Anthony Evans’ music career began 18 years ago when he was discovered by Gospel music sensation Kirk Franklin. After touring as a backup singer for Franklin for four years, Anthony began releasing his own work in the Gospel genre. Since 2004, he has released eight full-length albums, including Back to Life, which quickly became his first Billboard #1 gospel album.
Anthony’s career continued to broaden, and eventually brought him to Hollywood where he was featured on season two of NBC’s hit show, The Voice. As part of Team Christina, Anthony garnered the attention of CeeLo Green’s producers, who hired him to work on The Voice coach’s upcoming Christmas Album. As his reputation for quality work grew, he continued to receive opportunities in the Hollywood music scene. In the last few years, Anthony has had the privilege of contributing to projects for artists Katy Perry, Sam Smith, Darren Criss, and Celine Dion, as well as the shows, GLEE and American Idol. His unique vocal skills and acute ear have also given him the chance to contract and produce vocals for Kanye West, 2Chainz, Pharrell Williams (for the feature film Hidden Figures), and the ABC shows Blackish and The Mayor.
The unique opportunity to take on the roll of “Beast” began at an event celebrating Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s Oscar nomination for their work on The Greatest Showman. The acclaimed writing and composing duo had discovered Anthony on social media (a video of him singing a song from the movie went viral after it was reposted by the film’s star, Hugh Jackman). Pasek and Paul reached out to Evans and asked him to sing the day of the event when one of the principle performers became sick. Director Richard Kraft discovered Anthony at this event and soon thereafter cast him for tonight’s show.
Currently, Anthony is promoting the August release of his new book project, Unexpected Places, continues to tour his #1 album project, and is looking forward to attracting new opportunities in Hollywood to expand his ever-evolving career.