John Barr is an acclaimed actor, acting and singing coach. John, who was trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, made his West End debut at the age of 12 in OLIVER at the Albery Theatre. Since then he has had a varied career appearing on Stage, TV, Film, Cabaret, Concerts and Recordings.
His credits include the following:
Theatre: West End & Fringe: Tateh in RAGTIME -The Landor Theatre. Charles Guiteau in Sondheim’s ASSASSINS-The Union Theatre (2010)-Nominated for Best Male Performance – Offie Awards 2010. Greta in Martin Sherman’s BENT-The Landor Theatre (2010). Maisie in DIAMOND–the Kings Head Theatre. Dr. Thomas Parker in BATBOY THE MUSICAL-the Shaftesbury Theatre. RAGTIME-the Piccadilly Theatre. HEY, MR PRODUCER-Lyceum Theatre. Original Cast Member in ASPECTS OF LOVE. Feuilly in LES MISERABLES-1988 Company-the Palace Theatre.
Repertory & Tours: Amos Hart in CHICAGO – the Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur. Skimbleshanks in CATS – Larnaca Municipal Amphitheatre, Cyprus. David in COMPANY – the Derby Playhouse. Koko in THE MIKADO & Njegus in THE MERRY WIDOW–Opera Della Luna. Harry in FLORA THE RED MENACE & Snoopy in SNOOPY-THE MUSICAL both at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Cliff in IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR–York Theatre Royal. ‘Che’ in EVITA-the Opera House, Manchester. Artist V in COWARDY CUSTARD–Theatr Clwyd. Peter Pan in PETER PAN (Play Version) – Perth Theatre. Tobias Ragg in Sondheim’s-SWEENEY TODD–the Watermill Theatre, Newbury.
Television: THE BILL, THE PURPLE PEOPLE EATER, PEBBLE MILL AT ONE, THE 1987 ROYAL VARIETY SHOW & WEDNESDAY AT EIGHT.
Film: Convict 5 in LES MISERABLES – The Movie (2012) Directed by Tom Hooper. Kenny Star in THE CATCH – Primley Road Productions and MWS Media – Directed by Ben Myers.
Solo Recordings: John Barr has recorded 5 Solo CD’s – A SMALL AFFAIR, IN WHATEVER TIME WE HAVE, A DIFFERENT CORNER , ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN & ALL I AM – all on the DRESS CIRCLE/LML Labels & iTunes.
Cast Recordings: BATBOY THE MUSICAL, MATADOR, GODSPELL, OSCAR, SCRAPBOOK, DRACULA & Jason Carr’s Debut CD LISTEN UP.
Radio: Principal cast member for the BBC Radio 2’s Musical Series – Simon in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR with Roger Daltrey, Bill Calhoun in KISS ME, KATE with Julia Migenes, Motel in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with Anthony Newley, Paul in A CHORUS LINE with Donna McKechnie & David Soul. A regular Guest on SONGS FROM THE SHOWS & FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT.
Pantomime: Pixie (Ugly Sister) in CINDERELLA – The Milton Keynes Theatre 2012/2013. Widow Twankey in ALADDIN – The Milton Keynes Theatre 2011/2012. The King in JACK & THE BEANSTALK – The Central Theatre, Chatham. Dandini in CINDERELLA-the Capitol Theatre, Horsham 09/10. Pixie (Ugly Sister) in CINDERELLA-the Churchill Theatre, Bromley 08/09 with Steve Guttenberg. Mona (Ugly Sister Debut) in CINDERELLA-the Richmond Theatre 07/08. Squire Grumpwell in MOTHER GOOSE-the Churchill Theatre, Bromley 06/07. Snowman in JACK & THE BEANSTALK-the Hackney Empire 05/06. Josh the Jester in SLEEPING BEAUTY-the Paul Robeson Theatre, Hounslow 02/03. Jack in JACK & THE BEANSTALK-the Greenwich Theatre, 01/02. Dame–Debut as Christabel Crusoe in ROBINSON CRUSOE-the Corn Exchange, Newbury 2000/01. Buttons in CINDERELLA-the Corn Exchange, Newbury 1999/00. Aladdin in ALADDIN-the Eden Court Theatre, Inverness 1996/97. Slap in MOTHER GOOSE-the Horsham Arts Centre 1995/96. Peter Pan in PETER PAN-the Hawth Theatre, Crawley 1993/94.
Cabaret: John Barr has performed his own Cabaret show’s in some of the most prestigious cabaret rooms all over the world – London, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Washington D.C, Chicago, Sydney, Venice, Switzerland, Denmark and on the QE2. For More info: www.myspace.com/jonnybarr or Twitter @JohnBarrUK