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Brianna Barnes

Brianna Barnes

Biography

Brianna Barnes is a multi-dimensional storytelling artist based in New York City. A singer-songwriter, actor, and playwright, Brianna believes in using every tool in her toolkit to create opportunities for storytelling whether performing on stage & screen, writing & releasing music, or composing and producing new works.

In her 5 years based in NYC, Brianna has been driven to do just that.

She has performed principal roles in musical productions all over the country as well as a National Tour. She directed and produced her first original musical, Let There Be Light, which won Best Musical and Best Score at The New York Theatre Festival in 2018. She has headlined at iconic NYC music venues like The Green Room 42 and The Cutting Room with her solo show of original music.

She is currently writing her next musical, The Presence, and recently joined the team as Composer/Lyricist of the new musical, Rathskeller (Dame Productions), which made its NYC debut this Fall at The New Ohio Theater.

Brianna is a Finalist for The American Theatre Wing’s 2021 Jonathan Larson Grant.

When Broadway shut down in March of 2020, Brianna decided to record an album of her original music. Her Debut EP, Hierophanies: Manifestations of the Sacred, features 8 original songs and was recorded with 4X Grammy Award Winning Engineer, Denise Barbarita, at MONOLisa Studios in NYC. It was released in June 2021 and can be found on all streaming platforms.

Professional Experience

  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • Tours

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Florida/Gulf Coast

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Lyricist
  • Bookwriter/Librettist
  • Music Assistant
  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Voice teacher with roster of private students
  • Classroom music teacher at an educational institution
  • Actor-Musician

My Primary Instrument

  • Voice / Guitar

My Instruments

  • Guitar - acoustic
  • Guitar - electric
  • Piano
  • Voice

Software

  • GarageBand

Affiliations

  • ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA)
  • BMI
  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

Pronouns

  • She/Her