About Tim

Tim Hill teaches singing and voice & speech at Elon University. His students have been seen on Broadway, television, film and with opera companies throughout the US.

Before joining the Elon faculty, he taught for the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Drama Department at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, and the Actors Studio Drama School of the New School.

As a performer, Tim received accolades for both his beautiful singing and visceral stagecraft. Of his New York City performance as Scarpia in Tosca, OperaNotes.com said “Timothy Hill was the star of the day.” Newark’s The Star Ledger called his Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, “…most polished, with a fine burly baritone and a developed actor’s sense of timing.”

Highlights of his career include a Carnegie Hall debut with The Collegiate Chorale singing selections from Bernstein’s A White House Cantata and two summers with The Santa Fe Opera as a member of their prestigious Apprentice Program for Singers.  While at Santa Fe Tim performed Sergeante in Il barbiere di Siviglia mainstage and covered Paolo in Simone Boccanegra, Leonato in Beatrice and Benedict, and Mandarin in Turandot.

At the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, he covered the role of Fra Melitone in Verdi’s masterpiece La Forza del Destino and covered Ivan in the 2003 world premiere of Donizetti’s Elisabeth under the direction of Maestro Will Crutchfield.

Comfortable in both the worlds of opera and music theater, Tim has performed many staples of both repertories. Some of his favorite roles include:

  • Vodnik in Rusalka
  • Il counte di Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro
  • Sweeney in Sweeney Todd
  • Baron Scarpia in Tosca
  • Olin Blitch in Susannah
  • Marcello in La bohème
  • Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods
  • Il conte di Luna in Il Trovatore
  • Melisso in Alcina
  • Lazsar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof
  • King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors.

Tim made his European debut as Don Basilio in Paisiello’s original and rarely performed Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Théâtre d’Evreaux in Evreaux, France.

Tim maintains a private studio in New York City.