Tim Federle, Emmy-nominated writer/director/producer.

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

The series has won the GLAAD Media Award and three Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (including Favorite Series), and was recently nominated for five Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Series. A fourth season is now in production.

Federle’s novels include Better Nate Than Ever and its Lambda-winning sequel. The Disney+ film adaptation of Nate — written and directed by Federle, and produced by Marc Platt and Adam Siegel — was recently nominated for eight Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Film, Writing, and nominations for stars Rueby Wood and Lisa Kudrow.

Tim’s hit series of 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.

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)_/¯