EMMY®-nominated composer Tony Morales has traversed the worlds of drama, animation, and documentary for both film and television. This year has seen the release of the ESPN documentary “The Dominican Dream”, which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and “Wish Man”, the true story of Frank Shankwitz, who established the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Morales is also the composer for the Disney animated series “Elena Of Avalor” for which he received two Daytime EMMY nominations and an Annie Award nomination.
Morales began his career as a composer within Hans Zimmer’s Media Ventures in 1998. As an additional music composer & arranger, he soon found himself working with and learning from some of the top film composers including Harry Gregson-Williams, John Debney and Brian Tyler, contributing to such scores as “Iron Man 3”, “Fast Five”, “Unstoppable”, “The Town”, and “The Change-Up”.
In 2012 Morales earned his first Primetime EMMY nomination for the mini-series “Hatfields & McCoys” (co-composed with John Debney).
Since that time, he has gone on to compose numerous scores for film and television including the 2015 Netflix series “Bloodline” (co-composed with Edward Rogers), the hit CBS TV show “Scorpion” (co-composed with Brian Tyler), “An Actor Prepares” (directed by Steve Clark, starring Jeremy Irons) and “In Your Eyes” (written by Joss Whedon).
A guitar player since the age of six, music has always been a part of Morales’ life. After an adolescence spent playing in a series of unfortunately named bands, he retired his Flying V and turned to the world of film music.