“Ghetto Klown,” Leguizamo’s fifth one-man play, explodes with energy, heating up the stage with vivid accounts of the colorful characters that have populated his life. He takes audiences from his adolescent memories in Queens, to the early days of his acting career, on to the sets of major motion pictures and his roles opposite some of Hollywood's biggest stars. Leguizamo explains, “Ghetto Klown” is all the things I say to my therapist and my manager, but would never want the general public to know. It’s cheaper than a lawsuit and I get to take a bow at the end. It’s like Wikileaks but with no international manhunt. Yet.” Directed by Fisher Stevens and developed and produced on Broadway by WestBeth Entertainment, “Ghetto Klown,” earned Leguizamo a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance and a Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance. In March of 2014, “Ghetto Klown” debuted on HBO, Leguizamo’s 5th solo special on the network.
Off the stage, Leguizamo most recently starred alongside Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in Universal’s hit comedy, Ride Along and in the Open Road Films feature, Chef, written and directed by Jon Favreau. Other film credits include Moulin Rouge, Walking with Dinosaurs, The Counselor, Kick Ass 2, Love in the Vanishing on 7th Street, The Lincoln Lawyer and the Ice Age franchise. In addition, Leguizamo has led his talents to a slew of other films including Miracle at St. Anna, Land of the Dead, Assault on Precinct 13, Sueno, Spun, Summer of Sam, King of the Jungle, Spawn, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, Dr. Doolittle, Carlito's Way, and Casualties of War.