John Raymond Barker is a professional actor, singer, writer, director, and voice over artist living in NYC. A Master of Fine Arts graduate from the University of Houston School of Theatre, John’s New York theatre credits include playing 9 characters as the lead in a staged reading of the new musical, Dumped, Truman Capote in a staged reading of the new musical, Don’t Go Gently; Felix/Priest in Madame Bovary the musical, Zeus Roman in The Roman Guest, Lee Feldman’s Greene (workshop), and appearances throughout the cabaret and rock club scene. Regional theatre credits include Theatre Under The Stars: What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (World Premiere), Funny Girl, Grand Hotel, Zorro the Musical (World Premiere); 5th Avenue Musical Theatre Company: Grand Hotel; Alley Theatre: Christy in The Devil’s Disciple, A Flea in Her Ear; Stages Repertory Theatre: Shakespeare’s R&J (Houston Premiere), The Firebird (World Premiere); Stuart Ostrow’s Musical Theatre Lab/UH: Jerry Bock and Jerry Sterner’s 1040 (World Premiere); Children’s Theatre Festival: Jerry Bock and Sidney Berger’s The Magic Journey (World Premiere). John is also a Partner on YouTube with characters ranging from a vampire drag queen to a flamboyant ex-gay to a Broadway zombie. John has also been a reoccurring guest on HuffPost Live, offering his opinion on a variety of topics from politics to entertainment. Film: Coming Out, King Mike, Atramentous. John will play one of the leads in the new musical, Avarice, in February 2014.
All photos: Dylan Patrick
“Nobody Knows” from The Sensations at The Duplex on June 26, 2013:
“I Wanna Be Around” from Under St. Marks at the Theatre Under St. Marks on October 14, 2012 (includes a NSFW comic monologue):