Ken Howard
Biographical Information
Born March 28th, 1944
El Centro, California, United States
Productions 1776 as Thomas Jefferson (original Broadway cast/film)
Seesaw as Jerry Ryan (originated the role) br> 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as The President (originated the role)
Recordings 1776 (original cast recording)
1776 (film soundtrack)
Seesaw (original cast recording)
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (original cast recording)
Vocal Type Baritone

Ken Howard is an American actor.


Born in El Centro, California, Howard attended the Yale School of Drama and left to make his Broadway debut in a non-singing role in Promises, Promises. He soon won a Tony Award for his role in Child's Play and began to make a number of television appearances including The White Shadow and Adam's Rib (where he played the lead.)

Howard would continue to be prolific in television (with a regular role in Murder, She Wrote and guest parts in The West Wing and Golden Girls) as well as major films including Rambo and Michael Clayton. He was the last President of the Screen Actors Guild before it merged with the American Federation of Television and Radio Arts.


Howard appeared in a number of stage musicals, notably the original cast 1776 (where he reprised his role as Benjamin Franklin for the film).

He also played the role of Jerry Ryan in Seesaw and The President in the original cast of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


1776 (1972)Edit

  • But Mr. Addams (contains solo lines)
  • The Egg (contains solo lines)


1776 (1969)(originated the role)Edit

  • But Mr. Addams (contains solo lines)
  • The Egg (contains solo lines)

Seesaw (1973)(originated the role)Edit

  • In Tune (duet)
  • You're a Lovely Lunatic (solo)
  • We've Got It (solo)
  • Chapter 54 Number 1909 (contains solo lines)

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (1976)(originated the role)Edit

  • Rehearse! (contains solo lines)
  • On Ten Square Miles by the Potomac River (contains solo lines)
  • Take Care of This House (contains solo lines)
  • The President Jefferson Sunday Luncheon Party March (contains solo lines)
  • The Little White Lie (duet)
  • We Must Have a Ball (solo)
  • The Ball
  • I Love This Land (solo)
  • Rehearse! (reprise)

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