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Tim Minchin

 
Bio:
Tim Minchin is an Australian composer/lyricist, musician, comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. In 2009, he was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to write the music and lyrics for a stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Directed by Matthew Warchus and with a book ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Tim Minchin is an Australian composer/lyricist, musician, comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. In 2009, he was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to write the music and lyrics for a stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Directed by Matthew Warchus and with a book ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2017]
Composer, Lyricist
 
[West End, 2011]
Music and Lyrics

Writing

Composer
Lyricist
Music and Lyrics

Photos

Chris Stafford, Tim Minchin, Nikolai Foster  Photo

Chris Stafford, Tim Minchin, Nikolai Foster

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Date:
03/23/2018
Nikolai Foster,Chris Stafford, Tim Minchin Photo

Nikolai Foster,Chris Stafford, Tim Minchin

From: 
Date:
03/23/2018
Chris Stafford (Chief Executive, Curve), Tim Minchin (Composer), Nikolai Foster (Arti Photo

Chris Stafford (Chief Executive, Curve), Tim Minchin (Composer), Nikolai Foster (Artistic , Curve) Photo Credit: Sam Allard

From: 
Date:
03/23/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Performer

Productions

[Broadway, 2017]
Composer, Lyricist

[West End, 2011]
Music and Lyrics

Writing
Composer
Lyricist
Music and Lyrics

Tim Minchin Biography

Tim Minchin is an Australian composer/lyricist, musician, comedian, actor, writer, producer and director.

In 2009, he was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to write the music and lyrics for a stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Directed by Matthew Warchus and with a book by Dennis Kelly, the musical opened in Stratford-Upon-Avon in 2010. Matilda the Musical went on to become one of the most critically and popularly successful musicals of the last 20 years, winning more than 85 international awards, 16 for Best Musical, including a record seven Olivier Awards and five Tony Awards. It continues to run on the West End, had a long and successful Broadway run between April 2013 and January 2017, played for six months in Toronto, Canada, and toured the US twice. It opened at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney, Australia in August 2015, and went on to play Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Having played in 50 cities worldwide Matilda then swung over to Auckland, New Zealand in August 2017, followed by a tour of the UK and Ireland 2018-2019. Matilda embarked on an international tour, 2019/2020, concurrent with the continuing West End run at the Cambridge Theatre, visiting China, South Africa and Southeast Asia.

He worked on the stage musical adaptation of Groundhog Day, writing the music and lyrics, with Danny Rubin (who wrote the original screenplay) writing the book and Matthew Warchus directing. Following its hugely successful and acclaimed limited run at The Old Vic, London, in the summer of 2016, the show opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway, April 2017, to more rave reviews and ran until September 17th, 2017. MTI are now licensing productions at regional theatres around the world.

When I Grow Up, a magical picture book, inspired by Tim’s much loved hit song from the multi-award-winning Matilda The Musical was published in 2017, illustrated by Steve Antony.

November 2018 saw Tim on the big screen in movie theatres, playing Friar Tuck in Robin Hood, a gritty new take on the classic story, directed by Otto Bathurst and filmed in Croatia and Hungary.

Tim is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the Old Vic Theatre, an ambassador for The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts, a patron of the British Humanist Association, and patron of the West Australian Youth Theatre Company (WAYTCo). He is a keen supporter of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity (UK), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the National Autistic Society (NAS) and the Los Angeles homelessness charity, PATH.

Tim Minchin Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Tim Minchin, Groundhog Day
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Tim Minchin, Groundhog Day The Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Lyrics
Tim Minchin, Matilda the Musical
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Tim Minchin, Matilda the Musical

Tim Minchin News

The Chaser Announces WAR ON 2022 Live Tour Photo The Chaser Announces WAR ON 2022 Live Tour
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2022

The Chaser's Charles Firth, The Shovel's James Schloeffel and Mark Humphries (ABC-TV's 7:30) have teamed up again this year to produce “The War on 2022”, an end of year live show with Australia's leading satirists.  

Ivywild Teams Up with Artist and Animator Tee Ken Ng on Video for New Single, “Star Photo Ivywild Teams Up with Artist and Animator Tee Ken Ng on Video for New Single, “Start It Over Again”
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2022

For this video, Ivywild collaborated with world-renowned video artist and animator Tee Ken Ng, whose animations have been recognized for their inventiveness and for pushing the boundaries of the medium. 

THE YOUNG COMPANY SUMMER FESTIVAL Takes Center Stage At Greater Boston Stage Company Photo THE YOUNG COMPANY SUMMER FESTIVAL Takes Center Stage At Greater Boston Stage Company
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 25, 2022

The Young Company Summer Festival, performed by students in grades 4-12, brings together budding young artists and their professional teams to present jaw dropping storytelling at its finest.

New Cast Announced For MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo New Cast Announced For MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2022

New casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's West End production of Matilda The Musical which is now in its 10th year and continues to play to packed houses at the Cambridge Theatre.

EDINBURGH 2022: Jordan Gray Guest Blog Photo EDINBURGH 2022: Jordan Gray Guest Blog
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 21, 2022

Guest Blog: Jordan Gray brings effervescent new comedy show to the Fringe

SD Junior Theatre Announces 75th Anniversary Season Photo SD Junior Theatre Announces 75th Anniversary Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2022

San Diego Junior Theatre, the nation's longest-running youth theatre program, has announced its 75th Season, the Best Year Ever. Learn more about the full lineup here!

