Thomas Kail is a renowned American theatre director. He has helmed many productions, including Off-Broadway’s In the Heights and Broadway’s Hamilton. For the latter, he won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical. He has also received the Kennedy Center Honor.
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme is a theatrical improvisational show in which cast members take suggestions from the audience and turn them into musical rap numbers, skits, and stories told with beatboxing sounds. The production’s cast includes Beowulf Boritt, Lisa Zinni, and Jeff Croiter. The performers have won numerous awards, including an Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.
Though the production did not set the world on fire, it paved the way for Kail’s career. After graduating from college, he co-founded a theater company in New York City and collaborated with Lin-Manuel Miranda, directing his two Tony-winning musicals, Hamilton and In the Heights. Kail also co-produced the TV show Fosse/Verdon and directed most of the movie The Wrong Man. Currently, he is the producer of Derren Brown’s Secret on Broadway.
24 Hour Plays
The 24 Hour Plays are performances that feature extraordinary artists from all walks of life in 24 hours. They have been staged in New York City and several other cities around the world. To date, more than 600 pieces of theater have been produced, and millions of people have watched them. And they’re free!
The 24 Hour Plays are a benefit for the Urban Arts Partnership, a nonprofit organization in New York City. The show’s members include David Cross, Sasha Alexander, Jamie Chung, Jason Biggs, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. In addition to his work with the 24 Hour Plays, Kail has directed several other plays, including Eric Simonson’s Lombardi and Nathan Louis Jackson’s When I Come to Die.
The 24 Hour Plays is a unique program for actors, writers, and designers to share their work. The plays are composed of four or five fully produced short plays by artists from around the world. These works are then produced at the Acorn on Theatre Row in New York City. In total, 24 actors will be selected to participate in the event.
Tiny Beautiful Things
Adapted from Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir, Tiny Beautiful Things is a powerful play about the power of reaching out when we’re stuck, healing when we’re broken, and finding humor when the questions we ask ourselves are too overwhelming to answer. Starring Nia Vardalos, Tiny Beautiful Things is directed by Thomas Kail and produced by The Public Theater.
In the film, Vardalos plays the role of Sugar, a woman who offers advice to her friends. In the film, she captures the ultra-personal tone of Strayed’s book.
“Dry Powder,” the new movie from director Thomas Kail, premieres today. It stars Claire Danes, who dropped out of Yale to pursue an acting career. It also stars John Krasinski and Hana Azaria. It premiered off-Broadway at The Public Theater, where “Hamilton” also premiered.
Dry Powder tells the story of a private equity firm that buys a luggage company. It features a cast that includes John Krasinski from The Office, Claire Danes from Homeland, and Hana Azaria from The Simpsons. Thomas Kail, who directed Hamilton, is the director. Sarah Burges wrote the play and Kail directed it.
American theatre director Thomas Kail is known for his works on Broadway and Off-Broadway. His work on In the Heights and Hamilton earned him a 2016 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical. He was also recently honored by the Kennedy Center. The award is just one of the accolades he has received in his career.
Kail has directed “Grease: Live” and “In the Heights,” among other things. He has also worked with Miranda on “Fosse/Verdon” and “Grease: Live.” In an interview with Variety, Kail talked about the success of “Hamilton” and what he learned from playing the role.