Tim Strong

Vitals

Gender
Male
Age Range
60 - 70
Height
178cm
Base Location
International
Available In
International
Skills
Actor, Commercial Talent, Corporate, Prof. Singer
Hair
Black, Greying
Eye
Brown
Memberships
SAG/AFTRA

Agent

New Zealand Agent
The Robert Bruce Agency

Australian Agent
The Robert Bruce Agency (Aus)
Feature Photo
Tim Strong

Credits

Musical Theatre

Hermes
Prometheus Bound
Inter Brick Theatre, Pittsburgh Theatre
High Priest
Flies
Inter Brick Theatre, Pittsburgh Theatre
Judas
Godspell
Hidden Valley Theatre, Pittsburgh Theatre
Action
West Side Story
Monroeville Civic Theatre, Pittsburgh Theatre
Hip Judge
Lenny Bruce
Inter Brick Theatre,, Pittsburgh Theatre
Paige
Amahl and the Night Visitors
State Opera House, Wellington NZ
Ben
George M
Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh Civic Ligh Opera
Henry
Damn Yankees
Heinz Hall, Pittsdsburgh Civic Light Opera

Television

1995
Jess
White Fang
South Pacific Pictures
Tim Minear
1994
Ninian Jackson
High Tide
Franklin/Waterman Prodictions

Feature Film

1984
Landlord
Cotton Club
Zoztrope Studios
Francis Ford Coppola
1984
Waiter at Sardis
Muppets Take Manhattan
TriStar Pictures
Frank Oz
1983
Officer Ray
Without a Trace
Twentieth Fox Film Corporation
Stanleu R. Jaffe
Police Man
Daniel

Stage

Belize & Mr Lies
Angels In America
Auckland Theatre Company, NZ
Belize & Mr Lies
Angels In America
Circa Theatre, Wellington NZ
Luther King
Faith Journey: A Musical for Dr. Martin Luther King
Lambs Theatre, Off Broadway: New York
Canaan
Black Nativity
Master Theatre, Off Broadway: New York
Principal Soloit
Ragtime Comes to Broadway
Townhall, Off Broadway: New York
Malcolm X
Money
Lamama Off Broadway:New York
Dr Greer Brown
Betsey Brown
American Music Theatre Restival, Off Broadway: New York
Principal Soloist
Hommage to Mary Lou Williams
Schimler Theatre, Off Broadway: New York
Principal Soloist
Manhatten Bridge
Manhattan Dance TheatreOff Broadway:New York

Other

The Radio Man
Radio Man
Afri Productions, National Tours USA
Deacon Oliver
Movin' On Up
Voices Inc. National Tours USA
Rufus Gonightly
Harlem Hyday
Voices Inc. National Tours USA
Ferman Lewis
Ain't Love Grand
Afri Productions, National Tours USA

Skills & Attributes

Natural Accent
American
Ethnicity
African American
Accents
American Standard
Languages
English
Hair Length
Shoulder Length
Hair Style
Dredlocks
Singing
Blues, Contemporary, Jazz, Opera, Pop
Singing Range
Bass Baritone
Drivers Licences
Car
Professional Skills
Actor, Commercial Talent, Corporate, Prof. Singer

Photos


Notes

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tim Strong performed professionally with the Benn E Bennack big band, the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, and his own band the Tim Strong Review. In 1976 Tim moved to New York City where he spent 17 years recording with and performing alongside world renowned musicians - Grady Tate, Herbie Mann, Tommy Flanagan, David Fathead Newman, Harold Wheeler, Bob Cranshaw, Wendell Morrison, Howard Johnson, Michael Brecker, James Genus, Joe Locke, Roger Humphries, Myra Casales, Lyle Atkinson, Sue Hadjopoulos, Mark Ledford, Allison Cornell, Clanrence Penn, Pee Wee Ellis, Santi Debriano, Bob Braye, Sammie Figuerora, Igor Butman, Francesca Tanksley, Jeff Siegel, Sharon Freeman and Erica Lindsay to name but a few. Tim Strong has two traditional acoustic jazz recordings. “Tim Strong” was recorded in New York City and produced by Grady Tate in 1993, with trio Francesca Tanksley, Bob Cranshaw and Michael Carvin. Guest artists included:Herbie Mann, Sammie Figuerora, E J Allen, Erica Lindsay and Grady Tate. “Dear Earth - Tim Strong in New Zealand” was recorded in 1995 in Wellington, New Zealand. In September 1998 Tim completed recording a sensuous adult contemporary blend of rhythm and blues/funk/jazz and pop on his album “Precious Love” at Electric Lady Studios in New York. Tim’s vocals also feature on jazz drummer Jeff Siegel’s “Magical Spaces” album (New York, July 2004)”. Multi-talented Tim Strong moved to Moscow with his diplomat wife in November 1995 where he wowed audiences and critics in Moscow and in the former Soviet Union regions with his unique blend of contemporary and traditional blues, rhythm and blues and jazz interpretations. While in Russia Strong, along with his friend Russian saxophonist Igor Butman, were in constant demand at festivals in Moscow, St Petersburg, Novisibirsk, Kursk, Tver, and elsewhere in Eurasia, performing in clubs and concert halls from Kazakhstan to Archangelsk, Tartastan to the Urals and Siberia, attracting audiences in their thousands. Based in Moscow he was to be seen performing at all the top venues - the Central House of Artists, Tchaikovsky Hall, the Kremlin Palace, B B Kings, Le Club and at the city’s many nightclubs and special events. Tim Strong moved to Canberra, Australia in 1999-2003 where he performed with his band “In the Blue Funk” at the Olympic Arts Festival in Sydney as well as the Adelaide Cabaret Festival as well as club performances. In 2005 Tim Strong and his wife, now the New Zealand ambassador to Korea, moved to Seoul. Tim’s performances in Korea include Theatre Yong, at the National Museum in Yongsan, Once in a Blue Moon, Korea’s most famous jazz club, a gala concert with 4 of Korea’s top recording artist in front of 8,000 people at Olympic Park, for CBS, a jazz concert at Hyundai concert hall, “The Flights of Fantasy” exhibition at the Seoul National University for the US State Department & US Embassy in Seoul, sponsored by AMCHAM Korea, United Airlines and Boeing, the Korea Foundation’s Gallery Nuri, as well as many charity events in Korea ranging from Rotary, to UN funding for children’s programs, the Pearl S Buck Foundation for mixed blood Koreans. A very busy year in Korea in 2007 found Tim once again performing at the Olympic Park, The World Women’s Conference at the W Hotel and the featured star of the Seoul Pops Orchestra’s end of the year concert. In 2008 Tim was the featured entertainment for the AMCHAM Inaugural Ball, the 10 year anniversary for legendary jazz club “Once in a Blue Moon” The New Zealand Wine and Jazz event and will be again featured with the Seoul Pop Orchestra’s 20 year anniversary on July the 7th. When reviewing the concert at Theatre Yong in September 2006 Korean music critic Kim Jin Mook said Mr. Strong’s voice reminds him of autumn, describing his concert as “sensitive songs of a wandering poet by the Autumn Man”, and identifying in his music the inherent influences, a subtle mixture of jazz, blues, funk and pop, the depth of Billy Eckstine and the soul of Stevie Wonder.