Veteran Stagehand Ken Brannigan Retires

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Johnna Pro talked with Pittsburgh stagehand Ken Brannigan who is retiring after 40 years of service.

Brannigan served as an IATSE stage technician and head carpenter at the Benedum Center.

Brannigans have worked Pittsburgh backstages for more than a century.

His great uncle, John Brannigan, was an assistant electrician at the New Duquesne Theatre in 1910.

Throughout the years, Brannigan‘s three great uncles, his father, his uncle, his brother and an assortment of cousins and their kids have joined the union and worked backstage.

Listen to Johnna Pro Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.


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