Ken Ludwig Biography

Ken Ludwig
Ken Ludwig

Ken Ludwig is a two-time Tony Award nominee and recipient of the coveted Laurence Olivier Award. He is the author of Lend Me A Tenor, which has proved to one of the most popular comedies of the past decade and has received more than 200 productions worldwide. It ran for more than a year each on Broadway and in London and Paris. In London, it was produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber and was nominated for the Olivier Award as comedy of the year. On Broadway, it was nominated for seven Tony Awards, including best play, and won two Tonys, four Drama Desk Awards and three Outer Critics Circle Awards. It has been translated into 16 languages and produced in more than 25 countries around the world. Ken also wrote the screenplay ofLend Me A Tenor for Columbia Pictures.

Another of his plays, Sullivan & Gilbert, played at the Bluma Appel Theatre at the St Lawrence Centre in 1988. It was co-produced by the National Arts Centre of Canada and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and was voted best play of 1988 by the Ottawa critics. His other plays include Postmortem and Divine Fire. For television, Ken co-wrote the 1990 Kennedy Centre Honors for CBS (Emmy Award nomination) and a pilot for Carol Channing.

Ken's play Moon Over Buffalo opened successfully in 1995 at the Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway, and starred Carol Burnett and Philip Bosco.

He is also a practicing lawyer, specializing in International Law, with the firm of Stoptoe & Johnson, LLP

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Recent Performances of works by Ken Ludwig
Production/Credit WhereOpening Night
Moon Over Buffalo East Brunswick Community Players 2/21/2014
Crazy for You ...... (Book) East Brunswick Community Players 11/2/2012
Lend Me a Tenor Studio Players 5/18/2012
Lend Me a Tenor Barn Theatre 3/16/2012
Moon Over Buffalo First Avenue Playhouse 11/6/2009
Leading Ladies Surflight Theatre 10/8/2008
Lend Me a Tenor Bergen County Players 10/27/2007
Lend Me a Tenor Teaneck New Theatre 7/20/2007
Crazy for You ...... (Book) Spotlight Players 11/4/2006
Moon Over Buffalo Players Theater Company 6/23/2006
Lend Me a Tenor Off Broad Street Players 5/5/2006
Crazy for You ...... (Book) Barn Theatre 11/18/2005
Lend Me a Tenor George Street Playhouse 2/8/2005
Lend Me a Tenor Act !V Productions 11/12/2004
Moon Over Buffalo Villagers Theatre 9/17/2004
Crazy for You ...... (Book) Allegro Productions 5/7/2004
Crazy for You ...... (Book) Pierrot Productions 4/16/2004
Moon Over Buffalo Barn Theatre 3/12/2004
Lend Me a Tenor Main Street Theatre Company 2/27/2004
Lend Me a Tenor Surflight Theatre 10/1/2003
Crazy for You ...... (Book) Surflight Theatre 7/8/2003
Lend Me a Tenor Haddonfield Plays and Players 6/5/2003
Lend Me a Tenor Cabaret Theatre 4/2/2003
Moon Over Buffalo Iron Mountain Stage Company 3/21/2003
Moon Over Buffalo Summit Playhouse Association 11/8/2002
Crazy for You ...... (Book) Middlesex County Plays in the Park 7/24/2002
Crazy for You ...... (Book) Main Street Theatre Company 5/16/2002
Lend Me a Tenor Hexagon Players 5/10/2002
Moon Over Buffalo Somerset Valley Players 10/26/2001
Crazy for You ...... (Book) Spring Lake Theatre Company 6/28/2001
Moon Over Buffalo Studio Players 4/27/2001
Crazy for You ...... (Book) Phoenix Productions 11/11/2000
Moon Over Buffalo Livingston Theatre Company 10/26/2000
Lend Me a Tenor Players Theater Company 9/28/2000
Crazy for You ...... (Book) Talent Time Players 7/1/2000
Moon Over Buffalo Cumberland Players 3/10/2000
Moon Over Buffalo Florham Park Players 2/18/2000
Moon Over Buffalo Westfield Community Players 10/16/1999
Crazy for You ...... (Book) Paper Mill Playhouse 4/14/1999
Lend Me a Tenor Rider University 2/19/1999
Moon Over Buffalo Bergen County Players 1/15/1999
Moon Over Buffalo Incognito 11/6/1998
Moon Over Buffalo Circle Players 9/18/1998
Postmortem Bergen County Players 5/22/1998
Crazy for You ...... (Book) Red Oak Music Theatre 4/24/1998
Lend Me a Tenor Major Theater Series (MSU) 4/23/1998
Crazy for You ...... (Book) Rider University 11/7/1997
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