a gala function held at Sydney’s Bankstown Sports Club and presented
by industry stalwart Barry Crocker, Tony Pantano was clearly emotional
when it was announced he had received the ‘MO’ Award' for
“Best Male Vocalist” for a record thirteenth time.
It was a fitting tribute to an entertainer who has gained international acclaim and for a gentleman who is without doubt one of Australia's most likable showbiz personalities.
Tony is the epitome of the true professional whose performances not only showcase his rich, warm voice but also an incredibly varied repertoire which covers anything from ballads to classical and rock.
And of course let's not forget the wit and charm with which it is all delivered that places Tony amongst the very best of the world's cabaret artists.
Numerous appearances on national television, performances in just about every notable venue in Australia and many overseas (including a memorable night at the Olympia Theatre in Paris) have all been interspersed with regular stints on the most luxurious ocean cruise liners that sail the seven seas.
Indeed to current day Tony continues to be in constant demand for cruising engagements with a recent highlight being performances aboard P & O's Dawn Princess on an eleven day cruise from the magical island of Rhodes to the vibrant Emirates city of Dubai.
Tony has been a permanent headline act for over six years at Melbourne's Crown Casino and earlier in his career had two single hits and nine albums to his credit. He holds the record for claiming the MO Award for "Best Male Vocalist" in Australia, has won the Gold Award for "Entertainer Of The Year" (twice) and received multiple nominations for the Ace Awards' "Best Male Vocalist".
The last few years has seen Tony back in the recording studio producing a number of various song compilation CDs which have been so successful they are now also distributed internationally via the extremely popular iTunes Music Store.
To list all of Tony's achievements, anecdotes and career highlights supported by an impressive photo gallery featuring some of the world's most renowned performers would really require a separate dedicated web site of its own!
As administrator of Tony's catalogue of original songs, GMP salutes this fine gentleman and pays tribute to such a talented artist for his remarkable and significant contribution to the Australian music scene.