John Barr

Actor & Teacher | Musical Theatre Tutor

John made his West End Debut at the age of 12 in Lionel Bart's 'Oliver' at the Albery Theatre. Since then, he has had a varied career appearing on Stage, TV, Radio, Film, Recordings - including Original Cast Albums, in Cabaret, Concerts, Workshops, and Pantomimes. John has also recorded five solo albums.

Training: Sylvia Young Theatre School

Some Theatre Credits include: Lionel Bart in The Story of Bart - a show especially written for John (Tour 2018, and Mirth, Maud & Marvel 2017, and The Hippodrome 2014), Bull Connor in King The Musical (Hackney Empire), Barry Cronze in Rehab - A New Musical (The Union THeatre), Uncle Ernie in The Who's Tommy (Greenwich Theatre), Principal Singer in Rhythm of Life (The St. James Theatre, Sctudio), Fogg in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd (ENO)

Some Film Credits include: Convict 5 in Les Miserables - The Movie - directed by Tom Hooper (Working Title, 2012), Kenny Star in The Catch (Primley Road Productions, 2013) and Do Not Disturb - Shut Eye (2017).

Some Television Credits include: Taboo (Hardy Son & Baker, BBC1 - 2016), The Bill (ITV), The Purple People Eator (Dramarama Series - ITV), Pebble Mill at One (BBC1), The Royal Variety Show (ITV)

Some Radio Credits inlcude: Principle cast member for 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

Some Recording Credits include: John has recorded 5 Solo CD's: A Small Affair, In Whatever Time We Have, A Different Corner, Anything Can Happen, and All I Am. Original Cast recordings include: Batboy: The Musical, Matador, Aspects of Love, Godspell (Studio Cast Album - conducted by Stephen Schwartz), Oscar, Dracula, Les Miserables - the Complete Symphonic Recording, Save the Children, Scrapbook, and Jason Carr's Listen Up