Tim Federle, Author of BETTER NATE THAN EVER and TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD

Tim Federle is the showrunner and executive producer of High School Musical: the Musical: the Series, which he created for Disney+.

The GLAAD Award-winning show has been called “Glee as envisioned by Christopher Guest” (IndieWire), “joyous and clever” (Paste Magazine), and “bubbly and terrific” (New York Times). It was named one of the “100 Best Shows on TV” (TV Guide). The first two seasons of High School Musical: the Musical: the Series are now streaming, and a third season will begin production soon.

Federle’s novels include the New York Times Notable Book Better Nate Than Ever and its Lambda-winning sequel—which Lin-Manuel Miranda called “a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid” (New York Times)A film adaptation of Nate, written and directed by Federle, will premiere on Disney+ in spring 2022. The film stars Aria Brooks, Joshua Bassett, Lisa Kudrow, and Rueby Wood as Nate.

Up next, Tim has signed on to direct Sister Act 3, starring Whoopi Goldberg.

Tim’s hit series of cocktail recipe books, including Tequila Mockingbird, have sold over half a million copies worldwide. He co-wrote the Broadway musical adaptation of Tuck Everlasting, and won the Humanitas Prize for co-writing the Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated Best Animated Feature Ferdinand, starring John Cena and Kate McKinnon.

A former Broadway dancer, Tim was born in San Francisco, grew up in Pittsburgh, and now divides his time between Los Angeles and the internet ¯\_(ツ)_/¯