Originally from Harlem, writer, actor and director Levy Lee Simon is a graduate of
the prestigious University of Iowa Playwright’s Workshop. He is an Audelco Award
Winner, Lorraine Hansberry Award winner, Eugene O’Neill Fellow, two-time NAACP
Best Playwright Nominee, an Ovation Nominee, and a Cosby Screenwriting Fellow.
He is best known for his For the Love of Freedom trilogy, The Bow Wow Club, The
Guest at Central Park West, The Stuttering Preacher, Same Train, and God the
Crackhouse and the Devil. New plays include: Smell the Power, Pitbulls and Daffodils, and The Last Revolutionary. As an actor, Levy Lee was a cast member of the Pulitzer Prize winning, Tony nominated, The Kentucky Cycle, the England production of Ms. Evers’ Boys plus over fifty plays Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway and in regional theatres. He’s directed several of his own works and is looking forward to adding more directing credits to his list of accomplishments.