Give Them The Old Razzle Dazzle- An Interview With Brent Barrett
CC: Mr. Barrett, thank you so much for your time. I know that you are very busy in
BB: I grew up In Quinter,
CC: Where did you go to college?
BB: I started out at a small college in
CC: When did you know that you wanted to become a singer and an actor?
BB: When I was a Junior in High School.
CC: Wow, that early What was the first musical that you were in?
BB: I was in the chorus in 110 in the Shade. That following year we did Calamity Jane and I played Wild Bill.
CC: You have been in so many productions; Do you have a favorite?
BB: King Arthur is my favorite role which I played at Paper Mill. It is such a rich, meaty role and it's a great journey that the character takes. I love doing
CC: I saw the taping of it which was wonderful but would of course rather have seen you live
BB: For what it was and how they did it, I think that it came out pretty well.
CC: I saw you perform without a mike in "Broadway In 1960" and it was absolutely breathtaking was that hard?
BB: (laughs) Oh thanks. I hope that it reached the back row.
CC: It reached Kansas! I also saw you in Blast where you sang from Pajama Game. How did you do that? Did they really tape it?
BB: It was recorded so they just played it back. It was a great time and a truly magical evening.
CC: Will you be in Encore's next season?
BB: I don't know. They are still choosing what they are going to do and I am going to give them a couple of suggestions of my own.
CC: How long do you expect to be in Chicago?
BB: Right now I am done September 28th.
CC: What is next on your dance card?
BB: I have some concert work in the Hamptons, the Broadway Tenors in
CC: How did you come back to Chicago? Did they ask you?
BB: I got a call from the Producers and they asked me if I would consider coming back and playing Billy. I said yes!
CC: Have you ever thought of doing something completely different?