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John Leguizamo


John Leguizamo is being honored for his body of work and for his commitment to the theatre, bringing diverse stories and audiences to Broadway for three decades. He was represented on Broadway this season with Latin History for Morons, which he wrote and starred in—and which received a Tony nomination this year as Best Play.
Special Tony Award


 John Leguizamo’s Broadway plays include Ghetto Klown (Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awrds), Freak (Emmy and Tony Award nominations), Sexaholix… A Love Story (Tony nomination), and Latin History for Morons. Off-Broadway: Mambo Mouth, Spic-o-Rama (best American play 1992, Hull-Warriner Award from the Dramatists Guild). Additional theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Puta Vida Trilogy and American Buffalo. Select film: The Infiltrator; To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (Golden Globe nomination, ALMA Award); Moulin Rouge (SAG nomination); King of the Jungle; American Ultra; John Wick; Chef; Summer of Sam; Ice Age series; Romeo and Juliet. TV: “Bloodline,” “The Kill Point,” “ER,” “My Name is Earl,” “The Brothers Garcia,” “House of Buggin” and “Miami Vice.” Books: Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends: My Life; Ghetto Klown (Eisner Award nomination). Upcoming projects: Nancy (with Steve Buscemi and Andrea Riseborough) and the mini-series WACO. Awards: two Obie, three Drama Desk, three Outer Critics Circle, one Emmy and six Cable ACE Awards.