KEN PAGE (Director) Most recently directed AIN’T MISBEHAVIN for Tom McCoy/Cathy Rigby Productions at The La Mirada Performing Arts Center in California. It was his fourth time at helm of the historical musical. Last summer he directed a critically acclaimed production of CAROUSEL for The Union Avenue Opera Company of St. Louis. He co-produced, wrote and directed SUBLIME INTIMACY, a play with dance for Max & Louie Productions as well as the four-time St. Louis Critics Circle Award nominated CAFÉ CHANSON for Upstream Theatre. The shows garnered nominations including Best New Play (both productions) and Best Director.
Ken has staged productions with the Blank Theatre Company of Los Angeles, including The Young Playwright’s Festival as well as Tennessee Williams’ HELLO FROM BERTHA, and Harvey Fierstein’s TIDY ENDINGS. He directed the L.A Premieres of Charlayne Woodard’s one woman play PRETTY FIRE and the AIDS Quilt remembrance play with music, ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS. His production of THE FANTASTICKS was awarded the L.A. Ovation Award as Best Musical Production in a small theatre. Ken co-produced and directed a musical adaptation of the classic novel TO SIR WITH LOVE, in Los Angeles, also adding a writing credit for the libretto.
In New York, he has directed staged readings of DARK OF THE MOON and ATOM & EVE. He conceived and directed the revue NIGHTLIFE which was workshopped at Manhattan Theatre Club and the historic Westbeth Theatre.
Other credits include, GODSPELL at Fontbonne University St. Louis and in L.A. a reading of his adapted theatre piece JAMES BALDWIN IN WITNESS AND WORDS. In 2010 Ken directed and revised the musical STORYVILLE for The San Diego Repertory Theatre.
As an Actor he has worked in London’s West End (CHILDREN OF EDEN) as well as Paris (HARLEM SWING/AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’). He has received the Theatre World Award, Drama Desk Award and was honored by the New York Drama League for his performances on the Broadway stage of AIN’T MISBEHAVIN, CATS, also on Broadway THE WIZ, GUYS AND DOLLS etc. He is also the recipient of two Grammy Awards as a principal cast member of the awarded Cast recordings of CATS and AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’.
He has conducted Master Classes at some of America’s most prestigious Universities, as well as teaching at American Musical & Dramatic Academy of Los Angeles and was there conferred an Honorary Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Mr. Page is a proud member of SDC, Stage Directors Choreographers Society.