Tim has enjoyed a career in the professional theatre for over thirty years both in the United States and around the world. He has worked with such diverse groups as Cirque du Soleil, Disney Theatrical Group, the Boston Pops, and the Radio City Rockettes and in such celebrated performance venues as The Frankfurt Opera House, Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas, the Warner Brothers Burbank Studios, Tanglewood Music Festival, and Munich’s Olympic Stadium.
Starting his career as a young actor, dancer, and singer, 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, Off-Broadway musicals, and daytime dramas.
Today Tim works as an Artistic Director, Entertainment Director, Producer, Director, and Choreographer. He enjoys helming a wide variety of entertainment projects and theatrical productions in a broad range of venues around the world.
Tim currently serves as an Artistic Director for Cirque du Soleil on their production of OVO. 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 pleasures is collaborating with writers and composers on the creation of new musicals.
Tim is an avid scuba diver, a licensed HAM Radio operator, a member of MENSA, a certified massage therapist, a Captain in the Civil Air Patrol, father to twin teenage daughters, 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