Spotlight: JOHN BARR


JOHN BARR by Kevan Allen
Photo: Kevan Allen
Jubilee House, 197-213 Oxford Street, London, W1D 2LF
Phone: 020 3953 8480
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'7" (170cm)
Weight:10st. 7lb. (67kg)
Waist:76cm (30")
Collar:38cm (15")
UK Shoe Size:5
Playing Age:36 - 50 years
Appearance:Mediterranean, White
Eye Colour:Hazel
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Shaved
Facial Hair:Sideburns
Voice Character:Enthusiastic
Voice Quality:Strong

About me:

2020: Soloist in 'Godspell' - 50th Anniversary Online Concert. Dame Nanny Fanny in 'Robin Hood' - The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch.

2019: Huskster / Mark in Jason Carr's new Musical 'Lockhart' (Workshop) Directed by Matt Ryan. Arthur Harwood-Fantasticus in ‘The Countess’ by Simon Collier & Richard Bates-Audio Recording for The OkaiCollier Company. Trevor in Joanne Zorian's 'Game On-The Musical' (Workshop). Rabbi in David Baddiel & Erran Baron-Cohen's 'The Infidel' (Workshop). Bull Connor in 'King in Concert' - The Hackney Empire Theatre, Directed by Susie McKenna (2018).

