Tim Federle recently 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 is currently the showrunner and executive producer of High School Musical: the Musical: the Series, which he created for Disney+. The show has been called “joyous and clever” (Paste Magazine), “as funny and delightful as its name is long” (Decider), “Glee as envisioned by Christopher Guest” (IndieWire), “a fresh take on an old favorite that genuinely wants to give its young audience the smart, fun content it deserves” (AV Club), and “one of the 10 Best New Shows of Fall 2019” (USA Today).

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 Fox/Blue Sky, with songs by Pasek & Paul.

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