Thomas Kail

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Full Name Thomas Kail
Age 42 Years Old
Nick Name Thomas
Gender Male
Famous As Film Director
Birth Date January 30th, 1978
Birth Place Alexandria, Virginia

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About Thomas Kail

Born on 30th January 1978, Thomas Kail is a famous American film and theatre director. He is famous 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. He was even awarded the Kennedy Center Honor in 2018. Moreover, he has directed "24 Hour Plays", "A Bus Stop Play", "Zusammenbruch", "Broke-ology" and more. His birthplace/hometown is in Alexandria, Virginia, the USA. He is American by nationality and his ethnicity is American-White. His race is White. He is Christian by religion and his horoscope sign is Aquarius. As of 2020, he celebrated his 42nd birthday. As per his education, he was graduated from Sidwell Friends School in 1995 and subsequently from Wesleyan University in 1999. He was born to his parents; Wendy (Green) (mother) and Floyd Michael “Mike” Kail (father). He also has two siblings; two sisters named Kathryn and Nicole. As a son of a lawyer and an archivist, he was always “athletics-crazed” as a kid; he had thought of being a sportscaster. Scroll down to get full information about his biography, birthday, wiki, facts, wife, children, girlfriend, net worth, age, height, news, and more. 

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Thomas Kail's Career

  • Thomas Kail became an assistant stage manager at New Jersey's American Stage Company after graduating from Wesleyan University. 
  • He then directed the "24 Hour Plays" benefit performances in 2007 and 2008, where "6 short plays are written, rehearsed, directed, and performed in 24 hours."
  • In 2007, he directed Julia Jordan's A Bus Stop Play, and Beau Willimon's Zusammenbruch in 2008. Both shows played at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway.
  • He then directed the hit Broadway musical In the Heights, which garnered him a Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical.
  • The musical premiered on Broadway, starting in previews on 14th February 2008, with an official opening on 9th March 2008, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
  • He also "Broke-ology", which played from 5th October 2009 to 22nd November 2009, at the Lincoln Center Theater Off-Broadway. For his play, he garnered an AUDELCO Award nomination for Best Director of a Dramatic Production.
  • He also staged the world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
  • In the year 2009, he directed the New York City Center's Encores! production of the musical "The Wiz".
  • He also 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.
  • Lombardi officially premiered on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre on 21st October 2010.
  • He then directed the Off-Broadway run of Nathan Louis Jackson's "When I Come to Die", which ran in January and February 2011.
  • He also reunited with "Lombardi" playwright Eric Simonson on "Magic/Bird", a new play chronicling the intertwined life stories of basketball Hall of Famers Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson. 
  • The play premiered on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre on 21st March 2012, in previews, officially on 11th April 2012, and closed on 12th May 2012. 
  • He then directed, with the cast that featured Kevin Daniels as "Magic" Johnson and Tug Coker as Larry Bird. 
  • He 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.
  • After that, he directed Grease: Live for Paramount Television, screened live on Fox on 31st January 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, also at The Public, from November to December 2016.

His awards include:

  • SSDC Joseph A. Callaway Award (for In the Heights)
  • 2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Director and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical for Hamilton
  • 2016 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Hamilton

Thomas Kail MARRIED to Michelle Williams

Thomas Kail with his wife, Michelle Williams

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Thomas Kali is a married man. He was married to his beautiful wife Michelle Williams in the year 2020. It is not clear how long Michelle and Thomas have been seeing each other. They were first spotted together in London, where Michelle has been busy filming the sequel to her superhero film, Venom 2. In December 2019, it was announced that he was engaged to Fosse/Verdon actress Michelle Williams, who was expecting their first child together; they have since married. Their child was born in June 2020. The duo is enjoying their life a lot without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Previously, Thomas Kail was in a relationship with theatre actress Angela Christian from the year 2006 to 2019. Whereas, Michelle was married to Phil Elverum in 2018 and divorced in 2019. 

Thomas Kail's Net Worth 2020

Thomas Kail is an American film and theatre director. As of 2020, the net worth of Thomas Kail is believed to have between $1 Million-$5 Million. He is earning a cool amount of money/salary from his work. His source of earning is from directing career and he is satisfied with his careers as of now. He is living a luxurious lifestyle at present.