Tom Kirdahy Bio, Wiki
Thomas Joseph Kirdahy is a Tony and Olivier Award-winning theatre producer on Broadway and in the West End as well as a lawyer. He is also known for being the husband of Terrence McNally, a world-renowned American playwright, and screenwriter. He is best known for his Tony award-winning plays Master Class and Love! Valour! Compassion!. McNally is reported to have died of coronavirus complications at the age of 81.
Tom Kirdahy Age
Kirdahy was born in Hauppauge, N.Y., on June 18, 1963. He is currently 57 years old as of 2020.
Tom Kirdahy Parents & Background
Tom Kirdahy’s father is Paul E. Kirdahy while his mother is Joan Kirdahy. He graduated from New York University (NYU) in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts in dramatic literature and politics. He was also the valedictorian for his graduating class. He then proceeded to take law at NYU School of Law.
For many years, Paul was the superintendent of schools in West Islip, N.Y, and he also worked as the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Joan worked as a police exam clerk and typist for Suffolk County.
Tom Kirdahy Career
Tom Kirdahy is an award-winning theater producer, in addition to being a lawyer. Kirdahy’s website outlines the shows he has produced, as well as the awards associated with them
He currently sits as Chairperson for Broadway League Government Relations Committee. As per its website, “The Broadway League is the national trade association for the Broadway industry.”
He is also a founding director of Berwin Lee London New York Playwrights, Inc. which was created to promote and foster the art of play-writing in the U.S. and the U.K.
Recently, Kirdahy was the 2019 recipient of CTI’s Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theater Producing.
Tom Kirdahy & Terrence McNally
McNally and Kirdahy met in June 2001 at Guild Hall in East Hampton, N.Y. as per the New York Times. When Kirdahy saw McNally for the first time, he said “I thought he was completely adorable. It sounds cliché, but his eyes just smiled. I can’t say it was love at first sight, but I knew I wanted to get to know him more.”
Around two-and-a-half years later, McNally and Kirdahy came together in a civil union on December 20, 2003, at the Inn at Sawmill Farm in West Dover, Vt. They got married on April 6, 2010, in Washington, D.C.
On June 26, 2015, they renewed their vows after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
Tom Kirdahy LGBT
Kirdahy is a huge LGBT activist and was the chairman of the East End Gay Organization. He produced a panel discussion, “Theater From a Gay Perspective.” McNally served on the panel, as well as Edward Albee and Lanford Wilson.
Tom Kirdahy Instagram
On Instagram, Tom Kirdahy describes himself as a Broadway producer. Human rights attorney. Lover of dogs. Husband of a playwright.