ARTISTIC ADVISORY BOARD
KENNY LEON (Director) is artistic director of True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as a Tony Award-winning Broadway and film director whose recent work includes “The Wiz! Live” for NBC. Other television work includes “In My Dreams,” “The Watsons go to Birmingham” and the Sony and Lifetime TV adaptation of “Steel Magnolias.”
His Broadway credits include Holler if Ya Hear Me and the recent revival of A Raisin In the Sun starring Denzel Washington, which earned Tony Awards for Best Director, Best Play and Best Featured Actress (Sophie Okonedo). He also directed August Wilson’s Fences (which garnered ten Tony nominations and won three Tony Awards including Best Revival), Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf.
Additional Broadway credits include The Mountaintop starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, Stick Fly (also by Lydia Diamond) and the 2004 revival of A Raisin in the Sun with Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad and Sean P. Diddy Combs. Leon is a graduate of Clark Atlanta and is an honorary Ph.D. recipient of Clark Atlanta and Roosevelt Universities.