Thomas Kail

Thomas Kail

Artistic Director


Back House Productions

New York, NY USA


If there's something that you're interested in, go at it with everything you have.

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
He went to Wesleyan University, where he met his collaborator Anthony Veneziale.
Anthony invited him to help write the humor section of the campus newspaper.
The two of them worked on that together for six months, then they wrote a piece that was so bad that they got fired.
He graduated with a degree in American history, but he was really interested in producing shows through the theater department.
After school, he struck a deal with his parents: he'd pursue his theater dreams for one year, and if it didn't work out, he'd come home.
He moved to New Jersey to be closer to New York City, and he subsisted mostly off of tomato soup and tuna fish.
The two eventually synced back up to open Back House Productions, which later produced Tony-award winner, In the Heights.
Says you'll never know if you're truly on the right path, but if you feel a spark, you're probably in the right place.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
American History (United States)
Wesleyan University

Career

Artistic Director

I produce and direct theatre shows including the musical "Hamilton."

Career Roadmap

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My work combines:
My work combines:
Acting & Theatre
Art
Being Creative