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Wayne Barker

 
Bio:
2011 Drama Desk award for Peter & The Starcatcher at New York Theatre Workshop. Broadway: On stage with Dame Edna in Back With A Vengeance! (composer, and co-lyricist with Barry Humphries). Also for Edna: "We've Made The Most Of Melbourne" (2006 Commonwealth Games) and "Fifty On The Stage" ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
2011 Drama Desk award for Peter & The Starcatcher at New York Theatre Workshop. Broadway: On stage with Dame Edna in Back With A Vengeance! (composer, and co-lyricist with Barry Humphries). Also for Edna: "We've Made The Most Of Melbourne" (2006 Commonwealth Games) and "Fifty On The Stage" ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Boston]
Huntington Theatre Company, 2015
Cop
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Master of the Dame's Musick

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Orchestrations, Arrangements & Music Supervision
 
[Regional (US), 2016]
Composer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Composer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Composer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Music Arranger
 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Music Arranger
Orchestrator

Writing

Composer
Lyricist
Composer
Composer
Composer

Photos

Photo: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker;  Photo

Photo: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker; direction of Amanda Connors; music direction by Andrew Bourgoin; Cast features Raji Ahsan (Black Stache), Spencer Bang (Boy, Peter Pan), Katrina Michaels (Molly Aster), A

From: 
Date:
09/14/2018
Photo: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker;  Photo

Photo: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker; direction of Amanda Connors; music direction by Andrew Bourgoin; Cast features Raji Ahsan (Black Stache), Spencer Bang (Boy, Peter Pan), Katrina Michaels (Molly Aster), A

From: 
Date:
09/14/2018
Photo: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker;  Photo

Photo: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker; direction of Amanda Connors; music direction by Andrew Bourgoin; Cast features Raji Ahsan (Black Stache), Spencer Bang (Boy, Peter Pan), Katrina Michaels (Molly Aster), A

From: 
Date:
09/14/2018
Photo: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker;  Photo

Photo: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker; direction of Amanda Connors; music direction by Andrew Bourgoin; Cast features Raji Ahsan (Black Stache), Spencer Bang (Boy, Peter Pan), Katrina Michaels (Molly Aster), A

From: 
Date:
09/14/2018
Photo: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker;  Photo

Photo: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker; direction of Amanda Connors; music direction by Andrew Bourgoin; Cast features Raji Ahsan (Black Stache), Spencer Bang (Boy, Peter Pan), Katrina Michaels (Molly Aster), A

From: 
Date:
09/14/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Boston]
Huntington Theatre Company, 2015
Cop

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Master of the Dame's Musick

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Orchestrations, Arrangements & Music Supervision

[Regional (US), 2016]
Composer

[Broadway, 2012]
Composer

[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Composer

[Broadway, 2005]
Dance Music Arranger

[Broadway, 2005]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2004]
Music Arranger

[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Music Arranger

Orchestrator

Writing
Composer
Lyricist
Composer
Composer
Composer

Wayne Barker Biography

2011 Drama Desk award for Peter & The Starcatcher at New York Theatre Workshop.

Broadway: On stage with Dame Edna in Back With A Vengeance! (composer, and co-lyricist with Barry Humphries). Also for Edna: "We've Made The Most Of Melbourne" (2006 Commonwealth Games) and "Fifty On The Stage" (Royal Command Variety Performance). Regional: The Great Gatsby (Guthrie); Twelfth Night and The Three Musketeers (Seattle Rep).

TV: "A Little Curious" (HBO Family). Other: Mark Bennett's A Midsummer Night's Dream (orchestrations), Chicago City Limits, Radio Active Theater, The Raymond Scott Orchestrette, arrangements for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Chicago, Minnesota, San Francisco, Baltimore, and St. Louis Symphonies, among many others.

Upcoming: I Heart Bob (Parallel Exit). Local 802, The Dramatists Guild; Artistic Associate for New Musicals at New York Theatre Workshop.

