Biography

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, QuickGhettoblaster, The Animal, Bottle Shock, Cheaper by the Dozen, and The Last Hit, as well as many television shows, commercials, radio commercials, and industrial films. 

Anthony also had the honor of creating the title role in Paul Gilger's (creator of "Showtune") new Cole Porter revue “Gigolo” at the Coppola Winery in Geyserville, CA.

 

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.

 

And, as if he isn’t busy enough, Anthony also plays guitar, keyboards, and sings in the classic rock group The CORE (check our their pics and sounds at www.thecore-music.com.) and plays keyboards on tour with Steven Kent's CASH & KING, A Tribute to Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley (click HERE for more info).

An avid and accomplished martial artist, Anthony resides in Santa Rosa, CA.

Awards & Accolades

2019 TBA Award Finalist- Outstanding Ensemble of a Play (Drumming with Anubis- Left Edge Theater)

2019 MTJA Award nomination- Outstanding Ensemble of a Play (Drumming with Anubis- Left Edge Theater)

 

2018 Broadwayworld nomination- Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical (La Cage Aux Folles- 6th St. Playhouse)

2018 Broadwayworld nomination- Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Sister Act the Musical- Napa Conservatory Theater)

 

2017 TBA Award Finalist- Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Zombietown- Left Edge Theater)

2017 TBA Award Finalist- Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (1776- Spreckels Theater Company)

2015 SFBATCC nomination- Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Into the Woods- Theatre at Large)

2014 TBA Award Finalist- Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical (Next to Normal- Theatre at Large)

2014 SFBATCC nomination- Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical (Next to Normal- Theatre at Large)

 

2014 SOTA award nomination- Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical (Next to Normal- Theatre at Large)

2014 Broadwayworld nomination- Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical (Next to Normal- Theatre at Large)

WINNER- Best Actor "Switching Teams"- 2007 Fringe of Marin festival, Marin, CA  

 

WINNER- Best Play "Bad Coffee"- 2006 Fringe of Marin festival, Marin, CA  

WINNER- Best Director "Bad Coffee"- 2006 Fringe of Marin festival, Marin, CA  

2005 ARTY Award nomination- Outstanding Featured Actor in a  Musical (Camelot- Fairfield Civic Theater)

2010 - present
2010 - present
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