Live From The Pandemic #7: KENNY LEON

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Welcome to the miniseries, The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! From The Pandemic.

Inspired by my podcast and check-ins with friends, I started The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! I started going live every night at 8pm with a superstar TheaterMaker to check in with them and see how they were doing and how this pandemic has affected them.

Many shared how they’ve been keeping those creative juices flowing, sharing many fun memories, raising money and awareness for The Actors Fund and other charitable organizations needing our support. We even started sharing ‘something to make you smile’ by featuring a new music video one of you in the community produced, directed, wrote, performed in!

In this episode, I catch up with Tony Award-winning Director KENNY LEON. We chat through how he stays so positive during quarantine, what is the #1 show he wants to do in the near future, and who are some up & coming theater makers he wants to see succeed.

Watch the replay of this episode: https://youtu.be/yPpktaqc74U

Follow me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/kendavenportbway

Catch the next livestream LIVE: www.theproducersperspective.com/live

 

About Kenny Leon:

KENNY LEON (Director) is a Tony Award winning Broadway and film director. His Broadway credits include the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun starring Denzel Washington(Tony Award Winner for Best Direction of a Play and Best Revival), The Mountaintop starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, Stick Fly produced by Alicia Keys, August Wilson’s Fences (which garnered ten Tony nominations and won three Tony Awards including Best Revival), the 2004 revival of A Raisin in the Sun with Sean P. Diddy Combs, Gem of the Ocean, Radio Golf and the 2014 premiere of Holler if You Hear Me, a new musical created using the music of Tupac Shakur. Leon’s recent film 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“. Leon is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2010 Julia Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing by the Drama League of New York

 

The Producer’s Perspective LIVE! and this podcast episode was produced by Mary Elizabeth Dina.


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