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Leslie Lee

 

Birth Place: Bryn Mawr, PA, USA
 

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Leslie Lee

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03/02/2010


Playwright Leslie Lee

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12/14/2009


Director Cyndy A. Marion and Tony Award nominated and Obie Award winning playwright Leslie Lee

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02/18/2009
 
Writing
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Leslie Lee Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1976 - Best Play
Leslie Lee, The First Breeze of Summer
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1975 - John Gassner Playwriting Award Gold Star
Leslie Lee, The First Breeze of Summer

Leslie Lee News

Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present Quiara AlegrĂ­a Hudes and Sean Ortiz's EMANCI Photo Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present Quiara AlegrĂ­a Hudes and Sean Ortiz's EMANCIPATED STORIES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

signature Theatre’s SigSpace will present the first-ever installation from Quiara Alegría Hudes and Sean Ortiz’s Emancipated Stories project, designed by Yazmany Arboleda with Emmanuel Oni and featuring letter-writing sessions and pop-up performances produced in collaboration with The Fortune Society.

Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present DEJA VU Featuring World Premiere by Samuel D. Photo Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present DEJA VU Featuring World Premiere by Samuel D. Hunter & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

Signature Theatre’s SigSpace will reteam this June with Theatre For One to present six one-on-one, five-to-six minute theater experiences. Titled Déjà Vu (referencing a featured work by the same name), this iteration of Theatre For One revisits five selected works from the visionary and unconventional organization.

World Premiere of PEARL'S ROLLIN' WITH THE BLUES: A NIGHT WITH FELICIA P. FIELDS to b Photo World Premiere of PEARL'S ROLLIN' WITH THE BLUES: A NIGHT WITH FELICIA P. FIELDS to be Presented at Writers Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

Writers Theatre will conclude its 2021/22 Season with Pearl’s Rollin’ with the Blues: A Night with Felicia P. Fields.  The production runs June 23, 2022 – July 24, 2022 in the in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Friday, July 1, 2022 at 7:30pm.

Premieres by Quiara AlegrĂ­a Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre Photo Premieres by Quiara AlegrĂ­a Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre's 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Signature Theatre announced its 2022-2023 season—from Resident playwrights Quiara Alegría Hudes, Samuel D. Hunter, Sarah Ruhl, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins—alongside the inauguration of Launchpad, a new residency supporting early-career playwrights that expands the organization’s singular mission of producing a body of work by each resident writer.

A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extends Again at Signature Theatre Photo A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extends Again at Signature Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

Signature Theatre has extended the world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God, directed by David Cromer (Tony Award-winner, The Band’s Visit) to May 29. The production, which opened on May 2, is running on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St).

World Premiere of A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extended at Signature Theatre Photo World Premiere of A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extended at Signature Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

Signature Theatre has extended the world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God, directed by David Cromer (Tony Award-winner, The Band’s Visit) to May 22. The production, which opened on May 2, is running on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St).

BWW Interview: Artistic Director Ricardo Khan and CROSSROADS THEATRE COMPANY Photo BWW Interview: Artistic Director Ricardo Khan and CROSSROADS THEATRE COMPANY
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 27, 2021

Broadwayworld had the pleasure of interviewing Crossroads Theatre Company's Artistic Director, Ricardo Khan about his career and the season ahead.

Ricardo Khan and the Performing Arts Alliance to be Honored at Theatre Communications Photo Ricardo Khan and the Performing Arts Alliance to be Honored at Theatre Communications Group 2021 Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2021

Theatre Communications Group has announced the 2021 TCG 60th Anniversary Gala: Our Stories will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 7:30pm ET with an afterparty to follow. The Gala will honor Ricardo Khan and the Performing Arts Alliance, and both the Gala and virtual live afterparty will be hosted by drag superstar Shequida. 

Cartoon Network Asia Pacific Announces New Originals Photo Cartoon Network Asia Pacific Announces New Originals
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 20, 2021

The production of Lamput Meets Tuzki, a special starring two well-known characters hailing from India and China, has also commenced, while the network has confirmed that work will soon begin on the fourth season of Lamput.

BWW Interview: Ron Himes of THE BLACK REP at Edison Theater Photo BWW Interview: Ron Himes of THE BLACK REP at Edison Theater
by James Lindhorst - Apr 9, 2021

For more than four decades, The St. Louis Black Rep’s founder and Producing Director, Ron Himes has dedicated his life to staging productions from the African American perspective to heighten the social and cultural awareness of audiences in the St Louis area and beyond. He has produced and directed more than 200 plays at The Black Rep, but his life’s work goes well beyond producing, directing and staging theatrical events. The Black Rep’s award winning education programs that he created provides training and experience for children, teens and interns seeking education and a career in the arts. These programs provide an opportunity for youth to explore their talents and chart a course for the future.

Leslie Lee Videos

BWW TV: Yaya DaCosta's 'Summer' on Stage
by Eddie Varley - Aug 8, 2008

Yaya Dacosta is a formidable young actress who is making her mark in film with stand out performances in Take the Lead with Antonio Banderas and Honeydripper where she co-starred along with Danny Glover and Charles S. Dutton. On television she was last seen in a breakout performance in the Lifetime motion picture Racing for Time, as well as a recent featured role on All My Children. Fans of America's Next Top Model will remember her as a favorite contestant in the popular series third season. In the Signature Theatre Company's The First Breeze Of Summer, Miss Dacosta essays the pivotal role of 'Lucretia'. BroadwayWorld.com spoke with Yaya about winning the emotional role and bringing the powerful drama to life on stage.


Leslie Lee Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Leslie Lee written?
Leslie Lee has written 1 shows including The First Breeze of Summer (Playwright).

What awards has Leslie Lee been nominated for?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for The First Breeze of Summer and John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The First Breeze of Summer .

What awards has Leslie Lee won?
John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The First Breeze of Summer.