Thomas Kail Biography

Published On Aug 23, 2016
Facts of Thomas Kail
Date of Birth: 1978 , January-20
Birth Nation: United States
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Kail is married to Angela Christian. Angela Christian is a theater actress. She is known for her role of Lily in Richard Nelson's James Joyce's The Dead. She is also an established singer. His nationality is American and he is of white ethnicity.

As a child, Kail got enrolled at Sidwell Friends School. He completed his high school graduation from there in 1995 and then he joined Wesleyan University. He finally completed his Bachelor's degree from there in 1999. After earning a degree from Wesleyan University, he joined New Jersey's American Stage Company where he worked as an assistant stage manager. In 2006, he directed and produced the Critical Hours. He is also known for being a writer of this show. In 2007, he directed the play 24 Hour Plays. This is a short play which was written, rehearsed and directed within a day. That year, he also directed the play Julia Jordan's A Bus Stop Play. Next year, he directed hit Broadway musical In the Heights and this show premiered on 14th of February 2008. In 2008, he also directed the play Beau Willimon's Zusammenbruch and this play was performed at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. He is also known for being the director of the TV show and series like Storymakers, The Electric Company, Grease: Live and many more. He has been earning lucrative amount of salary and his net worth is in millions. He is now aged 38 years old.

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Born in Alexandria, Virginia, United States

January 20 , 1978

Tall and talented, Thomas Kail was born at the end of 1970s in Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America to American parents. He was also raised in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. His nationality is American and he is of white ethnicity.

Graduated from Sidwell Friends School

1995

As a child, Kail got enrolled at Sidwell Friends School. He completed his high school graduation from there in 1995 and then he joined Wesleyan University. He finally completed his Bachelor's degree from there in 1999. 

Began working at New Jersey's American Stage Company

1999

After earning a degree from Wesleyan University, he joined New Jersey's American Stage Company where he worked as an assistant stage manager. There he worked on several plays and theater shows and established himself as a director. 

Directed Critical Hours

2006

In 2006, he directed and produced the Critical Hours. He is also known for being a writer of this show. In 2007, he directed the play 24 Hour Plays. This is a short play which was written, rehearsed and directed within a day.

Directed Broadway musical In the Heights

2008

Thomas Kail is a film and theater director from United States. In 2008, he directed several plays and shows. That year, he directed hit Broadway musical In the Heights and this show premiered on 14th of February 2008. 

Directed Broke-ology

October 5 , 2009

In 2009, he directed the play Broke-ology and this play was played at the end of 2009 for about a month. This show was performed at the Lincoln Center Theater Off-Broadway. That year, he also directed the musical The Wiz. 

Won SDC Joseph A Callaway Award

2007

He is also known for being the director of the Broadway musical In the Heights. For being the director of this musical, he got nominated in Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award and SDC Joseph A. Callaway Award in 2007. He was honored with his later nomination.

Won NAACP Award

2011

In 2011, he got nominated in NAACP Award for the first time in his life. He was kind of lucky that year as he won this award for Best Director of a Musical. That year, he also got nominated in AUDELCO Award. 

Won Tony Award

2016

He is best known in the world for being the director of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical Hamilton. For this work, he got his nomination in Tony Award in 2016 and he won this award that year for Best Direction of a Musical.