Taking home the Best Direction for a Musical is Thomas Kail for “Hamilton.”

Nominees included:

  • Michael Arden for “Spring Awakening”
  • John Doyle for “The Color Purple”
  • Scott Ellis for “She Loves Me”
  • Thomas Kail for “Hamilton” (winner)
  • George C. Wolfe for “Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed”

“Let’s continue to tell stories,” he said in his acceptance speech, having thanked Lin-Manuel Miranda for his work. Kail’s theatre credits include “In the Heights,” “Lombardi” and “Magic/Bird.”

Previous winners in this category have included Sam Gold for “Fun Home” and John Tiffany for “Once.”