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Ken Roberson

 

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Performer (Swing)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1990
Ensemble
Zeke
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Dancer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2007]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2006]
Choreographer
 
[New York, 2005]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Choreographer
 
[New York, 2004]
Choreographer
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2003]
Director
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2001]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1992]
Dance Captain

Photos

Ken Roberson, Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez and Rick Lyon  Photo

Ken Roberson, Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez and Rick Lyon

From: 
Date:
08/01/2018
Past honorees Ken Roberson, Bill
Withers, Taro Alexander (SAY Founder), John Sculley Photo

Past honorees Ken Roberson, Bill Withers, Taro Alexander (SAY Founder), John Sculley and Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

From: 
Date:
05/01/2014

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Performer (Swing)

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1990
Ensemble

Zeke

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Dancer

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Choreographer

[US Tour, 2007]
Choreographer

[West End, 2006]
Choreographer

[New York, 2005]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 2005]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 2004]
Choreographer

[New York, 2004]
Choreographer

[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2003]
Director

Choreographer

[Broadway, 2003]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Choreographer

[US Tour, 2001]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1998]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1992]
Dance Captain


Ken Roberson Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2010 - Outstanding Choreographer
Ken RobersonA Boy and His Soul
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Ken RobersonHarlem Song
 
The Lortels - 2003 - Outstanding Choreographer
Ken Roberson, Avenue Q

Ken Roberson News

LaChanze, Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, Ken Roberson and Others Celebrate Timothy G Photo LaChanze, Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, Ken Roberson and Others Celebrate Timothy Graphenreed in Virtual Memorial
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2021

LaChanze and Avenue Q Choreographer, Ken Roberson will join Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, George Faison and Emmy/Golden Globe Winner, S. Epatha Merkerson and others to celebrate Broadway’s Timothy Graphenreed (The Wiz) in a virtual Memorial on Sunday, February 28th at 5:30pm, EST.

Broadway Pianist/Composer/Arranger Timothy Graphenreed Has Passed Away at Age 68 Photo Broadway Pianist/Composer/Arranger Timothy Graphenreed Has Passed Away at Age 68
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2020

Broadway composer/lyricist/author/musical director/vocal arranger/dance arranger/orchestrator/accompanist, best known for composing The Tornado, and Emerald City Ballet in the Broadway hit 'The Wiz,' Timothy Graphenreed, passed away March 1, 2020, at Mt. Sinai at the age of 68.

WATCH: An Important Message from Original AVENUE Q Cast Member Rick Lyon and His Frie Photo WATCH: An Important Message from Original AVENUE Q Cast Member Rick Lyon and His Friend Trekkie Monster!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Mar 25, 2020

While we've had our fair share of Broadway stars and celebrities encouraging the public to stay inside and social distance, we haven't had a monster say anything yet! Until today, when original Avenue Q cast member Rick Lyon and his friend Trekkie Monster returned to the Internet to remind everyone what the World Wide Web was for, especially now!

SDCF Announces Fichandler Award Winner And Finalists Photo SDCF Announces Fichandler Award Winner And Finalists
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 11, 2019

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), has announced the winner and three finalists for the annual Zelda Fichandler Award. The award will be presented at an invitation-only event on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in New York City. The Fichandler Award recognizes directors and choreographers who have demonstrated great accomplishment to-date with singular creativity and deep investment in a particular community or region, and is named for Zelda Fichandler, the founding artistic director of Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. This year's Fichandler Award focused on directors and choreographers from the central region of the United States.

AVENUE Q Ends Its 15+ Year Run Tonight; Watch a Tribute Video! Photo AVENUE Q Ends Its 15+ Year Run Tonight; Watch a Tribute Video!
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2019

Avenue Q officially ends its 15+ year run tonight, May 26.

AVENUE Q Enters Final Weeks of Performances Photo AVENUE Q Enters Final Weeks of Performances
by Julie Musbach - May 14, 2019

AVENUE Q - winner of three 2004 Tony Awards including Best Musical - will close May 26 Off-Broadway at New World Stages (340 W. 50 Street). The musical which has been a part of the New York theatrical landscape for 15+ years, both on Broadway and Off Broadway is produced by Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeffrey Seller, Vineyard Theatre and The New Group, will have played a total of 6569 performances upon closing: from its first Broadway preview on July 14, 2003 to its final performance May 26, 2019.

AVENUE Q Broadway Set Pieces To Be Auctioned On eBay By Broadway Design Exchange Photo AVENUE Q Broadway Set Pieces To Be Auctioned On eBay By Broadway Design Exchange
by A.A. Cristi - May 3, 2019

Theater fans and collectors can have their very own bit of Broadway when set pieces and props from the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q will be made available for an online auction on the Broadway Design Exchange website from May 6 to 16. The auction coincides with the May 26 closing of AVENUE Q, which has played 16 years on Broadway and Off-Broadway, as well as in theaters around the world. 

Rick Lyon's AVENUE Q Puppets Join Permanent Collection At Smithsonian Institute Photo Rick Lyon's AVENUE Q Puppets Join Permanent Collection At Smithsonian Institute
by A.A. Cristi - May 1, 2019

Three of the puppet stars of the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q - Kate Monster, Nicky and Rod - have been chosen to be part of the permanent Popular Entertainment collection at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, it has been announced by Rick Lyon, who conceived and designed the long-running show's furry cast of characters.

Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q Celebrates World Puppetry Day Photo Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q Celebrates World Puppetry Day
by Walter McBride - Mar 24, 2019

Avenue Q recently held some special events in honor of World Puppetry Day on March 21.

AVENUE Q Will Host Special Events in Honor of World Puppetry Day Photo AVENUE Q Will Host Special Events in Honor of World Puppetry Day
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2019

Avenue Q - the Tony Award winning Best Musical set to end its 15+ year run in NYC this spring - will celebrate WORLD PUPPETRY DAY on Thursday, March 21, 2019 with a one-night-only roster of special events, including a special ticket price for any patron who brings a puppet to the show AND a Puppet Dance Party after the 8 p.m. performance at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street), it has been announced by AVENUE Q producers Kevin McCollum and Robyn Goodman.

Ken Roberson Videos

VIDEO: The Cast of AVENUE Q Celebrates Their 15th Anniversary with a Special TODAY SH VideoVIDEO: The Cast of AVENUE Q Celebrates Their 15th Anniversary with a Special TODAY SHOW Performance
by Macon Prickett - Jul 18, 2018

In celebration of the Broadway musical's 15th anniversary, the cast of "Avenue Q" hits the plaza to sing a special a capella song they prepared just for TODAY.

STAGE TUBE: AVENUE Q's Lucy the Slut Poses for a Good Cause in 2017 NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2016

New couple alert! Taxi hunk, Joe Kritz of Queens NY, and Lucy, the sexy provocateur puppet from the Tony Award winning musical AVENUE Q, are starring together for the month of June in the 2017 NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar. Scroll down for a photo and click below to watch a teaser video!

STAGE TUBE: Cast of AVENUE Q Reads Show-Score Reviews
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2016

The actors (and puppets) of Off-Broadway's Avenue Q took a break from the stage to find out what audiences have to say about their hit show by visiting Show-Score.com and reading a handful of reviews. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/24/16- ALL SHOOK UP!
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2016

Today in 2005, All Shook Up opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 213 performances.All Shook Up is a jukebox musical with Elvis Presley music, with a book by Joe DiPietro. The story is based on William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Directed by Christopher Ashley, with choreography by Ken Roberson, the original Broadway cast included Cheyenne Jackson (Chad), Jenn Gambatese (Natalie Haller/'Ed'), and Jonathan Hadary (Jim Haller).

STAGE TUBE: MYTHBUSTERS' Adam Savage Joins AVENUE Q Puppet Creator Rick Lyon for a New Project
by Stage Tube - Jan 29, 2016

MYTHBUSTERS' Adam Savage recently visited the shop of Rick Lyon, who created the puppets of Avenue Q, and made his very own puppet, Finn. Check out videos from their visit below!

STAGE TUBE: AVENUE Q's Rod Lip-Syncs to Adele's 'Hello'
by Stage Tube - Dec 7, 2015

Have you ever wondered what was going through Rod's mind after Nicky moved out? Well, AVENUE Q is pretty sure it could be set to Adele's hit song 'Hello'. Watch Rod lip-sync to the tune below!

STAGE TUBE: AVENUE Q Responds to AT&T's Ad - It Was the Bad Idea Bears!
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2015

AVENUE Q just released a hilarious promo that sheds some light as to why some audience members and AT&T ad executives have had such bad ideas about theatre etiquette... The Bad Idea Bears seem to be behind it all! Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/24/15- ALL SHOOK UP!
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2015

Today in 2005, All Shook Up opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 213 performances.All Shook Up is a jukebox musical with Elvis Presley music, with a book by Joe DiPietro. The story is based on William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Directed by Christopher Ashley, with choreography by Ken Roberson, the original Broadway cast included Cheyenne Jackson (Chad), Jenn Gambatese (Natalie Haller/'Ed'), and Jonathan Hadary (Jim Haller).

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/24- ALL SHOOK UP!
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2014

Today in 2005, All Shook Up opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 213 performances.All Shook Up is a jukebox musical with Elvis Presley music, with a book by Joe DiPietro. The story is based on William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Directed by Christopher Ashley, with choreography by Ken Roberson, the original Broadway cast included Cheyenne Jackson (Chad), Jenn Gambatese (Natalie Haller/'Ed'), and Jonathan Hadary (Jim Haller).

Video: Cast of AVENUE Q Congratulates Lopez Team on Oscar Nom w/ 'Let It Go' Cover
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 22, 2014

Below, the cast of AVENUE Q expresses congratulations to Bobby (co-creator of AVE Q) & Kristen Lopez on their recent Oscar nomination with their own cover of 'Let It Go' from Disney's Frozen.


Ken Roberson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ken Roberson been in?
Ken Roberson has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

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

What awards has Ken Roberson been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreographer (The Lortels) for A Boy and His Soul Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Harlem Song and Outstanding Choreographer (The Lortels) for Avenue Q .

What awards has Ken Roberson won?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Harlem Song.