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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 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Hairspray Live! Director
(2016)
(2008)
The Wiz Live! Director
(2015)
Steel Magnolias Director
(2012)

Filmography

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  Cotton Club (TV Mini-Series) (announced)
 2018 Dynasty (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Ship of Vipers (2018)
 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 August Wilson's play, "Seven Guitars," in an Oregon Shakespeare Festival production at the Angus Bowmer Theatre in Ashland, Oregon. Libby Appel 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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