“When I’m 65” A New Cabaret – Halloween 2019

What are you doing on Halloween 2019?

If you’ve noticed I’ve been largely on radio silence… it’s because I have been creating this brand-new cabaret show, and I have been way behind schedule writing the script and selecting the song list… but it’s finally ready!

Please join me as I celebrate by 65th birthday ON my ACTUAL 65th birthday, Thursday, October 31, with WHEN I’M 65, a brand new cabaret!

“When I’m 65”
Thursday, Oct 31
Blue Strawberry, 364 N. Boyle, 63108

We’ll be at The Blue Strawberry, St. Louis’s brand new cabaret showroom and lounge. It’s going to be a greatness way to experience cabaret is St. Louis.

Come by early for drinks and dinner before the show, and get your tickets today!


I hope you’ll join me for 65 minutes of hilarious and moving stories and songs about coping with and embracing those second 65 years, as we celebrate the joys and foibles of becoming old enough to qualify for Medicare and Social Security! 


The Medicine Show – St. Lou Fringe 2019

I am performing THE MEDICINE SHOW three times as part of the St. Louis Fringe Festival! If you can make it, I would be honored.


The Medicine Show - St. Lou Fringe 2019

Kranzberg Arts Center Studio, Grand & Olive

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2019 – 6:00 PM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019 – 9:00 PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2019 – 4:30 PM


THE MEDICINE SHOW is my own journey toward becoming a doctor and realizing that ultimately we are all called to be Healers. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll have a couple of drinks, you’ll be out in an hour. What more could you want?

Advance tickets are available for my show on the St. Lou Fringe Website, and as you can see there’s a time to fit anyone’s circadian sleep cycle!

Tix will also be available at the door if you decide to come at the last minute.
I hope to see you there!

Happy Haller Days! – Gaslight Cabaret Festival

Happy Haller Days!

gaslight cabaretSaturday, November 10   8:00 PM
Sunday, November 18   7:00 PM


Featuring the vocal stylings of Ken Haller and Marty Fox, piano and Music Director.  In his take on the holidays, Ken is surprising, funny personal, moving, great company and just a little exasperating. Just like all our holidays.

Get Your Tickets Now! $30, $35

– The GO! List, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Black Tulip Chorale presents “Kristen & Ken: A Cabaret Soiree”

Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Monocle
4510 Manchester Ave, St. Louis 63110

Kristen & Ken: A Cabaret Soiree: St. Louis musical sensations Kristen Goodman and Ken Haller join forces to create an entertaining backdrop for the Black Tulip Chorale‘s Fund the Future pledge drive. This fundraiser event benefits the Black Tulip Chorale, St. Louis’ first and only LGBTQIA-friendly chorus that welcomes singers of all gender identities & sexual orientations.

Enjoy delicious specialty cocktails named after our special guest performers, a silent auction, and opportunities to sponsor BTC needs. Your gifts make upcoming concerts free to the public and dues affordable to anyone who seeks to join St. Louis’ first and only LGBTQIA-friendly chorus.

Silent Auction begins at 7pm.

Seating is limited and can be purchased in advance online.

Black Tulip Chorale Debut Performance – “You Come Too”

Join us at the Ethical Society of St.Louis (9001 Clayton Rd.) for the debut performance of St. Louis’ only LGBTQIA-friendly mixed voice ensemble welcoming all genders and orientations. In its inaugural season, the Black Tulip Chorale promotes social consciousness through the finest in choral repertoire.

General admission is $15. Tickets available via the link below at Brown Paper Tickets.

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If you are unable to attend this performance, please join us Sunday, July 1 at St. Paul United Church of Christ at 3510 Giles Avenue. That performance starts at 3 pm.

