Anthony Way was born in London on 14 December 1982. His father worked as a prison officer at Wormwood Scrubs Prison, and it was the prison chaplain (the Rev. Ray Guymer), who, in 1990, suggested to Mr Way that Anthony should go for a voice trial at St Paul's Cathedral.
In 1995, Anthony Way entranced England with his portrayal of Henry Ashworth, the choir boy in the BBC's lavish adaptation of Joanna Trollope's acclaimed novel, 'The Choir'. But is was the huge and unexpected success of the soundtrack from the series (it became the second fastest selling classical CD in the UK), which really catapulted Anthony into the public eye.
After numerous TV appearances, it became apparent that not only did audiences love him, but that the feeling was reciprocal. Indeed, as his confident performance in front of thousands, including Her Majesty The Queen at the VE Day Celebrations in Hyde Park, show, he was a natural star. It became obvious that this then-12-year-old chorister from St Paul's had a solo career ahead of him.
He recorded several albums before his voice changed and was cast as the star of the film "Tom's Midnight Garden" in 1998. He later joined a punk band called "Upshot" as the drummer for a short time.
Anthony is now recording acoustic material and a new album is pending for release in early 2007. www.anthonyway.co.uk opened in late 2006 which is updated every day.
Simon KeenlysideMark TinklerAnthony Way 42 tracks. Includes trebles Simon Keenlyside, Anthony Way, Mark Tinkler, and King's College Choir, St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Winchester Cathedral Choir.
Anthony Way This mini-series, based on Joanna Trollope's novel, explores the internal politics and scandals of a British cathedral choir school. It features the singing voice of first-time actor and boy treble soloist Anthony Way, a real-life student at the St. Paul's Cathedral Choir School in London.
Due for release on 20/03/2006
Anthony Way Four-part television movie
Features Anthony Way and the Gloucester Cathedral Choir. A community struggles to stay together when a controversy arises over the restoration of England's fourteenth century Aldminster Cathedral. Will the parish's money go to maintain the revered all-boys' choir or to restore the Cathedral to its former glory? A 4-part miniseries based on a novel by Joanna Trollope. Has not yet been made available for purchase.