Tony Castro’s work as Musical Director/Supervisor/Conductor includes The Rocky Horror Show (UK and Australia), Spamalot, Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, La Bohéme,...Read More
Tony Castro’s work as Musical Director/Supervisor/Conductor includes The Rocky Horror Show (UK and Australia), Spamalot, Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, La Bohéme, The Iron Man, City of Angels, Sweeney Todd, Lucky Stiff, Honk, Oklahoma, Camelot, Into the Woods, Company, and The Beggars Opera; as a keyboard player, shows include Wicked, Les Miserables and Chess. His interest in developing new works includes conducting world premieres of Amerika and The Red Volcano, and MD’ing the development workshop of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.
Compositions include: One Day and Youth (commissions for community choir), Five Songs (texts by Charles Causley), Early in the Morning (new nursery rhymes); music for the short films Lonely Hearts and How to Sex, Francesco de la Vega, for Narrator and orchestra, and the musical Sinta!
Tony has developed and led Music and Musical Theatre courses and departments in many UK performing arts institutions, including CSSD, Rose Bruford College, and The BRIT School. He has delivered master classes in UK HE institutions including the RCM, the RAM, the RNCM, and the RSAMD; and internationally in Denmark, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Japan. He has been consultant to / external examiner for Chichester University, Guildford School of Acting, University of the Arts, and Hull university: he also was an External Examiner for Edexcel. He is a fellow of the HE Academy, and was a Subject Specialist Advisor for the QAA.Read Less
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