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John Leguizamo

 
Birth Place:
Bogota, Colombia
Bio:
John Leguizamo is an American actor, stand-up comedian, producer, playwright and screenwriter. He rose to fame with a co-starring role in the action comedy Super Mario Bros. (1993) as Luigi and a supporting role in the crime drama Carlito's Way (1993). He later notably appeared in the films To Wong ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: July 22, 1964 (57)

Birth Place: Bogota, Colombia

Bio:
John Leguizamo is an American actor, stand-up comedian, producer, playwright and screenwriter. He rose to fame with a co-starring role in the action comedy Super Mario Bros. (1993) as Luigi and a supporting role in the crime drama Carlito's Way (1993). He later notably appeared in the films To Wong ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Premiere Production, 2017
Himself
  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater Off-Broadway Premiere, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Radio City Musical Hall Production, 2015
Cameo
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2008
Walter Cole
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2003
Performers
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Performer
  [Broadway]
1998
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
All Roles
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Agememnon/Angel Garcia/Loco Louie/Pepe/Manny the Fanny/Inca God/Crossover King
  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Puck [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Alley Boy

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Presenter

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Conceiver
Writer
Bookwriter & Lyricist

Photos

Douglas C. Baker, John Leguizamo, Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritc Photo

Douglas C. Baker, John Leguizamo, Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, Board President Kiki Ramos Gindler and Center Theatre Group Managing Director/CEO Meghan Pressman

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Date:
09/09/2019
Edward James Olmos and John Leguizamo Photo

Edward James Olmos and John Leguizamo

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Date:
09/09/2019
Doug Edley, John Leguizamo, Nelle Nugent, Kenneth Teaton and Randall H. Kamay Photo

Doug Edley, John Leguizamo, Nelle Nugent, Kenneth Teaton and Randall H. Kamay

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Date:
09/09/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Premiere Production, 2017
Himself

  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater Off-Broadway Premiere, 2017
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Radio City Musical Hall Production, 2015
Cameo

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2008
Walter Cole

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2003
Performers

Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Performer

  [Broadway]
1998
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1992
All Roles

  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Agememnon/Angel Garcia/Loco Louie/Pepe/Manny the Fanny/Inca God/Crossover King

  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Puck [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Alley Boy

Productions

Presenter

Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Conceiver
Writer
Bookwriter & Lyricist

John Leguizamo Biography

John Leguizamo is an American actor, stand-up comedian, producer, playwright and screenwriter. He rose to fame with a co-starring role in the action comedy Super Mario Bros. (1993) as Luigi and a supporting role in the crime drama Carlito's Way (1993). He later notably appeared in the films To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, Spawn, Moulin Rouge!, Land of the Dead, Summer of Sam, Chef, John Wick, John Wick: Chapter 2, The Happening, and Romeo + Juliet. He has provided voice-work for Sid the Sloth in the animated commercially successful Ice Age film series (2002–2016) and the narrator of the sitcom The Brothers García (2000–2004). In 2017, he debuted Latin History for Morons at the Public Theater before moving to Studio 54. Latin History for Morons was nominated for the 2018 Tony Award for Best Play. In 2019, Leguizamo played Raymond Santana Sr. in the Netflix miniseries When They See Us. Leguizamo recently was seen in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian.




John Leguizamo Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Play
John Leguizamo, Latin History for Morons
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Special Tony Award Gold Star
John LeguizamoLatin History For Morons
 
Drama League Awards - 2017 - Distinguished Performance Award
John Leguizamo, Latin History for Morons
 
The Lortels - 2017 - Outstanding Solo Show
John Leguizamo, Latin History for Morons
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
John Leguizamo, Ghetto Klown
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
John Leguizamo, Ghetto Klown
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Solo Performance
John Leguizamo, Sexaholix
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - One Person Solo Performance Gold Star
John Leguizamo, Freak
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Solo Performance
John Leguizamo - , Freak
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
John Leguizamo, Freak
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Play
John Leguizamo, Freak
 
The Lortels - 1993 - Outstanding Lead Actor Gold Star
John Leguizamo, Spic-o-rama
 
Theatre World Awards - 1993 - Performance Gold Star
John LeguizamoSpecial Award
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding One Person Show Gold Star
John Leguizamo, Spic-O-Rama
 
Obie Awards - 1991 - Performance Gold Star
John Leguizamo, Mambo Mouth
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1991 - John Gassner Playwriting Award Gold Star
John Leguizamo, Mambo Mouth

John Leguizamo News

Badia Farha AKA Lady Rose to Bring BROADWAY JAZZ & SOUL to Feinstein's/54 Below in Au Photo Badia Farha AKA Lady Rose to Bring BROADWAY JAZZ & SOUL to Feinstein's/54 Below in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Badia Farha aka Lady Rose in Broadway Jazz and Soul on Friday August 26, 2022 at 9:30pm.  Badia Farha shows her prowess as she pays tribute to the female legends of Jazz and Soul music.  

