Léon Laya (c.1810, Paris - 5 September 1872, Paris) was a French playwright. He was the son of the académicien Jean-Louis Laya.Léon Laya was the author of a number of successful comedies, alternating between the delicacy or purity of the idea and the vivacity of the form : Une Maîtresse anonyme, in 2 acts (1812) ; la Peau du lion, in 2 acts (1814) ; les Cœurs d’or, in 3 acts, with Prémaray (Gymnase, 1854) ; les Jeunes gens, in 3 acts, free and independent adaptation of Terence's Adelphoe (Théâtre-Français, 1855) ; le duc Job, in 4 acts, one of the most sustained successes of the Théâtre-Français (1859) ; la Loi du cœur (Théâtre-Français, 1862), etc.
enth. außerdem: La vecchiaia di Ludro / Bon; enth. außerdem: Il conte di Kenigsmark / Masson; enth. außerdem: I giovani / Laya
enth. außerdem: Il Tintoretto e sua Figlia / Marta; enth. außerdem: Ginevra Arnaldi / Galleano; enth. außerdem: Lo Stordito / Bayard e Laya