Prior to working in the arts, Tony was a British soldier for 12 years. Serving with a specialised Commando and Airborne forces unit based in Royal Marines Poole. Earning the right to wear the coveted green beret led him to work all over the world including the desert, arctic, jungles of the far east and also operational tours of duty in Iraq Gulf war and the conflicts in Northern Ireland. After leaving the military he decided to change his career for something he always had an interest in which was music.
Tony studied at the Musicians Institute Hollywood, California on their Associate’s degree program. It was here where he met Drew Gasparini, the now Broadway composer/writer. They were roommates and played in a band together around LA during their studies. They remain good friends to this day. After graduating from MI and returning to the UK Tony took full-time studies again receiving a half scholarship at the American Musical Theatre Academy of London. He graduated from AMTA with a distinction and was awarded the musical theatre award for his year. He started working professionally in musical theatre appearing in shows like Madam Butterfly at the Royal Albert Hall, The Who’s Tommy, Beauty and the Beast and Queens, We will Rock you to date