Sing a Heavenly 'I Believe' VideoVIDEO: Watch ALTAR BOYZ Casts Reunite to Sing a Heavenly 'I Believe'
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2020

Tony Award-winning Broadway Producer, Ken Davenport, announced a virtual reunion with the cast and creatives of Altar Boyz on July 9th at 8pm EDT on The Producer's Perspective Live. Susan Blackwell ([title of show], a?oeSide By Side By Susan Blackwella??, a?oeNow Here Thisa??) is set to host the virtual event.

VIDEO: Stephanie J. Block's Keynote Address at The 2019 Theater Makers Super Conferen VideoVIDEO: Stephanie J. Block's Keynote Address at The 2019 Theater Makers Super Conference
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2020

Stephanie J. Block delivered the keynote address at the 2019 Theater Makers Super Conference!

VIDEO: Check Out the Newest Episode of THE EARLY NIGHT SHOW WITH JOSHUA TURCHIN VideoVIDEO: Check Out the Newest Episode of THE EARLY NIGHT SHOW WITH JOSHUA TURCHIN
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2020

The Early Night Show with Joshua Turchin- Virtual Edition (Corona Cabaret) continues with the release of the fourth episode featuring special guests Lily Brooks O'Briant (Netflix's The Big Show Show, Matilda), Sami Bray (Bedwetter, School of Rock, 1984), and Alyssa Marvin (Trevor, School of Rock, Annie).

VIDEO: Susan Egan, Laura Osnes, and Courtney Reed Perform HERCULES Parody 'Keep Your  VideoVIDEO: Susan Egan, Laura Osnes, and Courtney Reed Perform HERCULES Parody 'Keep Your Distance'
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2020

Susan Egan, Laura Osnes, and Courtney Reed went digital with their Broadway Princess Party, performing a parody of I Can Go the Distance from Hercules!

VIDEO: THE EARLY NIGHT SHOW With Joshua Turchin Will Go Virtual to Raise Money for Th VideoVIDEO: THE EARLY NIGHT SHOW With Joshua Turchin Will Go Virtual to Raise Money for The Actors Fund
by Stage Tube - Mar 16, 2020

Cabaret series, The Early Night Show with Joshua Turchin, announced that it is going virtual over the next several weeks to raise money for The Actors Fund. Created, written and accompanied by 13 year-old musical sensation Joshua Turchin (Trevor the Musical, Forbidden Broadway, The Perfect Fit, The Little Mermaid Live-To-Film at The Hollywood Bowl, National Tour of A Christmas Story), The Early Night Show brings musical comedy to an early night audience and features Broadway, TV and Film performers.

SCHOOL OF ROCK Celebrates 3rd Anniversary With Fan Appreciation Event And Special Mus VideoSCHOOL OF ROCK Celebrates 3rd Anniversary With Fan Appreciation Event And Special Music Video
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit School of Rock - The Musical announces it is celebrating its third year on Broadway by kicking off its anniversary week with a special "Fan Appreciation Day" dinner party inside the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Tony Talk: Best Revival of a Musical, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND VideoTony Talk: Best Revival of a Musical, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2018

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

Uncle Function Presents Summer Break At The PIT! VideoUncle Function Presents Summer Break At The PIT!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 4, 2018

Uncle Function, one of New York City's premier sketch comedy troupes, will introduce a series of brand new sketches at their upcoming special edition comedy show Uncle Function at The Peoples Improv Theater - 123 East 24th St., Manhattan. They will be joined by Emmy Nominee Stephen Guarino (Eastsiders), best known for his roles as Derrick in ABC's Happy Endings and Sully on ShowTime's I'm Dying Up Here.


Ken Davenport Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Ken Davenport written?
Ken Davenport has written 5 shows including The Awesome 80s Prom (Conceiver), Altar Boyz (Conceiver), My First Time (Playwright), Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage (Playwright), Gettin' the Band Back Together (Book).

What awards has Ken Davenport been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Spring Awakening , Best Musical (Tony Awards) for The Visit , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Mothers and Sons Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Kinky Boots and Best Special Theatrical Event (Tony Awards) for You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush .

What awards has Ken Davenport won?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Kinky Boots.