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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" (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.

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Wayne Barker STAGE CREDITS

[Boston]
Huntington Theatre Company, 2015
Cop

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

Wayne Barker 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


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


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Music in a Play

Wayne Barker, Peter and the Starcatcher

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Paramount's BOLD Series Launches Third Season With PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Beginning in July

Season three of Paramount's BOLD Series will launch this summer with a new production of Peter and the Starcatcher, running July 24 through September 1.
Tickets on Sale For PETER AND THE STARCATCHER in Brisbane

Broadway’s 5-time Tony Award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher is now on sale in Brisbane and Adelaide. This Broadway smash hit will premiere October 2024 at Canberra Theatre Centre, ahead of a national tour extending into 2025.
SDSU New Musical Theatre Initiative Selects TOMORROW, THE ISLAND DIES For Full Production

Out of a record 308 submissions, the San Diego State University New Musical Initiative has chosen Tomorrow, the Island Dies as this year's selection. Writer Ryan Scott Oliver will join with director Stephen Brotebeck, music director Robert Meffe and the SDSU MFA Musical Theatre cohort for a two-year development process culminating in a full production in the spring of 2026.
Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER al TEATRO ARCILIUTO

Per la prima volta a Roma viene rappresentato Peter And The Starcatcher, lo spettacolo adattato per la scena da Rick Elice e basato sul libro omonimo Scritto da Dave Berry e Ridley Pearson.
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Runs This Week at The NorShor

Audiences of all ages are invited to journey to Neverland at Duluth Playhouse's Main Stage production of Peter and the Starcatcher, a hilarious and wildly theatrical prequel to Peter Pan, now open at the NorShor Theatre. Running through June 2, Rick Elice's Tony Award-winning, music-filled play is an origin story for one of popular culture's most enduring and beloved characters.
World Premiere, Virginia Premiere & More Set for Firehouse Theatre 24/25 Season

Firehouse Theatre announces its 24/25 season with a Richmond Premiere, a Virginia Premiere, and a World Premiere. Memberships are on sale now, with tickets available exclusively for members.
Lighthouse Repertory Theatre Company To Present The Tony-Award Winning Play, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Lighthouse Repertory Theatre Company to present the Tony-Award winning play, Peter and the Starcatcher, at Manes Studio Theatre in Lindenhurst, as its first fully-staged production, to raise money and awareness for Long Island nonprofit charity, Kids Need More.
San Diego State University to Present World Premiere of IN A SUNSHINE STATE

In a Sunshine State, the newest production in SDSU’s New Musical Initiative will have its world premiere at the Main Stage Theatre at San Diego State University. 
Review: The New Jewish Theatre's Production of ALL MY SONS is Explosive, Gripping, and Tragic

The New Jewish Theatre picked up where they left off last season with a superior effort resulting in stellar storytelling. This well-acted production of ALL MY SONS is intense and riveting drama. Jayson Heil, Greg Johnston, and Amy Loui are outstanding as the members of the Keller family. Their simmering performances build to a boil in this pressure cooker filled drama before the lid blows sky high. The tension and intensity they bring to each of their roles is tangible. Director Gary Wayne Barker has collaborated with his actors and technical crew to tell a gripping and tragic story.
The New Jewish Theatre Opens Season With ALL MY SONS in March

The New Jewish Theatre is set to open its 26th season with the Tony Award-winning play All My Sons by Arthur Miller at the Wool Studio Theatre March 21-April 7.
Review: THE SOUND INSIDE at Robert G. Reim Theatre

Moonstone’s THE SOUND INSIDE is a well-constructed piece of theatre but has a story that simply did not resonate. Rapp’s story left me flat. Walking away from the theatre, and reflecting on the overall production, I wanted to like THE SOUND INSIDE more than I did.   Despite the criticism of the overall story, I still suggest seeing this production for a few reasons. First, Ryan Lawson-Maeske's performance. His enigmatic Christoper is gripping. Second, Mary Louise Parker won the Tony Award for her portrayal as Bella, so there is a strong likelihood that audiences may disagree with this assessment of the script. Finally, it is a polished production with strong collaboration between the director, his actors, and the technical crew.  
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER to Play Mary Moody Northen Theatre Next Week

Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker will play the Mary Moody Northen Theatre at St. Edward's University beginning next week. Learn more about the production here!
CLUE and INTO THE WOODS Lead the St. Louis Theatre Circle Awards with 11 Nominations Each

The St. Louis Theatre Circle announced their 2024 Nominations on Friday. STAGES St. Louis’ production of CLUE and New Jewish Theatre’s production of INTO THE WOODS lead all productions with 11 nominations each. Twenty-four different companies and 55 unique productions were represented among 165 nominations in 33 categories. Awards will be handed out on Monday, March 25th, 2024, at The Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts on the Webster University campus.  
Chicago's Paramount Aurora Theatre Will Stage FROZEN & WAITRESS; Full 2024/25 Season Announced

Chicago's Paramount Aurora Theatre will stage the metropolis' premiere of Disney's Frozen the Musical as the 2024 holiday season show. The city, which has previously the touring production, will be one of the first to see a production staged by a local theatre company. 
Moonstone Theatre Company to Present the St. Louis Premiere of THE SOUND INSIDE by Adam Rapp

Moonstone Theatre Company presents the St. Louis premiere of The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp, a gripping drama about the intense bond between a professor and her student.
Last Chance to Vote for the BWW St. Louis Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW St. Louis Awards; FREAKY FRIDAY, CLUE, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Will Premiere In Australia From 2024

Peter and the Starcatcher, the smash hit Broadway production and winner of 5 Tony Awards, will have its Australian Premiere, touring nationally from 2024.  Originally developed by Disney Theatrical Group, written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Adams Family), with music by Wayne Barker, this all-new production is directed by David Morton (Holding Achilles, The Wider Earth).  
BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards December 5th Standings; FREAKY FRIDAY Leads Best Musical!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; CLUE Leads Best Play!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

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?

Wayne Barker has been nominated for the following awards: 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?

Wayne Barker has won the Outstanding Music in a Play award at the Drama Desk Awards for his work on 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).

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