Anthony Lucca is an award winning music director who develops and music directs new works for theatre and film. World premieres include BRONCO BILLY (Skylight Theatre Company, LA Drama Critic's Circle Award for Best Musical Direction, Stage Raw Award Nominee), MUTT HOUSE (Kirk Douglas Theater), CULT OF LOVE (IAMA Theatre Company), INTO LIGHT (short-film), and varying workshop productions of new musical theatre in Los Angeles and New York City. He is currently music director for MAMMA MIA! (5-Star Theatricals) and A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (Actor's Co-Op).
Comfortable as either a piano-conductor or baton-conductor, he recently music directed productions of EVITA IN CONCERT (Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center), MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET,
SHE LOVES ME (Actor's Co-Op), CALVIN BERGER (Standing Room Only), HONEYMOON IN VEGAS (Musical Theatre Guild),
ASSASSINS (Red Blanket Productions, Stage Raw Nominee).
He also guest music directs and conducts for performing arts grade schools and colleges in both Los Angeles and New England. As a guest artist, he has worked with middle school, high school students, as well as collegiate and also teaches and music directs for the Rubicon Theatre Company's Summer Youth Program.
Anthony performs frequently in the jazz and cabaret setting. As a collaborative artist, Anthony is inspired by the opportunity to realize and interpret the storytelling possibilities that
reside within the music.
His mission is keen to understanding and translating the sonic and dramatic environment of a piece where the melody, harmony, and rhythm coincide.
Previous and current venues include: Feinstein's 54 Below, Birdland,
Rockwell Table and Stage, Blue Whale, Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal Bar,
Anthony has composed music for
several award winning short films, as well as original music for the recent Los Angeles production of
WOMEN OF MANHATTAN.
He is influenced by all genres of music, primarily jazz, folk, and classical.
Anthony enjoys collaborating
with composers and songwriters in developing and transferring their music to an orchestral or other performance medium. His experience in both composition and orchestration allows him to collaborate as an orchestrator who is sensitive
and supportive to the composer's original vision, while focusing and heightening the lens
of its musical storytelling amongst
instrumentation and texture.