The Truth About Michelle Williams' Fiance Thomas Kail

The holidays were made even merrier for actress Michelle Williams this year. On December 30, People reported that a source confirmed that the actress is engaged to her boyfriend, Thomas Kail. The couple is also expecting their first child together, and Williams was reportedly seen out shopping for baby clothes recently. 

According to the source, it was Williams' 14-year-old daughter, Matilda, who set the actress up with Kail.

While Williams and Kail have yet to confirm the news of their engagement, people are buzzing about the happy event. Who is Thomas Kail, Michelle Williams' new fiance?

Thomas Kail is an award-winning director

According to Us Weekly, Thomas Kail is an award-winning Broadway director. He is close friends with In the Heights and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the pair collaborated on the hip-hop comedy show Freestyle Love Supreme. According to Miranda, Kail was a big influence on Miranda when he was writing In the Heights. "I had all this ambition, some talent and not much of a clue how to get there," Miranda told Vogue about his friend. "He saw the path."

In 2008, Kail was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Miranda's In the Heights. In 2016, he won a Tony for directing Hamilton. In 2016, Williams' fiance won two Emmy Awards for directing Grease: Live. 

Kail has also worked with his future wife. He directed five episodes of the 2019 FX miniseries, Fosse/Verdon, which starred Williams.

Thomas Kail has been married before

Both Kail and Williams have been married before. Kail married actress Angela Christian in 2006, and they were last seen together in December 2018. Williams was married to musician Phil Elverum from 2018 to 2019, splitting up with her husband shortly before getting together with Kail.

Williams was also previously linked to the late Heath Ledger, who is the father of her daughter, Matilda. "I never gave up on love," she told Vanity Fair in 2018 (via People) about moving on from that relationship. "I always say to Matilda, 'Your dad loved me before anybody thought I was talented, or pretty, or had nice clothes.'"