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Kenny Ortega

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Australia, 2006]
Director
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1983]
Director/Choreographer
Choreographer
Director

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Kenny Ortega

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02/02/2022
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Kenny Ortega

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Date:
02/02/2022
Asher Angel, Joshua Rush, Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Kenny Ortega, Lauren Tom & Sofia Wyli Photo

Asher Angel, Joshua Rush, Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Kenny Ortega, Lauren Tom & Sofia Wylie

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Date:
11/01/2018

 

Stage

Productions

[Australia, 2006]
Director

Choreographer

[Broadway, 1983]
Director/Choreographer

Choreographer

Director






Kenny Ortega News

BWW Review: 3-D Theatricals Returns with Disney's Triumphant, High-Energy Musical NEW Photo BWW Review: 3-D Theatricals Returns with Disney's Triumphant, High-Energy Musical NEWSIES
by Michael Quintos - May 18, 2022

After a two-year delay due to COVID, this long-awaited So. Cal. production of NEWSIES---currently on stage at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts through May 29, 2022---marks the much-anticipated live and in-person return of 3-D Theatricals. The wait, as the saying goes, was worth it.

Talent Agent Brooklyn Lavin Joins MSA Agency as Co-Director of Creatives Division Photo Talent Agent Brooklyn Lavin Joins MSA Agency as Co-Director of Creatives Division
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 5, 2022

Creative Talent Agency McDonald Selznick Associates (MSA) announced today that veteran talent agent, Brooklyn Lavin, has joined their company as Director of the Below-The-Line Division & Co-Director of the Creatives Division.

BWW Interview: Chatting With Broadway Veteran RYAN MCCARTAN Photo BWW Interview: Chatting With Broadway Veteran RYAN MCCARTAN
by Jared Fessler - Apr 3, 2022

Ryan McCartan is known for playing Jason 'J.D. Dean' in the original off-broadway production of Heathers. Brad Majors in the 2016 Fox musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ryan also played Diggie Smalls in Disney Channel's sitcom Live and Maddie. Fiyero in Wicked, and most recently Hans in Frozen.

Kenny Ortega to Join Kristin Chenoweth Broadway Bootcamp as Camp Director for 2022 Su Photo Kenny Ortega to Join Kristin Chenoweth Broadway Bootcamp as Camp Director for 2022 Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

Emmy Award winning Director and Choreographer Kenny Ortega will take the reins as Camp Director for this summer’s Kristin Chenoweth Broadway Bootcamp. Ortega & Chenoweth have a long history working with each other including their triumph on the Disney Channel, “Descendants”, and of course, the PBS special 'Coming Home,'

Ariana DeBose, Amber Riley & More to Join Derek & Julianne Hough in STEP INTO…THE M Photo Ariana DeBose, Amber Riley & More to Join Derek & Julianne Hough in STEP INTO…THE MOVIES
by Michael Major - Mar 9, 2022

Ariana DeBose, Amber Riley, Kevin Bacon, Charli D'Amelio, Jenna Dewan, Baz Luhrmann, Rob Marshall, Kenny Ortega, and more will honor iconic films such as “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Moulin Rouge!,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Chicago,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Saturday Night Fever” and “La La Land” in the new special.

VIDEO: MJ Cast Hits the Red Carpet to Celebrate Opening Night! Photo VIDEO: MJ Cast Hits the Red Carpet to Celebrate Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2022

The curtain was raised last night for the opening night of one of the most anticipated musicals in recent Broadway history: MJ. The cast, including 12 Broadway debuts, took their first opening night bows at the Neil Simon Theatre. Newcomer Myles Frost, of Washington, D.C., made his Broadway debut as Michael Jackson and received multiple standing ovations. Watch below as the company hits the red carpet right before the curtain went up!

Photos: Go Inside MJ's Opening Night Curtain Call Photo Photos: Go Inside MJ's Opening Night Curtain Call
by Bruce Glikas - Feb 2, 2022

The curtain was raised last night for the opening night of one of the most anticipated musicals in recent Broadway history: MJ. The cast, including 12 Broadway debuts, took their first opening night bows at the Neil Simon Theatre. Newcomer Myles Frost, of Washington, D.C., made his Broadway debut as Michael Jackson and received multiple standing ovations. Check out photos from the curtain call below!

Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for MJ THE MUSICAL Photo Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for MJ THE MUSICAL
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 2, 2022

Inspired by the life and art of Michael Jackson, MJ features a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize® winner Lynn Nottage and a score made up of some of the best-loved, top-selling songs in recording history. Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon directs and choreographs.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of MJ Take Opening Night Bows Photo VIDEO: Watch the Cast of MJ Take Opening Night Bows
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2022

The curtain was raised last night for the opening night of one of the most anticipated musicals in recent Broadway history: MJ. The cast, including 12 Broadway debuts, took their first opening night bows at the Neil Simon Theatre. Newcomer Myles Frost, of Washington, D.C., made his Broadway debut as Michael Jackson and received multiple standing ovations. Watch the opening night bows below and catch a clip of the cast performing 'Beat It.'

