About Tim


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Tim Beveridge’s career has spanned more than 20 years and has encompassed many roles including actor, singer, producer, conductor and arranger.

Starting in musical theatre, he was one of the youngest performers to play the Phantom in “The Phantom of the Opera” in Sydney at the early age of 29, then appeared on the world stage by winning a place in the final of the world’s most prestigious music theatre competition, the BBC Voice of Musical Theatre in the UK in both 2000 and 2002 – the only person ever to appear in two consecutive finals.  His first recording, “Singer” with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra went gold within four weeks of release.

This marked the beginning of a 10 year collaboration with Russ Garcia (arranger to Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, et al) including a big band recording that culminated in the release of Tim’s second CD, “Come Rain, Come Shine” on the Sony/BMG label.  The album, featuring Buddy Childer’s Big Band and conducted by Garcia, was recorded in Hollywood.  Its endorsements included Burt Bacharach lyricist Hal David, among others.

Tim has sung in every major venue throughout New Zealand as well as the Sydney Opera House and Hamer Hall in Melbourne with well-known New Zealand performers such as Sir Howard Morrison, Dame Malvina Major and Hayley Westenra.  He has conceived, produced, directed and starred in his own festival productions over the past fifteen years.

Other principal roles in musical theatre include the Australasian premiere of Sunset Boulevard in Melbourne in the Australian/NZ tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. Throughout NZ, Tim’s performances also include principal roles in Les Miserables, Evita, Me and My Girl, Anything Goes and Carousel. Most recently he starred as The Pirate King throughout NZ with the hit production of The Pirates of Penzance

During his career as an independent concert producer Tim has produced concerts throughout New Zealand with his Neophonic Orchestra. Among those was “Fly me to the Moon” at Auckland’s Town Hall conducted by Russ Garcia himself and recorded as a live-in-concert album. Other concert highlights include a National tour of his show “VEGAS” and a special Valentine’s Day event with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, “In Love with Kiri”.

His most recent production is “The Music is Bond...James Bond”– a celebration of 50 years of the music from the Bond films, which he recently produced with the Christchurch Symphony and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestras.

 


 

 

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