Title: Founder and President
Company: MainStreet Musicals
Location: Yonkers, New York, United States
Tim Jerome, Founder and President of MainStreet Musicals, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in musical theater.
Since 2010, Mr. Jerome has excelled as the founder and president of MainStreet Musicals in Yonkers, New York. The nonprofit organization is a national consortium of theater professionals and partners, and it offers script evaluation services for writers and composers. MainStreet Musicals also holds performance competitions and other events to promote the development of original stage musicals across the country.
Alongside the stewardship of his nonprofit organization, Mr. Jerome is a prolific actor having appeared on and off Broadway, in many regional theater productions, TV series and films. His credits include “The Rothschilds,” “Man of La Mancha,” “Plenty,” “A 1940s Radio Hour,” “Tintypes,” “Tomfoolery,” “Streets of New York,” “Thirteen Days,” “Billy Bathgate,” “The Third Testament,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Spider-Man 2,” “Tarzan” and “My Fair Lady,” among numerous further credits. He was a member of the McCarter Theater (Princeton) and Arena Stage (D.C.) acting companies. In addition, he has been a director and producer of radio and audio productions, and the host of readings, workshops and showcase presentations of contemporary theater.
Prior to his current endeavors, Mr. Jerome served as the founding president of the National Music Theater Network Inc. from 1984 to 2004 and was responsible for launching the Songbook Series, a monthly concert of theater songs by featured creators. Mr. Jerome has served as a councilor for the Actors Equity Association, a board member of the Screen Actors Guild and first vice president of the American Guild of Musical Artists.
In recognition of his professional achievements, Mr. Jerome has received numerous awards and accolades. In 2004, he earned the Jujamcyn Award from the New York Musical Theatre Festival. He was nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award in 1987. Mr. Jerome received an Earphone Award, Audie Award, Special Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Theatre from the New England Theatre Conference and a Carbonell Award. He was also nominated for the Helen Hayes Award.
To keep abreast of his art in higher education, Mr. Jerome joined the Musical Theater Educators Alliance. In preparation for his career, he graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in music in 1965. Mr. Jerome concluded his higher education at the Manhattan School of Music, earning a Master of Music in 1968. In the coming years, he hopes to build the self-sufficiency of MainStreet Musicals. He enjoys sailing in his spare time.
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