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School of Visual & Performing Arts

Theatre Arts : Theatre Arts Faculty

Tim Howard

Associate Professor

[Coordinator of BFA in Musical Theatre]

Tim Howard has had a diverse career as a Director/Actor/Singer and Music Director.

Tim’s recent direction of EVITA received 10 National KCACTF Awards (Kennedy Center) including Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Direction, and Distinguished Choreography or Movement Direction.
Tim has the rare distinction of receiving KCACTF honors for three years in a row; PARADE (2016), THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (2017), EVITA (2018). All received top national awards for Direction and Production.

Other directing highlights include collaborating with the writers of HAIR to premier the 20th Anniversary production of the musical. His recent direction of BIG RIVER at Oldcastle Theatre Company garnered 2016 Berkshire Theater Award nominations for Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Production of a Musical as well as a Critic’s Choice Award. He also received a Critic’s Voice Award from TIME Magazine for his work on GET ANY GUY THRU PSYCHIC MIND CONTROL OR YOUR MONEY BACK. Tim just returned from Oldcastle Theatre where he directed A.R. Gurney’s rarely produced, THE FOURTH WALL.

As an actor, Tim was featured as Jake in the Broadway National Tour of SHOW BOAT, directed by the legendary Harold Prince and choreographed by Susan Stroman. He had the honor of working with Mr. Prince again as J.N. Starnes in PARADE conducted by the Tony award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown. While on the road, he wrote and starred in LEACHMAN AND HOWARD: TOGETHER AT LAST with the Oscar/Emmy award-winning, Cloris Leachman.

New York credits include THE HAPPY PRINCE, creating the role of Cedric in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, SHINE (National Music Theatre), JUBILEE (Ensemble Studio Theatre, the workshop of HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME for ABC Television, ABELARD AND HELOISE (Roundabout Theatre Company) and ELEGIES, directed by Bill Russell (National Dance Institute).

Regional: Studio Arena, Capital Repertory, Boston Shakespeare, Merrimack Repertory, Stamford Theatre Works, Pittsburgh CLO, Stages St. Louis, and Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Television: Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Loving, and Late Night with David Letterman.

Click here to visit Tim’s professional website.