Page, Ken 1954–

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Page, Ken 1954–


Born January 20, 1954, in St. Louis, MO.


Agent—Buzz Halliday and Associates, 8899 Beverly Blvd., Suite 715, Los Angeles, CA 90048.


Actor, director, and writer.

Awards, Honors:

Theatre World Award, 1977, for Guys and Dolls; Drama Desk Award, best actor, 1978, for Ain't Misbehavin'; Fennecus Awards, best actor in a limited role, 1988, for Torch Song Trilogy, best vocal performance, 1989, for All Dogs Go to Heaven, and 1993, for The Nightmare before Christmas, best song performance in studio, 1993, for "The Oogie Boogie Song" in The Nightmare Before Christmas, and best actor in a cameo role, 1994, for I'll Do Anything.


Film Appearances:

Kinney, RoboCop, Orion, 1987.

Murray, Torch Song Trilogy, New Line Cinema, 1988.

Andy, Night Game, Viacom, 1989.

Voice of King Gator, All Dogs Go to Heaven (animated), United Artists, 1989.

Voice of Oogie Boogie, The Nightmare Before Christmas (animated; also known as Tim Burton's "Nightmare before Christmas"), Buena Vista, 1993.

Hair person, I'll Do Anything, Columbia, 1994.

Cowardly Lion, Oz: The American Fairyland (documentary), Sirocco Productions, 1997.

Himself, Geeks (documentary), 2004.

Max Washington, Dreamgirls, Paramount, 2006.

Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (documentary; also known as B.G.A. 2 and Broadway: The Golden Age Two), 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Joe "Cheesecake" Tyson, Sable, ABC, 1987.

Chubby, Teen Angel Returns, 1990.

Dr. McHenry, South Central, Fox, 1994.

Florian, State of Mind, Lifetime, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mayor Warren, Polly, NBC, 1989.

Dwight McCrea, The Kid Who Loved Christmas, syndicated, 1990.

Mayor Warren, Polly: Comin' Home!, 1990.

Old Deuteronomy, Cats (also known as Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats"), PBS, 1998.

Also appeared as the walrus, Adventures in Wonderland, Disney Channel.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Ken Page, Ain't Misbehavin', NBC, 1982.

Broadway Plays Washington on Kennedy Center Tonight, 1982.

Reno's Cabaret Reunion, Arts and Entertainment, 1989.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Good Morning America, ABC, 1977.

Darnell Watkins, "The Big Reunion," Family Matters, ABC, 1990.

Mr. Topkins, Rhythm & Blues, 1992.

Reverend Kingsley, The Sinbad Show, 1993.

Voice, "American Dick," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1994.

Ox, "There but for the Grace of God," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1995.

Chef Andre, "Tickets," Welcome to New York, CBS, 2000.

Adair, "Crimes & Witch Demeanors," Charmed, The WB, 2004.

"Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of the Tony Awards," Great Performances, PBS, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Old Deuteronomy, Cats, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Ain't Misbehavin', Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1988-89.

God, Faust, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 1995, then Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL.

Jupiter, Out of This World (concert performance), City Center Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Senator Gallagher, Call Me Madam (concert performance), City Center Theatre, 1995.

Cowardly Lion/Zeke, The Wizard of Oz, Theatre at Madison Square Garden, New York City, 1997.

Ghost of Christmas past, A Christmas Carol, Theatre at Madison Square Garden, 1997.

Johnny Casino and Teen Angel, Grease, St. Louis, MO, 1999.

Narrator, "Candide" (concert performance), Festival 2000, Theatre at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2000.

Roscoe, Follies, Wadsworth Theatre, Los Angeles, 2002.

Old Max, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 2003.

Also appeared in American Songbook: Harold Arlen, Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City; Anyone Can Whistle (concert performance), Theatre at Carnegie Hall, New York City; appeared in Mr. Wonderful, London; Children of Eden, London; My One and Only (concert performance), London; The Wiz, Broadway production; It Ain't Nothing but the Blues; as Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Guys and Dolls.

Major Tours:

Toured in Ain't Misbehavin', U.S. cities and Paris.

Stage Director:

Director of Atom and Eve, Elegies for Angels, The Fantasticks, Nightlife (revue), Punks and Raging Queens, and To Sir with Love (musical).



Ain't Misbehavin' (original cast recording), BMG/RCA, 1978.

Cats (original Broadway cast recording), Uni/Mercury, 1982.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (soundtrack recording), Uni/Disney, 1993.

VA—Celebrate Broadway, Volume 2: You Gotta Have a Gimmic, BMC/RCA, 1994.

Out of This World (original cast recording), DRG, 1996.

Video Games:

(English version) Voice of Oogie Boogie, Kingdom Hearts (also known as Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix and Kingudamu hatsu), Square Electronic Arts, 2002.

Oogie Boogie, The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge, Buena Vista Interactive, 2004.

Voice of Oogie Boogie, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, 2004.

(English version) Voice of Oogie Boogie, Kingdom Hearts II (also known as Kingudamu hatsu II), Square Enix, 2005.

Oogie Boogie, Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+, Square Enix Company, 2007.



Author of book for the musical To Sir with Love; also author of Nightlife (revue).