"One of this country's finest musical theatre actors." The Stage
SELF PORTRAIT features the Music and Lyrics of Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, John Bucchino, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse, Jason Carr, Jule Styne, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Michael and Ed Kleban.
John Barr 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. Career highlights include in the West End &
Fringe: Ed Kleban in A Class Act, for which he was
nominated for Best Male Performance - Offie Awards (2013), Tateh in
Ragtime, Charles Guiteau in Sondheim's Assasins,
in which he was also nominated for Best Male Performance; Greta in
Martin Sherman's Bent. He was an original cast member in
Aspects of Love and played Feuilly in Les
Miserables in the 1988 Company at the Palace Theatre. As well
as a very active career in Rep and on tours, John has appeared in a
number of films, including Les Miserables and The
Catch. He has recorded 5 solo CDs, as well as featured on a
number of cast recordings, and was a principal cast member of 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. He is a regular guest on Songs from the Shows
and Friday Night is Music Night.
Fiz Shapur accompanies on piano.