Since the musical's premiere in 2017, he has been a part of the original Broadway cast.
Chad Kimball, a Tony-nominated Broadway actor, is suing the creators of the Broadway play “Come From Away” for dismissing him because of his religious views.
Kimball’s lawyer filed a complaint in New York State Supreme Court on Thursday accusing the show’s producers of being “uncomfortable” with his vocal religious views, and that the show’s refusal to “re-hire” him was based entirely or partially on his Christian religion.
The actor testified in court that he questioned Christopher Ashley, the production’s director, whether his termination was based on purported dispute “with the cast and crew or because of his religious conviction,” to which he was replied, “Everything.”
According to the lawsuit, he was also ordered not to return for the show’s come back on Broadway once the production resumed on January 22, 2021, because the “production needed to focus on bringing the show back together and ensure people’s safety.”
He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages and lost wages as well as attorneys’ fees and costs. A rep for the show told Page Six that the producers “declined to comment.”
Reactions to Chad Kimball Sues Broadway Show For Firing Him
Of course Chad Kimball is suing ‘Come From Away’ producers because he felt he was discriminated for being conservative…..such a Chad Kimball move…smh— OnStage Blog (@OnstageBlog) October 21, 2021
Chad Kimball wasn't fired for his Christian beliefs. There are plenty of Christians on broadway who still have their jobs. He was fired for making light of Covid and being selfish. (which is ironic considering he worked on a show that was about community. Go cry elsewhere) pic.twitter.com/c8lMkGXwf7— The Plague Doctor Is In (@clowchan) October 21, 2021
Hey Chad Kimball, everyone and their mother knows you got fired because you refused to get vaccinated. You also tweeted racist statements. How can anyone want to work with you? You are vile man. You signed your own Broadway pink slip by speaking out against masks.— Dr. Kath also known as Sweetness (@DocGrassy82) October 21, 2021