Tony Middleton

Vocalist

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Tony Middleton... One of the most versatile performers on the entertainment scene. Tony can be edgy or soft, amusing or seductive. Tony Middleton loves music and caresses every word he sings. Tony sings with the power, feeling and sureness that only great talents have.

Tony has been aptly described as having a rare ability and a vocal talent unsurpassed. His career has included record recording, Broadway, commercials, television, and the cabaret circuit here and abroad. He lived and performed in Paris and Europe in the jazz circuit for a number of years and gets called back time and again.

Tony started his career as lead singer of the Willows, having composed his hit recording of "Church Bells May Ring" and is still in demand to sing with the Willows at Doo Wop concerts and has done several PBS Doo Wop shows.

As a soloist, Tony is known by world class performers. Tony has performed with and the music of Burt Bacharach, whose recording "Don't Ever Leave Me" received a Grammy Award nomination. He has performed for Quincy Jones and Cy Coleman with their music. Having appeared at the Apollo along with Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Big Mabel and Slappy White, he has also sung with Sissy Houston, Nell Carter and Della Reese.

Tony was the lead in "Cabin in the Sky" and one of the featured singers in the Broadway show "Purlie". He performed in concert at the City Center with the Alvin Ailey Dancers in which he sang the "Mary Lou William's Mass", and was one of the headliners at Lincoln Center at the 55th Birthday Tribute to the late Charlie Parker.

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