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Chris Barrett

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BACK STAGE BISTRO AWARD winner and 2005 NIGHTLIFE AWARDS finalist Chris Barrett has appeared in concert and in cabaret around the United States and abroad for the past thirty-five years. John Hoglund of Back Stage has declared the New York City based singer and pianist "a pillar of New York nightlife". Mr. Barrett is best known for his interpretation of songs by Cole Porter, Noel Coward, and from the Broadway stage. Variety proclaimed "Barrett has an extensive knowledge of musicals…his catalog is virtually inexhaustible." Chris’ cabaret shows, "I GOTTA MAKE MY OWN MUSIC", "I’M THROWING A BALL TONIGHT" , "WHILE WE’RE HERE" "CHRIS BARRETT….by request" "WHEN OCTOBER GOES" and "THE HILLS ARE ALIVE...the nature of lyrics" have received critical acclaim for their performances in New York cabaret rooms. Chris has performed solo cabaret performance at the venerable Guild Hall at The John Drew Theater, East Hampton, NY and was a featured performer at LINCOLN CENTER’S Bruno Walter Auditorium. Also in New York City he has had major engagements at the Carlyle, Pierre, and Stanhope Hotels. Other cabaret venues in New York include Don't Tell Mama, Judy’s Chelsea, Helen’s Hideaway Room, The FireBird Café, Dillons and The Metropolitan Room. He has also appeared in cabaret at Le Dome @ The Manor, West Orange, N.J., The Century Inn, Scenery Hill, PA, Odette’s, New Hope, PA, and The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Cabaret, Pittsburgh, PA and south Florida's newest cabaret venue The Torch Club, Ft. Lauderdale. Major bookings have taken him to the Bel-Air Hotel, Los Angeles, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, DC, the Colony and Chesterfield Hotels, Palm Beach, FL and in Europe to the Hotel Cipriani, Venice, Italy and to London’s, Berkeley Hotel. Chris Barrett’s career has been highlighted by commissioned performances for The Smithsonian Institution and Steinway Hall, and with appearances as guest artist performing a Noel Coward program with The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. His theatrical credits include an Actors Equity Association production of "Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris" at Walt Harper ’s Attic, Pittsburgh, PA. Among his many private engagements, were command performances in New York for HRH Prince Philip, a national promotional tour for the Baron Philippe and Philippine de Rothschild, invitational private performances for former Presidents Nixon and Reagan. Chris has enjoyed repeat performances at the Union and Union League Clubs, NY and at the Metropolitan Club, Washington, DC along with scores of soirees from New York City to Washington D.C. to Palm Beach, Florida. Chris Barrett has five recordings, and is a member of Actors Equity Association and Local 802 of The American Federation of Musicians.


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