Kenny Ortega Biography
Kenny Ortega is an American producer, director and choreographer who has directed the films Newsies, Hocus Pocus, the High School Musical trilogy, Michael Jackson’s This Is It and the Descendants trilogy. He made his debut in the 1980s for his stage direction and choreography of the A&M pioneer recording artists, The TUBES.
He has also directed multiple concert tours, including tours for Cher, Gloria Estefan and Michael Jackson. His taste for his career as an Actor began at the age of 13 performing in San Francisco Bay Area theater and at 18, he landed a leading role in the original San Francisco and National Touring Productions of the Musical, HAIR.
Kenny Ortega Age
H e was born on April 18, 1950 in in Palo Alto, California, the son of Madeline, a waitress, and Octavio (Tibby) Ortega, a factory worker while his paternal grandparents were Spanish immigrants. He attended Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California, where he was a cheerleader.
Kenny Ortega Wife
Questions have arose of who Ortega is whether he is married or gay considering some rumors of Dove Cameron and Kenny secretly having an affair but no confirmation have been made to that. The truth of the matter is that Ortega is openly gay and this he revealed in an interview in 2014 with anti-bullying organization Bystander Revolution.
Where he proclaimed these words “as a gay man having grown up in the 50s and 60s, I have to say, I’m very proud of the industry that I work in,” referring to the acceptance of people with different sexual orientations in show business.”While still focusing on his profession he stands at being gay so no longer is it dark on his relationship life.
Kenny Ortega Networth
Being a director of film and television as well as producer and choreographer he has garnered a lot from his work. He hasn’t limited his abilities to film and television, he has also directed concerts for Michael Jackson , Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus Best of Both World’s Tour” and “Gloria Estefan’s Live and Unwrapped.
He has also played a role in the famous Super Bowl XXX, the 72nd Academy Awards, Atlanta’s 1996 Summer Olympics and the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics great brands and figures in the industries and this has garnered him an an estimated amount net worth of $14 million.
Kenny Ortega Height
Kenny stands at height of 5 feet 10 inches with a body weight of 75kg. He has salt-pepper hair and hazel eyes.
Kenny Ortega Children
Being a man that has kept his personal life so secretive, much is not yet known of him and by the fact that he has declared before that he is gay it is believed he has no children yet and we take that.
Kenny Ortega Netflix
Kenny has signed a multi-year overall deal on April 2019, with Netflix with his first two projects being a feature musical adaptation of Elise Primavera’s book series Auntie Claus,and the original series Julie and the Phantoms.
Kenny Ortega Michael Jackson
He is the director of of Disney Channel’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2. High School Musical 2 drew over 17 million viewers when it premiered making it the most watched program in television and still is. Together they have been seen by over 250 million people worldwide and both movies have broken numerous sales records for their soundtracks and DVDs.
Kenny Ortega Awards
He has received a bunch of awards due to directing and choreography including DGA and three Emmy’s Awards, two DGA Awards from the Director’s Guild of America, a Fred & Adele Astaire’s annual Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award, a Bob Fosse Award, an American Choreography Lifetime Achievement Award, an MTV Video Music Award, American Music Award, ALMA Award, Nosotros Golden Eagle Award, Imagen Creative Achievement Award and an NAACP Award.
Kenny Ortega Email
Po Box 1563, Espanola, NM; Po Box 458, Santa Cruz, NM; Po Box 1283, Soquel, CA according to www.beenverified.com
Kenny Ortega Movies
Some of the movies that he has Choreographed are Descendants 3, (2019), Descendants 2(2017), The Rocky Horror Picture Show Let’s Do the Time Warp Again .
Some of the films he has directed are such as A Change of Heart, Dirty Dancing, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, High School Musical 3 Senior Year, Hocus Pocus, Michael Jackson’s This Is It