Alex Timbers

  • American writer

Alex Timbers (born August 7, 1978) is an American two-time Tony-nominated writer and director and the recipient of Golden Globe, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and London Evening Standard Awards, as well as two OBIE and Lucile Lortel Awards. He is the recipient of the 2019 Drama League Founder's Award for Excellence in Directing and the 2016 Jerome Robbins Award.His Broadway directing credits include Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Beetlejuice, Oh Hello! On Broadway, Rocky, Peter and the Starcatcher (2012 Tony Award nomination for Best Director), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (2011 Tony Award nomination for Best Book), and The Pee-wee Herman Show.

I like musicals that look more like plays.

I think we live in an era without a predictable career path. Everybody's doing more, doing more at the same time, doing more faster. As such, individual projects can have wildly different developmental trajectories.