92Y to Host Julie Taymor for FROM STAGE TO SCREEN AND BACK AGAIN with Harry Lennix, 11/17
Lennix made his Broadway debut in Pulitzer Prize winning playwright August Wilson's Tony nominated Radio Golf. He has directed and appeared in stage productions across the country including the Northlight Theater Company's Permanent Collection staged at the Greenway Arts Alliance in Los Angeles. Under his directing consultation the play was remounted at Los Angeles' Kirk Douglas Theater. He has directed the stage version of Robert Townsend's The Five Heartbeats, which received three NAACP Theater Award nominations and The Glass Menagerie for Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater Company.
As a stage actor Lennix was the first distinguished recipient of an Ollie Award for his portrayal of Malcolm X at the Goodman Theater inChicago and two Joseph Jefferson Citations for roles in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Caught in the Act. He also starred in AugustWilson's King Hedley II at the Mark Taper Forum. In 2001, he was part of the first American company to be invited to the Royal Shakespeare Company in the production of Cymbeline.
In 1989, along with renowned director Chuck Smith, he founded Legacy Productions, a company dedicated to promoting significant works about the African American experience. He is also on the staff of the Goodman Theater Co. and is an internationally recognized Shakespeare practitioner, writing for various theatrical and literary journals dedicated to the Bard.
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