Praised by Tim Smith, former music critic of the Baltimore Sun for his “sweet phrases” and by Steven Ledbetter of The Boston Music Intelligencer for his “lively gusto,” Timothy is a versatile performer who enjoys singing traditional opera, sacred music, contemporary works, and American Musical Theatre. He has performed with The Ohio Light Opera, the Boston University Opera Institute, Opera on the Rocks, Transgressive Theatre-Opera, Odyssey Opera, The Palace Theatre in New Hampshire and Seagle Music Colony among other companies.
This summer Timothy will make his anticipated return to the stage when he joins Utah Festival Opera as Tamino (cover) in The Magic Flute, Joseph (cover) and his mainstage debut as Dan in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat along with ensemble duties in Carmen.
Recently in the winter of 2021, Timothy made his virtual Chicago storefront-opera debut as the Priest and Fabrizio (cover) in Transgressive Theatre-Opera's virtual production of The Light in The Piazza and he returned in the spring to sing Don Curzio in the virtual production of Le Nozze di Figaro. In August 2021, Mr. McGowan made his role debut as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Opera on the Rocks.
Mr. McGowan's Ohio Light Opera Company debut as Peter in Babes in Arms was "[the] first look at the estimable talents of newcomer Timothy McGowan who is more than memorable..." (The Daily Record). He since has returned to the company portraying roles such as Prinz Karl in the North American premiere of Emmerich Kálmán’s Der Teufelsreiter and William Fayre in Novello's Perchance to Dream.
Timothy's favorite stage roles have included the title role in Britten’s Albert Herring, directed by Crystal Manich, the Unnamed Tenor in Glass’s Hydrogen Jukebox, directed by Emily Ranii and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni directed by acclaimed soprano, Helen Hassinger.
Timothy has been in several premieres of new works including Joshua, an oratorio by Christopher LaRosa, Roscoe by Evan Mack, Rodman in North Korea by Sarah Hutchings and her cycle for tenor entitled, Supplicative.
Timothy holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from the College of Fine Arts at Boston University where he studied with acclaimed soprano, Sharon Daniels. He currently resides in the Midwest with his husband, pianist Nicholas Pothier and their dog, Gabe. Timothy currently serves on the voice faculty at Millikin University.