Wayne Barker Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Wayne Barker, Peter and the Starcatcher
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Music in a Play Gold Star
Wayne Barker, Peter and the Starcatcher

Wayne Barker News

Video: Get a First Look at Dan DeLuca, Elena Ricardo & More in THE NUTTY PROFESSOR at Photo Video: Get a First Look at Dan DeLuca, Elena Ricardo & More in THE NUTTY PROFESSOR at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2022

The Nutty Professor is running through Saturday, August 6 at Ogunquit Playhouse. The musical adaptation of the beloved 1963 Jerry Lewis film comedy features the final score from Pulitzer Prize, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner Marvin Hamlisch. Get a first look at footage from the production here!

Wake Up With BWW 7/27: THE PIANO LESSON Changes Broadway Theatres, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/27: THE PIANO LESSON Changes Broadway Theatres, and More!
by - Jul 27, 2022

Today's top stories include a new theatre for the upcoming Broadway production of The Piano Lesson, starring Samuel L. Jackson. The revival will now play at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, rather than the previously announced St. James. Plus, casting has been announced for the tour of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical, and more!

Akron Watson, Anastasia Barzee & More to Star in World Premiere of BD Wong & Wayne Ba Photo Akron Watson, Anastasia Barzee & More to Star in World Premiere of BD Wong & Wayne Barker's MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

Akron Watson, Anastasia Barzee and more will star in Ogunquit Playhouse's World Premiere musical adaptation of Mr. Holland‚Äôs Opus (August 13‚ÄďSeptember 10), featuring book, lyrics, and direction by Tony Award winner BD Wong with music by Tony Award nominee Wayne Barker.

Storybrook Theatre Announces 46th Season Of Inspiration Photo Storybrook Theatre Announces 46th Season Of Inspiration
by Grace Cutler - Jul 25, 2022

StoryBook Theatre is back for another magical season full of inspiration with productions that are fun, dynamic and enchanted!

Photos: First Look at Dan DeLuca, Elena Ricardo, and More in THE NUTTY PROFESSOR at t Photo Photos: First Look at Dan DeLuca, Elena Ricardo, and More in THE NUTTY PROFESSOR at the Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022

Production photos are now available for The Nutty Professor running through Saturday, August 6 at Ogunquit Playhouse, the jewel of the Maine Southern Seacoast. The musical adaptation of the beloved 1963 Jerry Lewis film comedy features the final score from Pulitzer Prize, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner Marvin Hamlisch.

 Photo
by Grace Cutler - Jul 11, 2022

The Castro Theatre Conservancy Launches 'Save The Castro Theatre' Photo The Castro Theatre Conservancy Launches 'Save The Castro Theatre'
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2022

Today, the Castro Theatre Conservancy (CTC)‚ÄĒa nonprofit organization‚ÄĒlaunched ‚ÄúSave the Castro Theatre,‚ÄĚ a campaign dedicated to preserving and protecting San Francisco's Castro Theatre as a cultural and entertainment venue for motion pictures and live performances.

Ogunquit Playhouse Adds BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to its 90th Anniversary S Photo Ogunquit Playhouse Adds BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to its 90th Anniversary Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Ogunquit Playhouse, the crown jewel of the Maine Southern Seacoast, has announced the regional premiere of Beautiful ‚Äď The Carole King Musical, which will join the 2022 season, playing September 15 ‚Äď October 30.

San Diego State University New Musical Initiative Selects IN A SUNSHINE STATE For  Photo San Diego State University New Musical Initiative Selects IN A SUNSHINE STATE For World Premiere
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022

Out of 163 submissions, the San Diego State University New Musical Initiative has chosen In a Sunshine State as this year's selection. Writers T.C. Lind, Derek Gregor, and Phoebe Kreutz will join with director Stephen Brotebeck, music director Robert Meffe and the SDSU MFA Musical Theatre cohort for a two-year development process and world premiere in the spring of 2024.

MAMMA MIA!, FROZEN JR. & More Top the List of School Theatre's Most Popular Plays & M Photo MAMMA MIA!, FROZEN JR. & More Top the List of School Theatre's Most Popular Plays & Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

See the latest results according to the Educational Theatre Association’s annual play survey to see ALL of the most popular plays and musicals done in school theaters around the country during the 2021-2022 school year.

