Posts Tagged ‘Leigh Barrett’

“I’ve been very lucky to do 10 of Mr. Sondheim’s works,” says Leigh Barrett, a 1983 Wakefield High School graduate who has gone on to an award-winning professional career as one of the top leading ladies of Boston’s musical theater scene. Barrett has won two Elliot Norton Awards for Outstanding Actress (in 2004 and 2007), […]


At Lyric Stage in Boston When The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby debuted in London and then on Broadway, it took on the character of a major theatrical event. The same is expected when David Edgar’s stage adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic makes its New England premier at Boston’s Lyric Stage October 21 […]


Leigh Barrett stars More than a century and a half after its original publication, the emotional power of Charles Dickens’ holiday fable, “A Christmas Carol,” remains undiminished, and the current stage adaptation at Stoneham Theatre is a testament to the classic tale’s influence and staying power. The current incarnation of Stoneham Theatre opened its doors […]


Strong cast featured in Stoneham Theatre production The outstanding quality of Stoneham Theatre’s current production of William Inge’s 1953 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Picnic,” is largely attributable to skillful casting and the superb performances that bring to life Inge’s memorable characters. The play’s power derives from Inge’s dark exploration of timeless themes, such and judging – […]


Starring Wakefield’s Leigh Barrett & Emily Sheeran There are plenty of good reasons to see the current production of Gypsy at Stoneham Theatre, especially if you’re from Wakefield. First, Gypsy is the quintessential American musical, an instant classic from the day the original production starring Ethel Merman opened on Broadway in 1959. Second, in an […]


1983 WHS grad takes on role of ‘Mama Rose’ in Stoneham Leigh Barrett is arguably the First Lady of the Boston musical stage. The Wakefield native and 1983 Wakefield High School graduate has risen to the top of her profession performing in theaters all over the Boston area. She won the 2004 Elliot Norton Award […]