Ken Page

At noon today I will be renewing my acquaintance with Ken Page, a wonderful actor who won a Theatre World Award for his role as Nicely-Nicely Johnson in an all-black revival of Guys and Dolls — and that was his Broadway debut.

Ken’s credits include his role in the original cast of Ain’t Misbehavin (garnering a Drama Desk award), and the role of “Old Deuteronomy” in both New York and London productions of Cats.

I’ve read that he auditioned for Ain’t Misbehavin because a friend of his told him that he looked a lot like Fats Waller; today I’ll find out if that’s true. But mostly, we’ll be talking about Luther Henderson, and how Luther, with choreographer Arthur Faria and the five cast members, envisioned that show.