Tim Benton

  • Singer
    Male / London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    62 - 68
    Height
    5' 11" (1m 81cm)
    Weight
    12st. 6lb (79kg)
    Hair Colour
    Grey
    Eye Colour
    Hazel
    Build
    Medium
  • Files

    • video file (mp4)
  • Agent

    Agent
    Advocate Agency

    Links

    Personal Website
    website

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2014General Glossop
Musical Theatre
Jekyll & HydeMorphic Graffiti
Union Theatre, Southwark London
2011Swing/Jazz
Musical Theatre
Prince Philip, Fred and Gladys, Landor Theatre
2010Great American Song Book
Musical Theatre
Sid Philips, Singin' In The Rain, Catford Broadway, Dir Thom Southerland
2008Contemporary ballad
Musical Theatre
Sydney Carton, Tale of Two Cities, Upstairs at the Gatehouse Dir Paul Nicholas
2006Sondheim
Musical Theatre
Marry Me A Little
2006Les Miserables
Musical Theatre
Jean Valjean
2005Great American Song Book
Musical Theatre
Cheek to Cheek: compilation of Berlin, Porter, Gershwin, Coward, Kern
2005My Fair Lady
Musical Theatre
Professor Higgins
1990 - 2004Barbershop
Choral
The Wellingtones
200442nd Street
Musical Theatre
Julian Marsh
1990 - 1999OperaNZ National Opera: understudy/chorus, Aida, Barber of Seville, La Boheme, Boris Godunov, Carmen, Falstaff, Madame Butterfly, Manon, Marriage of Figaro, Pearl Fishers, Rigoletto
1990 - 1999Gilbert & Sullivan
Musical Theatre
Robin Oakapple, Ruddigore: Pish Tush, Mikado
1999Rock opera
Musical Theatre
Pontius Pilate, Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    1976Marketing, EconomicsVictoria University Wellington NZ

    Additional Skills

    Rhythm/folk guitar.

    About me

    Accomplished singer and occasional actor. High baritone, pop/cabaret/jazz-swing. Currently promoting my one man show 'Scenes from a Well-spent Youth' featuring reworking of the songs of 1965-75. Experience includes major roles in NZ musical theatre productions, singing the songs of Bing Crosby in 'Christmas Crooners' (UK tours), plus barbershopping and cabaret.

    "Tim Benton is a remarkably involving singer with a gift for drawing his listeners into the stories he weaves and the scenes he paints. His rich vocals, dramatic or delicate as required, are well produced and bear clear evidence of the musical theatre/opera world he’s inhabited for some time. But his style is firmly rooted in the pop music he grew up with – tuneful, rhythmic and accessible. His biggest strength, however, is with the lyrics. His perfect diction brings out hidden sides to songs you thought you knew. Combining that with an actor’s talent for digging inside his protagonists’ minds, he succeeds in turning every song, no matter how iconic, into an intimate and personal statement.”

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    • Tenor
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Interested in
    • Commericals
    • Cruise Ships
    • Musical Theatre
    • Opera
    • Tour (Europe)
    • Tour (UK)
    • Tour (Worldwide)
    Experienced In
    • Commercials
    • Film
    • Musical Theatre
    • Open Mic Events
    • Opera
    • Soloist
    DBS checked
    • No
    Singing Styles
    • Adult Contemporary
    • Cabaret
    • Musical Theatre
    • Pop