After a sold-out run at The Public Theater and a record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, John Leguizamo will bring LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS to STUDIO 54 on Broadway this October.
John Alberto Leguizamo is a Colombian-American actor, voice actor, stand-up comedian, film producer, playwright and screenwriter. He came to prominence with a co-starring role in the action/comedy Super Mario Bros. (1993) and a supporting role in the crime drama Carlito’s Way (1993). Other notable roles include Sid the Sloth in the animated Ice Age films (2002–2016) and the narrator of the sitcom The Brothers García (2000–2004). As of 2009, he has appeared in over 75 films, produced over 10 films, starred on Broadway in several productions (winning several awards), made over 12 television appearances, and has produced or starred in many other television shows.
Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son’s American history class, Leguizamo embarks 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 breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 95 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style.
Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) schools his son—and the rest of us—on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny one-man show about uncovering the truth, and recovering from the past.