Tim won an Academy Award, a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and Australian Film Institute (AFI) award for his costume design for the feature film THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT. He revisited this work in PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, THE MUSICAL which continues to be performed worldwide.
After the success of THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, Tim spent many years designing for feature films, TV and music video clips in the USA. Feature film credits include; TODAY YOU DIE, LOVEWRECKED, MISS CONGENIALITY, INTO THE SUN, RED RIDING HOOD, MOJAVE MOON and MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS amongst others. For TV his credits include; V.I.P, HIGH SOCIETY and KATHY AND MO as well as a number of music video clips for popular artists such as MISSY ELLIOTT, CHER and MATCHBOX 20.
Since returning to Australia Tim designed for the encore presentation of THE SAPPHIRES produced by Black Swan Theatre Company and Company B, consulted for a children’s TV series and lectured costume design at The Australian Film Television and Radio School. Tim designed costumes for PJ Hogan’s latest film MENTAL earning him a Best Costume Design nomination for the AACTA awards. He also designed for the TV series I WILL SURVIVE, AUSTRALIA’S GOT TALENT, DANCING WITH THE STARS and DANCE BOSS.
Tim designs can be seen on Australia’s celebrities including Christine Anu for her REWIND show (2012), Casey Donovan for THE DEADLYS (2012) and Trevor Ashley for DIAMONDS ARE FOR TREVOR as part of the Mardi Gras Festival (2012).
Tim’s recent theatre work includes THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, GUYS AND DOLLS, WEST SIDE STORY, FUNNY GIRL and THE BOY FROM OZ (The Production Company), SWEET CHARITY and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Hayes Theatre) DREAM LOVER directed by Simon Phillips, Opera Australia’s TWO WEDDINGS, ONE BRIDE , the 4th ISLAMIC SOLIDARITY GAMES held in Baku, Azerbaijan, VIVID WHITE for MTC, and the 2018 Australian tour of PRISCILLA.
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- BETTY BLOKK-BUSTER re-imagined by an HLA All-Star team!
- WESLEY ENOCH’s BETTY BLOKK BUSTER with an HLA all-star creative team
- Natives Go Wild with costumes by TIM CHAPPEL
- Great reviews for THE ENCHANTED PIG directed by GALE EDWARDS, with costumes by TIM CHAPPEL
- Tim Chappel wins at the Sydney Theatre Awards
- 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards
- Little Shop of Horrors review: A near flawless revival of cult musical classic