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Ken grew up a brat, specifically an Air Force brat.  The second of four children to Arkansans John and Ruth Goodman, Ken and family traveled the world courtesy of the US Air Force.  At a young age, he was already singing and story-telling for the family.  However, a tragedy nearly cost him the gift of song and speech.  In a horrible automobile accident, Ken's tongue was almost completely severed.   Gratefully his tongue was reattached with almost no lasting issues. 


And then he was bitten...but in a good way.  In the sixth grade, Ken joined the cast of Robin Hood, a locally-produced musical.  The experience of that small stage along with the magic of live performance would influence his life forever.  


After graduating high school in the Republic of the Philippines, Ken returned to his roots in Arkansas where he attended Henderson State University on a vocal performance scholarship, graduating with a degree in communications.  Even more exciting would be his friendship and eventual marriage to sweetheart Stephanie West.


During the next chapter of his life, Ken and Stephanie raised three beautiful and entertaining children (Rachel, Samantha, Graham) while serving in church work in various capacities. 


Later Ken finally transitioned to professional entertainment, and soon he received awards and accolades as locals and tourists from around the world enjoyed his humor, charm, and talent.  The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra called on Ken for their Christmas show, Murry's Dinner Playhouse in Little Rock requested Ken to be their leading man in major musicals, and his one-man shows garnered legions of fans and highest of ratings on social media.  Martin Charnin (conceiver, director, and lyricist of the musical Annie) selected Ken to portray "Daddy Warbucks" for his National Broadway Tour. 


Today, Ken can be found on stages in Arkansas in one of several capacities:  musical theatre, one-man shows, and master of ceremonies.  Ken is Lead Entertainer for The Entertainment Foundation of which he is a founding member.

Ken Goodman Hot Springs

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