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Thomas Kail Biography

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)

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

(winners are in red)

 
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