Kenny Leon


Take You Wherever You Go

In Take You Wherever You Go, Leon reflects on the lessons he learned every step of the way from the most important people in his life--from his grandmother's sagacious and encouraging motivations to the deep artistic influence of iconic American playwright August Wilson. The pillars and wisdom he has learned through all the seminal people that have influenced him, paired with his tremendous storytelling, will show that you can find a classroom anywhere and it will inspire you to never change who you are, and as his grandmother instilled in him, "take you wherever you go.”

Kenny Leon is a Tony Award-winning Broadway and film director, who is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2010 Julian Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing by the Drama League of New York and the prestigious Mr. Abbott Award. His Broadway credits include revivals of A Raisin in the Sun, Fences, Children of a Lesser God, and new works including The Mountaintop, Stick Fly, Fences, and Holler If You Hear Me. His recent film and television work includes “Steel Magnolias,” “The Wiz Live!” and “Hairspray Live!”.