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Kenny Leon is a Tony Award-winning Broadway and film director. His Broadway credits include the revival of Children of a Lesser God, the Tupac musical Holler If You Hear Me, A Raisin in the Sun starring Denzel Washington (Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play and Best Revival of a Play), The Mountaintop starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »


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American Son Director
Hairspray Live! Director
The Wiz Live! Director


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  Cotton Club (TV Mini Series) (announced)
 2018-2021 Dynasty (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Ship of Vipers (2018)
 2021 4400 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2021 Gossip Girl (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2021 Colin in Black & White (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
- Dear Colin (2021)
 2021 Amend: The Fight for America (TV Series documentary) (6 episodes)
- Promise (2021)
- Love (2021)
- Control (2021)
- Wait (2021)
- Resistance (2021)
 2021/II Amend: The Fight for America (TV Mini Series documentary)
 2019 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2019 Ambitions (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2019 American Son
 2016 Hairspray Live! (TV Movie) (directed by)
 2015 The Wiz Live! (TV Movie)
 2014 In My Dreams (TV Movie)
 2013 The Watsons Go to Birmingham (TV Movie) (attached)
 2012 Steel Magnolias (TV Movie)
 2010-2011 Private Practice (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Heaven Can Wait (2011)
 2009 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Excessive Forces (2009)
 2008 A Raisin in the Sun (TV Movie)
 2002 Nowhere Road
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Other Works:

He directed George C. Wolfe's play, "The Colored Museum," in an Oregon Shakespeare Festival production at the Black Swan Theatre in Ashland, Oregon. Henry Woronicz was artistic director. See more »

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In 2002 Kenny Leon launched True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. To date True Colors Theatre Company remains one of the most vital theatre companies in the city. See more »

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