Artist Bio

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.