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Thomas Kail

Also Credited As: Tommy Kail
 
Bio:
Thomas Kail won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Hamilton. Kail's Broadway credits include In the Heights (Tony nom.), Lombardi, Magic/Bird. Off-Broadway: Hamilton (the Public; Drama Desk, Lortel and Obie Awards), In the Heights (Callaway Award, Drama Desk/OCC noms), Randy ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Thomas Kail won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Hamilton. Kail's Broadway credits include In the Heights (Tony nom.), Lombardi, Magic/Bird. Off-Broadway: Hamilton (the Public; Drama Desk, Lortel and Obie Awards), In the Heights (Callaway Award, Drama Desk/OCC noms), Randy ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2021]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2021]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director/Producer
 
[US Tour, 2019]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2017]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2016]
Director
Director
 
[New York, 2016]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[Motion Picture, 2016]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[New York, 2014]
Performer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2011]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2009]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director
Director
 
[Waterford, CT (Regional), 2005]
Director

Photos

Freestyle Love Supreme co-founders Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Veneziale and Thomas K Photo

Freestyle Love Supreme co-founders Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Veneziale and Thomas Kail

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Date:
01/13/2020
The cast of Freestyle Love Supreme with Director Thomas Kail and Producer Jenny Stein Photo

The cast of Freestyle Love Supreme with Director Thomas Kail and Producer Jenny Steingart

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Date:
01/13/2020
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail Photo

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail

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Date:
10/03/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2021]
Director

[US Tour, 2021]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director

[Broadway, 2019]
Director

[Broadway, 2019]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director/Producer

[US Tour, 2019]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director

[US Tour, 2017]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director

[US Tour, 2016]
Director

Director

[New York, 2016]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director

[Motion Picture, 2016]
Director

[Broadway, 2015]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director

[New York, 2014]
Performer

[Broadway, 2012]
Director

[US Tour, 2011]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Director

[Broadway, 2010]
Director

[US Tour, 2009]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Director

[Broadway, 2008]
Director

[Broadway, 2007]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director

Director

[Waterford, CT (Regional), 2005]
Director

Thomas Kail Biography

Thomas Kail won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Hamilton. Kail's Broadway credits include In the Heights (Tony nom.), Lombardi, Magic/Bird. Off-Broadway: Hamilton (the Public; Drama Desk, Lortel and Obie Awards), In the Heights (Callaway Award, Drama Desk/OCC noms), Randy Newman's Faust and The Wiz (City Center), Broke-ology and When I Come to Die (LCT), Family Furniture (The Flea, Drama Desk nom), The Tutors (2ST Uptown).

His other credits include Broke-ology (Williamstown), Once on This Island (Paper Mill) and In the Heights (national tour). Co-creator/director of hip-hop improv group Freestyle Love Supreme. Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center.

Thomas Kail Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Thomas Kail, The Wrong Man
 
Olivier Awards - 2018 - Best Director
Thomas Kail , Hamilton
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2016 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Thomas Kail, Hamilton
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Thomas Kail, Hamilton
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Thomas Kail, Hamilton
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Thomas Kail, Hamilton
 
The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Director Gold Star
Thomas Kail, Hamilton
 
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
Thomas Kail, In the Heights
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Thomas Kail, In the Heights

Thomas Kail News

VIDEO: The Hamburg Cast Of HAMILTON Meets The Press Photo VIDEO: The Hamburg Cast Of HAMILTON Meets The Press
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2022

Hamilton will officialy open in Hamburg, Germany on October 4th.  The full cast has been announced for the musical, which will be led by Benet Monteiro in the title role. Last week, the full company met the press and performed selections from the show.

FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME is Coming to Pasadena Playhouse Photo FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME is Coming to Pasadena Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022

The national tour of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME will play Pasadena Playhouse July 12-August 7, 2022. The 90-minute show is created nightly with the audience and no two shows are ever the same.

VIDEO: German Cast of HAMILTON Performs 'Alexander Hamilton' Photo VIDEO: German Cast of HAMILTON Performs 'Alexander Hamilton'
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

Hamilton is officially coming to Germany this year! The cast has been announced for the musical, which will be led by Benet Monteiro in the title role. Watch an all new video of the cast singing the show's opening number and learn how to get tickets.

HAMILTON and MARY POPPINS Extend Booking to December 2022 Photo HAMILTON and MARY POPPINS Extend Booking to December 2022
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

Today (15 June 2022) Cameron Mackintosh Limited announce their West End productions of Hamilton and Mary Poppins are extending their booking periods to December 2022. 

#Ham4Ham $10 Ticket Lottery Now Open for HAMILTON Engagement at The Bushnell Photo #Ham4Ham $10 Ticket Lottery Now Open for HAMILTON Engagement at The Bushnell
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022

Producer Jeffrey Seller and The Bushnell announced a digital lottery for HAMILTON tickets will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance June 22 at The Bushnell in Hartford, CT.

Carlos Valdes Joins Hulu's UP HERE Musical Series Photo Carlos Valdes Joins Hulu's UP HERE Musical Series
by Michael Major - Jun 13, 2022

Carlos Valdes has joined the cast of Hulu's new musical rom-com series Up Here. Up Here is a new musical comedy series with original music by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Tony-winner Thomas Kail is slated to direct with Tony-winner Steven Levenson serving as show runner.

