After a decent inheritance but failed in-roads into law, religious sects and journalism, CHARLES GUITEAU published a book on law called The Truth (which was almost entirely plagiarized from the work of John Humphrey Noyes). He then turned to politics and awarded himself the credit for President Garfield's Republican nomination in the 1880 presidential campaign. He insisted he should be awarded an ambassadorship for his 'vital' assistance, asking for Vienna, and then deciding that he would rather be posted in Paris. This failed. Guiteau then decided that God had commanded him to kill the then ungrateful President.
Assassinated President James Garfield (July 2, 1881)
JOHN BARR made his West End Debut at the age of 12 in 'Oliver' at the Albery Theatre. Since then he has had a varied career appearing on Stage, TV, Cabaret, Concerts and Recordings.
Trained - The Sylvia Young Theatre School.
West End & Fringe – Greta in Martin Sherman's 'Bent' (The Landor Theatre - 2010), Maisie in 'Diamond' (Kings Head Theatre), Dr. Thomas Parker in 'Batboy The Musical' (Shaftesbury Theatre), Ragtime (Piccadilly Theatre), 'Hey, Mr Producer' (Lyceum Theatre), Original Cast Member in 'Aspects of Love', Feuilly in 'Les Miserables' (1988 Company - Palace Theatre).
Repertory & Tours – Amos Hart in 'Chicago' (Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpu), Skimbleshanks in 'Cats' (Larnaca Municipal Amphitheatre, Cyprus), David in 'Company' (Derby Playhouse), Koko in 'The Mikado' & Njegus in 'The Merry Widow' (Opera Della Luna), Harry in 'Flora The Red Menace' & Snoopy in 'Snoopy - The Musical' (both at the Cambridge Arts Theatre), Cliff in 'In The Midnight Hour' (York Theatre Royal), Che in 'Evita' (Opera House, Manchester) Artist V in 'Cowardy Custard' (Theatr Clwyd), Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan' (Play Version-Perth Theatre), Tobias Ragg in Sondheim’s 'Sweeney Todd' (Watermill Theatre, Newbury).
Television - The Bill, The Purple People Eater, Pebble Mill At One, The 1987 Royal Variety Show & Wednesday At Eight.
Solo Recordings - John has recorded 5 Solo CD’s – A Small Affair, In Whatever Time We Have, A Different Corner, Anything Can Happen & All I Am - all on the DRESS CIRCLE/LML Labels & iTunes.
Cast Recordings – 'Batboy The Musical', 'Matador', 'Godspell', 'Oscar', 'Scrapbook, 'Dracula' & 'Listen Up'.
Radio – Principal cast member for the BBC Radio 2’s Musical Series - Simon in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' with Roger Daltrey, Bill Calhoun in 'Kiss, Me Kate' with Julia Migenes, Motel in 'Fiddler On The Roof' with Anthony Newley, Paul in 'A Chorus Line' with Donna McKechnie & David Soul. A regular guest on 'Songs From The Shows' & 'Friday Night Is Music Night'.
Cabaret - He has performed his own Cabaret show’s in some of the most prestigious cabaret rooms all over the world – London, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Washington D.C, Chicago, Sydney, Venice, Switzerland, Denmark and on the QE2.
John has just released his 5th Solo CD 'All I Am' on The Dress Circle Label.
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