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Barry is a Chicagoland-based designer, composer, musician, and engineer.  His work has been featured in Chicago at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Lookingglass, Writers Theatre, the Royal George, Mercury Theater, Next Theatre, Theatre at the Center, and Oak Park Festival Theatre, as well as

Northwestern, Loyola, and DePaul Universities. 


Off-Broadway, he designed the New York premiere of Wittenberg at The Pearl Theatre Company. 


Regional theatre credits include 85 productions at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, over 30 productions at the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival (including the first post-Broadway production and regional theatre premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher), in addition to Alley Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Baltimore Center Stage, Cleveland Play House, Arizona Theatre Company, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis,

Kansas City Rep, Indiana Rep, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Clarence Brown Theatre (Knoxville), Resident Ensemble Players (Delaware), American Players Theatre (Wisconsin), Peninsula Players (Wisconsin),

City Theatre Company (Pittsburgh), and L.A. Theatre Works.  In December of 2023 Barry sound designed the world premiere of Michael Pink's The Nutcracker: Drosselmeyer's Imaginarium for Milwaukee Ballet.


He has worked on the world premieres of works by several prolific modern playwrights, including Theresa Rebeck, Jeffrey Hatcher, Eric Simonson, Joseph Hanreddy, Tom Szentgyorgi, and Lillian Groag.  He has received five Chicago Equity Jeff Award nominations, won the 1996 Jeff Award for Sound Design for Kate Buckley's production of Macbeth at Next Theatre, a 2008 Jeff Award for Sound Design for Steppenwolf's Carter's Way, a 2015 St. Louis Theater Circle Award for Sound Design for A Midsummer Night's Dream at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, four ASCAP Plus Awards, and a 2019 Santa Barbara "Indy" Award for Joseph Hanreddy's Death of a Salesman.  At the beginning of his career he worked as both associate and assistant to Rob Milburn at the Goodman Theatre, at Steppenwolf, and for the national tour of Angels in America.

A Christmas Carol

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Photo Credit: Michael J. Patrick

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