Tony Strangis was born in Nova Scotia and later moved to New Brunswick with his family. After completing a Bachelor of Music at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, he went to London, Ontario to do a Masters in Music (Theory) at the University of Western Ontario. He also completed a Masters in Library and Information Science at UWO. He now lives in Vancouver and works in the software industry as a technical writer. His passion is musical theatre to which he contributes songs (words and music) on a regular basis. Major influences are Porter, Kern and Sondheim. Tony is a member of The Association of Canadian Librettists, Composers & Lyricists (ACLCL) and SOCAN.