Stage Television Film Radio Further Credits
2018, Stage, Lionel Bart, The Story of Bart, Seymour Place Music, Simon Hanning
2015, Stage, Uncle Ernie, TOMMY, Aria Entertainment, Michael Strassen
2015, Stage, Fogg & Ensemble, Sweeney Todd, English National Opera, Lonny Price
2014, Stage, Red Bishop - Gran/Wolf, The Boy Who Fell into a Book, The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, Alan Ayckbourn
2014, Stage, Wilbur Turnblad, Hairspray, The Curve Theatre, Leicester, Paul Kerryson
2013, Stage, Ed Kleban, A Class Act, Landor Theatre, Robert McWhir
Stage, Tateh, Ragtime, Landor Theatre, London, Robert McWhir
Stage, Charles Guiteau, Assassins, Union Theatre, London, Michael Strassen
Stage, Greta, Bent, Landor Theatre, London, Andrew Keates
Stage, Amos Hart, Chicago, Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Mitch Sebastian
Stage, Skimbleshanks, Cats, Larnaca Festival, Cyprus, Andrew Macbean
Stage, Maisie, Diamond, Kings Head Theatre, London, Christopher Sandford
Stage, David, Company, Derby Playhouse, Karen Louise Hebden
Stage, Dr Thomas Parker, BatBoy The Musical, The Shaftesbury Theatre, London, Mark Wing-Davey
Stage, Ensemble & u/s Tateh & Houdini, Ragtime, Piccadilly Theatre, Stafford Arima
Stage, Njegus, The Merry Widow, Opera Della Luna, Jeff Clarke
Stage, Koko, The Mikado, Opera Della Luna, Jeff Clarke
Stage, Cliff, In The Midnight Hour, York Theatre Royal, Derek Nicholls
Stage, Snoopy, Snoopy - The Musical, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Stephen J Colley
Stage, Harry Toukarian, Flora, The Red Menace, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Stephen J. Colley
Stage, Ensemble, Aspects of Love, Prince of Wales Theatre, London, Trevor Nunn
Stage, Feuilly, Les Miserables, Palace Theatre, London, Trevor Nunn / John Caird
Stage, Tobias Ragg, Sweeney Todd, Watermill Theatre, Tim Praegar / Ceri Sherlock
Stage, Che, Evita, Manchester Opera House, Harold Prince
Stage, Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Perth Repertory Theatre, Clive Perry
2016, Television, Country Church Priest, Taboo, Ridley Scott / Hardy Son and Baker, Anders Engstrom
Television, Regular Guest Singer, Pebble Mill, BBC Television
Television, Principal Singer, Wednesday at Eight, Thames Television, John Kaye Cooper
2017, Film, Detective 2, Do Not Disturb - Shut Eye, Pulse, Michael Haussman
2012, Feature Film, Convict 5, Les Miserables, Working Title, Tom Hooper
2012, Feature Film, Kenny Starr, The Catch, Primley Road Productions, Ben Myers
2012, Radio, Various Roles, My Fair Lady, BBC Radio 3, Shaun Kerrison & John Wilson
2002, Radio, Guest Singer, Friday Night is Music Night, BBC Radio 2, Alan Boyd
Radio, Young Roy Hudd, Like They've Never Been Gone, BBC Radio 4
Radio, Motel, Fiddler On The Roof, BBC Radio 2, John Langridge
Radio, Bill Calhoun, Kiss Me, Kate, BBC Radio 2, John Langridge
Radio, Paul, A Chorus Line, BBC Radio 2, John Langridge
Radio, Simon, Jesus Christ Superstar, BBC Radio 2, John Langridge
Further Credits
2019, Workshop, Huckster / Mark, Lockhart, Lelia Witkin / Lockhart Productions Ltd, Matt Ryan
2019, Workshop, Rabbi, The Infidel, EBP Productions, Michael Fentiman
2019, Pantomime, Dame Nanny Fanny, Robin Hood, Queens Theatre, Hornchurch, Douglas Rintoul
2018, Pantomime, Dame Dotty, Jack and The Beanstalk, The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch, Martin Berry
2018, Workshop, Eliot, Reanimator: A Zombie Musical, The Other Palace, Adam Lenson
2018, Concert, Bull Connor, KING in Concert, The Hackney Empire Theatre & LMTO, Susie McKenna
2017, Rehearsed Reading, Barry Bronze, Rehab - A New Musical, Clive Black, Grant Black, Elliot Davis
2016, Workshop, James Randi, Doris Stokes - A New Musical, Kim Sheard - Theatrical Management Solutions, Christain Durham
2015, Concert, Cookson (Pirate), Peter Pan, Senbla Productions / Elliot Davis, Jonathan Butterell
2015, Concert, Guest Singer, Scott Alan / Mark Shenton at The Hipprodrome, Scott Alan, Scott Alan
2015, Concert, Principal Singer, You Won't Succeed on Broadway If You Don't Have Any Jews, Collabroative Artists, Evan Ensign
2015, Cabaret, Principal Singer, The Rhythm of Life - Cy Coleman - A Celebration in Song, The Entertainment Business Ltd, Robert McWhir
2015, Concert, Matthews / Toynbee /Johnson, How to Succeed in Business without really trying, Senbla Productions / Elliot Davis, Jonathan Butterell
2015, Concert, Guest Singer, Reviewing The Situation: The Lionel Bart Story, Senbla Productions / Elliot Davis, Elliot Davis
2014, Musical, Wilbur Turnblad, Hairspray, Bronowski Productions/ Grand Auditorium, China, Russell Labey
2014, Cabaret, Lionel Bart, The Story of Bart, Seymour Place Music Productions, Simon Hanning
Concert, Ensemble, My Fair Lady, Royal Albert Hall / BBC Radio 3, Shaun Kerrison
2010, Concert, Ensemble, Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert, Cameron Mackintosh, Nick Morris, Laurence Connor
Event, Soloist, Sing-A-Long-A-Musicals, BBC, Kenneth Richardson & Nick Davies
Event, Principal Singer & Host, In Whatever Time We Have, Kemper Productions, Craig Revel Horwood
Cabaret, The Tenor, Kurt Weill's Berlin To Broadway, The Water Rats, London
Workshop, Phillipe, The Baker's Wife, Trevor Nunn
Recording, Dr. Thomas Parker, BatBoy The Musical, Michael Alden Productions, Mark Wing-Davey
2016, Pantomime, King Rat, Dick Whittington, Evolution Productions, Paul Hendy
2015, Pantomime, 'Dame' Sarah The Cook, Dick Whittington & his Cat, Jordan Productions, Robert McWhir
2014, Pantomime, King Rat, Dick Whittington, Evolution Productions, Paul Hendy
2012, Pantomime, Ugly Sister, Cinderella, Milton Keynes / First Family, George Wood
2011, Pantomime, 'Dame' Widow Twankey, Aladdin, Milton Keynes / First Family, Andrew C Wadsworth
2009, Pantomime, Dandini, Cinderella, Capitol Theatre, Horsham, Michael Gattrell
2008, Pantomime, Ugly Sister, Cinderella, First Family / Churchill Theatre, Bromley, Derek Nicholls
2005, Pantomime, Snowman, Jack and the Beanstalk, Hackney Empire, Susie McKenna
2001, Pantomime, Buttons, Cinderella, Opera Della Luna - Corn Exchange, Newbury, Jeff Clarke
2000, Pantomime, 'Dame Debut' as Christabel Crusoe, Robinson Crusoe, Opera Della Luna / Newbury Corn Exchange, Jeff Clarke
1995, Concert, Ensemble, Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert, Cameron Mackintosh, Trevor Nunn / John Caird


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-New York, American-Standard, Cockney, London*
(* = Native/Fluent)
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Ballad*, Baritone*, Cabaret Singing*
Performance:Compere, Musical Comedy, Singer-Professional, Voice Over
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence


Trained at The Sylvia Young Theatre School

Nominations received for The Offies and (2014) for Best Male Performance as Ed Kleban in 'A Class Act' at The Landor Theatre.

Nomination received for The Offies (2010) for Best Male Performance as Charles Guiteau in 'Assassins' at The Union Theatre.

5 Solo CD's:

"A Small Affair" Debut Solo CD 1996.

"In Whatever Time We Have" 1998.

"A Different Corner" 2000.

"Anything Can Happen" 2002.

"All I Am" 2009.

All available on the Dress Circle, LML Music Labels and iTunes.