Canadian-born Tim has spent his career on both sides of the Atlantic, starring in both West-End and Broadway productions. His theatre career has seen him play an extensive variety of roles, ranging from rock musicals such as Rent and Rock of Ages, to classical musicals such as Les Misérables and On the Town. He is currently co-lead-singer of the band Mike + The Mechanics.
Tim’s career in music started young, singing in the Alberta Youth Choir, the Centennial Singers, and Pro Coro Canada, before joining Edmonton Musical Theatre. His dance career began at 16, which led to him becoming an apprentice with Ballet North. He had been offered a full scholarship to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, which he declined after deciding to pursue his love of theatre / musical theatre.
He began his career on stage age 18 playing the Artful Dodger in Oliver! (Stage West's 100th production, Edmonton) just after winning the Grand Prize in the Youth Talent International Competition in Memphis, Tennessee - he is still the only Canadian to hold this award - and then went on to appear in the Canadian productions of Broadway shows Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (cover Joseph), and Miss Saigon in Toronto (cover Chris), before landing the title role in The Who’s Tommy (Toronto and Canadian National Tour). Other Canadian productions include Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival, PEI), Guilliame /cover Arnaud in The House of Martin Guerre (Toronto), Screamin’ John McGee in Rock and Roll (Theatre New Brunswick), Barnaby in Hello Dolly (Edmonton), Martin in Outrageous (Toronto), and Joel in Anything That Moves (Toronto).
Tim then went on to play Marius in Les Misérables (US National tour and Toronto) with Colm Wilkinson for over 2 years, playing most every state in America (except Alaska!).
He moved to the UK on request of Bob Gaudio to play Michael in new musical Peggy Sue got Married (Shaftesbury Theatre), and decided to stay in the UK after being asked to originate the role of Stuart Clutterbuck in the Rod Stewart Musical Tonight’s the Night (Victoria Palace Theatre). In between, he also did Ragtime at the Cardiff International Festival. Following this, he played the role of Ozzie in On the Town at the ENO (London Coliseum and Théâtre du Châtelet), before moving back to New York to play Roger in the Broadway production of Rent for the 10th Anniversary production. He stayed in New York for 3 more years, before coming back to London after landing a record deal with his rock-band Van Tramp.
Recent UK credits include Latin Fever (West End and UK Tour), Shoes (Sadlers Wells and Peacock Theatre), and Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages (Shaftesbury Theatre and Garrick Theatre).
Tim is also a regular guest soloist for concerts around the world, including Raymond Gubbay concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, Friday Night is Music Night for BBC Radio, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Abbey Road 80th Concert, the Halle Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Belgium and France, the London Philharmonic, London Concert Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and BBC Concert Orchestra.
In 2009, he was asked to join legendary rock-band Mike + The Mechanics as co-frontman with Andrew Roachford, and has spent the past few years recording and touring around the world singing hits such as “All I Need is a Miracle” and “I Can’t Dance" to sell-out audiences and arenas. Their latest album of new material Let Me Fly was released in 2017 and stayed in the top 10 for over 8 weeks on BBC Radio 2. They continue to tour and play at festivals and gigs around the world. He is currently working on another MATM album set for release in 2019 on BMG, as well as a solo album.
Tim is also in demand as a voiceover artist, having lent his voice to many varied projects, in particular gaming and corporate work.
Original Cast Recordings / rock recordings include:
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (original Canadian cast recording)
Tonight’s the Night (Original London cast recording)
Somewhere in the Audience (Eric Woolfson)
Supernova the Musical (Mark Carroll)
Burning Blue (Movie soundtrack)
Comrade Rockstar (Original cast recording)
'Wrong Songs For Summer' & 'Uncle David' (for composer Richard Thomas)
Shoes the Musical (Richard Thomas)
Wheels of Fortune (Van Tramp)
The Road; The Hits; Let Me Fly (Mike + the Mechanics)
Last Chance Harvey (with Dustin Hoffman & Emma Thompson)
Commercials (inc. Tim Hortons, Canada)
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