Artist Profiles

Tyrone Phillips

Steppenwolf Theatre Company directing debut. Chicago: Twelfth NightI,Cinna (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Fairview (Jeff Nomination), Byhalia, Mississippi (Jeff Nomination), Dutchman (Definition Theatre), An Octoroon (Goodman Theatre/Definition Theatre), The MLK Project (Writers Theatre). Regional: The Royale (American Players Theatre), The Tale of Despereaux (Old Globe, Berkeley Rep). Off Broadway: Trevor, the Musical. Film: America v2.1. Awards: Newcity Stage Hall of Fame (2024), Arts Midwest's Peter Capell Award for Midwestern Creativity & Entrepreneurship (2022), University of Illinois Alumni Association's Diversity & Inclusion Award (2022). Upcoming: An Educated Guess (Definition Theatre), Nat Turner in Jerusalem (American Players Theatre). Education: University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), Shakespeare’s Globe. Tyrone is the Founding Artistic Director of Chicago’s Definition Theatre and a proud member of the NAACP, SAG-AFTRA, and SDC.