Anthony Martinez is a well-known San Francisco Bay Area actor/singer/musician whose work has been seen at countless Bay Area theaters, including 42nd St. Moon, Cinnabar Theater, 6th St Playhouse, Spreckels Theater Company, Left Edge Theater, Lucky Penny Productions, Larkspur Café Theater, Pacific Alliance Stage Company, the Castro Valley Center for the Arts, Sonoma County Repertory Theater, Novato Theater Company, and Sonoma Arts Live, to name just a few.
Critically acclaimed stage appearances include Bull in Drumming with Anubis (World Premiere), Tim in This Random World, Georges in La Cage Aux Folles, Eddie in Sister Act the Musical, Edward Rutledge in 1776 (Theater Bay Area award nomination), Slash Murphy in Zombietown (Theater Bay Area award nomination), Dan Goodman in Next to Normal (Theater Bay Area award nomination, Bay Area Theater Critics Circle award nomination, SOTA award nomination, Broadwayworld.com nomination), Cinderella’s Prince/The Wolf in Into the Woods (Bay Area Theater Critics Circle nomination), and Lancelot in Camelot (ARTY award nomination). Other notable appearances include Sky Masterson in Guys & Dolls, Eddie Ryan in Funny Girl, Dr. Carrasco in Man of La Mancha, Frankie in Forever Plaid, Freddy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden, Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun, Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense A-Men, the Duke in Oh, Kay!, three separate productions of Fiddler on the Roof (playing Perchik, Motel, and Fyedka), Howard in Moon Over Buffalo, Howard in Meshuggah--nuns, Dr. Simian in Unwrap Your Candy, Stew in The Bachelors (West Coast Premiere), Sy in My Favorite Year, Albert in Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party, Whizzer in Falsettos, Matt in The Fantasticks, Harlequin in Triumph of Love, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Zangara in Assassins, Henrik in A Little Night Music, Paul in Company, Ciccio in The Most Happy Fella, Putting It Together, Songs for a New World, Cole Porter’s People, A Sondheim Affair, John Fisher’s Medea: The Musical, and Dear World, Girl Crazy, and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever with San Francisco’s acclaimed 42nd St. Moon.
Motion picture appearances include Donovan Reid, Quick, Ghettoblaster, The Animal, Bottle Shock, Cheaper by the Dozen, and The Last Hit, as well as many television shows, commercials, radio commercials, and industrial films.
In addition to his work in theater and films, Anthony is also a founding member and keyboardist, guitarist, composer, and vocalist for the internationally-known rock band ALLIED NATION. A proud member of ASCAP, Anthony has composed many of ALLIED NATION’s best-known songs. In 2009, “Touch and Go”, a compilation of ALLIED NATION’s , classic recordings was released on the aor-fm record label in Europe to world-wide acclaim. For more information on ALLIED NATION, visit www.alliednationband.com.
Anthony is also a founding member and tenor vocalist in the professional a cappella Holiday vocal quartet Comfort & Joy, performing at hotels, wineries, and corporate and private events throughout each holiday season. Visit www.comfortandjoycarolers.com for more information.
On the rock and roll stage, Anthony plays guitar, keyboards, and sings in the classic rock group The CORE ( www.thecore-music.com.), plays keyboards on tour with Steven Kent's CASH & KING, A Tribute to Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley (click HERE for more info) and plays keyboards and sings in Petty Rocks, A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (www.pettyrocks.com).
As a teacher, Anthony is an accomplished martial artist and instructor (kenpo karate) and also teaches and directs musical theater at Young Actors Studio in Santa Rosa, CA. Depending on availability, Anthony is also available for private voice and acting instruction by arrangement (contact Anthony on the Contact page to inquire).