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 “10 Best New Shows of Fall 2019” (USA Today) and one of the “100 Best Shows on TV” (TV Guide).
The second season of High School Musical: the Musical: the Series is currently in production. Additionally, Federle directed and executive produced the High School Musical Holiday Special for Disney+, which the New York Times named one of “the best TV shows to stream over the holidays.”
Tim’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). The third and final book in the trilogy, Nate Expectations, was called “an exceptional swan song for a beloved character” (Kirkus).
Tim’s hit series of cocktail recipe books, including Tequila Mockingbird, have sold over half a million copies worldwide. He made his theater debut co-writing the Broadway musical adaptation of Tuck Everlasting, and is currently executive producing an animated musical feature for 20th Century/Blue Sky, with songs by Pasek & Paul. He 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)_/¯