William Cortez-Statham is a theatrical writer and administrator living in New York City. He has previously performed all over the country as well as in cabaret and Off-Broadway. His more recent favorite theatrical books are Fosse by Sam Wasson, Finishing The Hat by Stephen Sondheim and The Untold Stories of Broadway Volumes by Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Currently, William is a theatrical administrator working in the theatrical fields of marketing and producing. His passion is writing for and about the theatre.
Few directors working today can honestly say that their careers span so many genres of the entertainment industry. Live television. Theatre. The list goes on and on. But Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon can easily claim such an honor. With a resume spanning three decades, Leon has more than proven his place as one of the American theatre's most preeminent and prolific directors. Most recently represented on Broadway with his acclaimed production of American Son (starring Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale and soon to be filmed for an upcoming release on Netflix), Leon has proved time and again to be a director for a new generation, impressing upon his audiences the importance of racial matters in our country. And now, he humbly shares his success in a memoir entitled Take You Wherever You Go (released in 2018 from Grand Central Publishing), in which he shares his deep passion for directing through the lens of his humble upbringings in Tallahassee and St. Petersburg, Florida.