Tim Martin Gleason is an American actor known for his roles as Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny and the title character in the musical The Phantom of the Opera. He has also appeared in films and television episodes.
Gleason was born in Piscataway, New Jersey. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Saint Joseph's University in Pennsylvania. Gleason performed in theatre productions in high school and college.
In 2005 and from May 2009 to November 2010, Gleason starred as The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera.He completed a record-setting tenure as Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny with three different American companies of The Phantom of the Opera. Initially a member of the ensemble of the touring company in 2001, Gleason quickly took over the role of Raoul, playing the role for over three years. He was then asked to join the Broadway production to be Raoul and a Phantom understudy for the record-breaking company when Phantom became the longest-running show in Broadway history.
Gleason was then chosen by the creative team to originate the role of Raoul for Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. He rejoined the Broadway cast in September 2007 and played Raoul for an additional year and a half. With his time in all three companies, Gleason is the longest-running Raoul in American history, having played the role more than 2,600 times.
Prior to his success with Phantom, he appeared as Romeo in Terrence Mann's Romeo & Juliet: The Rock Opera at The Goodspeed Opera House and Adam Gernstein in The Rhythm Club at the Signature Theatre, a role for which he received a Helen Hayes Award nomination.
He has performed in theaters all across the country portraying many roles, including Tony in West Side Story , Tommy in The Who's Tommy , Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat , Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf and Rapunzel's Prince in Into the Woods , and Henrik in A Little Night Music .
In 2015, he appeared as Tom Burke in the Amazon series The Kicks . Gleason is a member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA).
|2015||Pass the Light||Dale|
|2016||Road to the Well||Tom|
|2008||One Life to Live||Christina's Husband||Episode: "Christina Comes Home for Christmas"|
|2012||Undercovers||Jerry Knox||Episode: "The Reason"|
|2012||Criminal Minds||Todd Ashwood||Episode: "Closing Time"|
|2012||GCB||Lawyer||Episode: "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing"|
|2012||The Closer||Wally Sanders||Episode: "Drug Fiend"|
|2013||Newsreaders||Angry Detractor||Episode: "Gay Camp"|
|2013||Monday Mornings||Dan Ford||Episode: "Truth or Consequences"|
|2014||Drop Dead Diva||Rodney Rykoff||Episode: "No Return"|
|2014||New Girl||Minister||Episode: "The Last Wedding"|
|2015–2016||The Kicks||Tom Burke||10 episodes|
|2017||Chicago Med||Kevin||Episode: "White Butterflies"|
|2020||9-1-1||Dominic Blakely||Episode: "Seize the Day"|
|2020–2021||Good Trouble||Dan Solomon||5 episodes|
|2021||Impeachment: American Crime Story||Mitchell Ettinger||Episode: "Do You Hear What I Hear?"|
|2021||FBI: Most Wanted||Stephen Beck||Episode: "Inherited"|
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