|Occupation||Playwright, director, producer|
Alex Timbers (born August 7, 1978) is an American two-time Tony-nominated writer and director and the recipient of Golden Globe, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and London Evening Standard Awards, as well as two OBIE and Lucile Lortel Awards.
He is the recipient of the 2019 Drama League Founder's Award for Excellence in Directing and the 2016 Jerome Robbins Award.
His Broadway directing credits include Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Beetlejuice, Oh Hello! On Broadway, Rocky, Peter and the Starcatcher (2012 Tony Award nomination for Best Director), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (2011 Tony Award nomination for Best Book), and The Pee-wee Herman Show. His Off-Broadway credits include David Byrne's Here Lies Love, for which he won the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Director, and The Robber Bridegroom, which won the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Revival.
For TV, Timbers directed and executive produced John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City for Netflix. He is a co-creator of the Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle which won the 2016 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy. Oh Hello! on Broadway was filmed for Netflix and The Pee-wee Herman Show was filmed for HBO and received a 2011 Emmy nomination.
In 2018, he directed Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Emerson Colonial Theater in Boston and Beetlejuice at the National Theater in Washington DC. He also directed John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City for Netflix. For this special, Mulaney won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special in 2018. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City currently holds a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score.
In 2016, Timbers directed Oh Hello! on Broadway, written by and starring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. The show was later filmed for Netflix. For Roundabout Theater Company, he directed a revival of The Robber Bridegroom, which won the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Revival.
In 2013 and again in 2014, Timbers directed Here Lies Love at the Public Theater in New York City, an immersive club musical about Imelda Marcos featuring the music of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, for which he won the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Director. The show was extended at the Public Theater three times, becoming the second-longest running show in the theater's history, and made numerous year-end Best Of lists including The New York Times, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, Time, The Hollywood Reporter, Time Out, New York Magazine, and Vogue. He was also nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Director.
In 2014, Timbers directed Here Lies Love at the National Theatre in London. Timbers, Byrne, and Fatboy Slim won the London Evening Standard "Beyond Theatre" Award "for pushing the boundaries of musicals."
In March 2012, Timbers and Roger Rees co-directed Peter and the Starcatcher on Broadway. It was subsequently nominated for nine Tony Awards and won five. In March 2011, Timbers co-directed Peter and the Starcatcher for Disney Theatricals at New York Theatre Workshop. The show opened to a rave review from Ben Brantley in The New York Times, and Timbers won the 2011 Obie Award for Direction. The production was the fastest-selling show in New York Theatre Workshop's history and extended three times.
For Gutenberg! The Musical!, Timbers was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Director of a Musical. For Hell House, Timbers was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Theatrical Experience. His production of Dixie's Tupperware Party was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. Timbers conceived and directed A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant, for which he and writer Kyle Jarrow won an Obie Award. Timbers also won two Garland Awards for the subsequent Los Angeles production, and his 2006 revival was heralded by The New York Times as the "Best Revival of the Year."
In 2010, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, co-written with Michael Friedman, opened with Timbers directing at the Public Theater to rave reviews. It returned to the Public the following year, extended three times, and became the second highest-grossing show in the downtown institution's history. It transferred to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Broadway on September 20, 2010. The show won a Lucille Lortel Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and a Broadway.com Award for Best Musical. Timbers won a Drama Desk Award for Best Book of a Musical and was nominated for a Tony Award for his book, as well as an Outer Critics Circle Award for his direction.
In August 2013, Timbers and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson composer Michael Friedman reunited for a musical version of the play Love's Labour's Lost that appeared as part of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theatre. It was nominated for a 2014 Drama Desk Award for Best Musical.
Timbers is the former Artistic Director of the New York-based company Les Freres Corbusier. Les Freres productions included Dance Dance Revolution, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Hell House, Heddatron, and Hoover Comes Alive!.
- John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City - Director, Executive Producer
- Oh Hello! On Broadway - Staging Director, Executive Producer
- Mozart in the Jungle - Co-creator, Co-Executive Producer
- The Pee-wee Herman Show - Staging Director
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