Ken Davenport: Tony Award winning producer


Ken Davenport is a Broadway producer whose Once On This Island is nominated for eight Tony Awards.

Davenport says his parents, a doctor and a landscape designer, bestowed him with the discipline and creativity he’s leveraged to succeed on Broadway. In our conversation we go back to his early work and you hear how he financed his first few shows and the marketing strategy he used to promote them with limited resources.

In his youth Davenport spent time at Radio Shack playing on computers; his passion and understanding of the digital sphere led to his unprecedented use of the internet, not just for marketing his shows, but also for the online community he’s built to inspire, and provide professional development, to emerging producers.

SHOW NOTES:
Ken Davenport’s blog and podcast – The Producer’s Perspective
Podcast with Elizabeth Furze – advertising and marketing trends in the theater
Ken’s online training program – The Producer’s Perspective PRO
Ken on Twitter
Ken on Facebook
Once on this Island

Podcast with Steffi DiDomenicantonio.
Steffi performed in the first national tours of Spring Awakening and currently appears in Come from Away in Toronto.
She shares the secret to her successful auditions for both shows.

Podcasts with other Producers
Bat Out of Hell with Randy Lennox