Actor (York, Pennsylvania, USA, 8.30.0000)
Born in York (Pennsylvania), Timothy Martin is an actor, singer and music instructor, who made a name for himself in Italian showbiz since early 1990s. He studied acting at H.B. Studios in NYC and graduated at Oberlin College, OH and at Curtis Institute of Music, in Philadelphia.
His artistic work includes theater, opera, concert stage, television and film. Audiences have enjoyed his lieder recitals at the festival in Davos, Switzerland and the Spoleto Festival in Italy. His many operatic roles include Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos, Tamino in the Magic Flute, Lenski in Eugene Onegin and Alfredo in La Traviata. He’s performed as a tenor soloist with the Rome Philharmonic, the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, the American Academy in Rome and at Rome’s Auditorium Parco della Musica. Martin has held leading roles in numerous theatrical productions, most notably in musicals such as Sister Act, Ragtime, Rent, The Full Monty and West Side Story, as well as plays such as Moby Dick, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Blue Orange and Driving Miss Daisy.
Since early 1990s he started ho have roles in features and TV series. Some were American productions, like Love Potion #9 (1992), starring Sandra Bullock and TV movie Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011). He acted also in Una pura formalità (A Pure Formality) by Giuseppe Tornatore, in the TV movie Karol, un papa rimasto uomo (Karol: The Pope, The Man), and in thriller Something Good: The Mercury Factor by Luca Barbareschi. He appears also in next Italian film by Gabriele Muccino, L’estate addosso, to be released in 2016.
Martin is very active also as music instructor and choir director. He began teaching voice at Rome’s Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio in 1994, and later became an Adjunct Professor of opera history at The American University of Rome in 1999. There he founded a gospel music workshop, which evolved into The Amazing Grace Gospel Choir. Under his direction, this choir performs throughout Italy and abroad, including commissions by the Vatican, the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See and the City of Rome. More recently, Martin created and currently oversees the Summer Vocal Institute program at American University in Rome. In addition, Martin is the founder and president of In Production, a cultural association promoting American, African and European artistic exchange, and in 2013 he founded Africanto, a unique youth choir composed of first-generation African-Italians.
La montagna dei diamanti (Jeannot Szwarc, 1991, tvm, act), Per amore o per amicizia (Paolo Poeti, 1993, tvm, act), Don Fumino (Romolo Siena, 1993, tvs, act), Ci hai rotto papà (Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia [Pipolo], 1993, ff, act), La chance (Aldo Lado, 1994, ff, act), Una pura formalità (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1994, ff, act), Caro dolce amore (Enrico Coletti, 1994, ff, act), Lezioni di guai (Sandro De Santis, 1999, tvs, act), Casa Vianello (s7e8. Il cuore è uno zingaro) (Francesco Vicario, 2000, tvs, act), Sospetti (s1) (Luigi Perelli, 2000, tvs, act), La lettera (Luciano Cannito, 2003, ff, act), La porta delle 7 stelle (Pasquale Pozzessere, 2004, ff, act), Karol – Un Papa rimasto uomo (Giacomo Battiato, 2006, tvm, act), Quale amore (Maurizio Sciarra, 2006, ff, act), Ti stimo fratello (Giovanni Vernia, Paolo Uzzi, 2012, ff, act), 6 passi nel giallo (s1e3. Souvenir) (Edoardo Margheriti, 2012, tvs, act), Something Good (Luca Barbareschi, 2013, ff, act), 2047 – Sights of Death (Alessandro Capone, 2014, ff, act), Scusate se esisto! (Riccardo Milani, 2014, ff, act), A testa alta (Maurizio Zaccaro, 2014, tvm, act), Rex (s8e3. I giorni della mantide) (Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti, 2015, tvs, act), L’ispettore Coliandro (s5e1. Black Mamba) (Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti, 2015, tvs, act), Othello 3.0 (Walter Corda, 2018, sf, act)
Frame taken from:
L’ispettore Coliandro (s5e1). Dir. Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti [Manetti Bros.]. Rai Fiction, Vela Film, 2015.
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