Ken Page

Ken Page

Ken Page (born January 20, 1954) is an American cabaret singeractor and voice actor from St. Louis, Missouri. Page is best known as the voice of “Oogie Boogie“, the main antagonist of Tim Burton‘s The Nightmare Before Christmas, creating the eponymous role of “Ken” in the original Broadway production of Ain’t Misbehavin’ and playing the role of “Old Deuteronomy” in both the original Broadway and filmed stage productions of Cats, the Musical.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
1988 Torch Song Trilogy Murray
1989 All Dogs Go to Heaven King Gator (voice)
1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie Boogie (voice)
1994 I’ll Do Anything Hair Person
1998 Cats Old Deuteronomy
2004 The Devil and Daniel Webster Clerk
2006 Dreamgirls Max Washington

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Gimme a Break! Kenneth Wilson Episode: “Class of ’84”
1987–1988 Sable Joe “Cheesecake” Tyson Episodes: “Toy Gun”
“Hunt”
“Evangelist”
“Serial Killer”
“Copycat”
“Watchdogs”
“Mob”
1989 Polly Mayor Warren
Teen Angel Returns Chubby
1990 Family Matters Darnell Watkins Episode: “The Big Reunion”
Capital News Episode: “Finished? Not Dunne”
Polly: Comin’ Home! Mayor Warren (TV movie)
1993–1994 Adventures in Wonderland The Walrus Episodes: “I Am The Walrus”
“Weed Shall Overcome”
“To Tear is Human”
“Give Ants a Chance”
“Purple Potato Eaters”
“Those Tusks, Those Eyes”
1994 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Episode: “American Dicks”
South Central Dr. Raymond McHenry Episodes: “RTD”
“Men”
“Date”
1995 Touched by an Angel Ox Episode: “There But for the Grace of God”
1998–2005 Great Performances Old Deuteronomy Episodes: “Cats
“Broadway’s Lost Treasures III: The Best of the Tony Awards”
2000 Welcome to New York Chef Andre Episode: “Tickets”
2007 State of Mind Florian

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Kingdom Hearts Oogie Boogie (voice)
2004 The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie’s Revenge
2006 Kingdom Hearts II
2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+
2013 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Archive Footage
2014 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Archive Footage

Theatre

Broadway

Off Broadway

Regional

The Muny-St. Louis

Other

  • 1979: Ain’t Misbehavin’ as Performer 4 (US Tour)
  • 1991: Children of Eden as Father/God (West End)

Soundtrack

Year Artist / Writer Song Role Film
1989 Charles Strouse & T.J. Kuenster “Let’s Make Music Together King Gator All Dogs Go to Heaven
1993 Danny Elfman “Oogie Boogie’s Song” Oogie Boogie The Nightmare Before Christmas
1997 Charles Strouse & T.J. Kuenster “Let’s Make Music Together” King Gator MGM Sing-Alongs: Being Happy
1998 Andrew Lloyd Webber & T.S. Eliot “Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats”
“Old Deuteronomy”
“The Awful Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles”
“The Jellicle Ball”
“The Moments of Happiness”
“Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat”
“The Ad-dressing of Cats”
Old Deuteronomy Cats
2004 Danny Elfman “Oogie’s Song”
“Casino Clash”
“A Filthy Finale”
Oogie Boogie The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie’s Revenge

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Play Result
1976 Theatre World Award Best Actor Ain’t Misbehavin Won
1978 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical Guys and Dolls Won

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