On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
KENNY LEON (Director) is a Tony Award-winning Broadway and film director whose recent work includes“In My Dreams” for Hallmark Hall of Fame, “The Watsons go to Birmingham” for Walden Media and Hallmark and the Sony and Lifetime TV adaptation of “Steel Magnolias.” His Broadway credits include recent hip hop musical Holler if Ya Hear Me,A Raisin In the Sun revival which starred Denzel Washington, Anika Noni Rose, Sophie Okonedo and LaTanya Richardson Jackson, and earned Tony’s for Best Director, Best Play and Best Featured Actress (Sophie Okonedo). He is currently working on “The Wiz, Live!” for NBC.
Kenny also directed The Mountaintop starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, the Alicia Keys-produced Stick Fly, August Wilson’s Fences starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis (which garnered ten Tony nominations including Best Director), the 2004 Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun with Sean P. Diddy Combs, Gem of the Ocean, Radio Golf and the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun. Mr. Leon is the artistic director of True Colors Theatre in Atlanta, GA.