Tim Jackson (he/they) is a Director and Choreographer based in London and New York. Tim's critically acclaimed work in theatre and opera has been seen in the West End, throughout the UK and internationally. He was recently appointed Creative Associate of The Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch.
Most recently Tim choreographed Stephen Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at New York Theatre Workshop, directed by Maria Friedman and starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez, which will transfer to Broadway later this year. Prior to Merrily, Tim directed the first UK revival of the hit musical KINKY BOOTS ("I often found myself sitting in wonder...directed by Tim Jackson, this evening is hugely entertaining" - Musical Theatre Review )
Tim has a passion for new work and has helped develop over 20 musicals. He recently directed two comedies - THE SEASON (for which the writers, Buchan & Barne, won the Stage Debut Award) and TREASURE ISLAND, working on both from first draft through to production.
The London production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and the production received the most 5 star reviews in West End history, also winning Best Musical at the Critics Circle Awards. Tim choreographed LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Manchester Royal Exchange which was nominated for Best Musical at the MTAs and THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13¾, which was nominated for a UK Theatre Award. He was nominated for Best Choreographer for PARADE in the BroadwayWorld Awards.
His choreography for television includes four OLIVIER AWARDS Ceremonies, Let's Sing And Dance for COMIC RELIEF and the 2021/22 BBC's NEW YEAR'S EVE midnight celebration watched by over 10million people worldwide. Most recently he choreographed a yet-to-be-announced TV special for BBC One.
Tim trained at Mountview Academy (MA in Musical Theatre Performance) and Oxford University (MA in Music) where he was a Choral Scholar and specialised in Orchestration. He has worked in a variety of roles across many mediums, including in the West End as: Director, Choreographer, Musical Director, Musical Arranger, and Performer. Tim has also worked as a singer and vocal coach around the world, and most recently was Singing Coach to Bill Nighy for the feature film LIVING.
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