Tegan Summer has worked in film and television in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and his native London, England. He is an alumnus of Liverpool J.M. University and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.
Starting from the ground up at the BBC, he worked his way to being one of the key and proud members of Action Time Television; the record-breaking production team of innovative programming for the BBC, Granada, and Carlton Television in the United Kingdom. He opened Prospect House Entertainment in Los Angeles, and in its first development season, Summer oversaw and commissioned original projects and development deals with Warner Bros., Fox, ESPN, Nintendo, in addition to syndicating his debut show across four continents.
Summer also wrote and created In Person – a series of Q&A celebrity film screenings and star-studded tributes. The first season featured Gary Oldman, Malcolm McDowell, George Lazenby, and fifteen stars of the James Bond franchise; cast members of the Star Trek movie franchise and the films of Robert Altman.
Summer wrote the book, lyrics and directed a series of live shows: Loretta Young’s Centennial Tribute, featuring a multitude of classic and contemporary stars, and The Nicholas Brothers Tribute with Dick van Dyke and Debbie Allen among others.
He also wrote the book, lyrics, and directed Marilyn! The New Musical to a sold out 1400-seat audience in previews at the Alex Theatre in Glendale; the musical is set for a 2017 celebrity cast premiere in Las Vegas.
Summer’s most recent project is the psychological thriller The Mystery of Casa Matusita, starring Academy Award Nominees Catalina Sandino Moreno, Gary Oldman, and Bruce Davison with Skeet Ulrich and Malcolm McDowell. He has also finalized the courtroom drama The Knights of Mary Phagan, with Elliott Gould and John Savage, and has penned the shipwreck survivor thriller, The Eleven, and rodeo family drama, The Eight Second Club, both based on true stories and in development. Summer is President of the Foundation for New American Musicals. He is also on the Executive Committee of “Reprise” and Board of Directors of the Fayard Nicholas Foundation, Glendale Arts, and the historic Alex Theatre.