AZO Cast Members & Creatives
Ken Goodenberger, Artistic Director and Conductor, has been a prominent member of the musical scene in Phoenix for over 30 years. He is active as a conductor, choral clinician, voice teacher, actor and singer. Goodenberger currently serves as Director of Music at Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church in Sun City West, and is the Artistic Director of the West Valley Chorale. Ken is also an experienced theater Music Director, having received several ariZoni nominations and Awards. This past season he was the ariZoni winning Music Director of Secret Garden, as well as Little Mermaid Jr., This Way to Broadway, and the Kids Alive and Stardust singing troupes, all at Theater Works, and the ariZoni nominated MD of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at PVCC. He is also the Artistic Director of Showcase Concerts Inc., which includes Royal Renaissance Singers and OperAntics. Through those education groups, he brings music of all styles to audiences numbering in the thousands. Ken is also well known as a singer and an actor in both Musical Theatre and Opera circles with many credits, including: Follies (Roscoe), A Little Night Music (Fredrik), Into the Woods (Narrator/Mysterious Man), Camelot (King Arthur), Sweeney Todd (Judge Turpin), West Side Story (Tony), Faust (Faust), Tosca (Cavaradossi), and La Bohème (Rodolfo). This February, Ken covered the role of Judkins in the world premier of Craig Bohmler’s opera Riders on the Purple Sage at Arizona Opera.