Liesl Tommy Biography and Wiki
Liesl Tommy is a South African-American director ell known for her stage work. She became the first woman of color to be nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play where she directed the Broadway production of Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed (2017).
Liesl began her career as a theatre director in the United States. She directed in there’s such as Dallas Theater Center, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Center Stage, and Sundance East Africa. She re-envisions classic plays by creating retellings extracted from her own personal experiences and stories in life.
Liesl also advocates for a diverse theatre experience in her shows. She featured various African-American actors in her 2012 production of Hamlet at California Shakespeare Theatre. In 2014, she directed one of her remakes of a classical production which was a version of Les Misérables.
Her directorial credits include Kid Victory, a new musical produced Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in 2017, Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and a theatrical version of the animated Disney film Frozen at the Hyperion at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
Liesl Tommy Age
Tommy has not disclosed any information on her age and date of birth.
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Liesl Tommy Height and Weight
Liesl stands at an average height and moderate weight. She appears to be quite tall in stature if her photos, relative to her surroundings, are anything to go by.
Liesl Tommy Parents and Family
Tommy was born and brought up in South Africa by her loving parents. However, she has not disclosed any further information on her family nor her siblings. Tommy’s family emigrated to the USA when the South African government declared a state of emergency in 1985. She went to Newton North High School in Boston.
Liesl Tommy Husband and Married
Liesl has not disclosed any information on her marital status and relationships. It is not known whether she is married or in a relationship right now. Her husband and spouse will soon be updated.
Liesl Tommy Movies and TV Shows
- Beauty & The Beast
- Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings
- Mrs. Fletcher
- Jessica Jones
- The Walking Dead
- Queen Sugar
Liesl Tommy Net Worth
Tommy has an estimated net worth of $100,000 as of 2021.
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