Photos: First look at Worthington Community Theatre's MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo Photos: First look at Worthington Community Theatre's MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 14, 2022

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace! Performances are July 15, 16, 22, & 23 @ 7:30 PM and July 17 and 24 @ 2:30 PM at McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St. Worthington, OH 4308. Tickets https://www.worthingtoncommunitytheatre.com/

EDINBURGH 2022: Jordan Gray Q&A Photo EDINBURGH 2022: Jordan Gray Q&A
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 13, 2022

BWW catches up with Jordan Gray to chat about bringing Is It A Bird to the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Berkeley Playhouse Announces 22/23 MainStage Season Featuring IN THE HEIGHTS & More Photo Berkeley Playhouse Announces 22/23 MainStage Season Featuring IN THE HEIGHTS & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2022

Berkeley Playhouse announced its 14­­th mainstage season of musical productions that will kick off this fall. The 2022/23 Season begins in September with In the Heights, the Tony Award-winning musical from the creator of Hamilton. November opens with Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical.

Photos: First Look at New Albany Youth Theatre's MATILDA THE MUSICAL JR Photo Photos: First Look at New Albany Youth Theatre's MATILDA THE MUSICAL JR
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 8, 2022

Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda JR. is a joyous girl power romp. Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence... and special powers! Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace! Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. New Albany Youth Theatre will present Matilda The Musical, Jr. to be performed 7/8/22 – 7PM 7/9/22 – 2PM & 7PM, 7/10/212 – 2PM at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts. 100 E Dublin Granville Rd, New Albany, OH 43054 Purchase tickets: https://newalbanyyouththeatre.org/

Tim Minchin Videos

VIDEO: Netflix Debuts MATILDA THE MUSICAL Film Teaser Trailer VideoVIDEO: Netflix Debuts MATILDA THE MUSICAL Film Teaser Trailer
by Michael Major - Jun 15, 2022

Learn about this brand new take on the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical. Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical film stars Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir, Lashana Lynch, and more. Get the scoop on the film, and watch the first teaser trailer.

VIDEO: MATILDA Celebrates 10 Years in the West End VideoVIDEO: MATILDA Celebrates 10 Years in the West End
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2021

A new behind-the-scenes video from the 10th birthday press day was released, featuring interviews with Tim Minchin (music and lyrics), Dennis Kelly (writer), Catherine Mallyon (Executive Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company), Elliot Harper (Miss Trunchbull) and Landi Oshinowo (Mrs Phelps).

PHOTO/VIDEO: Exclusive Look Behind the Scenes of MATILDA THE MUSICAL VideoPHOTO/VIDEO: Exclusive Look Behind the Scenes of MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2021

To celebrate the reopening of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical last night at the Cambridge Theatre, the show has released a photograph from the curtain call as well as a new video which gives audiences an exclusive look behind-the-scenes at the preparations in the lead up to reopening the multi-award winning musical in the West End.

VIDEO: The Cast of MATILDA Performs 'When I Grow Up' in Rehearsals; Booking Extension VideoVIDEO: The Cast of MATILDA Performs 'When I Grow Up' in Rehearsals; Booking Extension Announced
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 10, 2021

The cast of Matilda is celebrating their upcoming opening night with a new video from the rehearsal room.

VIDEO: Meet the Child Stars of Royal Shakespeare Company's MATILDA THE MUSICAL VideoVIDEO: Meet the Child Stars of Royal Shakespeare Company's MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 18, 2021

In the video, Imogen Cole, Alyssa D’Souza, Alex Munden and Zoe Simon can be seen getting to grips with their gymnastic ribbon skills under the watchful eye of Elliot Harper (Miss Trunchbull).

VIDEO: Watch Tim Minchin Put His Own Spin on Billie Eilish's 'Bad Guy' VideoVIDEO: Watch Tim Minchin Put His Own Spin on Billie Eilish's 'Bad Guy'
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2021

Tim Minchin took on the Billie Eilish song 'Bad Guy' as part of triple j’s 2021 Requestival last week.

VIDEO: Tim Minchin Performs 'Talked Too Much, Stayed Too Long' on THE LATE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Tim Minchin Performs 'Talked Too Much, Stayed Too Long' on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2021

Late Late Show music guest Tim Minchin shares a performance of his song 'Talked Too Much, Stayed Too Long.'

VIDEO: Watch Tim Minchin Sing from New Album, Apart Together, on THE LATE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Watch Tim Minchin Sing from New Album, Apart Together, on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2021

Last night on The Late Late Show, James Corden connected with Tim Minchin. The singer/songwriter talked about how he is safe in the Australian forest with the cicadas -- a species humans may have a lot in common with once the COVID-19 pandemic has been solved.

VIDEO: Tim Minchin Releases Lyric Video For 'If This Plane Goes Down' VideoVIDEO: Tim Minchin Releases Lyric Video For 'If This Plane Goes Down'
by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2020

Tim Minchin has released a new lyric video for his song 'If This Plane Goes Down.' The song is featured on his debut album, Apart Together, which is available now!

Broadway Rewind: GROUNDHOG DAY Gets Ready for Broadway with Andy Karl & More! VideoBroadway Rewind: GROUNDHOG DAY Gets Ready for Broadway with Andy Karl & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 27, 2020

Today we rewind to 2017, when Groundhog Day was getting ready for Broadway. Groundhog Day opened on April 17 at the August Wilson Theatre, where it played for 176 performances.


Tim Minchin Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Tim Minchin written?
Tim Minchin has written 2 shows including Groundhog Day (Music and Lyrics), Matilda the Musical (Composer).

What awards has Tim Minchin been nominated for?
Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Groundhog Day , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Groundhog Day The Musical Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Matilda the Musical and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Matilda the Musical .