This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Brent Barrett, performing “Brent Barrett – My 40 Years On Broadway” in Myron’s at The Smith Center October 4. In this episode of “Talk About Las Vegas With Ira,” Brent talks about his first role on Broadway; meeting some of the legendary Broadway composers and lyricists; performing in award-winning musicals; transitioning away from Broadway but keeping the music; how he has structured his “40-year” show; and what he plans for the future.
Brent made his Broadway debut in 1980 when he was selected by Jerome Robbins to play Tony in the revival of “West Side Story.” In 1983, he earned the role of Tony Barclay in daytime’s New York-based soap “All My Children.”
Brent’s focus throughout his career has been singing and a live theater audience. His film and TV credits include a guest role in an episode of the TV series “Hustlin” and the part of Brian the set designer in the filming of Mel Brooks’ smash Broadway musical hit, “The Producers.”