John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo, Playwright

Representative Plays:

Latin History for Morons (2016)
Ghetto Klown (2014)
Freak (1998)


Emmy winner John Leguizama has worked in film, theatre, television, and literature. He has starred alongside Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Jon Favreu, and more.

In October 2017, Leguizamo debuted his first comic book "Freak" at New York Comic Con. Drawing from his one-man Broadway show and the Spike Lee film of the same name, Freak tells the story of Leguizamo’s early life, from birth to immigration to stardom. 

From November 2017 to February 2018, Leguizamo starred in the hit one-man Broadway show Latin History for Morons. Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son’s American history class, Leguizamo embarked on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo broke down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 90 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style. On May 1, 2018, the show was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. Additionally, it was announced that Leguizamo would receive a special Tony Award for his lifetime body of work as both a playwright and performer.

Source: United Talent Agency


The New Yorker: John Leguizamo's Latino History Lecture