The Works of John Leguizamo: Freak, Spic-o-rama, Mambo Mouth, and Sexaholix

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Began touring with Carolyn McDermott, My VH1 Music Awards, host, The first role Leguizamo landed was on Miami Vice. Then he played a soldier in the movie Casualties of War. After he met comedian Carolyn McDermott in , he began touring the clubs with her until he tried his own solo show Mambo Mouth. It started off-Broadway and eventually aired on HBO in Leguizamo was inspired to write such a show because of the lack of roles for Hispanic actors, but many in the Hispanic community found his characters Latino stereotypes.

Leguizamo was stunned by the judgement because he considered the show to be a purge of these stereotypes.

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After that Leguizamo moved onto his next solo show, Spic-o-Rama. It too aired on HBO. The show was about his life growing up in Queens. Leguizamo told the Denver Post, "Doing a one-man show is such an amazing thing.

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It is the only true dialogue between a performer and the audience. It is the most raw and intimate of all the theatrical experiences. Julie Newmar, Leguizamo has also been involved in several animated movies, including Titan A. I love doing this stuff. The San Franicisco Chronicle said of his performance, "Leguizamo isn't just an inexhaustibly energetic performer.

He generates energy in his audience and feeds on it….

I love it to death, but I want to go out at the top of my game like Michael Jordan. I'm very physical on stage. It wears out my body. Maybe when I'm 72, I'll do another one. One of the things Leguizamo is most intent on is making certain that Hispanics are better represented in the media. With his new movie Empire, a movie in which he plays a Latino gangster, he does just that.

Because there was always a white guy leading the whole thing, and playing us. Previously, we have been either left out, ignored completely, sort of marginalized or put down, demeaned.

Leguizamo has been trying his hand at expanding his horizons in the entertainment field. The money he received for the show made him the highest paid Latino on network television. Leguizamo also tried his hand at directing the HBO boxing movie Infamous. Leguizamo married Yelba Osorio in Freak , Leguizamo's Broadway debut, is his own coming-of-age story. A "demi-semi-quasi-pseudo-autobiography," the show was a critical and commercial success and won an Emmy when it was shown on TV.

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Alternately hilarious and poignant, always candid and searingly intelligent, The Works of John Leguizamo is a must-have for fans of this inimitable performer. The Works of John Leguizamo For the first time in one volume, readers can enjoy the collected works of renowned, award-winning artist Leguizamo, including "Freak," "Spic-O-Rama," "Mambo Mouth," and the never-before-published "Sexaholix. John Leguizamo was born in Colombia in and immigrated to Queens, New York, with his family when he was four years old.

He began his career as a stand-up comedian in various New York clubs, and has gone on to critically acclaimed performances on film, television, and Broadway.

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His follow up, Spic—O—Rama , a "dysfunctional family comedy," presents 24—hours in the life of one family. Freak , Leguizamo's Broadway debut, is his own coming—of—age story. A "demi—semi—quasi—pseudo—autobiography," the show was a critical and commercial success and won an Emmy when it was shown on TV.

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Alternately hilarious and poignant, always candid and searingly intelligent, The Works of John Leguizamo is a must—have for fans of this inimitable performer. John Leguizamo was born in Colombia in and immigrated to Queens, New York, with his family when he was four years old. He began his career as a stand-up comedian in various New York clubs, and has gone on to critically acclaimed performances on film, television, and Broadway. He lives in New York City. See All Customer Reviews.

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Read an excerpt of this book! Add to Wishlist. USD Buy Online, Pick up in Store is currently unavailable, but this item may be available for in-store purchase. Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Overview John Leguizamo's smash—hit one—man shows have been acclaimed by critics and fans alike. Product Details About the Author. About the Author John Leguizamo was born in Colombia in and immigrated to Queens, New York, with his family when he was four years old.