Kenny Ortega Net Worth
Kenny Ortega is an acclaimed American movie and television director, choreographer, and producer who is responsible for some of the most renowned music videos and movies seen worldwide. Additionally, he has choreographed tours and musicals of renowned celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Cher and Gloria Estefan. Since he began working in film in his youth – from Michael Jackson videos and movies to tours choreographed for them and Gloria Estefan’s tours – Kenny Ortega has amassed an abundance of experience and knowledge that has given rise to his vast portfolio of work that spans across movies both musicals and musicals!
Kenny has participated in various projects, spanning teen films to big budget musicals. Some of his most acclaimed works include Xanadu, Dirty Dancing, High School Musical, Hocus Pocus and Michael Jackson’s This Is It as director or choreographer respectively. Kenny has also choreographed high profile events like Super Bowl XXX, 1996 Summer Olympics, 2002 Winter Olympics.
Kenny draws the bulk of his income from film and television directing work. Through the years, his directorship of several successful productions has earned him numerous nominations and awards – among them Fred and Adele Astaire’s annual Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award, an ALMA Award, Bob Fosse Creative Artist award, Imagen Creative Achievement award as well as several Primetime Emmy awards and Directors Guild of America Awards.
Kenny has worked on films, music videos and theater shows of various kinds – not only has he been nominated for the Tony Award but has won three Drama Desk Awards and one Lucille Lortel Award – but he’s also been invited as a speaker at universities and schools to inspire future filmmakers and dancers.
Kenny maintains an extremely private personal life and doesn’t reveal much information about either his personal or professional lives. There have been reports speculating he may be gay; if true he insists it does not affect his work in any way. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family and traveling to exotic locales.
Kenny Ortega has amassed an estimated $14 million fortune over time, owning multiple vehicles and living in California with his large house. However, despite this immense success and fame he remains extremely humble; described as an easygoing individual who knows how to have fun by his crew members. This makes him a sought-after choice among directors and producers for musicals and films alike.