Artist Bio

Thomas Kail

(Bio as of December 2013)

Thomas Kail makes his Goodman debut, and is a Tony-nominated director for Broadway’s In the Heights. Other Broadway directing credits include the new plays, Lombardi and Magic/Bird. Other credits include In the Heights (Off’Bway – Callaway Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics nomination); Broke-ology and the world premiere of When I Come to Die at Lincoln Center Theater; The Wiz at New York City Center; the world premiere of The Tutors at Second Stage Uptown; the world premiere production of Broke-ology at Williamstown Theater Festival; the world premiere of A.R. Gurney’s Family Furniture at The Flea; the national tour of In the Heights and Once on this Island at the Paper Mill Playhouse. Mr. Kail is the co-creator and director of the hip-hop improv group Freestyle Love Supreme, which played the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, Montreal Comedy Festival and Melbourne Comedy Festival.   Mr. Kail is the recipient of the Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center and a graduate of Wesleyan University.