The Medicine Show – Ken Haller at the Kranzberg Studio


Ken Haller
“The Medicine Show”

July 20-21, 2018


$25 General Admission

In the Kranzberg Arts Center
Produced by The Presenters Dolan

Ken Haller’s The Medicine Show peddles miracle cures compounded by Jason Robert Brown, Adam Guettel, Stephen Sondheim and other noted practitioners of the healing arts. In song and story, Ken shows us how becoming a doctor is just the first step in becoming a healer.

“In this 65-minute show of stories and songs, I look at what captivated me about medicine and the realization that being a doctor is not the same thing as being a healer. I will be accompanied by my brilliant Music Director, Marty Fox, and I hope you will join us for this very personal show.”  ~ Ken Haller

Here’s what the critics have to say about Ken Haller:


Cabaret Scenes critic Chuck Lavazzi calls “The Medicine Show,” “…fast and funny… truly moving” and adds “Haller delivered the goods with that combination of theatrical smarts and vocal authority that has made him one of our town’s principal cabaret exports.”

(Read the full review here: http://cabaretscenes.org/2017/05/03/ken-haller-the-medicine-show/ )

“Pediatricians have many talents—Ken is a dear friend and a wonderful pediatrician—and he does a moving and delightful cabaret show with songs and stories about families and growing up—and turning into yourself.” – Perri Klass, MD, New York Times columnist

BEST ST. LOUIS CABARET PERFORMER! The GO! List, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sunday, April 26, 2015:

“Cabaret performers come and go, but Ken Haller, a pediatrician by day, is a St. Louis legend. If you’re interested in what makes the Great American Songbook great, you owe it to yourself to give this man a listen.” – Calvin Wilson


“Tender, loving…hilarious. A great show from a great guy.” – Katie Dunne McGrath, KDHX.org

“A stellar performance…an extraordinary cabaret performer.” – Lois Caplan Miller, The Jewish Light


“Haller’s show is a gem… His sincerity and authority carry the day in this very personal creation. This is a terrific show. It’s a model of what cabaret should be!” – Gerry Kowarsky, Two on the Aisle, HEC-TV

“Haller is a charming and talented performer with a voice as smooth as a brandy Alexander… A Classy Act. A Classy Guy.” – Robert Alan Mitchell, KDHX.org


“…a tremendously entertaining and often extremely funny romp through TV land… fun for the whole family!” – Chuck Lavazzi, KDHX.org

“…a sheer delight…a pleasant trip down memory lane…touching a nerve with all of us who experienced this golden age.” – Chris Gibson, BroadwayWorld.com

Song by Song by Sondheim 2018

This will be the Year of Stephen Sondheim in St. Louis, as he is honored with the prestigious 2018 Saint Louis Literary Award. To salute the master lyricist and composer, Ken Haller is thrilled to reprise his critically-acclaimed debut cabaret show:

“Song by Song by Sondheim”
Fri & Sat, April 6-7, 2018, 8:00 PM
Tickets at https://www.metrotix.com/events/detail/presenters-dolan-ken-haller-song-by-song-by-sondheim

Weaving songs as sentimental, witty, lacerating, sweet, and rollicking as “Not a Day Goes By,” “Everybody Says Don’t,” “Losing My Mind,” “Not While I’m Around,” “Marry Me a Little,” and his own unique take in “Send in the Clowns” into a “wonderful… funny… terrific… intimate” 65-minute narrative, Ken, accompanied by his Music Director, Marty Fox, displays the gifts that led the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to name him Best St. Louis Cabaret Performer 2015.

