Anthony Warlow

 

Australian singer/actor Anthony Warlow was born November 18, 1961 in Wollongong, New South Wales, beginning his performing career at 19 with the Australian Opera. In his six years with the company, he starred in productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Magic Flute, La Boheme, Die Fledermaus, The Tales of Hoffman and Don Giovanni; in 1986, Warlow assumed the role of Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, and a year later he starred in his own one-man show, A Song to Sing. From there he spent four years appearing as Enjolras in Les Miserables, and in 1990 issued his first solo album, upon completing a turn in the title role of The Phantom of the Opera, Recorded an album, Back in the Swing, and a concert tour. A stint as Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady preceded the 1995 release of Midnight Dreaming; he subsequently appeared in productions of The Secret Garden and Grease, releasing the album Back in the Swing in 2000.

Anthony Warlow's Pirate King appeared in dress, voice and mannerism very similar to Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. In a press interview in Brisbane, Anthony Warlow said that he had deliberately based his Pirate King on Johnny Depp's character from Pirates of the Caribbean know the opera but are aware of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy of movies could enjoy the opera more . David Hobson (as "Frederic") and Suzanne Johnston (as "Ruth") also appeared in this production. The lead female role of Mabel, initially played by Emma Matthews was taken over by soprano Taryn Fiebig for most of the tour. John Bolton-Wood, originally cast as "Major-General Stanley" was replaced by Reg Livermore for the Melbourne season, and the role of the "Sergeant of Police" in Melbourne given to Shane Lorencev after the departure of bassRichard Alexander the original "Sergeant".

August 2006 Performing as the pirate king in Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance" at the Sidney Opera House

January 2008 Reprising his role as the Phantom in the 2008 Sydney tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera.

Background: Born, Australia. Joan Sutherland Scholarship; Advance Australia Award; ARIA Award -The Main Event. Elected a Living National Treasure

OA repertoire: Includes - Puck: Midsummer Night's Dream, Masetto: Don Giovanni, Papageno: Magic Flute, Spalanzani: Les contes d'Hoffmann, Eisenstein: Fledermaus, Zsupan: Countess Maritza, Archibald Grosvenor: Patience, Captain Corcoran: HMS Pinafore, Learned Judge: Trial by Jury, Pirate King: The Pirates of Penzance

Other Companies: Sky Masterson: Guys and Dolls; A Song to Sing-O; Enjolras: Les Misérables; Phantom: The Phantom of the Opera 1991; Prof Higgins; The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber; Archibald Craven: The Secret Garden; The Main Event; Cervantes/Don Quixote: Man of La Mancha; Leeuwin Estate 20th Anniversary Concert with Lesley Garrett. Solo Concerts - WASO, QSO, TSO

Recordings/Videos: Centre Stage, On the Boards, Back in the Swing, Midnight Dreaming, Best of Act One, Jekyll and Hyde, Face the Music, The Snow Goose, Tenor & Baritone (Skylark Records); Patience, Fledermaus, HMS Pinafore/Trial By Jury; The Main Event