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Tim Rosser is a composer, freelance music director, and recipient of a 2015 Jonathan Larson Grant (with Charlie Sohne). Credits include: composer of several musicals with bookwriter/lyricist Charlie Sohne, ‚ÄúThe Boy Who Danced on Air‚ÄĚ (2014 NAMT Writers Residency, 2013 NAMT Festival of New Works, ... (read complete bio)

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Tim Rosser Biography

Tim Rosser is a composer, freelance music director, and recipient of a 2015 Jonathan Larson Grant (with Charlie Sohne). Credits include: composer of several musicals with bookwriter/lyricist Charlie Sohne, ‚ÄúThe Boy Who Danced on Air‚ÄĚ (2014 NAMT Writers Residency, 2013 NAMT Festival of New Works, 2013 Rodgers Award Finalist, 2013 ART/NY and NYTB Workshop), ‚ÄúThe Profit of Creation‚ÄĚ (2011 Yale Institute for Musical Theater, one of ten finalists for the O‚ÄôNeill Music Theater Conference 2011 and 2012, developed at The Lark and through ASCAP‚Äôs 2010 Johnny Mercer Songwriters Program) and the short musical Political Speeches (The Culture Project‚Äôs IMPACT Series). Tim is also the music director for the BC/EFA benefit BROADWAY BACKWARDS (at the Palace and Al Hirschfeld Theaters on Broadway), the associate music director for I AM HARVEY MILK at Avery Fischer Hall, has played keyboards for ROCKY and THE ADDAMS FAMILY on Broadway and CARRIE at the Lucille Lortel, and rehearsal piano for A GENTLEMAN‚ÄôS GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at the Walter Kerr and LITTLE ME in City Center's ENCORES! Series. Tim is an alumnus of Oberlin Conservatory, the advanced class of the BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theater Writing Workshop, the Civilians R&D group and the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project at Northwestern University. He is a 2014-15 Dramatists Guild Fellow. His songs, with lyrics by Charlie Sohne, have been heard in their shows at Birdland and 54 Below, Contemporary Classics at Seattle Rep, Cutting Edge Composers 4 and 5 at Joe‚Äôs Pub and 54 Below, A Little New Music at Rockwell in Los Angeles, NYTB at the D-Lounge, NEXT's Emerging Composers Concerts, The Holiday Songbook at the Lincoln Center Library, and the Zipper Theater.

Tim Rosser Awards and Nominations

 
- 2015 - Jonathan Larson Grant Gold Star
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Tim Rosser News

Submissions Open For Flint Rep's 2022 New Works Festival Photo Submissions Open For Flint Rep's 2022 New Works Festival
by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2021

The New Works Festival is an annual weeklong event featuring staged readings and workshops of new plays and musicals. Playwrights and composers from around the country are in residence in Flint during the process, which includes post-show audience discussions.

Dates & Faculty Announced For Actor Therapy's 2022 Winter Intensive Photo Dates & Faculty Announced For Actor Therapy's 2022 Winter Intensive
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2021

A two-week Musical Theatre intensive for performers who are, or soon to be, #ready4newyork, Ages 18 and up. All students, all faculty: fully vaccinated.

Abingdon Theatre Company Announces 29th Season Photo Abingdon Theatre Company Announces 29th Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021

In April 2022, Abingdon Theatre Company will return¬†to us live and in person, bringing us their main stage production of ‚ÄėQueen‚Äôs Girl in the World‚Äô by Caleen Sinette Jennings. This piece, which will make its New York Premiere at Theatre Row, looks at one young woman‚Äôs journey of self-discovery at the onset of the Civil Rights-era.

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC's Spotlight Series Presents Tim Rosser & Charlie Sohne Photo A LITTLE NEW MUSIC's Spotlight Series Presents Tim Rosser & Charlie Sohne
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2021

THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES, a bi-monthly live streamed concert series created by¬†A LITTLE¬†NEW¬†MUSIC¬†will ‚Äúspotlight‚ÄĚ the music of composer/lyricist team Tim Rosser and¬†Charlie Sohne on March 23rd. The evening will be co-hosted by ALNM co-producers Luke H. Klipp and Kila Packett.

New York Theatre Barn to Live Stream Excerpts From New Musicals By Tim Rosser, Charli Photo New York Theatre Barn to Live Stream Excerpts From New Musicals By Tim Rosser, Charlie Sohne and J. Oconer Navarro
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 10, 2020

New York Theatre Barn will host a free live stream of its New Works Series on Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 at 7PM EDT, featuring excerpts from the new musicals Talk to Me and F.L.I.P.PED.

New York Theatre Barn to Feature New Musicals From Jaime Cepero, Joey Contreras, Zoe  Photo New York Theatre Barn to Feature New Musicals From Jaime Cepero, Joey Contreras, Zoe Sarnak & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2020

New York Theatre Barn will continue to host weekly free live streams of its New Works Series each Wednesday evening at 7PM ET. Upcoming July installments of the series include excerpts from the new musicals Francois and the Rebels, Forget Me Not, A Crossing, American Morning, Tenn and more.

Diversionary Announces Online Stream Of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR Photo Diversionary Announces Online Stream Of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2020

Diversionary announces their online stream of their World Premiere hit production of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR

The Triad Theatre to Present THE SONGWRITERS' SALON Photo The Triad Theatre to Present THE SONGWRITERS' SALON
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2020

THE SONGWRITERS' SALON features 3 select musical theatre writers bimonthly. It is a casual and intimate playground for high-caliber songwriters to share their work & a chance for the audience to get to know the masterminds behind today's musicals. Hosted by BARBARA WALSH (Tony Nominee, Falsettos, Company). Conceived and Directed by Colton Pometta. Produced by Sam Permutt and Colton Pometta at The Triad Theatre NYC.

