EMMY-nominated Mexican-American composer Tony Morales is known for his sweeping symphonic scores and textural cinematic prowess for feature films and television. His orchestral compositions range from dramas and crime thrillers to documentaries, comedies, and animation.
His dramatic offerings include countless hours of music for television and shows such as the Netflix Original Series ‘Bloodline’ and the CBS procedural drama ‘Scorpion’. His latest project, the action thriller ‘The Fugitive’ starring Kiefer Sutherland, is a remake of the classic 1960’s series and is hailed as the new Quibi flagship series.
Morales has composed music for several documentaries including ‘Benedict Men’, ‘The Definition of Insanity’, and ‘Fastball’. He also wrote the music for 30 For 30’s ‘The Dominican Dream’ which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and tells the story of young immigrant Felipe Lopez, the “Dominican Michael Jordan”.
Morales earned a Primetime EMMY nomination for the mini- series ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ (co-composed with John Debney). He is also known for his score on all three seasons of Disney’s ‘Elena Of Avalor’ for which he received multiple Daytime EMMY nominations as well as an Annie Award nomination. For the music of ‘Elena’ he mixed various Latin music genres, as well as instrumentation, with the traditional Disney orchestral sound. Other credits include the comedy ‘An Actor Prepares’ and the independent biographical feature film ‘Wish Man’. Tony collaborated on several projects writing additional music for ‘Iron Man 3’, ‘Fast Five’, ‘Unstoppable’, ‘The Town’, and ‘The Change-Up’.
Since 2019, Morales has been mentoring aspiring composers at the prestigious Sundance Institute and their Composer’s Lab.
Born in Southern California, Morales grew up all over the US and now resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.