Past Barnies

The New London Barn Playhouse produces vibrant theater created by emerging artists in collaboration with accomplished professionals. We are very much dedicated to the growth of these emerging artists who make up our season Intern Company. Over the years, numerous Interns, or “Barnies,” have gone on to do wonderful things. To name a few …

Taye Diggs, Actor.

Television: Private Practice, Day Break; Film: Chicago, House on Haunted Hill; Broadway: Rent; Off-Broadway: The Wild Party.

Laura Linney, Actor.

Television: The Big C, Frasier; Film: The Nanncy Diaries, Man of the Year, The Truman Show; Broadway: The Seagull, Holiday, The Crucible, Time Stands Still.

Gerard Alessandrini.

Creator of many installments of Forbidden Broadway.

Betsy Joslyn, Actor.

Broadway: High Society, A Doll’s Life, Sweeney Todd.

Casey Nicholaw, Director/Choreographer.

Broadway: The Book of Mormon, Elf, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot.

Judy Kuhn, Actor.

Film: Pocahontas; Broadway: Les Miserables, Chess, She Loves Me, Rags, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Leonard Foglia, Director.

Broadway: The People in the Picture, Thurgood, On Golden Pond, Wait Until Dark.

Matt Cavenaugh, Actor.

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

Courtney Young, Actor.

Broadway: Young Frankenstein, The Producers, The Full Monty.

Stephen Schwartz, Composer/Lyricist.

In a career spanning over four decades, Schwartz has written such hit musicals as Godspell (1971), Pippin (1972), The Baker’s Wife (1976), Rags (1986), Children of Eden (1991), and Wicked (2003). He has also contributed lyrics for a number of successful films, including Pocahontas (1995), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), The Prince of Egypt (1998; music and lyrics) and Enchanted (2007). Schwartz has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics, three Grammy Awards, three Academy Awards and has been nominated for six Tony Awards.

Guest Artists

Each year the New London Barn Playhouse brings in a number of guest artists to work hand in hand with our season Staff and Intern Company. Recently we have had the pleasure of working with some of the following accomplished artists:

Tom Ford, Actor.

Broadway: By Jeeves; Off-Broadway: One, Two, Three, Four, Five; New York: Tartuffe, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Phantom Tollbooth.

Tony Lawson, Actor.

Broadway: Les Miserables; National Tour: Beauty & the Beast; Regional: 42nd Street, Kiss Me Kate, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Richard Winkler, Lighting Designer.

Broadway: Corpse, Mister Lincoln, Best Friend, Something’s Afoot.

Richard Roland, Actor.

Broadway: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Follies, The Scarlet Pimpernel; Off-Broadway: The Fantasticks.

Malcolm Morrison, Director.

Past Artistic Director of The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival; Author of Clear Speech and Classical Acting; Past Dean of the Hartt School, North Carolina School of the Arts, Director of the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, Head of Theatre and Dance at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Christine O’Grady, Choreographer.

Broadway: Hair Revival (Asst. Choreographer); Legally Blond (Asst. Choreographer).

Alison Bevan, Actor.

Broadway: Steel Pier, City of Angels.

Anne Torsiglieri, Actor.

Broadway: Top Girls, Parade, Blood Brothers; National Tour: Les Miserables.

Gordon Clapp, Actor.

TV: NYPD Blue; Broadway: Glengarry Glen Ross.



Robert Sella, Actor.

Broadway: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Side Man, Cabaret, My Fair Lady.

Peter Hackett, Director.

Former Artistic Director of the Cleveland Playhouse.

Fred Rose, Actor.

Broadway: Company, Cyrano de Bergerac, Cabaret.

Julia Gibson, Actor.

Film: Michael Clayton; Broadway: ‘night Mother, Uncle Vanya, Stanley.

Carole Schweid, Actor.

Broadway: A Chorus Line, Minnie’s Boys.