Brent Barrett, who originated the role of Hannibal Lecter in the Off-Broadway run of Silence! The Musical, returned to check out the show this past Saturday, May 19 at The 9th Space Theatre at PS 122.
With a book by Hunter Bell and music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, this unauthorized parody of the thriller Silence of the Lambs is directed and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli.
The production currently stars David Garrison (Hannibal Lecter), Jenn Harris (Clarice Starling) and Stephen Bienskie, and features Callan Bergmann, Harry Bouvy, Ashlee Dupré, Annie Funke, Deidre Goodwin, Howard Kaye, Topher Nuccio, Pamela Bob and Doug Trapp. Music Supervisor is Mark Hartman, with orchestrations by Brian J. Nash.
Barrett will soon join the national tour of Peter Pan for its engagement at California's La Mirada Theatre, playing Captain Hook opposite Cathy Rigby. He has starred in Broadway in Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun, Grand Hotel, West Side Story, and Candide. The actor received an Olivier nomination for his performance in the London company of Kiss Me, Kate (filmed for PBS) and he played a two-year stint in the title role of Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular.