Tony Ponella
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  • Bloomington, IN
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Tony Ponella commented on Carnegie Hall's group Musical Theater
"Hi everyone! Hope you have all had a great fall. I'm working on a project that I wanted to share with you. I've been doing more arranging and composing and am planning on regularly posting YouTube videos. This is an arrangement I did that…"
Nov 20, 2013
Tony Ponella commented on Carnegie Hall's group Musical Theater
"Question for Adam Pascal!"
Jun 10, 2013
Tony Ponella commented on Carnegie Hall's group Musical Theater
"@Madison It was so much fun to sing on the 54 Below stage. What a beautiful club. @Brett-Marco- Thanks for the shout out in the video. Looks like an awesome class... not surprised with Leslie teaching! I'm actually singing at the Duplex on…"
May 17, 2013
Tony Ponella commented on Carnegie Hall's group Musical Theater
"Thanks to everyone who came to 54 Below Monday night! I had such a blast- it almost felt like a masterclass, actually. I hope we have an opportunity to meet up again soon. Thanks Leslie and Melissa!!!"
May 8, 2013
Tony Ponella commented on Carnegie Hall's group Musical Theater
"@Amanda I have work-studied with BAA for the past two years. I love everyone there! If you end up working this summer, we'll be working together. Good luck!"
May 6, 2013
Tony Ponella commented on Carnegie Hall's group Musical Theater
"@Josie. Great job! The American Songbook represented in Britain. I love it!"
May 4, 2013
Tony Ponella commented on Carnegie Hall's group Musical Theater
"Hi everybody! I just got the official confirmation that I made it through to the semi-finals of 54 Below's "The Callback"! Thank you all for your support! I will be singing Monday Night, May 6th, at 11:30 pm. (Doors open at 11:00.) No…"
May 4, 2013
Tony Ponella was featured
May 3, 2013
Tony Ponella commented on Carnegie Hall's group Musical Theater
"Hey guys! Less than 24 hours to vote and it is really tight! Please check out this link on YouTube and give it a "Thumbs Up" to help me get through to Monday's semi-finals of 54 Below's "The Callback"! Voting ends…"
May 3, 2013
Tony Ponella commented on Carnegie Hall's group Musical Theater
"Thanks Leslie! Christine ran over right after Chicago on Monday night and even joked about her Mama Morton makeup :) I talked to her a little after the show, and we both said how awesome you are! Hope to see you Monday!"
May 1, 2013
Tony Ponella commented on Carnegie Hall's group Musical Theater
"Hey everybody! I need your help to get through to next week's semi-finals of 54 Below's "The Callback". Please go to YouTube and "Thumbs Up" my video, and feel free to share this link anywhere and everywhere! The more…"
May 1, 2013
Brittany Bigelow left a comment for Tony Ponella
"Tony! Congrats on your Age 2 feature! I saw in your bio that you are moving to NYC your senior year of high school! Is that this current year or next year?!"
Apr 20, 2013
Tony Ponella commented on Christopher Amos's page The Seven Ages of Musicals: Age Two
"@Madi: Thanks. Santa Fe is one of my all time favorite songs!"
Apr 16, 2013
Tony Ponella commented on Christopher Amos's page The Seven Ages of Musicals: Age Two
"@Roger: Thanks so much for your comments. The piece actually wasn't original, but I adapted it for this purpose. I'm still looking for a good comedic piece and hope to post one soon!"
Apr 16, 2013
Tony Ponella commented on Carnegie Hall's group Musical Theater
"I totally used the Circle of 5ths to transition between two songs I put together for a performance last week! The first one was in Bb and the second in C. I started on F (5th in Bb), then quickly went B (actually B half dim 7) E, A, D, G, and then…"
Apr 16, 2013
Emma Ratshin left a comment for Tony Ponella
"Hi! I just wanted to congratulate you on an awesome performance at Jim Caruso's Cast Party last Monday! It was really a treat to watch you perform. I don't go to Cast Party often (the whole living on the other side of the country thing…"
Apr 15, 2013

