Tim Leininger has been theater critic for the Journal Inquirer since Dec. 2016. A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Connecticut. He began his career performing for 10 years in New York with various choirs, the Liederkranz Opera, the One World Symphony, and directing the Central Baptist Church Chamber Choir. Notable performances include accompanying Barbra Streisand at Madison Square Garden, the United Nations celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and The Today Show. In Connecticut, he has performed with the Queen’s Company and has been a part of the production crew for multiple productions at Hartford Stage, including “A Christmas Carol” and “Kiss Me, Kate”. He resides in Vernon with his wife Courtney and his cat Jasper.