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Samuel Barnett

 
Date of Birth: April 25, 1980 (42)

Birth Place: London, England

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2013
Queen Elizabeth
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2013
Viola
  [West End]
Globe Theatre Transfer, 2012
Queen Elizabeth
  [West End]
2012
Sebastian
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Posner


Samuel Barnett Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Samuel Barnett, Twelfth Night
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Samuel Barnett, The History Boys
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Samuel Barnett, The History Boys
 
Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best Performance in a Supporting Role
Samuel BarnettThe History Boys

Samuel Barnett News

SLEEPING BEAUTY TAKES A PRICK! to Open Charing Cross Theatre in 2023 Photo SLEEPING BEAUTY TAKES A PRICK! to Open Charing Cross Theatre in 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2022

The team behind the Above the Stag pantos, London’s most popular and acclaimed pantomimes for grown-ups will present their biggest show yet in 2023. Sleeping Beauty Takes A Prick! is the first production from He’s Behind You!, the company founded by the team behind Above The Stag Theatre’s phenomenally successful run of queer adult pantos.

Interview: Director Matthew Xia on the surprise of judging Eurovision and his future  Photo Interview: Director Matthew Xia on the surprise of judging Eurovision and his future projects
by Emma Watkins - Jun 22, 2022

When theatre director, DJ and composer Matthew Xia was approached to be on the UK’s jury for the Eurovision Song Contest this year, nobody was more surprised than him. We caught up with him to chat about his experience of judging the Eurovision Class of 2022, as well as his future projects.

Full Programme Announced For Paines Plough's Roundabout at Edinburgh Festival Fringe Photo Full Programme Announced For Paines Plough's Roundabout at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022

During the month of August the award-winning, in-the-round auditorium will host three premieres from trailblazing playwrights Dipo Baruwa-Etti, Sami Ibrahim and Laura Lindow and the return of Chris Bush's critically acclaimed play HUNGRY which premiered at Roundabout last year.

Samuel Barnett Present the World Premiere of FEELING AFRAID AS IF SOMETHING TERRIBLE  Photo Samuel Barnett Present the World Premiere of FEELING AFRAID AS IF SOMETHING TERRIBLE IS GOING  TO HAPPEN 
by A.A. Cristi - May 5, 2022

A permanently single, professionally neurotic stand-up finally meets Mr Right and then does everything wrong.  But is Mr Right quite what he seems? And how far will the comedian go to get a laugh? Feeling Afraid… is a  bitingly honest comedy drama from the Olivier Award-winning producers of Fleabag and Baby Reindeer and  Fringe First winning producers of Baby Reindeer, Square Go and Angry Alan.  

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Leads March's Top 10 New London Shows Photo TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Leads March's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Mar 2, 2022

London is never short of temptations, whether epic West End shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a much talked-about adaptation to a provocative revival and a thorny Shakespeare play, here are some of this month’s most eye-catching openings. Don’t forget to check back for BroadwayWorld’s reviews, interviews and features!

NT Live Will Broadcast STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY With Ralph Fiennes in May Photo NT Live Will Broadcast STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY With Ralph Fiennes in May
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2022

National Theatre Live broadcasts Ralph Fiennes in David Hare's new play Straight Line Crazy from the Bridge Theatre to cinemas worldwide, 26 May in the UK / Ireland, and 8 September internationally.

Photos: See Ralph Fiennes & More in Rehearsals for STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY Photo Photos: See Ralph Fiennes & More in Rehearsals for STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2022

Joining Ralph Fiennes (Robert Moses) in the world premiere of David Hare‚Äôs Straight Line Crazy are Alisha Bailey (Mariah Heller), Samuel Barnett (Ariel Porter), David Bromley (Stamford Fergus), and more. Directed by Nicholas Hytner at The Bridge, performances are from 16 March ‚Äď 18 June 2022 with opening night on 23 March 2022.

Casting Update Announced For STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY at The Bridge Photo Casting Update Announced For STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY at The Bridge
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2022

Joining Ralph Fiennes (Robert Moses) in the world premiere of David Hare's Straight Line Crazy are Alisha Bailey (Mariah Heller), Samuel Barnett (Ariel Porter), David Bromley (Stamford Fergus), Al Coppola (Walter McQuade), Siobh√°n Cullen (Finnuala Connell), Ian Kirkby (Lewis Mumford), Alana Maria (Shirley Hayes), Dani Moseley (Carol Ames), Guy Paul (Henry Vanderbilt), Helen Schlesinger (Jane Jacobs), Mary Stillwaggon Stewart (Nicole Sawyer) and Danny Webb (Governor Al Smith).