Profile Information

I am a:
Student, Performing Artist
My school is:
Homeschool
My style(s) of music:
Classical, Film, Jazz, Musical Theater, Pop, Sacred, Traditional
I am interested in:
Composing / Arranging / Songwriting, Film Scoring / Soundtracks, Making Music Videos, Multimedia Projects, Performing, Recording / Producing / Engineering, Writing Lyrics
My musical instrument(s):
Piano / keyboard, Voice
My other musical interests, styles, and instruments are:
I am interested in a variety of musical styles, and am always open to new music. Recently, my focus has gravitated toward musical theatre, Great American Songbook, popular, and jazz genres. I simply love good music.
My favorite artists, influences, and inspirations are:
My favorite artists include Brian d'Arcy James, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Tony Bennett and Luciano Pavarotti. They all are well rounded, multifaceted artists, which brings depth to their craft. I aspire to emulate this in my art, and have been inspired by working with talented performers/teachers, creating art together.
More about me:
I have been singing and acting since I was very young. In addition to amazing opportunities and experiences while working with great teachers, I am blessed with a supportive family. While I have had success in various competitions (e.g. “Hardest-Working Male” and “Outstanding Male Performer” at the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta; “Broadway Bound” at the Schmidt Vocal Competition; NATS Indiana High School Musical Theater Winner; National Semi-Finalist in the Classical Singer Competition, "Finding the Groove" winner), I am seeking more experiences to learn and further advance my craft. Next year, as a senior in high school, I will be living in New York City looking for ways to enhance my training with any available opportunities.

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At 10:20pm on April 20, 2013, Brittany Bigelow said…

Tony! Congrats on your Age 2 feature! I saw in your bio that you are moving to NYC your senior year of high school! Is that this current year or next year?!

At 3:46pm on April 15, 2013, Emma Ratshin said…

Hi! I just wanted to congratulate you on an awesome performance at Jim Caruso's Cast Party last Monday! It was really a treat to watch you perform. I don't go to Cast Party often (the whole living on the other side of the country thing kind of hinders my attendance), but you are definitely someone to remember.

-Emma, aka the girl with the curly hair who sang backup on Christine Lavin's Chicken Pot Pie song

At 11:51am on March 26, 2013, Carnegie Hall said…

Congrats on your Age Two feature for the Seven Ages of Musicals project. Leslie and Roger picked you! You'll find your video featured in the right side column.

At 11:57pm on November 5, 2012, Madelyn Monaghan said…

Hey Tony! I met you this summer at Broadway Artists Alliance and wanted to tell you I just saw your video that Erica shared on the Musical Theatre page and it was wonderful! Hope all is well and you're enjoying living in New York!

-Madelyn

At 3:40pm on May 8, 2012, Yasmin de Soiza said…

Hey Tony! Leslie told me that you will be attending the chat tomorrow evening, and we will be discussing one of your videos. Could we setup a time tomorrow to test your webcam? Let me know!

At 12:30pm on April 29, 2012, Leslie Stifelman said…

TONY!  What about Love I Hear from Forum?  Great song for you perhaps?

At 12:16am on April 27, 2012, Leslie Stifelman said…

TONY.  I left you a comment on the MT page.  Check it out and so glad you could be on the chat.  We'll be getting to everyone's questions.  I think you had some up there!  Best and let me know what you think.

At 12:30pm on April 17, 2012, Leslie Stifelman said…

TONY looking forward to your postings this week!  Left you a comment on the project page.  Good work!

At 10:48am on April 9, 2012, Jonathon Hampton said…

Hey Tony. Glad to see you sharing your videos. I embedded the one that you linked in your group post. Here are instructions on how you can do that in the future

At 11:48pm on April 6, 2012, Leslie Stifelman said…

Hi Tony.   Look for the young man named Jonah.  I asked him to friend you.  I think his voice is going through the change and maybe you can help him.  Also, Ben Farmer and Damon McToy are both moving to NYC next year.  Check it out.

 
 
 

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