Critical raves for Ken Haller and “Song by Song by Sondheim”

“Haller’s show is a gem… Haller gives [Sondheim’s] songs a new, very intimate context, that lets them work in the same way they do in the original shows, [and] his sincerity and authority carry the day in this very personal creation. This is a terrific show. It’s a model of what cabaret should be!” — Gerry Kowarsky, Two on the Aisle, HEC-TV

“Ken Haller once again delights a St. Louis audience with his very special evening of songs by Stephen Sondheim. He first presented this masterfully-crafted cabaret evening some seven years ago at the Kranzberg. Since then he performed it in New York. Thoughtful, lonely, funny, loving – [This] show is well worthy of revival. – Steve Callahan, kdhx.org

“Saw this and it was wonderful! Grab a ticket while you can.” — Gail Pennington, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Ken Haller combines amazing warmth and intimacy, in an act that sets him far above nearly everyone else in town.” — Richard Green, TalkinBroadway.com

“Haller is a charming and talented performer with a voice as smooth as a brandy Alexander… A Classy Act. A Classy Guy.” — Bob Mitchell, kdhx.org

“Ken Haller’s cabaret show is terrific. There are some really beautiful moments. The whole show is Sondheim, and it’s such a good song list! Extremely funny but also extremely personal and warm and emotional.” — Scott Miller, Artistic Director, New Line Theatre

For St. Louis pediatrician Ken Haller, the turmoil of the early AIDS crisis came close to home


On May 2, St. Louis Public Radio hosted The Story Collider, a national podcast and live storytelling group, for an evening of personal stories about science told on stage under the theme of “Eclipse.” The event was sponsored by the St. Louis Storytelling Festival.

Ken Haller, SLUCare pediatrician at SSM Cardinal Glennon Childrens Medical Center and professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University, shared a personal story from his first years as a doctor in New York City during the rise of the AIDS crisis.

Since 2010, The Story Collider has collected personal stories about science and shared them in live shows and a weekly podcast. Since the May show in St. Louis, the group has partnered with St. Louis Public Radio to produce future shows here through St. Louis Public Radio reporter Eli Chen.

The next event will be during the month of October. Have a science story to share? Reach out to stories@storycollider.org to participate.

St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh and producers Mary EdwardsAlex Heuer and Kelly Moffitt give you the information you need to make informed decisions and stay in touch with our diverse and vibrant St. Louis region. 

Best St. Louis cabaret performer

Ken Haller

Ken Haller (left), a cabaret-singing pediatrician, rehearses for an upcoming performance with musical director Al Fischer at his Shaw neighborhood home in St. Louis on May 22, 2012. Photo by Sid Hastings

Ken Haller

Cabaret performers come and go, but Ken Haller (a pediatrician by day) is a St. Louis legend. If you’re interested in what makes the Great American Songbook great, you owe it to yourself to give this man a listen. ~ CW

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Fourth annual Briefs Festival showcases eight playwrights


Dr. Ken Haller, far left, Joan Lipkin and John Schmidt are participating in next week’s Briefs Festival. The trio talked to ‘Cityscape’ host Steve Potter, far right, about the event on Friday at St. Louis Public Radio in St. Louis.

What do a gay mermaid looking for love, a Jewish mother who competitively wants her single son to have the biggest wedding, and a lesbian version of Dr. Seuss have in common?

They are all themes in this year’s Briefs Festival of Short LGBT Plays, a festival that brings together numerous directors and actors to showcase the work of eight different playwrights under one roof.

The eight plays being performed at the festival on March 27-29 at the Centene Center for the Arts have been selected out of more than 170 submissions from across the country.

On Friday, “Cityscape” host Steve Potter talked about the festival with Joan Lipkin, the festival’s co-producer and artistic director of That Uppity Theatre Company; Dr. Ken Haller, a pediatrician and actor; and John Schmidt, a playwright and the winner of the Ken Haller Playwriting Competition for LGBTQ and Allied Youth.

Briefs: A Festival of Short LGBT Plays

  • When: 8 p.m. March 27, 2015; 4 and 8 p.m. March 28, 2015; 2 p.m. March 29, 2015; the Ken Haller Award Reception is 6:30 p.m. March 27, 2015.
  • Where: The Rialto Ballroom at Grand Center, 3547 Olive St., St. Louis
  • More information

“Cityscape” is produced by Mary Edwards and Alex Heuer and sponsored in part by the Missouri Arts Council, the Regional Arts Commission, and the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis.