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Professor and Chair, Acting - Directing - Stage Combat - Acting for the Camera
M.F.A., University of Idaho
B.A., University of Nebraska @ Kearney
A longtime member of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, he has served as the Regional Chair for KCACTF Region 7, and on the National KCACTF Executive Committee as Member-at-Large. He was selected as a participant in the 25th Anniversary KCACTF Symposium at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and was a proud student of Uta Hagen. As a director, his productions of Marvin's Room, Dead White Males, and Frequency 98.6 were all selected as Region VII finalists for KCACTF, and he has the unique distinction of being the first two-time National Finalist of the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship as a student long ago. A former member of the board of directors for the Rocky Mountain Theatre Association (RMTA), Leigh received their Presidents Award for outstanding and dedicated service.
The recipient of numerous extraordinary merit awards for teaching, research, and advising at the University of Wyoming, Leigh was awarded the Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching award and selected as the Wyoming nominee for the national CASE Teaching Award. He was also appointed to receive the London Semester Professorship for Spring 2012, Spring 2003, and the Seibold Professorship in 1996-97. Recently, he was awarded his second Kennedy Center Medallion of Excellence for his work as an acting coach and service to KCACTF. He currently serves as the Artistic Director of Snowy Range Summer Theatre, housed on the beautiful UWYO campus.
He is married to Marsha Knight, professor of ballet at UW, and has two sons, one step-son, and is proud to have batted .750 in the Broadway Show League!