Anthony joined DMTC in 1976, working back stage. He first appeared on stage in the 1977 production of “Hello, Dolly!” and his first role came the following year, playing Mordred in the company’s first production of “Camelot”. Anthony then went on to appear in most of the company’s main shows, summer shows, concerts and pantomimes. During this time, he has appeared in several works by Stephen Sondheim, including “Sweeney Todd”, “A Little Night Music”, “Into the Woods”, “Company” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”.
He performed regularly with both the Newcastle West End Operatic Society at the Theatre Royal and New Tyne Theatre, and South Shields Musical Productions at the Sunderland Empire Theatre and the South Shields Customs House Theatre.
Other favourite roles have included Kipps in “Half a Sixpence”, Motel in “Fiddler on the Roof”, Gaston in “Gigi”, Fagin in “Oliver!”, Sam Weller in “Pickwick”, the title role in “The Music Man” and the 7 different roles in “Little Me”.
At GALA he has appeared as Bill Snibson in “Me and My Girl”, Captain Hook in “Peter Pan”, Henry Higgins in “My Fair Lady”, King Arthur in “Camelot”, Archibald Craven in “The Secret Garden”, Nathan Detroit in “Guys and Dolls”, Mr. Andrews in “Titanic”, Harry in “Company”, Mack Sennett in “Mack and Mabel”, Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof”, the title role in “Scrooge”, Horace Vandergelder in “Hello, Dolly!”, Otto Kringelein in “Grand Hotel“, Julian Marsh in “42nd Street”, the title role in “Sweeney Todd“, Dr. Manette in “A Tale of Two Cities” and Pseudous in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”. He appeared as Max von Mayerling in “Sunset Boulevard”, a soloist in “The Best of British Musicals” followed by Jigger Craigin in “Carousel”, Fred Graham in “Kiss Me Kate” and most recently as Colonel Juan Peron in “Evita”.
He was delighted to appear as part of the DMTC “boy band!” in “Some Enchanted Evenings” at both the GALA Theatre and at SAGE, Gateshead. He was also one of the Three Kings in our “Farmyard Nativity”.