Tim has enjoyed a career in the professional theatre for over thirty years. He has worked with such diverse companies as Disney Theatrical Group, Cirque du Soleil, the Boston Pops, and the Radio City Rockettes, and in such celebrated performance venues as The Frankfurt Opera House, Warner Brother’s Studios, The Royal Albert Hall, Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas, Tanglewood Music Festival, and Munich’s Olympic Stadium.
Starting his career as a young actor, dancer, and singer in New York City, Tim quickly found roles in everything from National and International tours (Steel Pier, Phantom opposite Kristin Chenoweth, South Pacific with Robert Goulet, My Fair Lady with Richard Chamberlain) and Emmy Award winning primetime television (Growing Pains) to feature films, commercials, and Off-Broadway plays & musicals.
Today Tim works as an Artistic Director, Entertainment Director, Producer, and Director/Choreographer. He enjoys creating a variety of entertainment projects and theatrical productions in a broad range of styles and venues around the world.
Tim currently serves as an Artistic Director for Cirque du Soleil. Prior to that, he was the Resident Director of Disney’s production of The Lion King in Las Vegas, as well as an Entertainment Director for Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Lines. In addition to those roles, Tim’s greatest pleasure is collaborating with writers and composers on the creation of new musicals.
Tim is the father of twin teenage daughters. He is also an avid scuba diver, licensed massage therapist, HAM Radio operator, personal trainer, Captain in the Civil Air Patrol, and can say “Is that your pie?” in five languages.
He received a BFA in musical theatre and dance from The Boston Conservatory, and a Master’s Degree in directing from NYU. He is a proud member of Stage Directors and Choreographer’s Society, as well as Actors’ Equity Association, and SAG-AFTRA.
“With Direction by Tim Bennett, this show doesn’t miss a beat or a pleasurable trick. To him…a huge bravo. Don’t miss this show”
– Cathy Nelson Price, Portland Press-Herald