Kenny Ortega


Kenny Ortega: There are no plans to bring back Julie and the Phantoms right now

“At this particular time, no,” Ortega told Deadline Friday about whether the Netflix musical dramedy is being shopped elsewhere. He added: “But you know, anything is possible. I don’t want to jinx it. If Netflix wants to carry on with it anytime in the future, perhaps someone else will be interested in it. Perhaps we could tour the kids as a music group or maybe a film. But for now, there are no plans.”

Legendary Handprints—Kenny Ortega

Kenny Ortega first began designing dances on the small screen, choreographing music videos for Olivia Newton-John and Madonna and quickly moved on to bigger productions. In 1980, he choreographed the dance sequences for the musical film Xanadu, working with legendary dancer and director Gene Kelly. He continued choreographing such hits as St. Elmo’s Fire (1985), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), and Dirty Dancing (1987). In 1988, Kenny entered into what would become a long association with The Walt Disney Company, choreographing two television specials, Disney’s Totally Minnie and Mickey’s 60th Birthday.

Clive Davis, Kenny Ortega, Rickey Minor to Fete Maureen Crowe at Guild of Music Supervisors Awards (EXCLUSIVE)

Music luminaries Clive Davis (pictured), Kenny Ortega and Rickey Minor will participate in the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards on Sunday night (April 11), each feting Maureen Crowe, who will receive the Legacy Award. As a music supervisor, Crowe has worked on such films as “The Bodyguard,” “True Romance, “Wayne’s World” and, most recently, the Netflix series “Julie and the Phantoms.” The Legacy Award honors those who have excelled within the craft of music supervision.

Kenny Ortega is a god

Dirty Dancing. Newsies. Hocus Pocus. High School Musical 1, 2, and 3. Michael Jackson’s This Is It tour. Descendants 1, 2, and 3. High School Musical: The Musical the Series. New hit Netflix show Julie and the Phantoms. What do all of these things have in common? They were all directed by one man.