Barry Pearl

Barry Pearl, Actor / Director / Teacher, has been in the professional theatre for over forty years with many Broadway, Film and TV credits to his name. He is most remembered for his portrayal of Doody in the film version of GREASE and as Professor Tinkerputt in BEDTIME WITH BARNEY: IMAGINATION ISLAND. Barry made his Broadway debut in 1961 as Randolph MacAfee in the original production of BYE BYE BIRDIE and went on to do the First National Tour and Vegas companies of the show. Other stage productions include: the original Broadway company of OLIVER!, the First National Tour of GREASE, in which he played Sonny and John Travolta played Doody, the First National Tour and the Broadway productions of THE PRODUCERS, ALADDIN at Disney's California Adventure in which he played the Genie from November of 2003 until May of 2004, Musical Theatre West's production of ALL SHOOK UP in which he played Jim Haller (for which he was nominated for an LA Ovation Award), GUYS AND DOLLS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and many others. He has been a TV series regular on CPO SHARKEY (starring Don Rickles) THE NEW LOVE AMERICAN STYLE and SUPERIOR COURT, as well as having guest starred on such TV shows as HOUSE, CRIMINAL MINDS, ER, MISS MATCH, BEVERLY HILLS 90210, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, EVEN STEVENS and THE AMANDA SHOW, to name a few. Some of his other film credits include: AVENGING ANGEL, DUTCH TREAT and MY FAVORITE MARTIAN. Barry also did a one man show written by Sam Bobrick and Julie Stein about the death and life of the legendary Lenny Bruce. The piece, LENNY'S BACK, played in the spring of 1999 for two performances at Broadway's Studio 54 and that September at the HBO Workspace in Hollywood. The show ran at The American Renegade Theatre in North Hollywood in the fall of 2001 and was subsequently nominated for an OVATION Award. Most recently Barry created the roles of Bernie Greenberg and Milt Gabler for the Broadway bound BABY IT'S YOU directed by Floyd Mutrix for The Pasadena Playhouse. Awards which he has won include: a Drama-Logue Award for his portrayal of Dirk Nob in THAT OTHER WOMAN'S CHILD; The Santa Barbara Independent Press Award for The Santa Barbara C.L.O. Production of OLIVER! in which he played Fagin; and The San Diego Playbill (Billie Award) for Best supporting actor in the Lawrence Welk's OKLAHOMA in which he played Ali Hakim. Recently, Barry joined the Stilleto family (company owned by Barry Manilow) to perform in five musical reviews on Holland America's cruise ship, The Statendam. Shortly after that he landed the role he created at The Pasadena Playhouse in '09 in BABY IT'S YOU for it's spring 2011 opening on Broadway at The Broadhurst theatre.  Barry holds a BFA from the renowned Carnegie -Mellon University and feels blessed to part of the world wide phenomenon that is GREASE...it is still "the word"! Barry is presently in New York rehearsing for the Broadway premier of BABY IT'S YOU! with previews set to begin March 26, 2011. Opening night is April 27, 2011. The story follows Florence Greenberg, and her discovery of The Shirelles. Barry plays the role of husband, Bernie, opposite Tony Award winner, Beth Leavel.

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