|Occupation||Playwright, Television writer, producer, director, showrunner|
Gary Lennon is an American playwright, television writer and executive producer. He is currently a showrunner on Power and Hightown, both for the Starz network, where he has an overall development deal. He is also an executive producer on Euphoria for HBO. In 2013, Lennon won a Peabody Award for the first season of Orange is the New Black along with his fellow writers and producers.
Lennon began his career as an aspiring actor. He studied under Geraldine Page, who encouraged him to write about his own life. Lennon compiled his monologues to create his first play, Blackout. After being rejected by the Circle Repertory Company as a young playwright, Lennon left one of his plays backstage at a theater attended by Marshall W. Mason, the founder of the company. Mason read the play that Lennon had addressed to him, and set him up on his first meetings.
Awards and nominations
|2011||Peabody Awards||Peabody Award ||Justified||Won|
|2011||WGA Awards||WGA Award ||Won|
|2011||Critics' Choice Awards||Television Award ||Nominated|
|2011||AFI Awards||AFI Award Honoree for Television Program of the Year ||Won|
|2013||WGA Awards||WGA Award ||Orange Is the New Black||Nominated|
|2014||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Comedy Series||Nominated|
|2014||Peabody Awards||Peabody Award ||Won|
|2015||PGA Awards||Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television - Comedy||Won|
|2018||NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Drama Series ||Power||Won|
|2019||NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Drama Series ||Won|
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- Porter, Rick (2018-07-30). "HBO Orders 'Euphoria' to Series, Drake Joins as Executive Producer". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
- "Orange is the New Black (Netflix)". Retrieved 2019-05-13.
- Miller, Kam. "Hells Kitchen Kid To Hollywood Baller". Retrieved 2019-05-13.
- Margolies, Dany. "To Tell The Truth". Arts in LA. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
- Nichols, David C. (2003-04-25). "'Blackout' explores culture of sobriety". LA Times. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
- Petski, Denise (2017-05-12). "'Power' EP Gary Lennon Inks Overall Deal With Starz". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-05-03.
- Patten, Dominic (2019-07-06). "'Power' Final Season Trailer: "This Is War" As Starz Drama Intends To Go Out With A Big Bang & A "Final Betrayal"". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-05-03.