Paul Antonelli

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Paul Antonelli
Born (1959-07-22) July 22, 1959 (age 61)
Brighton, Massachusetts
OccupationTelevision, keyboardist, composer, music director, music supervisor

Paul F. Antonelli (born July 22, 1959) is an American composer, musician, music director, and music supervisor. He began his career in the entertainment world as a keyboardist and founding member of the 1980s synthpop band, Animotion, which had evolved out of his previous band, Red Zone. Animotion would experience mainstream success with their hit single, "Obsession", for which a music video was filmed that prominently featured Antonelli in several scenes.

After leaving Animotion in the mid-80s, he played with the band Radio Werewolf and later appeared with them in the 1988 film Mortuary Academy.[1] Around this time, he began composing music for various films. He has worked as a composer on 3 Chains o' Gold (1994) and The Beautiful Experience (1994) for the artist formerly and currently known as Prince, Speed Zone! (1989), The Princess Academy (1987), Dead On: Relentless II (1992), China O'Brien II (1991), China O'Brien (1990), Out of the Dark (1989) and The Women's Club (1987). He worked as a musical director or supervisor on the daytime soap operas General Hospital (1984–1985, 1991–1996), Santa Barbara (1985–1987), All My Children (1996–1998), Sunset Beach (1998–1999), Passions (2000–2008), As The World Turns (2009–2010), Days of Our Lives (2011–present), Hollywood Heights (2012) and The Young And The Restless (2013–present).

In 2014, Antonelli was the music supervisor for the soap opera web series Beacon Hill.[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy awards:


  1. ^ The Music Connection, "Who Needs a Record Deal when you're Busy Taking over the World?" Vol 3, #12, 1989
  2. ^ "The Team". Archived from the original on August 11, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  3. ^ Morfoot, Addie (2004-05-17). "'Sesame,' 'Ellen' top Creative Emmys". Variety. Retrieved 2020-05-11.

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