Tim Howar

Last updated 09 January 2020

Tim Howar
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Timothy Michael Hawryluk

Born: Monday 24th November 1969 (age: 53)


Tim Howar (born Spirit River, Alberta) is a Canadian actor, singer and dancer, known as a London-based rock vocalist with Mike + the Mechanics.

Howar attended Ross Sheppard High School, and sang with three choirs: Alberta Youth Choir, the Centennial Singers, and Pro Coro Canada; joined the Edmonton Musical Theatre Amateur Group and started dancing at 16 as an apprentice with Ballet North. He is also the only Canadian to win the Youth Talent International Competition in Memphis Tennessee USA.He had a scholarship to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, which he declined

Howar appeared in several Canadian productions of Broadway shows, and can also be heard in the Canadian Cast Recording of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the original cast recording of "Tonight's The Night" London, and in voiceovers for various commercials and animations such as "Gene Fusion" He then made the step to the UK and London's West End theatre, in the lead role of Peggy Sue Got Married. He later played Roger in the rock opera Rent before being replaced by original Broadway cast member Adam Pascal.

He was formerly the lead singer of the London rock band Van Tramp (previously known as 'El Camino'). In 2010, Howar joined Mike + The Mechanics along with Andrew Roachford. The following year the album, The Road was released featuring Howar and Roachford as lead vocalists.

Howar married British musical theatre actress Ruthie Henshall in Essex in 2004. The couple have two daughters.