Ken Caswell
Biographical Information
Born 1945
Brynmawr, Wales
Productions Dean as A Friend of James Dean/Crunch/Usher
The Pirates of Penzance as Ensemble
Little Me as Noble Eggleston/Val du Val/Mr. Pinchley/Fred Poitrine/Otto Schnitzler/Noble Jr./Prince Cherney (understudy)
Les Misérables as The Bishop of Digne/Lesgles/Diner (original London cast), Thénardier
Recordings Les Misérables (Original London Cast)
Vocal Type Baritone

Ken Caswell is an English actor and director.


Born in Brynmawr, Wales, Caswell studied at the Gwent Youth Theatre before performing onstage, in a comedy and later as Wilfred in Spring and Port Wine. He mostly worked in repertory theatre as well as serving as understudy to Russ Abbott in Little Me.

Caswell became Resident Director at the Palace Theatre and directed such musicals as Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver! and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, as well as the 10th Anniversary concert of Les Misérables.


Caswell sang in the ensemble of a number of musicals including Dean, The Pirates of Penzance and Little Me, in which he played multiple roles. His greatest claim to fame was originating the roles of The Bishop of Digne and Lesgles in Les Misérables, later playing Thénardier in the same production.


Dean (1977)Edit

The Pirates of Penzance (1982)Edit

Little Me (1984)(understudy)Edit

Noble EgglestonEdit
  • I Love You (duet)
  • I Love (Sinking) You (reprise)(duet)
Val du ValEdit
  • Boom-Boom (contains solo lines)
  • Boom-Boom (reprise)(contains solo lines)
Mr. PinchleyEdit
  • Deep Down Inside (contains solo lines)
Fred PoitrineEdit
  • Real Live Girl (solo)
Prince CherneyEdit
  • Goodbye (The Prince's Farewell)(contains solo lines)

Les Misérables (1985)Edit

The Bishop of Digne (originated the role)Edit
  • On Parole/The Bishop (contains solo lines)
  • Valjean Arrested, Valjean Forgiven (contains solo lines)
Lesgles (originated the role)Edit
  • ABC Café/Red and Black (contains solo lines)
  • Do You Hear The People Sing?
  • One Day More!
  • Building the Barricade (contains solo lines)
  • Javert's Arrival (contains solo lines)
  • Night of Anguish (contains solo lines)
  • First Attack (contains solo lines)
  • Drink With Me
  • Little People
  • Dawn of Anguish
  • The Death of Gavroche
  • Master of the House (contains solo lines)
  • Master of the House (contains solo lines)
  • Waltz of Treachery (contains solo lines)
  • The Robbery (contains solo lines)
  • Attack on the Rue Plumet (contains solo lines)
  • One Day More
  • Dog Eat Dog (solo)
  • The Wedding (contains solo lines)
  • Beggars at the Feast (duet)