Charles B. Ancheta has performed as a Music Director, concert pianist, and vocalist throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, and Australia on such projects as The Man of La Mancha National Tour, West Side Story at Gateway Playhouse in New York, and numerous productions at the Historic Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, South Carolina where he was the Musical Director and Composer-in-residence. Ancheta's favorite conducting projects include regional productions of Les Misérables; Anything Goes; A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Beehive: A '60s Musical; and Grease.
Having worked with such artists as Jack Jones ("The Impossible Dream", Theme from "The Love Boat"), Ron Holgate (Tony Award Winner), Moses Braxton, Jr. (Showboat, Civil War), Marilyn Caskey (Phantom of the Opera), and Diana DiMarzio (Sweeney Todd), Ancheta is also an accomplished arranger and composer. His composition, Circle of Love, was used as the theme for the documentary of the same title which aired on WHYY-Philadelphia television. Some of his arrangements for other artists have also been published by Cherry Lane Music.
Ancheta earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of South Carolina with Honors from the South Carolina Honors College and a Master of Arts (Honours) Degree from the University of Western Sydney. During his time as a Rotary Scholar in Australia, he was named a Paul Harris Fellow.
Presently, Ancheta is the Musical Director and pianist at the historic Savannah Theatre in Savannah, Georgia (www.savannahtheatre.com) as well as a freelance Musical Director, arranger and orchestrator.
E-mail Charles Ancheta at AnchetaMusic@gmail.com for more information.