Wayne Barker Videos

VIDEO: Watch a Trailer for Westport County Playhouse's MAN OF LA MANCHA VideoVIDEO: Watch a Trailer for Westport County Playhouse's MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse stages "Man of La Mancha," the Tony Award-winning musical about Don Quixote's quest for "The Impossible Dream," now playing through October 14. Directed by Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director, the story of Quixote's battle for good and the love of his fair maiden is written by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh, and lyrics by Joe Darion.

Casting Announced For Royal And Derngate's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Casting has been announced for the much-anticipated European Premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher, being staged by Northampton's Royal & Derngate this Christmas.

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Mark Lukas Performs 'C'est Moi' in CAMELOT at Westport Country Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Oct 20, 2016

As previously announced, Westport Country Playhouse's production of Lerner & Loewe's 'Camelot,' starring Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard as King Arthur and Britney Coleman as Queen Guenevere, has extended by an extra week through Saturday, November 5. Click below to watch Stephen Mark Lukas perform 'C'est Moi' from the show!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Robert Sean Leonard and More in CAMELOT at Westport Country Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2016

As previously announced, Westport Country Playhouse's production of Lerner & Loewe's 'Camelot,' starring Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard as King Arthur and Britney Coleman as Queen Guenevere, has extended by an extra week through Saturday, November 5. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

STAGE TUBE: Britney Coleman Performs 'The Lusty Month of May' in CAMELOT at Westport Country Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2016

As previously announced, Westport Country Playhouse's production of Lerner & Loewe's 'Camelot,' starring Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard as King Arthur and Britney Coleman as Queen Guenevere, has extended by an extra week through Saturday, November 5. Click below to watch Coleman perform 'The Lusty Month of May' from the show!

STAGE TUBE: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER's Mermaids and Mermen Go on Afternoon Coffee Run
by Stage Tube - Oct 31, 2013

Click below for a Halloween treat -- the mermaids and mermen of Peter and the Starcatcher needed a coffee boost after all of the starstuff and headed to Starbucks, tails in tow!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Matthew Saldivar in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER's New TV Commercial!
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2012

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER cast member Matthew Saldivar recently made a new television promo for the show, and you can check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Outtakes from the PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Promo Shoot!
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2012

Directed by Tony¬ģ Award-winner Roger Rees and Tony¬ģ Award-nominee Alex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher began performances on Wednesday, March 28, with an official opening night on Sunday, April 15, 2012. Tickets are now on sale through January 6, 2013. The production recently took home five Tony¬ģ Awards, the most of any play this season, including Best Scenic Design (Donyale Werle), Best Lighting Design (Jeff Croiter), Best Costume Design (Paloma Young), and Best Sound Design (Darron L West). Cast members Matthew Saldivar and Kevin Del Aguila recently made a new television promo for the show and you can check it out, along with hilarious outtakes below!

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER to Offer Free Tickets on Stache Day!, 9/19
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 29, 2012

The producers of Peter and the Starcatcher, the five-time Tony¬ģ Award-winning play by Rick Elice, will celebrate the 10th annual International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Wednesday, September 19th, with a special "Stache Day" in honor of their own pirate, Black Stache. On the morning of September 19th, the first 100 fans in line at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) with mustaches (real or fake!) will receive one free ticket for that evening's performance.

STAGE TUBE: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER's Greg Hildreth in 'Real Actors Read Yelp'
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2012

Currently appearing on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher, Greg Hildreth lends his expressive talents to a one-star Yelp review. Watch the video below!


Wayne Barker Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Wayne Barker been in?
Wayne Barker has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Wayne Barker been in?
Wayne Barker has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Wayne Barker been nominated for?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Peter and the Starcatcher and Outstanding Music in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter and the Starcatcher .

What awards has Wayne Barker won?
Outstanding Music in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter and the Starcatcher.

How many shows has Wayne Barker written?
Wayne Barker has written 4 shows including Clue: The Musical (Composer), Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance (Composer), Peter and the Starcatcher (Composer), Mr. Holland's Opus (Composer).