Spotlight: TIM BENTON


TIM BENTON by Nicholas Dawkes
Photo: Nicholas Dawkes
215-221 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1JA
Phone: 01279 850618
Mobile: 07828 470191
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'11" (180cm)
Weight:12st. 6lb. (79kg)
Playing Age:60 - 75 years
Appearance:White, Scandinavian
Nationality:New Zealander, British
Other:Equity, NZ Equity
Eye Colour:Hazel
Hair Colour:Greying
Hair Length:Short
Voice Character:Assured
Voice Quality:Melodious

About me:

Musical Film Commercial Television Cabaret Concert Stage Opera Short Film Rehearsed Reading Internet
2017, Musical, Jack and a ballroom regular, Ballroom (UK premiere), Waterloo East Theatre, London, Gerald Armin
2012, Musical, General Glossop, as cast, Jekyll & Hyde, Morphic Graffiti, The Union, Luke Fredericks
2011, Musical, Prince Philip, As Cast, Fred and Gladys, Balls in the Air Productions/Landor Theatre, Paul Tibbett
2010, Musical, Brian Goldsmith, Animates, Okai Collier, Simon Collier / Richard Bates
2010, Musical, Nathaniel Day, Did You, Dr Crippen, White Knight Pictures, Stephen Daltrey, Brian McAvera
2010, Musical, Sid Phillips, Singin' In The Rain, Stage Taylor, Thom Southerland
2008, Musical, Sydney Carton, A Tale of Two Cities, Paul Nicholas/Ovation, Paul Nicholas
2006, Musical, Prof. Higgins, My Fair Lady, WMT - NZ, Stephen Robertson
2005, Musical, Jean Valjean, Les Miserables, PLT Theatre - NZ, John Goddard
2005, Musical, Man, Sondheim's Marry Me A Little, Qwerty Productions, Lewis Rowe
2004, Musical, Julian Marsh, 42nd Street, WMT, Stephen Robertson
1991, Musical, Pat Denning, 42nd Street, WMT, Stephen Robertson
1989, Musical, Cliff, Cabaret, WMT, Stephen Robertson
1986, Musical, Man, Cheek to Cheek (Berlin, Coward, Porter, Kern), Tim Benton - two hander
1984, Musical, Magaldi and ensemble, Evita, Stetson Productions, Tom Guerra
1982, Musical, Pontius Pilate, Jesus Christ Superstar, WMT, John Banas
1981, Musical, Ewart (Barbershop), The Music Man, Porirua Little Theatre, Alan Farquhar
1980, Musical, Buzz, Taniwha (experimental rock opera), Porirua Little Theatre, Alan Farquhar
1979, Musical, Sheriff Vallon, Showboat, South Sydney Leagues Club
1978, Musical, Pish Tush, Mikado, Wellington G&S, Stuart Devenie
1978, Musical, Freddy EynsFord-Hill, My Fair Lady, WMT, Simon Montague
1977, Musical, Robin Oakapple, Ruddigore, Wellington G&S
2019, Feature Film, 'Old-age' singer, Suruli, Suruli 2019 Film Limited, Karthik Subbaraj
2017, Commercial, Father-in-law, Purplebricks BBQ (Aust), VCCP (agency), RadicalMedia, Director: Rosey
2015, Commercial, Golf guy 2, Which? Phone Vox Pops, WPN Chameleon - Digital Agency - London, Sandra Money
2007, Commercial, Prof. Gordblatt, Goliathon Ray Guns, Peter Jackson's Weta Workshops, NZ, Greg Schmetzer
2019, Television, Alice Springs Official, The Crown (Netflix) Series 4, LBP THE CROWN SERIES 4 LIMITED, Julian Jarrold
2017, Cabaret, Soloist, Waterloo Sunset: Reflections on the songs of 1965-75, Tim Benton (Freelance), MD Simon Wallace
2014, Cabaret, Soloist, Waterloo Sunset: Reflections on the songs of 1965-75, Tim Benton, MD Simon Wallace
