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Ken Jennings

Birth Place: Jersey City, NJ, USA

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Ken Jennings BIO

One of the best-known quiz show contestants of all time, Ken Jennings set records in 2004 as THE PLAYER with the longest winning streak (74 consecutive games) and most regular-season winnings ($2.52 million) in Jeopardy! history. Once a computer programmer, today Jennings is the author of twelve books and the co-host of the podcast Omnibus. His favorite trivia categories are literature and movies, and his hobbies include hiking and painting. He lives in Seattle with his wife Mindy, two kids, and two dogs.

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Ken Jennings STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Sheen Center's Off-Broadway Production, 2019
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Irish Repertory Company Off-Broadway Revival, 2016
Finian

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
Gypsy

[Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2001
Old Man Strong / Hot Blades Harry

[Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1999
Rev. Fallwell

[New York]
Workshop, 1999
Other Roles

[Off-Broadway]
Return Engagement [off-Broadway], 1998
Lamplighter/Ghost of Christmas Past

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Performer

The Boss

[Broadway]
1997
Mr. Adolphus Spanker

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1994
Performer

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1994
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Georg Strunk

Witt (Understudy)

[Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1987
Performer

[Off-Off-Broadway]
Off-Off-Broadway Revival, 1986
Performer

[Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1985
Ensemble

Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1984
Performer

[Regional (US)]
Goodspeed Revival, 1984
Performer

[US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1980
Tobias Ragg

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Tobias Ragg

[Broadway]
1975
Shorty

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1975
Performer

Writing


Ken Jennings Awards and Nominations


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 1979 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical

Ken Jennings, Sweeney Todd


winner
Theatre World Awards - 1979 - Performance

Ken Jennings, Sweeney Todd

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Ken Jennings News


Len Cariou & Peter Filichia To Be Honored at 78th Annual Theatre World Awards

The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors has announced two of the individuals to be honored at 78th Annual Theatre World Awards to be held on Monday evening, June 10, 2024 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Review: GRAND HOTEL: THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST REUNION CONCERT at 54 Below Was Incredible

The intimate cabaret space at 54 Below was transformed into Berlin’s Grand Hotel on Monday night. The kick-off performance of GRAND HOTEL: THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST REUNION CONCERT on February 26th was exuberant, with much of the star-studded original cast reviving their roles.

GRAND HOTEL 35TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION, Alysha Umphress, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. Learn more about the performances here!

Jeopardy! Champions Wildcard Play-In Games Available Exclusively On TuneIn 

Jeopardy! fans can catch all the excitement exclusively on TuneIn as the Champions Wildcard Play-In Games unfold, deciding who earns a shot in the coveted Champions Wildcard Competition.

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of CELEBRITY JEOPARDY! on ABC - Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY JEOPARDY!, airing on ABC on Tuesday, January 2, 2024! In the first semifinal game of the season, Utkarsh Ambudkar (“Ghosts”), Mira Sorvino (“Shining Veil”) and Lisa Ann Walter (ABC’s “Abbott Elementary”) battle to make it one step closer to being crowned the “Celebrity Jeopardy!” champion. Watch a video now!

GRAND HOTEL Original Broadway Cast to Celebrate the Show's 35th Anniversary at 54 Below

54 BELOW will reunite the original Broadway cast of the Tony Award® winning musical Grand Hotel in honor of Tommy Tune’s 85th birthday on February 26 & 27 at 7pm & 9pm.

SWEENEY TODD, A History- Part 2: The Demon Barber Slashes His Way From Page To Stage And Beyond

Learn how Sondheim made Sweeney sing and how Mr. Todd made his mark on mass media in Part 2 of SWEENEY TODD, A History.

Review: BACKSTAGE BABBLE LIVE Bubbles Over with On-Stage Broadway Talent and High-Spirited Host at 54 Below

There was a lot of history crossing that stage, with performers reprising numbers they’d sung on the Great White Way as far back as the 1970s. Giving the proceedings a uniquely touching quality was the sweet meeting of the generations, with these still very vital veterans being welcomed by — and conversing with — a respectful master of ceremonies who’s still in his teens, but is immersed in musical theatre lore.

BACKSTAGE BABBLE, LANGDON ST. IVES: THE STEAMPUNK MUSICAL!, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.

ALADDIN's Brad Weinstock Will Be on JEOPARDY! Tonight

Brad Weinstock, who stars in Aladdin on Broadway in the role of Omar, will appear as a contestant on Jeopardy tonight. Weinstock made his Broadway debut in Aladdin in 2016. He has also appeared in national tours of Jersey Boys (Frankie Valli) and Wicked (Boq), and the Chicago production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Chip).

Listen: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED: THE NYC SESSIONS �" VOLUME THREE Out Now

Listen to Sondheim Unplugged: The NYC Sessions – Volume Three, the final installment of the monumental three-volume set dedicated to the oeuvre of iconic musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim.

Album Review: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED (The NYC Sessions) Volume Three One Heck Of A Rewarding Listen

SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED (The NYC Sessions) Volume Three well captured, produced, and released.

Broadway Streaming Guide: November 2022 - Where to Watch DISENCHANTED & More

From highly-anticipated new movie musicals like Disenchanted and Spirited, to the soundtrack for Netflix's upcoming Matilda the Musical movie soundtrack, November's new streaming releases will give Broadway fans entertained throughout the month. 

SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED: THE NYC SESSIONS �" VOLUME THREE to be Released in November

YELLOW SOUND LABEL will release Sondheim Unplugged: The NYC Sessions – Volume Three, the final installment of the monumental three-volume set dedicated to the oeuvre of iconic musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim. The third edition will be available on Friday, November 18 in streaming and digital formats, in addition to a 2-disc CD.

David Aron Damane, Jackie Burns & More to Lead PERFECT WORLD Industry Reading

The new musical PERFECT WORLD will get an invite-only, industry presentation on October 27 & 28. It features book and lyrics by Alan Edmunds, music & lyrics by Richard Winzeler, and will be directed by Karen Carpenter with music director & vocal arrangements by Laura Bergquist and choreography by Alexandra Beller.

SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED Celebrates 100th Performance And Says Goodbye To Phil Geoffrey Bond at 54 Below

Sondheim Unplugged will celebrate its 100th performances as series creator passes the torch to a new host.

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE CHASE on ABC - Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Get all the scoop on THE CHASE, airing on ABC on Wednesday, December 15, 2021! Plus, watch a clip of Sara Haines on the show!

SF SKETCHFEST Announces Additions To Comedy Festival, January 7-23

SF Sketchfest announces additions to the 20th Anniversary comedy festival taking place January 7-23 in venues across San Francisco.

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE CHASE on ABC - Thursday, December 8, 2021

Get all the scoop on THE CHASE, airing on ABC on Thursday, December 8, 2021! Plus, watch a clip from the series here!

VIDEO: Jeopardy Celebrates Broadway's Return with 'Broadway Is Back' Category

Last night's episode of Jeopardy on November 23 featured the 'Broadway is Back' category, featuring clues about Wicked, Six, American Utopia, and more!

Ken Jennings FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Ken Jennings been in?

Ken Jennings has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Ken Jennings been in?

Ken Jennings has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Ken Jennings been nominated for?

Ken Jennings has been nominated for Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for his performance in Sweeney Todd. He has also been recognized with a Theatre World Award for his performance in the same show.

What awards has Ken Jennings won?

Ken Jennings has won the Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical award at the Drama Desk Awards for his performance in Sweeney Todd. He also received a Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for his role in Sweeney Todd.

How many shows has Ken Jennings written?

Ken Jennings has written 1 shows including The Gospel of John (Playwright).

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