T im Shea is an experienced actor and vocalist - a versatile tenor who excels in both contemporary and traditional musical theater. In the Spring 2015 he returned to his home state of New Hampshire to play the role of John the Baptist/Judas in The Palace Theatre's production of Godspell. Tim was also featured in the role of Ernie in The Castaway Theatre Company's February 2015 production of The Who's TOMMY. In December 2014 he performed in The Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular after spending 18 months rocking across the US, Asia, Europe and Bermuda with Rock of Ages as both part of the US National and Asian Tours and in the role of Lonny in the Norwegian Breakaway's inaugural cast of ROA.
In addition to Rock of Ages favorite performances include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Melvin P. Thorpe) at Triarts Sharon Playhouse, Sweet Smell of Success (Sidney) and Fantasy Football: The Musical (Stoner) at NYU, The Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular at 54 Below and Ars Nova , and Sondheim Unplugged at The Laurie Beechman Theater. Other performances include I’ll Be Damned (Louis Foster) at NYU and The Public Theater’s Summer Play Festival and NYMF 2010’s If It Only Even Runs A Minute 4. He has also performed at Ogunquit Playhouse in Evita, at Prescott Park Arts Festival, most notably in the role of the Pharoah in their production of Joseph and in many productions at the Seacoast Rep.
Tim is a graduate of the NYU Steinhardt program in Vocal Performance and is a proud alum of Phillips Exeter Academy.
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NATIONAL TOURS/CRUISE LINES:
Rock of Ages | Lonny (Inaugural Cast) | Norwegian Breakaway | Kristin Hanggi, Director - Kelly Devine, Choreography
Rock of Ages | Ensemble/Swing (U/S Lonny, Dennis, Hertz) | 3rd National Tour, Phoenix Entertainment | Matt DiCarlo, Assoc. Director - Darren Ledbetter, Music Supervisor
Godspell | Judas | The Palace Theatre | Carl Rajotte, Director
Best Little Whorehouse… | Melvin P. Thorpe | Triarts Sharon Playhouse | John Simpkins, Director
Evita | Ensemble | Ogunquit Playhouse | Gordon Greenberg, Director
The Who’s: Tommy | Uncle Ernie | Castaway Players, The Center | Sean Matthew Whiteford, Director
Sweet Smell of Success | Sidney | Frederick Loewe Theater | John Simpkins, Director - Stan Tucker, Music Director
Fantasy Football: The Musical? | Stoner | Provincetown Playhouse | John Simpkins, Director - Brian Usifer, Music Director
The Fix | Peter Hale | Frederick Loewe Theater | John Simpkins, Director - MK Lawson, Choreography
I’ll Be Damned | Louis Foster | Player’s Theater, NYU | John Simpkins, Director
Best Little Whorehouse… | Melvin P. Thorpe | Triarts Sharon Playhouse | John Simpkins, Director - Jennifer Werner Cannizzaro, Choreography
The Black Suits | Brandon | Ripley Grier Studios | Joe Iconis, Composer
The Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular | Ars Nova /54 Below | John Simpkins, Director
If It Even Only Runs A Minute 5 | NYMF 2010, American Theatre for Actors | Jennifer Tepper and Kevin M. Murphy, Directors
New York University (Steinhardt School) Vocal Performance, Musical Theater Class of 2012
Voice Teacher: Scott Murphree; Vocal Coaching: Stan Tucker, Caleb Hoyer
Acting: John Simpkins, Michael Riccardone, William Wesbrooks, Sarah Ream, Evan Mueller, Rob Richards
Phillips Exeter Academy-Class of 2008
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