Wake Up With BWW 6/21: Emma Pittman Extends in CHICAGO, Cynthia Erivo Visits WICKED,  Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/21: Emma Pittman Extends in CHICAGO, Cynthia Erivo Visits WICKED, and More!
by - Jun 21, 2022

Today's top stories include Emma Pittman extending her run in Chicago on Broadway, Cynthia Erivo stops by Wicked, and more! Plus, Between the Lines cancels off-Broadway performances due to COVID-19, and more.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Krystina Alabado, KC Dela Cruz, Angelica Maria Beliard & M Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At Krystina Alabado, KC Dela Cruz, Angelica Maria Beliard & More In Pre-Broadway KISS MY AZTEC! at Hartford Stage
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the East Coast Premiere of the hilarious Kiss My Aztec! An upbeat musical comedy, Kiss My Aztec! features a book by comedy legend John Leguizamo and acclaimed director Tony Taccone; music by Benjamin Velez; lyrics by David Kamp, Leguizamo and Velez; and choreography by Mayte Natalio.

Graffiti Artist Drama HIT THE WALL Premieres Photo Graffiti Artist Drama HIT THE WALL Premieres
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2022

Spin Cycle, Frigid & JCS Theater Company present the World Premiere of HIT THE WALL, a new play by Jake Shore, directed by Timothy Haskell.

Wilson Jermaine Heredia to Lead World Premiere of HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO at Syracuse St Photo Wilson Jermaine Heredia to Lead World Premiere of HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO at Syracuse Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

Syracuse Stage has announced casting for the world premiere of How to Dance in Ohio, a new musical inspired by Alexandra Shiva’s Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name. How to Dance in Ohio’s fourteen-member cast includes Tony Award-winning RENT star Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Broadway veterans, and seven autistic actors. Learn all about the production here!

State Theatre New Jersey Announces 2022-23 Broadway Season Featuring LEGALLY BLONDE,  Photo State Theatre New Jersey Announces 2022-23 Broadway Season Featuring LEGALLY BLONDE, TOOTSIE & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022

The newly renovated State Theatre New Jersey has announced its 2022-23 Broadway Season, featuring six fantastic shows. The 2022-23 Season will feature Tony® Award-winning hits, Broadway fan favorites, and some State Theatre debuts.

BWW Review: KISS MY AZTEC!  at Hartford Stage Photo BWW Review: KISS MY AZTEC! at Hartford Stage
by Ariana Straznicky-Packer - Jun 14, 2022

Kiss My Aztec! Is a hilarious musical based on Latin American history “…. Very loosely!” This upbeat show is a real party with entirely original music, bold and bright-colored sets and costuming, as well as an exceptionally multitalented cast that keeps the energy up from start to finish.

BWW Interview: John Leguizamo of KISS MY AZTEC! at Hartford Stage Photo BWW Interview: John Leguizamo of KISS MY AZTEC! at Hartford Stage
by Ariana Straznicky-Packer - May 29, 2022

Read an interview with John Leguizamo in which he takes about Kiss My Aztec! an irreverent new musical loosely based on Latin American history. Travel back to the 1500's as a group of Aztecs lead the resistance against Spanish invaders. With a fierce female warrior at the helm and a not-so-fierce clown in tow, they mount a scrappy attack - and get entangled with royalty, colonizers, pop stars, and puppets

Clay Aiken, Paige Davis, Donna McKechnie, Darius Harper & More to Lead Pittsburgh CLO Photo Clay Aiken, Paige Davis, Donna McKechnie, Darius Harper & More to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's 2022 Summer of Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

Pittsburgh CLO's 2022 Summer of Musicals at the Benedum Center will be highlighted by Broadway and TV stars, as well as beloved Pittsburgh favorites.

State Theatre New Jersey Presents Gipsy Kings Featuring Nicolas Reyes in June Photo State Theatre New Jersey Presents Gipsy Kings Featuring Nicolas Reyes in June
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

The newly renovated State Theatre New Jersey presents the Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes with special guest Shutterdog on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 8pm. Tickets range from $43.50-$123.50.

John Leguizamo Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Krystina Alabado, KC Dela Cruz, Angelica Maria Beliard & M VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Krystina Alabado, KC Dela Cruz, Angelica Maria Beliard & More In Pre-Broadway KISS MY AZTEC! at Hartford Stage
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the East Coast Premiere of the hilarious Kiss My Aztec! An upbeat musical comedy, Kiss My Aztec! features a book by comedy legend John Leguizamo and acclaimed director Tony Taccone; music by Benjamin Velez; lyrics by David Kamp, Leguizamo and Velez; and choreography by Mayte Natalio.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & John Leguizamo Talk Viral ENCANTO Hit on GOOD MORNING AME VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & John Leguizamo Talk Viral ENCANTO Hit on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Jan 21, 2022

Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Leguizamo appeared on Good Morning America to discuss the latest viral hit off of the Encanto soundtrack, 'We Don't Talk About Bruno.' The track recently hit #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing 'Let It Go,' which peaked at #5. The Encanto soundtrack recently surpassed Adele to hit #1 on the albums chart.

