From his JLA Real Variety Show appearance in 2006 as an unknown but still accomplished comic musician, Tim has gone on to conquer the world with his work on the acclaimed stage musical Matilda, sell-out tours and a move to Hollywood.
A virtuoso Australian pianist with a rare talent for topical comedy, Tim Minchin scooped the Perrier Best Newcomer award at Edinburgh and Best Alternative Act at the US Comedy Arts Festival. He is now arguably the best known comic musician in the world.
Tim combines sharp observations, clever word play and general life-enhancing silliness with extraordinary musicianship. His songs cover the range of human experience up to and including the use of canvas shopping bags.
As well as sell-out live shows, Tim is now perhaps best known for the extraordinary West End and Broadway smash Matilda the Musical, for which he wrote the music and lyrics. The award-winning RSC production has become one of the most popular and acclaimed new musicals and is to be made into a film.
Away from the stage Tim is a TV regular on both sides of the Atlantic from QI, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and Friday Night with Jonathan Ross to Conan O’Brian and Charlie Rose. As an actor he’s played Judas in the anniversary production of Jesus Christ Superstar, and ironically Jesus in the US TV show Californication. He also brought his piano and acting skills together to play Mozart in Amadeus.
In cabaret, Tim presents highlights from his sell-out shows in London, New York, Montreal and Los Angeles with comic gems about live, love and people. He may also pen bespoke songs for the occasion, which might well involve some rather obvious product placement.
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Before He Was Famous: RVS 2006