New York – Colombian actor John Leguizamo will be honored by the Outer Critics Circle for his one-man Broadway play "Ghetto Klown," it was announced Monday.
Leguizamo was this year's winner of the prize awarded by the organization in the category of outstanding solo performance and it will be presented to him in a ceremony on May 26.
In "Ghetto Klown," written by Leguizamo and directed by Fisher Stevens, the actor reviews his early show business beginnings up through his best-known work for Hollywood in his traditional style, along the lines of his earlier shows such as "Spic-O-Rama," "Freak" and "Sexaholix."
The work, in which Leguizamo includes a selection of classic salsa numbers with which he grew up in the New York borough of Queens, where his family settled after immigrating from Colombia, was first performed on March 22 and will run through June 15.
With the show, Leguizamo returns for the third time to Broadway, becoming the first Latino actor to present three of his personal works on the Great White Way.
The actor was also nominated for the prestigious Drama Desk award for "Ghetto Klown."