Anthony has worked with composer George Stiles for more than 30 years. Their multi-award-winning work has been performed around the world in dozens of languages. Together, their writing credits include Honk! (National Theatre, UK Tour and Worldwide), Mary Poppins (West End, Broadway, International and currently on UK Tour), Cameron Mackintosh’s new version of Half A Sixpence (Chichester Festival Theatre and West End), Travels With My Aunt (Minerva Theatre, Chichester), The Wind in the Willows (UK Tour), Betty Blue Eyes (West End and UK Tour), Just So (Tricycle Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and International)), Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Royal Festival Hall and International), Soho Cinders (Soho Theatre and in concert at the Queen’s Theatre), The Three Little Pigs (West End, UK Tour and International Tour), Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Singapore Repertory Theatre), and The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Singapore Repertory Theatre).
Future projects include a stage version of Robert Harling’s film Soapdish, and Becoming Nancy with director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell.
Independently as a lyricist, Anthony’s credits include The Card (Watermill Theatre, Regents Park Theatre) and A Twist of Fate (Singapore Repertory Theatre).
Other projects include: song contributions for Dame Edna Everage’s Look at Me When I’m Talking to You, The Shakespeare Revue (RSC) as well as a variety of material for TV and radio.
As a director Anthony’s work includes Snoopy (Watermill Theatre), Honk! (South Africa, Chicago, Tokyo and Singapore), Just So (North Shore Music Theatre, Massachusetts and Chichester Festival Theatre), The Thing About Men (London’s King’s Head Theatre), You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Tabard Theatre) and The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Singapore Repertory Theatre)
Awards include the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical for Honk!, three of the top prizes at the Musical of the Year Awards for Peter Pan ,The Straits Times Award for Best Musical (A Twist of Fate) and the first ever Vivian Ellis Prize (Just So). Mary Poppins has won 45 major theatre awards around the globe including Tony, Olivier, Helpmann and London Evening Standard Awards. Laurence Olivier nominations include Mary Poppins and Betty Blue Eyes.
Along with George, Anthony’s passion for new musical theatre writing is recognised via the annual Stiles and Drewe Prize for Best New Song, now in its 11th year and their Mentorship Award supported by Music Theatre International (Europe). They are founding board members of Mercury Musical Developments (MMD), Associate Artists at The Watermill Theatre and patrons of the London Musical Theatre Orchestra and the Music Theatre Academy (MTA).