Riverside Studios Announces Full Programme Of Theatre, Exhibitions, Workshops and Tal Photo Riverside Studios Announces Full Programme Of Theatre, Exhibitions, Workshops and Talks
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2021

This high-energy show from Onyx Productions, already booking fast, will be a dynamic change from panto season

Samuel Barnett Brings MEDIUM - A MAGICAL RECKONING To The Riverside Photo Samuel Barnett Brings MEDIUM - A MAGICAL RECKONING To The Riverside
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2021

In 2020, Samuel made the surprising discovery that he descends¬†from a long line of mentalists, conjurers, illusionists and magicians.¬† This revelation led him to spend lockdown studying some of his family's most famous and celebrated routines and investigating his show-business¬†DNA ‚Äď learning the trade of his forefathers¬†and researching the family genes that¬†led¬†him to a career on the stage.

Samuel Barnett Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer For the Digital Production of WHAT A CARVE UP! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer For the Digital Production of WHAT A CARVE UP!

by Stage Tube - Oct 26, 2020

The Barn Theatre in Cirencester, the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield and the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich have today released the official trailer for the digital world premiere of Henry Filloux-Bennett’s online play What A Carve Up!, based on Jonathan Coe’s critically acclaimed satirical novel.

VIDEO: First Look - DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY Returns to BBC America To Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look - DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY Returns to BBC America Today

by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2017

BBC AMERICA released  the first look trailer for DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY, starring Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood. Season two premieres Today, October 14, 9/8c on BBC AMERICA. Season one is available to binge on Hulu.

VIDEO: First Look - DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY Returns to BBC America 10 Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look - DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY Returns to BBC America 10/14

by Caryn Robbins - Aug 24, 2017

BBC AMERICA released  the first look trailer for DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY, starring Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood. Season two premieres Saturday, October 14, 9/8c on BBC AMERICA. Season one is available to binge on Hulu.

VIDEO: First Look - DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY Coming to BBC America
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Today, BBC AMERICA released a new teaser for the network's next original series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett, which also confirms the series will premiere at 9:00pm ET on October 22.

VIDEO: First Look - BBC America's DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY
by - Oct 7, 2016

Today, BBC AMERICA released world premiere videos around New York Comic Con's first ever panels at Madison Square Garden, including the world premiere screening of BBCA's next original series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.

VIDEO: First Look - DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY Coming to BBC America
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 24, 2016

Today, BBC AMERICA released a new teaser for the network's next original series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett, which also confirms the series will premiere at 9:00pm ET on October 22.

VIDEO: Stephen Fry Talks TWELFTH NIGHT on 'Colbert'
by Stage Tube - Oct 25, 2013

On last night's THE COLBERT REPORT on Comedy Central, the multi-talented Stephen Fry talks about atheism, activism, and his Broadway debut in Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Mark Rylance and More in Broadway's TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2013

The critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe repertory productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III will come to Broadway this fall. The productions, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, will open Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street), with previews beginning October 15. Check out promo for the shows below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Mark Rylance in Broadway-Bound TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III
by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2013

The critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe repertory productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III will come to Broadway this fall. The productions, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, will open Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street), with previews beginning October 15. Twelfth Night and Richard III, which are directed by Tim Carroll, designed by Jenny Tiramani and with music by Claire van Kampen, will play a limited engagement for 16 weeks. Tickets are on sale now through www.telecharge.com. For a schedule of performances and more information, please visit www.ShakespeareBroadway.com. Check out a just-released promo for the shows below!


Samuel Barnett Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Samuel Barnett been in?
Samuel Barnett has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Samuel Barnett been in?
Samuel Barnett has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Samuel Barnett's first West End show?
Samuel Barnett's first West End show was Twelfth Night which opened in 2012

What awards has Samuel Barnett been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Twelfth Night , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The History Boys Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The History Boys and Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for The History Boys .

What awards has Samuel Barnett won?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The History Boys.