Tommy Kail

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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).

Other credits: 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.

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Applications Now Open for the Fourth Year of the Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program

Apply now for the Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program and receive funding to pursue your passion in theater. Don't miss this opportunity to launch your career in the performing arts.

Recap the 2023 Tony Awards Acceptance Speeches

The 76th Annual Tony Awards have officially begun! As winners take the stage this evening, stay tuned to BroadwayWorld as we bring you full text of all of the acceptance speeches; from the emotional to the humorous, and everything in between.

Broadway By Design: Katz, Lien, Sosa & Steinberg Bring SWEENEY TODD from Page to Stage

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue with the creatives from Broadway's most beloved thriller, Sweeney Todd- Scenic Designer Mimi Lien, Costume Designer Emilio Sosa, Lighting Designer Natasha Katz, and Sound Designer Nevin Steinberg.

Videos: Watch Norm Lewis, Micaela Diamond & More in UP HERE Musical Numbers

Up Here features an impressive lineup of Broadway stars, including Andréa Burns, Katie Finneran, Norm Lewis, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Aisha Jackson, Micaela Diamond, and more, performing new songs by EGOT winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (“Frozen, “Coco,“ “WandaVision,” “Book of Mormon”). Watch the music videos now!

Video: Josh Groban, Annaleigh Ashford, and Tommy Kail Talk SWEENEY TODD on CBS News

Watch Josh Groban, Annaleigh Ashford, and Tommy Kail discuss the Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd with CBS News.

Broadway Women's Fund Names 2023 Industry Women to Watch

To spotlight women in leadership, the Broadway Women’s Fund has announced the fourth annual Women to Watch on Broadway.

Interview: Jordan Fisher on Bringing SWEENEY TODD to a 'New Generation'

Broadway fans are just weeks away from attending the tale of Sweeney Todd once again, and Jordan Fisher is feeling the anticipation. BroadwayWorld caught up with Fisher to discuss what new and old fans of Sweeney Todd can expect from the production, being inspired by Stephen Sondheim, what rehearsals have been like, and more.

Applications Now Open for the Third Year of the Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program

Applications for The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program are now open. The program seeks to uplift and support the next generation of Black, Asian, Latinx, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) theatre-makers working behind the scenes.

Listen: Fox News National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. This week's episode features Fox News reporter, Jennifer Griffin who discussed her career and more. Listen to the full episode here!

Interview: FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME's Aneesa Folds Raps On Her Journey With the Tour & the FLS Academy

The national tour of Freestyle Love Supreme lands at the Pasadena Playhouse July 12, 2022. This theatrical creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail and Anthony Veneziale’s received a Special Tony Award in 2020. I had a very delightful phoner with cast member Aneesa Folds.

Becky Ann Baker and Nikki M. James Will Lead Industry Reading of New Musical ASK, I WILL TELL.

A private industry reading of Ask, I Will Tell, a new musical by Ben Diskant, will be presented in New York City on Thursday, June 23 at 3pm. 

BWW Interview: Khiyon Hursey on Going From HAMILTON to SPIRITED & More

BroadwayWorld caught up with Hursey to discuss his journey from working as the music assistant for the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Hamilton to Apple TV+'s Spirited movie musical and beyond. He touched on his experiences working on musical movies, stage musicals, and what audiences can expect from him next.

Photos: The Cast of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Takes Opening Night Bows

Last night at the Booth Theatre, Broadway officially welcomed back Freestyle Love Supreme!  Check out photos from the cast's curtain call here!

Podcast Exclusive: The Theatre Podcast With Alan Seales Chats With Tommy Kail and James Monroe Iglehart

To celebrate its reopening on Broadway next month, the acclaimed director of Freestyle Love Supreme joins one if it's first company members to talk about all things past, present and future for their show, and for FLS Academy.

Roundabout Announces Third Cohort in Roundabout Directors Group

Roundabout Theatre Company announced the third annual Leon Levy Roundabout Directors Group. This group adds to Roundabout’s myriad artistic and career mentorship programs, including the Roundabout Directing Fellowship, the Theatrical Workforce Development Program and Space Jam, a support initiative for playwrights.

Listen: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, TV Producer Jennifer Todd

Today's episode features movie producer Jennifer Todd, who has partnered with Hamilton's Tommy Kail on a new TV company with 20th Century Fox. Her next project is the filmed version of Come From Away.

VIDEO: HAMILTON Cast Members Reunite For the SAG Nominating Committee

Original cast members from Hamilton reunited on Zoom for a Screen Actors Guild Q&A this weekend. The Zoom call featured Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom Jr, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Okieriete Onaodowan, Phillipa Soo and director Thomas Kail.

BWW Interview: HAMILTON Mainstay Nicholas Christopher Takes On HERMAN's YOU I LIKE

Opening night of YOU I LIKE: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF JERRY HERMAN will livestream at January 10, 2021; with video-on-demand streaming through February 7, 2021. Conceived by music director Andy Einhorn, this virtual homage to the genius of Jerry Herman will be the first tribute to him since his passing last year. Safely filmed on the Pasadena Playhouse stage, familiar Jerry Herman classics will be performed by the talented vocalists Ashley Blanchet, Nicholas Christopher, Lesli Margherita, Andrea Ross and Ryan Vona.


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 “THEATER: All the Moving Parts”, now streaming. 


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 “THEATER: All the Moving Parts”, premiering Friday, November 20th at 9:30PM on CUNY TV and streaming at THEATER: All the Moving Parts starting November 23rd.  

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