11 Facts About Thomas Kail


Thomas Kail was born on January 30,1978 and is an American theatre director, known for directing the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musicals In the Heights and Hamilton, garnering the 2016 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for the latter.


Thomas Kail remains good friends with Lin-Manuel Miranda, with whom he co-created the freestyle hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme.


Thomas Kail began a relationship with theatre actress Angela Christian in 2006; they divorced in 2019.


Thomas Kail directed the hit Broadway musical In the Heights, which garnered him a Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical.


Thomas Kail directed Broke-ology, which played from October 5,2009, to November 22,2009, at the Lincoln Center Theater Off-Broadway.


Thomas Kail staged the world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.


Thomas Kail directed Eric Simonson's play Lombardi, based on Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi through a week in the 1965 season, as he attempts to lead his team to the championship.


Thomas Kail then directed the Off-Broadway run of Nathan Louis Jackson's When I Come to Die, which ran in January and February 2011.


Thomas Kail directed, with the cast that featured Kevin Daniels as "Magic" Johnson and Tug Coker as Larry Bird.


Thomas Kail continued his collaboration with Lin-Manuel Miranda, directing the musical Hamilton in 2015, both Off-Broadway and on Broadway, for which he won a Tony Award.


Thomas Kail directed Grease: Live for Paramount Television, screened live on Fox on January 31,2016; the world premiere of Dry Powder with Hank Azaria, Claire Danes, John Krasinski and Sanjit De Silva which ran from March to May 2016 at The Public Theater in New York City; and Tiny Beautiful Things, at The Public, from November to December 2016.