Tim Minchin

Music & Lyrics


RSC: Matilda.

TRAINED: University of WA and the Conservatorium of WA.

COMEDY: As a musical satirist, he has toured in the US, the UK and Australia, performing solo, with bands and with symphony orchestras.

COMPOSITION &  LYRICISM: Tim wrote his first theatrical score at 18, and wrote music for many small productions in his early twenties. He is the composer-lyricist of Groundhog Day, a new musical with a book by Danny Rubin, directed by Matthew Warchus. He is writing music and lyrics for the DreamWorks Animation feature film, Larrikins, which he is also directing. It is slated for release in 2018.

ACTING: Theatre credits include Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at the Sydney Theatre Company, Judas in the 2012-2013 Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour of Australia and the UK, and the title roles in Hamlet and Amadeus for Perth Theatre Company. TV appearances include: Atticus Fetch in Californication and Smasher Sullivan in the ABC’s Secret River.

ALBUMS AND MUSIC: His long-dead band, Timmy the Dog, recorded an album called Sit, which is pleasingly hard to find. He has released four live albums of his comedy shows. He has been a musical director for many cabaret acts, and played keyboards and sung in countless bands.

DVDS: Tim Minchin and the Heritage Orchestra, Live at the Royal Albert Hall is the latest of Tim’s five comedy DVDs. He has also made one called So F*****g Rock and one called Ready For This?

TELEVISION: Sometimes Tim is on your telly, appearing on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 8 Out of 10 Cats, QI and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He has also appeared on many variety and late night shows in Australia and the US. His comedy shows are shown on E4 in the UK and Netflix in the US.