Brad Baron has enjoyed a varied career in the performing arts and entertainment industries. A theater nerd and enthusiast, he balances the disciplines of singing, acting, writing, directing, and producing.
Most recently, he sailed the high seas performing aboard Azamara Club Cruises by way of Royal Caribbean and Magic City Opera. While on board, he performed and developed various cabarets including his original act “Trouble in Paradise” alongside soprano Tanya Roberts. Prior to sailing, he produced his full-length play Last Ditch Playlistin the Capital Fringe Festival, the FringeArts Festival, and at Theaterlab in New York City. According to DC Theatre Scene: “Last Ditch Playlist is clever, heartfelt, and frustrating—in a good way. It’s refreshing to see a relationship between two gay men through the kind of tender-but-flawed lens that we take for granted when heterosexual couples are the subject…Last Ditch Playlist does adhere to the most important rule of both mixtape- and theatre-making: the rules are made to be broken.”
As a singer and actor, he is as equally at home in musical theater and plays as he is in opera and operetta. He is an avid interpreter of Gilbert and Sullivan, having performed bass-baritone roles from more than half their canon including Bunthorne (Patience), Dick Deadeye (HMS Pinafore), Phantis (Utopia LTD), Pooh-Bah (The Mikado), The Pirate King (The Pirates of Penzance), Sir Roderick (Ruddigore),and Wilfred Shadbolt (The Yeomen of the Guard).Additional stage credits include: Artie (The House of Blue Leaves);Bedroň (Veselohra na Mostě); Buffalo Bill (Annie Get Your Gun); Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte); Don Pedro (Béatrice et Bénédict); Don Quixote (Man of La Mancha); Emile de Becque (South Pacific); Franz-Fritz (Flammentangel Kabarett, premiere); Fred Graham (Kiss Me, Kate); Frollo (u/s The Hunchback of Notre Dame), George Benton (Dead Man Walking, cover);Georg Nowack (She Loves Me); Haly (L’Italiana in Algeri);Jeff Douglas (Brigadoon);High Priest (Antinous and Hadrian, workshop premiere);Leporello (Don Giovanni); Miles Gloriosus (A Funny Thing…Forum); Nathan Detroit (Guys and Dolls); Old Servant (Elektra);Oswald (King Lear); Prince Jason (Cinderella: A Holiday Musical); Raskolnikov (Crime and Punishment); Robert Baker (Wonderful Town); Robert Green (Der Vampyr); Senator Gallagher (Call Me Madam); Sir Anthony Absolute (Kirke Mechem’s The Rivals); The Soldier (Once Upon the Wind); Swallow (Peter Grimes, cover); Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd); Whitelaw Savory (Kurt Weill’s One Touch of Venus); and The Wolf (Into the Woods). He has appeared on stages with Azamara Club Cruises, the College Light Opera Company, Des Moines Metro Opera, The Growing Stage, Ohio Light Opera, Opera Louisiane, Opera Memphis, operamission, The Princeton Triangle Club, The Secret Opera, Theatre Intime, White Plains Performing Arts Center, and more.
He has distinguished himself on the performance competition circuit. He was an Encouragement Award winner in the Violetta DuPont Competition, a finalist in Classical Idol 8, and a semi-finalist in the Shreveport Opera Mary Jacobs Singer of the Year Competition, the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio Solo Competition, and the Mildred Miller International Voice Competition. He has lent his voice to several professional recordings as well, including the Albany Records’ recording of Ohio Light Opera’s Blossom Timeas Moritz von Schwind.
He has authored dozens of plays to date. In recent years: he directed a staged reading of Last Ditch Playlist at Dixon Place; he contributed works to the 2016 and 2017 New Jersey One Minute Play Festivals (#1MPF); his one acts Homochondriaand Queer Assumptionswere a part of the Rainbow Festival with the La Strada Ensemble Theater; his short play 140 Characters or Less was presented in the Second Annual Short Play Festival with Luna Stage; his full-length Where We Always Gowas presented in the New Playwrights Series at The Villagers Theater; and Homochondriahad its regional premiere as a part of the Ringwald Theatre’s Gay Play Series (GPS). While at Princeton University, he re-imagined Sophocles’ Oedipus plays in an original drama titled In the Waste: A Theban Cycle, presented in a staged reading that he also directed.
Strangely enough, Brad was named “Best Twitter Discovery of 2015” according to Barihunks. He also has a penchant for posting video gaming content on YouTube. He is not embarrassed.
Brad is a Masters of Music recipient from Louisiana State University and a graduate of Princeton University where he received an AB in English and Certificates in Theatre and Vocal Performance. He is proud member of Actors Equity Association and the Dramatists’ Guild of America. For more info, visit www.brad-baron.com or follow him @BaronAsInRed on social media. For more on Last Ditch Playlist, please visit www.lastditchplaylist.com