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Kenneth Bradley Johnson


Born in Puerto Rico one month before the Cuban missile crisis, Ken Johnson got his start in community theater performing with his dad at the tender age of 8. In 1980, he was one of 22 people selected to attend the John Houseman’s Conservatory of Acting program at the University of Southern California and went on to a wild career in acting that was denoted by four national tours, two European tours, eleven shows in repertory at the 1982 Edinburgh International Fringe Festival, seven national commercials, an eight-month stint on the TV soap opera The Caitlins, his own Vintage Music Video TV show in Atlanta, more than 3,000 hours performing in the lead in Me and My Girl, 14 productions of West Side Story and 9 productions of The Will Rogers Follies.

His local acting credits include the happy hunchback Igor (pronounced Eye-gore) in Young Frankenstein for New Phoenix Theatre, Jerry Lukowski in The Full Monty for New Phoenix Theatre, editor Richard Ehrlich in Time Stands Still, Milford, Ivan and Oscar Saperstein in Topher Payne’s Let Nothing You Dismay, a high-spirited Cagelle in La Cage aux Folles for New Phoenix Theatre, Pastor Greg in Hand to God, Earl “Brother Boy” Ingram in Sordid Lives for Lab Theater and Noli Timeri (Don’t Be Afraid) for Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance. Ken has also appeared at Florida Repertory Theatre, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre and The Cape Playhouse.

Ken branched out into directing with Quartet at New Phoenix Theater.

Ken next appears in the role of Rod for Lab Theater in Avenue Q.

May 1, 2019; revised February 1, 2022.


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