Vineyard Theatre Cancels Weekend Performances of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971 Photo Vineyard Theatre Cancels Weekend Performances of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022

Due to positive COVID test results within the company, Vineyard Theatre has cancelled performances of Lessons in Survival: 1971 through Sunday, June 12. Ticket holders for impacted performances (June 10-12) will be contacted by phone and email regarding rebooking and next steps.

HAMILTON on Broadway Releases New Block of Tickets Through January 1, 2023 Photo HAMILTON on Broadway Releases New Block of Tickets Through January 1, 2023
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2022

Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller has announced that a new block of tickets for the Broadway production are now available for the 2022 holiday season through January 1, 2023.

Single Tickets On Sale This Summer for SIX and HAMILTON at Dr. Phillips Center Photo Single Tickets On Sale This Summer for SIX and HAMILTON at Dr. Phillips Center
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in partnership with Broadway Across America and Florida Theatrical Association today announced single ticket on-sale dates for SIX and Hamilton performing at the arts center during the AdventHealth Broadway in Orlando 22/23 season. 

The Drama Book Shop to Celebrate 105 Years as a New York Institution Photo The Drama Book Shop to Celebrate 105 Years as a New York Institution
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

The Drama Book Shop, a 105-year-old independent bookstore in New York City owned by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeffrey Seller and James L. Nederlander, will celebrate its first anniversary since reopening its doors at 266 West 39th Street on Friday, June 10, 2022.

Thomas Kail Videos

VIDEO: The Hamburg Cast Of HAMILTON Meets The Press VideoVIDEO: The Hamburg Cast Of HAMILTON Meets The Press
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2022

Hamilton will officialy open in Hamburg, Germany on October 4th.  The full cast has been announced for the musical, which will be led by Benet Monteiro in the title role. Last week, the full company met the press and performed selections from the show.

VIDEO: German Cast of HAMILTON Performs 'Alexander Hamilton' VideoVIDEO: German Cast of HAMILTON Performs 'Alexander Hamilton'
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

Hamilton is officially coming to Germany this year! The cast has been announced for the musical, which will be led by Benet Monteiro in the title role. Watch an all new video of the cast singing the show's opening number and learn how to get tickets.

VIDEO: KELLY & RYAN Perform With FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME VideoVIDEO: KELLY & RYAN Perform With FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME
by Michael Major - Nov 3, 2021

The cast of Freestyle Love Supreme appeared on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan this morning to perform a completely improvised song about the show's hosts. After an interview, Ripa and Seacrest joined the cast in a game as they attempted to improvise their own song.

VIDEO: First Look at the Return Broadway Engagement of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME VideoVIDEO: First Look at the Return Broadway Engagement of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 18, 2021

Before Hamilton and In The Heights, there was Freestyle Love Supreme, the highly-acclaimed improv sensation conceived by Anthony Veneziale and created by Thomas Kail, Lin Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale.

VIDEO: Hangin' on 45th Street with the Cast of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME VideoVIDEO: Hangin' on 45th Street with the Cast of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 24, 2021

Broadway is about to feel the love again- the freestyle love, that is. Starting October 7, Freestyle Love Supreme, the beloved improvised musical comedy extravaganza, returns to its home at the Booth Theatre. And when it resumes performances, the show will officially be a Special Tony Award winner!

VIDEO: HAMILTON 'And Peggy' Tour Cast Thanks San Francisco VideoVIDEO: HAMILTON 'And Peggy' Tour Cast Thanks San Francisco
by Stage Tube - Sep 5, 2021

As the 'And Peggy' touring company of Hamilton wraps performances in San Francisco tonight, some of the members of the cast have made a video thanking the city, and its people, for the experience.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda and the IN THE HEIGHTS Creative Team in a Never-Before-Seen VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda and the IN THE HEIGHTS Creative Team in a Never-Before-Seen Clip
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2021

In the clip, watch as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Quiara Hudes, Bill Sherman, Alex Lacamoire, and Andy Blankenbuehler figured out how to end the musical's big number, 96,000.

VIDEO: Take Your First Steps Inside the New Drama Book Shop with Thomas Kail & David  VideoVIDEO: Take Your First Steps Inside the New Drama Book Shop with Thomas Kail & David Korins!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2021

 The Drama Book Shop is officially back thanks to new owners Thomas Kail and Lin-Manuel Miranda.The 104 year-old independent bookstore will open its doors once again tomorrow, Thursday, June 10, at its new home at 266 West 39th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.

VIDEO: Watch a Parody of 'Alexander Hamilton' About Future Treasury Secretary Janet Y VideoVIDEO: Watch a Parody of 'Alexander Hamilton' About Future Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on THE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Dec 3, 2020

'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' premiered a parody of 'Alexander Hamilton' about president-elect Biden's Treasury Secretary pick, Janet Yellen.

VIDEO: See Anthony Veneziale from FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME on THEATER: ALL THE MOVING P VideoVIDEO: See Anthony Veneziale from FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME on THEATER: ALL THE MOVING PARTS
by Stage Tube - Nov 23, 2020

The effervescent co-founder of Freestyle Love Supreme Anthony Veneziale discusses how the group with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tommy Kail became a success, on¬†this episode of ‚ÄúTHEATER: All the Moving Parts‚ÄĚ, now¬†streaming.¬†


Thomas Kail Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Thomas Kail been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Wrong Man , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Hamilton , Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Hamilton , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hamilton , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hamilton , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hamilton , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Hamilton , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Family Furniture , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for In The Heights Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for In the Heights and Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for In the Heights .

What awards has Thomas Kail won?
Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Hamilton, Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hamilton Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hamiltonand Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Hamilton.