Artist Bios

Tyrone Phillips

Tyrone Phillips

(Bio as of April 2018)

Tyrone Phillips makes his Goodman Theatre debut. He is the founding Artistic Director of Chicago's Definition Theatre Company. Acting credits include A Doll’s House, Genesis and The Brothers’ Size (Definition Theatre), King Charles III (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), George Orwell’s 1984 (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Stick Fly (Windy City Playhouse) and Saturday Night/Sunday Morning (Steppenwolf Garage Rep). He was recently selected as one of Newcity's Players—the 50 leaders of Chicago’s theater, dance, opera and comedy culture of 2018.  He is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he received his BFA with honors. He also studied abroad at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and was an emerging professional resident at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, where he worked on A Raisin in the Sun, The Mountaintop and Clybourne Park. Film and television credits include Boss, Chicago Justice, Divergent, Gimmick, DiGiorno's "Don't Settle" commercial and McDonald’s “Mario-Kart Happy Meal” commercial. He is represented by Grossman and Jack Talent.