“Barnie” Legacy

Since 1933, thousands of young artists at the start of their careers have passed through . The New London Barn Playhouse is dedicated to the growth and education of these artists, and through the years each Intern, Apprentice, and Guest Artist has left their mark on the Barn. Here are just a few of the Barnies who have gone on to stellar careers in the industry.

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Talene Monahon, Actor (Acting Intern, 2010)

Off-Broadway: The Government Inspector, The Wild Party


Colton Ryan, Actor (Acting Intern, 2014)

Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen

Kathryn Allison, Actor (Acting Intern, 2014)

Broadway: Aladdin

Kennedy Caughell, Actor (Acting Intern, 2011)

Broadway: Natasha, Pierre…, National Tour: Wicked, American Idiot


Taye Diggs, Actor (Acting Inter, 1992)

Television: Private Practice, Day Break; Film: Chicago, House on Haunted Hill

Broadway: Rent, Headwig and the Angry Inch, Off-Broadway: The Wild Party

Casey Nicholaw, Director/Choreographer

Broadway: The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, The Drowsy Chaperone, Something Rotten

*Tony Award Winner*

Lewis J. Stadlen, Actor (Acting Intern, 1966)

Broadway: Minnie’s Boys, The Time of Your Life , The Sunshine Boys, CandideThe Odd Couple, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Man Who Came to Dinner, 45 Seconds from Broadway The Producers, The People in the PictureThe Nance, Fish in the Dark, The Front Page

*Three Tony Award Nominations*

Judy Kuhn, Actor

Film: Pocahontas

Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof, Fun Home, Chess, Les Miserables, Chess, She Loves Me, Rags, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

*Four Tony Award Nominations*

Matt Cavenaugh, Actor (Acting Intern, 1999)

Broadway: West Side Story, A Catered Affair, Grey Gardens, Urban Cowboy

Stephen Schwartz, Composer/Lyricist (Music Director, 1967)

Broadway: Godspell, Pippin, Children of Eden, Wicked

Film: The Prince of Egypt, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted

*Three Grammy Awards, Three Academy Awards, and One Tony Award*