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    Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad

    Phylicia Rashad sits down with the man she calls "her" director, Kenny Leon, in this intimate interview that explores both of their careers through their own stories about the women who raised them, the opportunities they seized, and the African-American experience.

    Kenny Leon
    Tony Award–Winning Director
    Phylicia Rashad
    Actress & Director

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    Kenny Leon: In Conversation with Phylicia Rashad

    Kenny Leon came from humble beginnings and didn't grow up with theater in his life. So, how did he become such a transformative figure in the field?

    Kenny Leon
    Tony Award–Winning Director
    Phylicia Rashad
    Actress & Director

    Beloved Broadway director Kenny Leon has brought some of the most important plays of our time to the stage, including originals like the Tupac musical Holler If You Hear Me and such revivals as A Raisin in the Sun and August Wilson’s Fences, which earned ten Tony nominations and three wins. He’s also responsible for creating a more inclusive space in theater, showcasing black stories and performers in a new and groundbreaking ways.

    He’s also worked in film, directed Hairspray and The Wiz live on TV, and is the author of the new memoir Take You Wherever You Go. Learn more about his journey from a dirt-road house without electricity to winning a Tony Award in this candid conversation and Q&A with his longtime collaborator Phylicia Rashad.