Wake Up With BWW 3/6: Read the Reviews For GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/6: Read the Reviews For GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2020

Today's top stories: Read the reviews for Girl From the North Country, and more!

Jenn Colella Will Lead Abingdon Theatre Company's Reading Of New Musical TALK TO ME Photo Jenn Colella Will Lead Abingdon Theatre Company's Reading Of New Musical TALK TO ME
by Stephi Wild - Mar 5, 2020

Abingdon Theatre Company will present a reading of Talk to Me, a new musical with book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, music by Tim Rosser, music direction by Paul Staroba and direction by Joe Barros. Jenn Colella will lead the cast, alongside Zachary Noah Piser (Dear Evan Hansen), Troy Iwata (Be More Chill), and Brynn Williams (Spongebob Squarepants).

Tim Rosser Videos

VIDEO: Creators Chat New Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of The Boy Who Danced On Air, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, The Boy Who Danced On Air plays four weeks only, May 15 through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is Thursday, May 25 at 7PM. Below, check out an interview with the musical's creators Tim Rosser & Charlie Sohne!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Lindsay Mendez, Daniel Quadrino, Troy Iwata and More Sing the Music of Tim Rosser & Charlie Sohne
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2016

After a sold-out concert in 2013, Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award winners Charlie Sohne & Tim Rosser came back to the Feinstein's/54 Below stage for the first time in over 2 years. Audiences heard selections from some of their latest projects including Run Away Home, Talk To Me, The Boy Who Danced on Air, and their new slash fiction boy band pilot Truth Slash Fiction.

STAGE TUBE: Jay Armstrong Johnson Performs Swanky 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend' at BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2016

At the 2016 edition of BROADWAY BACKWARDS, Jay Armstrong Johnson let his inner Marilyn Monroe fly in a glittery rendition of 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend' from GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES. Click below to watch the full performance!

STAGE TUBE: Chita Rivera Croons 'All I Care About Is Love' at BC/EFA's BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2016

At the 2016 edition of BROADWAY BACKWARDS, Broadway legend Chita Rivera brought her own brand of 'razzle-dazzle' to Kander and Ebb's 'All I Care About is Love' from CHICAGO. The actress delivered an unforgettable take on swarmy lawyer Billy Flynn, surrounded by a bevy of feathery beauties, many from the original 1996 CHICAGO revival cast, including Nili Bassman, Mindy Cooper, Mamie Duncan-Gibbs, Gabriela Garcia, Mary Ann Lamb, Dana Moore and Solange Sandy. Click below to watch the full number!

STAGE TUBE: Tony Yazbeck, Chita Rivera, Danielle Brooks and More Belt for BC/EFA at BROADWAY BACKWARDS - Watch Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2016

The sold-out audience at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre was dazzled Monday, March 21, 2016, by this year's stirring edition of BROADWAY BACKWARDS. The annual celebration, where men sing songs originally written for women and vice versa offering this audience the chance to see LGBT stories told through the great songs of musical theatre, set a new fundraising record. The evening raised an incredible $480,287 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. BroadwayWorld has highlights, featuring performers Tony Yazbeck, Chita Rivera, Danielle Brooks and more, below!

STAGE TUBE: Robin de Jesus Performs 'Feminism Medley' at #TBTLIVE
by Stage Tube - Jan 14, 2016

On Thursday, January 7th a cast of Broadway favorites once again brought the popular Instagram/Twitter trend of #tbt to the stage of 54 Below with #tbtLIVE Throwback Thursday: The Concert. During the big night, Broadway favorite Robin de Jesus performed a 'Feminist Medley,' which was arranged by Tim Rosser. Check it out below!

BWW TV: Go Backstage at BC/EFA's Record-Breaking BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2014!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2014

Broadway's best filled a sold-out Al Hirschfeld Theatre with laughter, tears and cheers during the unforgettable ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards on Monday, March 24, 2014, raising a record-breaking $423,182 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. In the video below, go backstage with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge as he chats with some of the evening's participants, including: Norm Lewis, Julie White, Kyle Dean Massey, and more!

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2014 - Epic Moments, Romance, Comedy and All the Rest!
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2014

Broadway's best filled a sold-out Al Hirschfeld Theatre with laughter, tears and cheers during the unforgettable ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards on Monday, March 24, 2014, raising a record-breaking $423,182 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. Click below to watch highlights from the show, featuring all the epic performances, love and romance, stirring solos and funny moments!

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Robin de Jesus & Danny Quadrino Sing Charlie Sohne and Tim Rosser's 'Boy of My Own'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 25, 2013

Happy Summer, everyone! In honor of the solstice, CEC is pleased to bring you this video of 'Boy of My Own' by Charlie Sohne and Tim Rosser from our concert at Joe's Pub:


Tim Rosser Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Tim Rosser written?
Tim Rosser has written 2 shows including The Boy Who Danced On Air (Music), Talk To Me (Composer).

What awards has Tim Rosser been nominated for?
Jonathan Larson Grant () .

What awards has Tim Rosser won?
Jonathan Larson Grant ().


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@RosserandSohne - 4/8/21 08:08pm Thanks to @kahoinjapan for this awesome cover!


@RosserandSohne - 3/19/21 01:37pm Come check us out next week-- and see a fantastic performance by the always incredible @mrtroyiwata


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