Ken Jennings
Biographical Information
Born October 10th, 1947
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Productions Babes in Toyland
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as Tobias Ragg (original cast/video)
The Boys from Syracuse as Dromio of Ephesus
The Gift of the Magi (original cast)
Mayor as Ensemble (original cast)
The Little Rascals (original cast)
Grand Hotel as George Strung, Witt (understudy)(original Broadway cast)
Peter Pan as Mr. Smee
A Christmas Carol as The Ghost of Christmas Past/Lamplighter
Side Show as The Boss/Sir (original Broadway cast)
The Molly Maguires
Fanny Hill as Rev. Fallwell
Urinetown as Old Man Strong/Hot Blades Harry (original Broadway cast)
Mimi Le Duck as Gypsy (original Broadway cast)
Recordings Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (original cast recording)
Mayor (original cast recording)
A Christmas Carol (original cast recording)
Side Show (original cast recording)
Urinetown (original cast recording)
Vocal Type Tenor

Ken Jennings is an American actor.


Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Jennings got his first acting job with the Halfpenny Playhouse in New Jersey and soon made his way to New York, becoming well known after his Drama Desk winning performance in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Though mostly known for his musical roles, Jennings also appeared in a number of straight plays, including All God's Chill'uns Have Wings and London Assurance as well as appearing in several film and television productions including The Last Unicorn and Mildred Pierce.


Jennings made a large number of musical appearances on stage, the best known being his second, originating the role of Tobias Ragg in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which he reprised for the official video. He also appeared in the original casts of several ensemble musicals including The Gift of the Magi and Mayor.

Jennings became the first actor to play the Ghost of Christmas Past in the Madison Square Garden production of A Christmas Carol and appeared in off-Broadway productions including the workshop for The Molly Maguires. He also played the roles of "Old Man" Strong and Hot Blades Harry in the original Broadway production of Urinetown.


Babes in Toyland (1975)Edit

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1979)(originated the role)Edit

  • Pirelli's Miracle Elixir (contains solo lines)
  • God That's Good (duet)
  • Not While I'm Around (duet)
  • Final Scene (contains solo lines)
  • The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (seventh reprise)(contains solo lines)

The Boys from Syracuse (1984)Edit

  • What Do You Do With A Man? (duet)
  • Let Antipholus In
  • Big Brother (solo)

The Gift of the Magi (1984)(originated the role)Edit

Mayor (1985)(originated the role)Edit

  • You're Not the Mayor (contains solo lines)
  • Hootspa (contains solo lines)
  • Subway: The Last "I Love New York" Song (contains solo lines)
  • Good Times (contains solo lines)

The Little Rascals (1987)(originated the role)Edit

Grand Hotel (1989)Edit

Georg Strung (originated the role)Edit
Witt (understudy)Edit

Peter Pan (1994)Edit

  • Hook's Tango
  • Hook's Waltz

A Christmas Carol (1994)(originated the role)Edit

  • Nothing to Do With Me (contains solo lines)
  • The Lights of Long Ago (solo)
  • Christmas Day (contains solo lines)

Side Show (1997)(originated the role)Edit

  • Come and Look at the Freaks (contains solo lines)
  • Crazy, Deaf and Blind (solo)
  • Beautiful Day for a Wedding (contains solo lines)

The Molly Maguires (1999)Edit

Fanny Hill (1999)(originated the role)Edit

  • Fallwell (contains solo lines)

Urinetown (2001)(originated the role)Edit

  • Urinetown
  • Act One Finale
  • What is Urinetown? (contains solo lines)
  • Snuff That Girl (contains solo lines)
  • Run, Freedom, Run!
  • We're Not Sorry (contains solo lines)
  • I See a River

Mimi Le Duck (2006)Edit