The Joyce to Present NYC Debut of Indigenous Enterprise Photo The Joyce to Present NYC Debut of Indigenous Enterprise
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2021

The Joyce Theater Foundation honors the traditions and progress of Indigenous people with the Joyce debut of Indigenous Enterprise. An intertribal, multidisciplinary celebration of storied rituals, Indigenous Liberation will play The Joyce Theater during National Native American Heritage Month, from November 9-14. 

Kenny Ortega Videos

VIDEO: MJ Cast Hits the Red Carpet to Celebrate Opening Night! VideoVIDEO: MJ Cast Hits the Red Carpet to Celebrate Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2022

The curtain was raised last night for the opening night of one of the most anticipated musicals in recent Broadway history: MJ. The cast, including 12 Broadway debuts, took their first opening night bows at the Neil Simon Theatre. Newcomer Myles Frost, of Washington, D.C., made his Broadway debut as Michael Jackson and received multiple standing ovations. Watch below as the company hits the red carpet right before the curtain went up!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of MJ Take Opening Night Bows VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of MJ Take Opening Night Bows
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2022

The curtain was raised last night for the opening night of one of the most anticipated musicals in recent Broadway history: MJ. The cast, including 12 Broadway debuts, took their first opening night bows at the Neil Simon Theatre. Newcomer Myles Frost, of Washington, D.C., made his Broadway debut as Michael Jackson and received multiple standing ovations. Watch the opening night bows below and catch a clip of the cast performing 'Beat It.'

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for JULIE AND THE PHANTOMS on Netflix VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for JULIE AND THE PHANTOMS on Netflix
by Stage Tube - Aug 26, 2020

High schooler Julie (Madison Reyes) lost her passion for music after her mom died last year. But when the ghosts of three dreamy musicians (Charlie Gillespie, Owen Patrick Joyner, Jeremy Shada) from 1995 suddenly appear in her mom’s old music studio, Julie feels her own inner spirit beginning to reawaken, and she's inspired to start singing and writing songs again. As their friendship with Julie grows, the boys convince her to create a new band together: Julie and the Phantoms.

Cheyenne Jackson & More Will Star in Kenny Ortega's New Netflix Musical Series, JULIE VideoCheyenne Jackson & More Will Star in Kenny Ortega's New Netflix Musical Series, JULIE AND THE PHANTOMS
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2020

Netflix has announced the offiical cast and premiere date for the new musical series Julie and the Phantoms from Director Kenny Ortega!

VIDEO: Watch Derek Hough, Julianne Hough & Hayley Erbert Channel BEAUTY AND THE BEAST VideoVIDEO: Watch Derek Hough, Julianne Hough & Hayley Erbert Channel BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on THE DISNEY FAMILY SINGALONG!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2020

Get ready for a night of magic and music tomorrow, April 16, as 'The Disney Family Singalong,' hosted by Ryan Seacrest, airs at 8pm. The nationwide singalong event will feature celebrities and their families as they take on their favorite Disney tunes from their homes.

DESCENDANTS 3 Song 'Queen Of Mean' Music Video Surpasses 100 Million Views VideoDESCENDANTS 3 Song 'Queen Of Mean' Music Video Surpasses 100 Million Views
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 3, 2019

Disney Channel's 'Queen of Mean' from the triumphant hit movie 'Descendants 3' surpassed 100 million views in just four weeks since its release and hit #1 on the YouTube Music Video chart (U.S.) and #1 on Vevo's 50 Top Trending Videos. Last week, the song rose to #5 on the Spotify Global Viral Charts after reaching #49 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Disney Channel Original Movie premiered Aug. 2 and has since debuted in Latin America and Southeast Asia markets and will premiere in Europe beginning next month.

PHOTO/VIDEO: Disney+ Announces HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL; Watch the Trailer an VideoPHOTO/VIDEO: Disney+ Announces HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL; Watch the Trailer and Check Out Photos!
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2019

Disney+ has released a trailer for its upcoming scripted series 'High School Musical: The Musical.' Watch the trailer below!

VIDEO: Watch the First Trailer For DESCENDANTS 3, Starring Dove Cameron and More! VideoVIDEO: Watch the First Trailer For DESCENDANTS 3, Starring Dove Cameron and More!
by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2019

The first trailer has been released for The Descendants 3!

BWW TV: It's a 'World of Pure Imagination' Inside Rehearsals for the 2017 Jimmy Awards!
by TV - Press Previews - Jun 26, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS will be held tonight, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 74 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. BroadwayWorld stopped by rehearsals today and is excited to bring you footage from the studio and interviews with the students and their mentors!

Watch LIVE: The 2017 Jimmy Awards Pre-Show Update at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre
by Alan Henry - Jun 26, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS will be held on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 74 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. Ceremony updates, Inspiring Teacher Award and the nominee award presentations will be streamed live on Facebook.