Ken Ludwig


Ken Ludwig (Playwright) – Ken Ludwig has had six shows on Broadway, seven in London’s West End, and many of his works have become a standard part of the American repertoire. Lend Me a Tenor won two Tony Awards and Crazy For You won the Tony and Olivier Awards for Best Musical. His stage version of Murder on the Orient Express was written expressly at the request of the Agatha Christie Estate. His play, Dear Jack, Dear Louise, won the 2020 Charles MacArthur Award for Best New Play of the Year. His newest plays include Lend Me A Soprano, Moriarty, Pride and Prejudice, Part 2: Napoleon at Pemberley, Lady Molly of Scotland Yard, and 221B: Holmes and Watson, Criminals at Large. His book How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare won the Falstaff Award for Best Shakespeare Book of the Year, and his essays are published in the Yale Review. He is a graduate of Harvard and Cambridge and is a frequent guest speaker for groups as varied as The Oxford-Cambridge Society, The Jane Austen Society of North America, The Folger Shakespeare Library, and The Baker Street Irregulars.