VIDEO: Diane Guerrero & Stephanie Beatriz Perform 'What Else Can I Do?' From ENCANTO VideoVIDEO: Diane Guerrero & Stephanie Beatriz Perform 'What Else Can I Do?' From ENCANTO
by Michael Major - Jan 14, 2022

Disney has released the music video for 'What Else Can I Do?' from Encanto. Diane Guerrero and Stephanie Beatriz voice the characters in the clip from the high-charting track from Lin-Manuel Miranda's new soundtrack. The film also features the voices of John Leguizamo, Jessica Darrow, Wilmer Valderrama, and more. Watch the new music video now!

VIDEO: Watch 'We Don't Talk About Bruno' by Lin-Manuel Miranda from ENCANTO VideoVIDEO: Watch 'We Don't Talk About Bruno' by Lin-Manuel Miranda from ENCANTO
by Michael Major - Nov 24, 2021

Disney has released a brand new clip of 'We Don't Talk About Bruno', one of the musical numbers from Encanto written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The voice cast of the new animated film features Stephanie Beatriz, John Leguizamo, Diane Guerrero, Wilmer Valderrama, Maluma, and more.

VIDEO: Stephanie Beatriz Sings in New ENCANTO Clip VideoVIDEO: Stephanie Beatriz Sings in New ENCANTO Clip
by Michael Major - Nov 9, 2021

A new clip of Stephanie Beatriz singing a song from 'Encanto' has been released. 'Welcome to the Family Madrigal' was written by Lin Manuel Miranda as one of the eight new original songs in the film. The cast also includes cast also includes John Leguizamo, María Cecilia Botero, Wilmer Valderrama, Adassa, Diane Guerrero, Mauro Castillo, and more.

VIDEO: John Leguizamo Talks Working on ENCANTO With Lin Manuel Miranda on GMA VideoVIDEO: John Leguizamo Talks Working on ENCANTO With Lin Manuel Miranda on GMA
by Michael Major - Nov 9, 2021

John Leguizamo appeared on Good Morning America this morning to discuss his new film, Encanto.He shares what it was like getting to live out his 'closeted rapper' dreams getting to perform a rap by Lin Manuel Miranda and the impact of being part of a film that represents his Columbian culture. Watch the full interview now!

VIDEO: Ethan Hawke is Prepping a Zoom Production Of WAITING FOR GODOT VideoVIDEO: Ethan Hawke is Prepping a Zoom Production Of WAITING FOR GODOT
by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2021

Ethan Hawke has stayed busy in quarantine by rehearsing for a Zoom production of 'Waiting for Godot' with some talented friends.

BWW TV: Christopher Jackson Performs 9/11 Tribute Medley at the US Open VideoBWW TV: Christopher Jackson Performs 9/11 Tribute Medley at the US Open
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 11, 2020

Christopher Jackson performed a moving medley for this year's U.S. Open 9/11 tribute.

VIDEO: John Leguizamo Talks Latinx Representation on SiriusXM Radio VideoVIDEO: John Leguizamo Talks Latinx Representation on SiriusXM Radio
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2020

Actor, John Leguizamo spoke with SiriusXM Urban View host, Clay Cane about his new film 'Critical Thinking,' a biographical drama about five Latinx and Black teenagers, discussed his controversial tweet about Latinx representation in film and television and about whata??s happening in the world.

VIDEO: Watch Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes & John Leguizamo Talk TO WONG FOO in 1995  VideoVIDEO: Watch Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes & John Leguizamo Talk TO WONG FOO in 1995 on TODAY SHOW
by Stage Tube - Sep 4, 2020

The cast of 'To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar” appeared on TODAY in 1995 for a series of interviews with anchor Bryant Gumbel. Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo each discussed what it was like getting in drag for the hit film.


John Leguizamo Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John Leguizamo been in?
John Leguizamo has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has John Leguizamo been in?
John Leguizamo has not appeared in the West End

What awards has John Leguizamo been nominated for?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for Latin History for Morons , Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) for Latin History For Morons , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Latin History for Morons , Outstanding Solo Show (The Lortels) for Latin History for Morons , Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Ghetto Klown , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ghetto Klown , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sexaholix , One Person Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Freak , Best Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Freak , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Freak , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Freak , Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Spic-o-rama , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Special Award , Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for Spic-O-Rama Performance (Obie Awards) for Mambo Mouth and John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mambo Mouth .

What awards has John Leguizamo won?
Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) for Latin History For Morons, Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Ghetto Klown, Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ghetto Klown, One Person Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Freak, Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Spic-o-rama, Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Special Award, Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for Spic-O-Rama Performance (Obie Awards) for Mambo Mouthand John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mambo Mouth .

How many shows has John Leguizamo written?
John Leguizamo has written 7 shows including Mambo Mouth (Playwright), Spic-O-Rama (Playwright), Freak (Playwright), Sexaholix (Playwright), Ghetto Klown (Playwright), Latin History for Morons (Writer), Kiss My Aztec! (Bookwriter & Lyricist).