Kenny Leon is a theatrical wunderkind. The Clark Atlanta University graduate is the recipient of the 2016-2017 “Mr Abbott Award.” Named in honor of director George Abbott, the award is presented to a director or choreographer in recognition of lifetime achievement. A Tony Award-winning Broadway and film director, Leon has worked with Hollywood and Broadway’s most luminous talent, including Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Samuel Jackson and Angela Bassett.
Dec. 7, 2016, marked his second “live-theater-on-TV” presentation — the first being “The Wiz” — with “Hairspray Live” on NBC.
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