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Thomas Kail

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20, 1978
Alexandria, VA
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20, 1978 (age 43)
Alexandria, VA


Widely known for his work directing his friend Lin-Manuel Miranda's works In the Heights and Hamilton. He won the 2016 Tony award for Best Direction of a Musical for his work on Hamilton's original Broadway run.

Before Fame

He graduated from Wesleyan University alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda in 1999. He co-founded the freestyle hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme with him while the two were underclassmen.


He served as the director for Fox's Grease: Live! 2016 TV event. He was nominated for two Emmy Awards for his work.

Family Life

Kail and his wife Michelle Williams welcomed a child together in June 2020. He was previously married to theater actress Angela Christian. 

Associated With

He directed John Krasinski in the play Dry Powder, which premiered off-Broadway at the Public Theater in New York City, in 2016.