Timothy Williams (composer)
|Born||14 February 1966|
Surrey, England, U.K.
|Genres||Film score, television score, contemporary classical, musical theatre|
|Associated acts||Tyler Bates, Benjamin Wallfisch|
Timothy Williams (born 14 February 1966) is an English composer, conductor, and orchestrator known for his film, television, and video game scores. A graduate of the National Film and Television School, Williams has won numerous awards and currently holds over 110 feature film credits, including Brightburn, Get Out, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Deadpool 2 and Robert Duvall's Wild Horses. He is a frequent collaborator of musician and composer Tyler Bates, Robert Duncan and Benjamin Wallfisch.
Early life and education
Williams went to St. Michaels University School in Victoria, Canada, at the same time as Leslie Hope, Andrew Sabiston, Kenneth Oppel, and Bert Archer. He then attended the National Film and Television School in England and furthered his studies at UCLA Extension and the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop.
Williams wrote the musical Napoleon, which opened in 1994 at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto. It was nominated for a Dora Award for Best New Musical. EMI released a Highlights Album on their Angel Broadway label. In 1996, he relocated to England and worked with Directors Gale Edwards and Francesca Zambello to rework Napoleon until its opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End Theatre District in 2000. Napoleon did a run at NYMF in 2015, which was a reimagining of the original show with an entirely new book and many new songs.
In July 2017, a lavish new production ""Napoleon"" opened at the Charlotte Theater in Seoul for a limited three-month. It quickly became the number one selling ticket of the summer. It feature a cast of 54 including B.A.P's Daehyun and BTOB's Changsub alongside famous musical actors such as Lim Tae Kyung, Michael Lee, and Han Ji Sang. It was directed by Richard Ouzounian and features all new sets, costumes, projections, orchestrations and was translated into Korean. It received glowing reviews. It is repped in Asia by Broadway Asia
Williams has scored numerous award-winning feature films including Brightburn, Wild Horses, written, directed and starring Robert Duvall, Josh Hartnett and James Franco; Walking with the Enemy, starring Ben Kingsley , the score for which was on the eligible list for the 2015 Academy Awards, and won Best Picture at FLIFF, I.T. directed by John Moore starring Pierce Brosnan, I'm Not Ashamed, directed by Brian Baugh, nominated for Best picture at the 2017 Dove Awards, Diablo, starring Scott Eastwood and Walton Goggins which won Best Picture at the San Diego film festival, The Butterfly Circus which won over 35 Best Picture awards, the Tom Hanks produced WWII documentary Beyond All Boundaries, Red Sky for which Tim Williams was nominated Best Composer and Music Editor by Motion Picture Sound Editors.
He has received numerous awards including two Motion Picture SE Golden Reel Award nominations, four Thea Award wins, 10 ASCAP Plus Awards and best score at the 24FPS Festival. Recent films include Brightburn and Piney - The Lonesome Pine, starring Simon Pegg and Jonathan Pryce, and We Summon The Darkness directed by Marc Meyers.
He scored additional music on many blockbuster and other genre films including Get Out, Hobbs_&_Shaw, Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Conan the Barbarian, 300, Watchmen, Super, Sucker Punch, Doomsday, Shark Night 3D.
Orchestrations and conducting
In addition to orchestrating and conducting all the above, Williams also orchestrated and/or conducted the scores to Deadpool 2, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Christopher Robin, Hidden Figures, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, It, Premium Rush, Green Hornet, The Way, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Halloween, Slither, and Half Past Dead. Williams has orchestrated for Tyler Bates, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Robert Duncan, and Bruce Broughton. He conducted for the soundtrack to Valve Corporation's Dota 2 and orchestrated Zella Day's album Kicker and "Love is Alive" from Lea Michele's album.
Williams scored the AMC/Shudder Creepshow, the FOX Pilot Richard Lovely, and the Disney Pilot Madison High and additional music on the Cartoon Network animated series Sym-Bionic Titan, ABC's Missing as well as Fox's The Exorcist, Season 2. He orchestrated the TV series Castle, Whispers, Last Resort, Timeless, and S.W.A.T.
He contributed music for the video game score of Rise of the Argonauts with composer Tyler Bates and contributed additional music on God of War: Ascension. He orchestrated and conducted Transformers: The Game and Army of Two: The 40th Day.
Williams has also written music and arranged for over 55 live and spectacle shows for Disney, Universal Studios and Seaworld, including Universal's adaptation of "Wicked", Disney's "Aladdin" (Thea Award) at California Adventure, Disney's Tangled – The Musical, Disney's "Snow White", Disney's "Believe", Disney's "Wishes", Disney's "Twice Charmed", Seaworld's "Blue Horizons", Seaworld's "Believe", Disney's "Candlelight Reflection", Disney's "Rhythms of The World", Disney's "Glow in the Park", Disney's "Buzz Lightyears Big Mission", Universal Studio's "Sorciere" and Universal's "Peter Pan" and Napoleon, the West End show. He composed the score for the Georgia Aquarium's "Dolphin Tales". At least 15 shows are currently playing around the world. He has won 4 Thea awards and a Dora Award for the projects "Aladdin – A Disney Spectacular", Universal's "Peter Pan", and "Voice of an Angel" and "Beyond All Boundaries". Timothy arranged the music for the opening of Shanghai Disneyland, which was later turned into "Lunar New Year" for the "World of Color Show" at California Adventure. Williams most recently composed and arranged the Jurassic World Live Tour for Universal Studios.
