Posts tagged with: Kenny Ortega

Happy Birthday Kenny Ortega

Tomorrow 4/18/09 is Kenny Ortega’s 59th birthday. Of course, Kenny is the award winning director of all 3 High School Musical movies. Kenny is a choreographer, producer and director. He has worked with Madonna, Cher, Gloria Estefan, Michael Jackson and many, many more musical icons of our time. He has choreographed Super Bowl half-time shows, Olympic opening ceremonies and the Academy Awards. Kenny worked with Gene Kelly on Xanadu and he choreographed the classic Dirty Dancing.

Kenny has won 2 ALMA awards, the American Choreography Award for Career Achievement, 3 American Choreography Awards, a Directors Guild of America award and 2 Emmys…so far. Currently, Kenny is working on the remake of the 80’s classic Footloose.

Happy birthday Kenny, we hope you have many, many more!

High School Musical 4

Disney has finally quelled the rumors and published a press release acknowledging that High School Musical 4 will begin production later this year with the premiere on The Disney Channel set for 2010. Installment number four in the franchise will be written by Peter Barsocchini, who wrote the first three movies. Also returning are executive producers Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush. The name left off this list is that of Kenny Ortega’s. There is no mention of Ortega in the press release and he is currently in pre-production for next year’s much anticipated Footloose.

High School Musical 4 will feature an all new cast. The plot will focus around the East High Wildcats and their crosstown rivals the West High Knights, as well as a classic love triangle.