Aria Award winner Anthony Callea has undoubtedly one of Australia’s finest voices. With a string of multi platinum, gold, number 1 and Top 40 releases spanning a decade, sold out national tours, performances in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Stockholm, South Africa, Dubai and invited to sing for the Prime Ministers dinner for our Olympians, Queen Elizabeth, Pavarotti, Prince Fredrik and Princess Mary along with touring with the likes of Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross and opening for Mariah Carey on the Gold Coast, it’s no wonder why this dynamic vocalist is one of this country's most consistent and in demand performers.
Anthony's growth and evolution as a music artist and a diverse entertainer will no doubt continue to inspire, whilst always demonstrating his determination and unwavering vocal talent.
Theatre: Anthony has tread the musical theatre stage over the past few years, playing the role of Johnny Casino in Grease The Musical alongside Bert Newton and Todd McKenney in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
Australian Idol: Introduced to the country via Australian Idol in 2004, his debut single 'The Prayer' became Australia's fastest and highest selling single of all time with sales in excess of four times Platinum, and at the top of the charts for an amazing five weeks.
Album: Anthony followed his debut single with another multi-Platinum #1 in 'Rain/Bridge Over Troubled Water', and a self-titled multi-Platinum #1 selling album, spawning another two top 10 hits with 'Hurts so Bad' and 'Per Sempre'.
He embarked on an international song writing trip for his sophomore album A New Chapter, which was accredited Gold and featured two top 20 singles: 'Live for Love' and 'Addicted To You'. Anthony also released a live concert DVD which debuted at #3 on the ARIA DVD Charts, sold Platinum and later screened as a Foxtel special.
Film: He also recorded the song 'Healing of the Heart 'for the soundtrack of Walt Disney's Bambi 2 along with international artists Martina McBride and Alison Krauss.
Tours: Anthony has embarked on national concert tours, playing to sell-out crowds across Australia and appeared as special guest for touring international superstars including Tina Arena, Diana Ross, Westlife, Celine Dion and the late Whitney Houston. Anthony has also performed for a host of international dignitaries including the late Luciano Pavarotti, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark.
TV: Anthony has appeared on many special television events including the Logies, Australia Day Concert, the ARIA Awards, Good Friday Appeals and is a favourite and regular on Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight, to name just a few. Anthony's entertainment and mentoring skills have been witnessed by millions of television viewers as he featured on Channel Seven's It Takes Two and Foxtel's Ultimate School Musical. Anthony was also invited to perform at the Prime Minister's Olympian Dinner to celebrate our Australian Olympic team before they left for London.
Musicals: In 2007 Anthony tread the boards in his first musical production at the State Theatre in Sydney, playing a supporting role in the acclaimed Dead Man Walking (dir. Nigel Jamieson), the true story of Sister Helen Prejean. Following on from this Anthony played the role of Mark in Perth's musical production of Rent alongside Tim Campbell and Nikki Webster.
Anthony played the role of Boq in the premiere Melbourne season of hit Broadway musical Wicked where he received audience and critical acclaim.
Awards: Anthony has also accumulated a string of awards including an ARIA Award along with three further ARIA nominations, Channel V Artist of the Year, Pop Republic Artist of the Year, MTV Viewers' Choice Award, Variety's Young Entertainer of the Year, MO Award, Dolly Teen Choice Award and a Gospel Music Award.
Single: 2011 saw Anthony release the single 'Oh Oh Oh Oh' co written with the Black Eye Peas' DJ Poet. In the past couple of years Anthony has been travelling and writing music with Australian and international writers and producers creating his sound and musical footprint.
March 2012 saw Anthony release his latest track 'Last To Go' from the EP of the same name, taking his dynamic vocals and energetic performance style to Los Angeles and Las Vegas where he performed to packed houses in West Hollywood and the famous Planet Hollywood on the Vegas strip.
Tina Arena: Live in Melbourne - 'The Prayer' feat. Anthony Callea