June 18, 2012 |
Mary-Louise Parker, John Leguizamo and Cheyenne Jackson will be among the new faces joining the nominating committee for next year's Tony Awards. The committee decides on the Tony nominees by seeing all of the productions for the season and then voting for the various categories. The committee's new members will also include playwright Rick Elice, composer Adam Guettel, author and journalist John Darnton, choreographer Donald Byrd, projection designer Wendall K. Harrington and costume designer Ann Hould-Ward.
November 24, 2011 |
Christmas loves a franchise — any already beloved thing that it can dress in tinsel and holly or wrap itself around like mistletoe. This year, as every year, it will be especially (and extra-specially) Christmas on television, where most every sitcom and cartoon — and even the odd drama or two — will nod in sincerity or in irony toward the season and its rites and sentiments. And then there are the Christmas specials, which aim to be so especially extra-special that they will be asked perpetually to return in Christmases future.
March 20, 2011 |
In his new Broadway play, "Ghetto Klown," John Leguizamo gets into shoving matches on movie sets, is sucker-punched by a best friend, is nearly sued for libel by his own father and gets kicked out of the house by an angry, fed-up wife. But the truly epic battles in the one-person show are with himself, pitting, as he put it, "a driven perfectionist, workaholic egomaniac and control freak" against a tortured, self-doubting artist trying to get his groove back. "The goal was to create an opus magnum," says Leguizamo, "To go more raw, more honest, deeper and wilder than I'd ever done before.
January 28, 2010
Where you've seen him Romany Malco's breakthrough performance came in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" as Jay, the friend who actually has success with women. Notable appearances include: "Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story," as the balloon-trousered rapper; "The Tuxedo"; "Blades of Glory"; "The Love Guru" and the first three seasons of Showtime's "Weeds." His rap group College Boyz had a hit in 1991 with "Victim of the Ghetto"; he went on to produce for CeCe Peniston, Randy Crawford and others.
June 12, 2008 |
DESPITE cutting his teeth on racy, more unconventional fare, John Leguizamo wants to show the world that he can also be a regular guy. In fact, the 43-year-old actor says he was drawn to the part of Julian, his character in M. Night Shyamalan's thriller "The Happening," because he was so, well . . . normal. "I liked that he was an average Joe Schmo," Leguizamo says. "I hadn't really played that too often -- pretty much it's edgier characters. So it was nice to tap into that sort of side of me that's kind of that averagearooney guy."
April 11, 2008 |
If you were going to show what happens to a man who loses the best part of himself, you'd want to cast John Leguizamo, who has spent his career leaping from one extreme characterization to another. In "The Take," Leguizamo is armored-car driver Felix De La Pena, a sweet-natured family man in L.A.'s Eastside who tosses bromides to his young son ("Make good choices!") as he leaves for work.