EMMY-nominated Mexican-American composer Tony Morales is known for his sweeping symphonic scores and textural cinematic sound 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.
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 has 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 as an advisor for their Film Music and Sound Design Lab.
Born in Southern California, Morales grew up all over the US and now resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.