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Thomas "Fats" Waller

Date of Birth: May 21, 1904

Date of Death: December 15, 1943 (39)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Photos: First Look At AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' At Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Country Playhouse kicks off its 93rd season with the sassy and sultry musical celebration, “Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical,” winner of the 1978 Tony Award® for Best Musical, from April 11 through April 29. See photos from the production!

Great Lakes Theater Presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' This Month

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) closes out its 61st season with a jazzy musical celebration of Fats Waller, Ain’t Misbehavin’, performing in the company’s intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square (April 28 – May 21, 2023). 

Photos: First Look at AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Rubicon Theatre Company

Rubicon Theatre Company has released production photos for the fifth show of its 2022-2023 “Welcome Home” season, the 1978 Tony Award-winning musical celebration, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, featuring the music of Thomas “Fats” Waller, conceived by Murray Horwitz & Richard Maltby, Jr., musical direction by William Foster McDaniel, choreography by Dominique Kelley and directed by Wren T. Brown.

Photos: First Look At CCAE Theatrical's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'

Get a FIRST LOOK at one of the most popular musical revues of all time, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ The Fats Waller Musical Show, running September 23 – October 8, 2022 at The California Center for the Arts, Escondido!  Check out photos here!

Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Titusville Playhouse

Thomas “Fats” Waller, a pioneer in jazz piano, was a prolific composer, writing over 400 songs in his lifetime, with hits like “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “Honeysuckle Rose” even making it into the Grammy Hall of Fame. So, it is no surprise that in 1978 a Broadway Musical, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ premiered featuring dozens of Waller’s songs and a cast of five African American actors, including a young Andre de Shields (HADESTOWN) and the late, great Nell Carter who won a Tony Award for her performance. Since its premiere, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ has lived on, thrilling audiences all around the world including the latest production at the Titusville Playhouse in Titusville, FL – an energetic and electric production that sizzles from beginning to end.

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Comes to Titusville Playhouse This Week

The joint is jumpin’ at the Titusville Playhouse Inc. with AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, the Fats Wlaler musical show!  

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Is Spreadin' Rhythm Around at Greater Boston Stage Company

Greater Boston Stage Company presents Ain't Misbehavin' directed and co-choreographed by Maurice Emmanuel Parent. Produced by The Nora at Central Square Theatre, The Front Porch Arts Collective, and Greater Boston Stage Company. Named after the 1929 Thomas “Fats” Waller song, Ain't Misbehavin' is a musical revue tribute to the black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and '30s.

Black Theatre Troupe Presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN The Fats Waller Musical March 25 - April 10

Black Theatre Troupe concludes its season with the rousing musical tribute to the time of The Cotton Club and The Savoy, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' - THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL, March 25 - April 10, 2022 at the Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center, 1333 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034. 

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Comes to The Roxy Regional Theatre This Month

The corner of Franklin and First in historic downtown Clarksville will be jumpin' this February with a sassy, sultry musical celebration of legendary jazz great Fats Waller.  

The Charleston Light Opera Guild Presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' in June

Ain't Misbehavin' is a sassy, sultry musical celebration of legendary jazz great, Fats Waller. Thomas 'Fats' Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin' new beat of swing music.

ONCE, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD and More Announced for Centre Stage 2022- 2023 Season

Centre Stage has announced its 2022-2023 Season as well as a long-awaited rebrand.

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Celebrates The Music Of Jazz Legend Fats Waller At The Roxy Regional Theatre

The corner of Franklin and First in historic downtown Clarksville will be jumpin' this February with a sassy, sultry musical celebration of legendary jazz great Fats Waller.  

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Opens Next Weekend at Pioneer Theatre Company

Rowdy and fun, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' is our joyous celebration of the return of theatre. Closed since March 2020, Pioneer Theatre Company (PTC) opens with Ain't Misbehavin' on September 10, 2021 through September 25, 2021. It will be presented scripts-in-hand, as a concert musical but fully staged with the orchestra on stage.

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Opens September 10 at Pioneer Theatre Co.

It's a celebration of Thomas 'Fats' Waller, the stride pianist and composer who became a Harlem legend defining the jazz of the 20s and 30s. Rowdy and fun, Ain't Misbehavin' is a joyous celebration of the return of theatre. Ain't Misbehavin' opens at Pioneer Theatre Company (PTC) September 10, 2021 and runs through September 25, 2021. 

Black Theatre Troupe Announces 50th Season

​​​​​​​After a year-long hiatus with the pandemic hitting just before Black Theatre Troupe's 50th Anniversary Season, the renowned company has announced it will resume its annual schedule of performances with its 2021-22 Season.

Memorial Day JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS Presents Songs From Tony Award Winning Musicals Part 3

It's Tony season every day for Jamie deRoy but for her viewers the Tony's will be topic on Monday, May 31st

BWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Omaha Community Playhouse

If you find yourself looking for a night out on the town with lights, dancing, and a whole lot of swing and jazz, Omaha Community Playhouse’s production of Ain’t Misbehavin’ is the place to be.

West Valley Arts Brings The Music Of 'Fats' Waller To Life With AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'

West Valley Arts presents Ain't Misbehavin': The Fats Waller Musical Show, running from April 22 - May 15, 2021 at the West Valley Performing Arts Center (formerly Harman Theatre).

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', HELLO, DOLLY! and More Announced for Pioneer Theatre Company 2021-2022 Season

Moving forward after the most unconventional season in its 59-year history, Pioneer Theatre Company (PTC) welcomes back professional actors, designers, directors, musicians, and stage crew eager for the 2021-2022 season.

Acclaimed George Winston Performs Benefits For FEEDING AMERICA, The Ark, and Mitchell Gallery

Celebrated pianist George Winston is revered as one of the foremost instrumental performers and composers of our time. In spring 2021, fans have an opportunity to spend three Sundays enjoying his masterful compositions while supporting select non-profit organizations and music venues that are in much need of financial support due to the hardships from the COVID-19 global pandemic.


Thomas "Fats" Waller has written 5 shows including Keep Shufflin' (Composer), Hot Chocolates (Composer), Early to Bed (Composer), Bubbling Brown Sugar (Composer/Lyricist), Ain't Misbehavin' (Composer).

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