Tim Federle, Emmy-nominated writer/director/producer.
Tim Federle is an Emmy and DGA-nominated producer, writer, and director.
He is the creator and showrunner of High School Musical: the Musical: the Series, which ran for 4 seasons on Disney+. The series was nominated for eleven Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Teen Series, and won the GLAAD Media Award and five Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Olivia Rodrigo’s debut song for the show, “All I Want,” was certified Platinum, and Joshua Bassett won the Emmy Award for composing “Finally Free.” The series was recently nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Family Programming by the Television Critics Association Awards (TCAs).
Federle received Emmy and DGA nominations for writing and directing his feature film debut, Better Nate Than Ever. The movie was nominated for 8 Emmys, including Outstanding Film, along with acting nods for Rueby Wood and Lisa Kudrow. Nate is based on Federle’s Lambda Award-winning debut novel, and you can rent or buy the film here.
Tim’s cocktail recipe books, including Tequila Mockingbird, have sold over 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. He was recently named to the 2023 Out 100 list.
A former Broadway dancer, Tim’s production company, Chorus Boy, is under a multi-year overall deal with Disney+. Bronwyn North-Reist serves as Head of Creative and Jennie Frisbie is Creative Consultant.