Award-winning Dublin-born artist Morgan Crowley trained at the College of Music, RADA (London), Lee Strasberg Institute (Hollywood) and holds a Masters from Trinity College Dublin, along with several other qualifications in various disciplines (A.R.I.A.M., L.T.C.L., Adv. Dip. Mktg., B.Sc. (Mgt.), M.A.). Awards include his selection as the youngest recipient of the coveted John McCormack Prize, the Luciano Pavarotti Radio Prize, Evening Standards Critics Choice Awards, Broadway.com “Outstanding Performer” Audience Award and Nomination in the top ten “Voices of Musical Theatre”by BBC.
He combines his performing career with ongoing work as a Director, Composer, Arranger and Teacher/Mentor at home and abroad and is currently a Member of Actors Equity (USA, UK, Ireland), Spotlight and Screen Actors Guild (USA).
A very diverse career across five continents in every genre of entertainment, he has appeared on a Grammy-winning CD, Tony & Olivier Award winning musicals and the stage version of an Oscar-winning film.
Morgan’s leading roles on Broadway, in London’s West-End and international theatre include Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray, Chicago, Sweeney Todd, Cirque du Soleil, Riverdance, The Irish & How They Got That Way, Street Scene, Candide, Scrooge, Playboy of the Western World, Orpheus, Ragtime, Les Miserables (in concert), Messiah, Case of The Frightened Lady, Carousel, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Vaults (world premiere Dublin), Lessons in Love (world premiere China), An Apple A Day (world premiere London) and The Dead (world premiere at The Abbey Theatre).
His extensive experience in television, film and opera worldwide includes Eastenders (BBC), Disney, The Wiggles, Royal Opera Covent Garden, UTV, Heresy (world premiere Dublin), Lovejoy, Universal Pictures, Prometheus, Far & Away, Bird (world premiere of an Oscar Wilde story), a featured role in the international long-running Euromillions TV ad, The Magic Flute, Carmen, the recent feature film Pilgrimage (starring Tom Holland), the award-nominated RSC / National Theatre collaboration The Nine O Clock Slot, Grammy-winner Bill Whelan’s After The Titanic (world premiere New York), Lessons in Love (China) and the Hollywood film version of the multi-award-winning National Theatre premiere London Road (starring Tom Hardy). He has recently played the leading role in an American short film, 1791, due for international release in 2019, written soundtrack music for another work-in-progress and appears in a feature-length Documentary, due for film festivals release in 2019.
Career highlights include his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (aged only 20), the BBC Proms, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Gala, Royal Festival Hall, Hyde Park (broadcast live to 10 million people worldwide), Andrew Lloyd Webber Special Tribute, his Evening Standard Critics Choice Award, Royal Variety Performance at Buckingham Palace, singing for the Pope at Vatican City, Sydney Opera House, appearing at the Grammy Awards and the Academy Awards. Performing alongside luminaries including Celine Dion, Cleo Laine, Pavarotti, the stars of ABBA, Queen, Sir Ian McKellen and Judi Dench have also reinforced Morgan’s love for his chosen career.
In addition to directing Dublin’s popular annual “Opera in the Open” at Wood Quay, and mentoring/masterclasses with choirs and singers/actors all over the world, Morgan enjoys a varied international concert schedule, including classical and musical theatre repertoire, which takes him to places such as Slovenia (Pergolesi Stabat Mater), Holland (Druid), London (West End Cares series, Royal Festival Hall series, Royal Albert Hall, Hammersmith Apollo conerts, Lord of the Rings in Concert, solo cabaret shows….) and around the UK (Edinburgh Festival, Aberystwyth Arts Festival, Cardiff Singer of the World), Switzerland (jazz ensembles, solo cabaret shows, classical recitals), USA (He has appeared in concert in 48 of the United States, including cabaret appearances at the legendary Feinsteins New York), World Tours (Music of the Night, Cantabile – The London Quartet,, The Irish Tenors & Five Irish Tenors), several appearances with the National Symphony Orchestra and as a touring artist for Columbia Artists, in addition to regular concert work in Ireland (oratorio, show revues and guest appearances at all major venues)
Morgan’s song-writing also achieves critical acclaim at home and abroad (available on iTunes)…his first solo release Out Of The Blue remaining on the International Bestseller Chart for 12 weeks and winning celebrity endorsements for subsequent releases Soprano, West End Wounds & Broadway Bruises (produced in New York), Celtic Carol (produced in Sydney, Australia), Love Duets (produced in Switzerland), As Large As Alone (produced in London), Time (produced in Ireland) and The Dead (audio book of James Joyce story, produced in Switzerland).