An accomplished actor, teacher, musician, writer and director, Barrett Lindsay-Steiner has received numerous awards: including the 2004 Contra Costa County Arts and Culture Commission Arts Achievement Award, The League of Women Voter's Educational Excellence Award, a Shellie Award (for best Supporting Actor in a Musical) and has been featured in Diablo, Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Contra Costa Times.
Barrett has directed theater programs for children for 22+ years and has written more than 120 children's musicals (book, music and lyrics). He is currently the drama specialist at Country Club Elementary, Parkmead (PALS and PCS) and St. Isidore's. He was the writer/director of Reel Blonde/Wigged Out for more than ten years. He wrote /directed /produced the Black and White New Years Events at the DLRCA for 12 years and wrote the book for four Christmas musicals, A Titanic Christmas and Babes In Toyland II, which were performed at Town Hall Theatre In Lafayette, California, and for the Holiday Lightfest Revue and North Pole Mania, (for which he also wrote the music and lyrics) which was performed at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California and is performed yearly at the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts.
He is the author of the book, lyrics and a [portion of the music] for Singing Fools, which played for two successful runs in California. He was commissioned to write an opera for The Contra Costa Children's Chorus; The Emperor's New Clothes played for two consecutive years. He has written a full scale-jazz musical, Manhattan!, adapted Louisa May Alcott's Little Women (for which he wrote music and lyrics and which has been mounted in four different productions (the most recent in Winter 2008) and provided the lyrics for W.C.! the Musical, (Authored by W.C. Field's grandson). He also wrote the music and lyrics to Grin And Barrett, a musical revue which was performed in Concord, California, and has written specialty material for numerous cabaret artists. He has directed three shows (in The Mediterranean) aboard the Silver Seas Cruise ships, and also written songs (and lyrics) for innumerable events from Private Parties to Corporate Events to Murder Mystery Dinners.
Barrett has performed all across Europe with the Jesters Vocal Trio, sung with three symphony orchestras, performed for various companies including Discovery Toys, Monsanto, and Safeway (from Washington D.C. to Cancun) and has opened for Howie Mandel. He has provided services for PeopleSoft, BMW, and Clorox, to name a few. Locally Barrett has appeared in more than 35 musicals, and two revues with 42nd Street Moon. His favorite roles include Sparky in Forever Plaid, Henrik in Little Night Music, and Jack in the Concord Pavilion's North Pole Mania. Barrett can be seen in the MGM movie, Getting Even With Dad, singing to Macaulay Culkin and Ted Danson. His newest project is for Alameda County: a musical about bike safety that will travel to schools over the next three years.
He very much enjoys his work with young people and is thrilled to be sharing his love of musical theatre.