About Tom Kirdahy (WSC ’85, LAW ’88)
TOM KIRDAHY is a Tony and Olivier Award-winning producer whose projects have spanned Broadway, off-Broadway, the West End, and national and international tours. He is currently producing the highly anticipated Broadway production of THE INHERITANCE (4 Olivier Awards including Best New Play), the smash-hit HADESTOWN (8 Tony Awards including Best Musical), the off-Broadway revival of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS starring Tammy Blanchard, Jonathan Groff, and Christian Borle.
Other select credits include: FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon, ANASTASIA, THE JUNGLE, Edward Albee's THE GOAT, or WHO IS SYLVIA?, IT’S ONLY A PLAY starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, Kander and Ebb's Tony-nominated THE VISIT starring Chita Rivera, and WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT. He received Tony nominations for his work on MOTHERS AND SONS, AFTER MIDNIGHT, RAGTIME, and MASTER CLASS. Earlier this year, Kirdahy received the Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theater Producing. He currently serves as Chairperson of the Broadway League Government Relations Committee, is a board member of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and is a founding director of the nonprofit Berwin Lee London New York Playwrights, Inc., which supports emerging playwrights.
Prior to embarking on a career in producing, Kirdahy spent nearly 20 years as an attorney providing free legal services to people with HIV/AIDS. As a leader and activist in the LGBT community, he developed projects dedicated to HIV-related legal services at Gay Men's Health Crisis, Bronx AIDS Services and on Long Island. He also served for many years as an Executive Board Member of the NYC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, where he played a critical role in expanding its cultural programs. He and his husband, playwright Terrence McNally, were on the front lines of the marriage equality movement, attending the Supreme Court hearings with Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan. He’s been honored for his activism by SAGE, the NYC LGBT Center, Pride For Youth and the East End Gay Organization, among others.
Kirdahy is a proud graduate of NYU's Washington Square and University College and NYU School of Law. During his time at NYU, he was named valedictorian and served as President of the WSUC Student Council and Chair of the Student Senators Council.