Kenny Leon

Kenny Leon directed the Huntington productions of August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean (2004) and Radio Golf (2006). His Broadway work includes the 2004 Tony Award-winning revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, which recorded the highest-grossing weekly box office sales for a Broadway drama. He also directed the Emmy-nominated film "A Raisin in the Sun" which aired on ABC in 2008 and received the Director's Guild Award, Emmy Award, and Golden Globe Award nominations and won the NAACP image award for Outstanding Television Movie. Other directorial credits include the Tony Award-nominated productions of August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf, Toni Morrison's opera, Margaret Garner, and Artistic Director of August Wilson's Century Cycle at the Kennedy Center. Mr. Leon has directed extensively around the country, including the Goodman Theatre, Center Theatre Group, and The Public Theater. He is the former Artistic Director of the Alliance Theatre where he produced the pemieres of Disney's Elaborate Lives: the Legend of Aida, Pearl Cleage's Blue for an Alabama Sky, and Alfred Uhry's The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Mr. Leon is a graduate and honorary Ph.D. of Clark Atlanta University and also founder and Artistic Director of True Colors Theatre Company, principal of KL Productions and a sought-after inspirational speaker. 

(As of October 2018)

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