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" and the title role in "Sweeney Todd". Most recently he was delighted to appear as part of the DMTC "boy band!" in "Some Enchanted Evenings" at both the GALA Theatre and the SAGE, Gateshead.
In our production of “A Tale of Two Cities” he played the part of Dr. Manette. This was followed by a return to “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, this time in the part of Pseudolus. In our 1978 production he had played the younger Hero! Tempus Fugit!!
In our current production of “Sunset Boulevard” Anthony plays the part of Max Von Mayerling, Norma Desmond’s manservant. “Max is a very much a brooding presence throughout the show – always hovering in the background. Shaving my hair off for the part has added to Max’s strange persona I think – though my head is always very cold!!”
In June 2013,Anthony also became the Chairman of DMTC. "I am deeply honoured and privileged to have been chosen to fill this position. I hope I am able to give back something to this wonderful company in return for many amazing experiences I have enjoyed over a nearly-40 year period".