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 won the GLAAD Media Award and received five Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Teen Series. It was recently nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Family Programming by the Television Critics Association Awards (TCAs). The fourth and final season premiered in August 2023.

Federle received Emmy and DGA nominations for writing and directing his feature film debut, Better Nate Than Ever. The Disney+ original movie was nominated for a total of eight Emmys, including Outstanding Film, along with acting nods for its co-stars Rueby Wood and Lisa Kudrow. Nate was produced by Marc Platt and Adam Siegel, and is based on Federle’s Lambda Award-winning debut novel.

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’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.