2014, Cabaret, Bing Crosby, Baby it's cold outside, World on Stage, Stephen Leatherland
2013, Cabaret, Bing Crosby, Christmas Crooners, Theatre Productions Ltd, Stephen Leatherland
2007, Cabaret, Tony Bennet, Tony Bennet Swings, Tim Benton Sings, Tim Benton, MD Leigh Jackson
2017, Cabaret, Bing Crosby, Christmas Crooners, Theatre Productions, Ray Eves
2017, Concert, Jacob/Potiphar/Brother, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Capital Arts, Kathleen Shanks
2002, Stage, Glenn Cooper, Rumors, Wellington Repertory, Colleen McColl
2001, Stage, Richard Greatham, Hay Fever, Wellington Repertory, Colleen McColl
2001, Stage, MC, Oh, What A Lovely War!, Stagecraft (NZ), Ewen Coleman
2000, Stage, Putz, Rookery Nook, Wellington Repertory, Colleen McColl
1999, Stage, Jack, Broadway Bound, Wellington Repertory (NZ), Colleen McColl
1998, Stage, Prof Higgins, Pygmalion, Wellington Repertory (NZ), Colleen McColl
1996, Stage, Roy (Headmaster), Away, Khandallah Arts Theatre, Vesta Gormack
1995, Stage, John, Love Off The Shelf, Wellington Repertory, Ewen Coleman
1995, Stage, Tom Lambert, My Friend Miss Flint, Khandallah Arts Theatre, Margaret Robertson
2004, Opera, Chorus, Carmen, NZ National Opera, Jonathan Cocker
2003, Opera, Chorus, Boris Godunov, NZ National Opera, Matthew Richardson
2002, Opera, U/S Zurga, Pearl Fishers, New Zealand National Opera, Ann-Margaret Pettersson, Michael Lloyd
2001, Opera, Chorus, Falstaff, NZ National Opera, Jonathan Alvers, Wyn Davies
2001, Opera, Chorus, Madame Butterfly, NZ National Opera
2001, Opera, Chorus, Manon, NZ National Opera in association with ENO, Lee Blakely, Dominic Wheeler
2000, Opera, Chorus, Aida, NZ National Opera, Jonathan Alvers
1998, Opera, Chorus, Marriage of Figaro, Wellington City Opera
1997, Opera, Chorus, La Boheme, Wellington City Opera
1986, Opera, U/S Figaro, Barber of Seville, Wellington City Opera, Raymond Boyce
1986, Opera, Marullo, U/S Rigoletto, Rigoletto, Wellington City Opera, Raymond Boyce
Short Film
2009, Short Film, Kevin Mewes, Lift, Fly Fandana Fly, Jamie McNaught
2009, Short Film, George, Saving Faces, Rave Films, Jac Delaney
2009, Short Film, Prime Minister Harper, The Encounter, Goldsmiths College, Robert Searle
Rehearsed Reading
2010, Rehearsed Reading, Brian Goldsmith, Animate, Okai Collier, Richard Bates
2010, Rehearsed Reading, Nathaniel Day, Did you Dr Crippen?, White Knight Pictures, Stephen Daltrey, Brian McAvera
2005, Rehearsed Reading, Iago, Othello, Khandallah Arts Theatre, Margaret Robertson
2008, Internet, TV Celebrity, Sceneagers Ep. 2, Jorja Hudson Productions, Jorja Hudson


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, Australian, New Zealand*, RP
(* = Native/Fluent)
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Baritone*, Baritone-High*, Baritone-Light*, Cabaret Singing*, Falsetto, Guitar, Jazz Singing, Opera, Singing (general)*
Performance:Actor-Singer, Musical Comedy, Musical Theatre, Singer-Professional
(* = highly skilled)
Golf, Squash, Swimming*, Water Skiing
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Advertising (degree), Journalist, Narration
Vocal Range:A2 to A4 (belt to B♭4)


Vocal tuition, Mary Hammond and Howard Milner (Both RAM)