About Ken Davenport
“Davenport [is] one of Broadway’s most influential businessmen.” – Frank DiLella, NY1
“I’VE BEEN REALLY IMPRESSED BY THE WAY KEN DAVENPORT AND HIS TEAM HAD THIS GREAT, SOCIAL MEDIA, THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX WAY TO SELL THE SHOW. THEY’VE BEEN ABLE TO ATTRACT A MUCH YOUNGER AUDIENCE THAN ANY BROADWAY SHOW I’VE BEEN IN.” – Alan Cumming, Macbeth
Ken Davenport is a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and an Inc. 5000 entrepreneur whose credits include Once On This Island (Tony Award), The Play That Goes Wrong, Groundhog Day (Tony nomination), Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening (Tony nomination), Allegiance, It’s Only a Play, Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Godspell, Kinky Boots (Broadway – Tony Award, National Tour, Toronto and West End), The Visit (Tony nomination), Mothers and Sons (Tony nomination), The Bridges of Madison County, Chinglish, Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America, Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury (Broadway, West End and tour), and 13, as well as Daddy Long Legs, That Bachelorette Show (Creator), Altar Boyz (Co-Conceiver), My First Time (Author), The Awesome 80s Prom (Creator), and Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage (Author) Off-Broadway. Ken’s productions have been produced internationally in over 25 countries around the world. In addition to his own work, Ken was recently named the Executive Producer of North America for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group.
Outside of theatre, he has produced the award-winning These Magnificent Miles: On the Long Road with Red Wanting Blue, a documentary on one of the top unsigned rock bands in the country, and an award-winning TV pilot entitled The Bunny Hole which has appeared in the LA Indie Film Festival, the Orlando Film Festival, the LA Comedy Festival, and more. Ken was featured on a national commercial for Apple’s iPhone, named one of Crain’s “Forty Under 40,″ and is one of the co-founders of TEDxBroadway. He created the best-selling Broadway board game Be A Broadway Star. His blog, TheProducersPerspective.com, has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, The Gothamist, and more. He has written articles for Forbes, Mashable, and many others. Ken’s unique production and marketing style has garnered him international attention, including two front-page articles in The New York Times, and features on MSNBC, Rock Center, Fox News, BBC, and, his favorite, a mention in Jay Leno’s monologue on “The Tonight Show.”
In 2019, Inc. 5000 named Davenport Theatrical Enterprises one of America’s fastest-growing private companies.
He is the founder of TheaterMakersStudio.com, a one-of-a-kind “masterclass” community with the goal of educating and inspiring writers, directors, producers, and more to get their shows off the ground.
Prior to his career as a Producer, Ken was a Company Manager and General Manager for Broadway shows and National Tours including Show Boat, Ragtime, Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago, Candide, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Gypsy, and others.