Biography

Brent Barrett has entertained millions of fans around the world from the stages of Broadway, the West End, concerts halls, recording studios and television.

He currently is reprising his role as Billy Flynn in the Tony Award winning hit, CHICAGO-The Musical, for which he received a LA Drama Critics Award.

Prior to his Broadway return, he relocated to Las Vegas where he was asked to open the new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular.  Barrett starred in the title role in the brand new 40 million dollar theater, at the Venetian Hotel, for two years to sold-out houses.                                                                                        

Brent received an Olivier Award nomination for his starring role in the London premiere of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate. His acclaimed performance was recorded for broadcast on PBS and is available on DVD.  He also starred in the City Center Encores! production of The Pajama Game and as King Arthur in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Camelot. Other Broadway roles include "Frank Butler" in the Broadway revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun opposite Reba McEntire, "Charles Castleton" in the Alan Jay Lerner musical Dance a Little Closer and "Baron Felix Von Gaigern" in Grand Hotel. 

Brent made his Broadway debut as "Tony" in the 1980 revival of West Side Story, which he subsequently reprised in the International Tour.  Additional New York performances include "Maximillon" in the Broadway revival of Candide, and "Tommy Albright" in New York City Opera's production of Brigadoon. In New Zealand, he appeared as "Archibald" in that country's production of The Secret Garden.  On the road, Brent played "Victor Duchesi" in the pre-Broadway Tour of Busker Alley with Tommy Tune, and he starred opposite Cathy Rigby in the National Tour of Annie Get Your Gun.  

Brent has received critical acclaim when he performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, The Royal Albert and Royal Festival Halls in London, with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, Minnesota Opera, Opera Pacific, Michigan Opera, Kentucky Opera, and the Birmingham Symphony.  Brent is the founding member and producer of The Broadway Tenors.   Brent has recorded three solo albums - The Alan Jay Lerner Album,  The Kander and Ebb Album, and Christmas Mornings.  Brent can also be heard on studio recordings of Brigadoon, Grand Hotel, Dance a Little Closer, Closer Than Ever, Show Stoppers, The Busby Berkeley Album, Lost in Boston IV, Unsung Musicals, Vol. III, and The Maury Yeston Songbook. 

On television and in film Brent was featured in The Producers, Hercules, Longtime Companion, All My Children, Another World and Guiding Light