Awards and nominations
He won Best Original Soundtrack for The Butterfly Circus at the 24 FPS International Film Festival, 8 ASCAP Plus Awards and was nominated for best composer for Red Sky by Motion Picture Sound Editors and best soundtrack by the Hollywood in Music Media Awards. He had won four Thea Awards for his work in themed entertainment.
He has over 30 soundtracks released on labels Sony Records, Milan Records, Lakeshore Records, Disney, EMI Broadway Asia, and First Night Records.
|2002||A Time for Dancing||Peter Gilbert||Composer additional music|
|Half Past Dead||Orchestrator|
|2005||Gotham Cafe||Jack Edward Sawyers||Composer|
|The Devil's Rejects||Rob Zombie||Orchestrator & conductor|
|The Moment After 2: The Awakening||Wes Llewelyn||Composer|
|300||Zack Snyder||Orchestrator, conductor, choral arranger & composer of additional music|
|2007||A Dog's Breakfast||David Hewlett||Composer|
|The Passage||Mark Heller||Composer|
|Halloween||Rob Zombie||Orchestrator & conductor|
|2008||Doomsday||Neil Marshall||Orchestrator, conductor & composer of additional music|
|The Day the Earth Stood Still||Scott Derrickson||Orchestrator & conductor|
|2009||Up in the Air||Wes Llewelyn||Composer|
|Star Crossed||Mark Heller||Composer|
|The Butterfly Circus||Joshua Weigel||Composer|
|Beyond All Boundaries||David Briggs||Composer|
|Watchmen||Zack Snyder||Composer additional music, orchestrator & conductor|
|2010||The Brazen Bull||Douglas Elford-Argent||Composer|
|The Mulberry Tree||Mark Heller||Composer|
|The Way||Emilio Estevez||Orchestrator & conductor.|
|Super||James Gunn||Composer additional music|
|2011||Blood Soldiers: Interrogation||Jake Thornton||Composer|
|The Lutefisk Wars||Christopher Panneck
David E. Hall
|The Green Hornet||Michel Gondry||Orchestration|
|Sucker Punch||Zack Snyder||Composer additional music, orchestrator & conductor|
|Conan the Barbarian||Marcus Nispel||Composer additional music, orchestrator & conductor|
|The Entitled||Aaron Woodley||Orchestrator & conductor|
|2012||The History of Future Folk||Jeremy Kipp Walker
John Anderson Mitchell
|The Darkest Hour||Chris Gorak||Orchestrator|
|Premium Rush||David Koepp||Orchestrator & conductor|
|2013||Walking with the Enemy||Mark Schmidt||Composer|
|2014||Red Sky||Mario Van Peebles||Composer|
|Guardians of the Galaxy||James Gunn||Composer additional music, orchestrator & conductor|
|The Sun Devil and the Princess||Steven Ayromlooi||Composer|
|2015||Wild Horses||Robert Duvall||Composer|
|Kill Me, Deadly||Darrett Sanders||Orchestrator|
|2016||I'm Not Ashamed||Brian Baugh||Composer|
|Spark: A Space Tail||Aaron Woodley||Orchestrator|
|Hidden Figures||Theodore Melfi||Conductor|
|2017||The Tank||Kellie Madison||Composer|
|Get Out||Jordan Peele||Composer additional music, orchestrator & conductor|
|Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2||James Gunn||Arranger, synth programmer, conductor, & lead orchestrator|
|Annabelle: Creation||David F. Sandberg||Conductor|
|24 Hours to Live||Brian Smrz||Composer additional music|
|2018||Deadpool 2||David Leitch||Conductor, orchestrator & programmer|
|The Spy Who Dumped Me||Susanna Fogel||Conductor, orchestrator & programmer|
|Christopher Robin||Marc Forster||Conductor|
|The Darkest Minds||Jennifer Yuh Nelson||Conductor|
Sean Michael Williams
|Perfect Pair||Neil Jackson||Composer|
|A Modern Magician||Mark Heller||Composer|
|We Summon the Darkness||Marc Meyers||Composer|
|Piney The Lonesome Pine||Todd Edwards & Timothy Hooten||Composer|
|Hobbs_&_Shaw||David Leitch||Composer additional music, orchestrator & conductor|
|It Chapter 2||Andy Muschietti||Conductor|
|2014||Last Resort||Orchestrator - 13 episodes|
|Madison High (Disney)||Composer|
|2015||The Whispers||Lead orchestrator - 13 episodes|
|The Exorcist||Composer additional music|
|Richard Lovely (FOX)||Composer|
|2008||The Rise of the Argonauts||Composer additional music|
|2010||Army of Two: The 40th Day||Composer additional music, orchestrator|
|2012||Call of Duty: Black Ops II||Orchestrator|
|2013||God of War: Ascension||Composer additional music, orchestrator and conductor|
|Dota2||Orchestrator and conductor|