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Thomas Kail

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Thomas Kail won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Hamilton.

Broadway directing credits include Hamilton; In the Heights; Freestyle Love Supreme; Lombardi; and Magic/Bird. Off-Broadway selected directing credits include the world premiere of Hamilton, Dry Powder, Tiny Beautiful Things, and Kings at The Public Theater; the world premiere of The Wrong Man at MCC theatre, the world premiere of In the Heights, Broke-ology, and the world premiere of When I Come to Die at Lincoln Center Theater; and the world premiere of Daphne’s Dive at Signature Theatre. 

Broadway producing credits include Derren Brown: Secret and Freestyle Love Supreme. Television directing and producing credits include Fosse/Verdon on FX and Grease: Live on Fox.

He is a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor and is a graduate of Wesleyan University.  

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Thomas Kail Awards and Nominations


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Drama Desk Awards - 2023 - Outstanding Direction of a Musical

Thomas Kail, Sweeney Todd

Drama League Awards - 2023 - Outstanding Direction of a Musical

Thomas Kail, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Director of a Musical

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Olivier Awards - 2018 - Best Director

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BroadwayWorld Awards - 2016 - Best Direction of a Musical

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Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Direction of a Musical

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Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Director of a Musical

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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Director of a Musical

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The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Director

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Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Director of a Play

Thomas Kail, Family Furniture

Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Direction of a Musical

Thomas Kail, In The Heights

Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Director of a Play

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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Director of a Musical

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KIMBERLY AKIMBO, & JULIET, And More Announced for Broadway In Columbus 2024-2025 Season


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Thomas Kail FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What awards has Thomas Kail been nominated for?

Thomas Kail has been nominated for several awards throughout his career, including Outstanding Direction of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "Sweeney Todd" and "Hamilton." He was also nominated for Best Director at the Olivier Awards for "Hamilton" and received nominations for Best Direction of a Musical at the BroadwayWorld Awards and Tony Awards for his work on "Hamilton." Additionally, Kail received nominations for Outstanding Director at the Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, and The Lortels for his direction of "Hamilton." He was also recognized for his work on "The Wrong Man," "Family Furniture," and "In The Heights" with nominations at various prestigious award ceremonies.

What awards has Thomas Kail won?

Thomas Kail has won several awards for his directing work in musical theater. These include the Outstanding Direction of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "Sweeney Todd," Best Direction of a Musical at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "Hamilton," Best Direction of a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Hamilton," Outstanding Director of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "Hamilton," and Outstanding Director at The Lortels for "Hamilton."

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