Fred Barton has appeared in numerous roles at major regional and stock theatres.Read More
Fred Barton’s New York appearances include numerous Off-Broadway and concert productions.Read More
Fred Barton’s musical depicts that special “something” that can happen between two people, bringing out a greatness in each other neither knew they had.Read More
Fred Barton has created numerous symphony arrangements for the New York Pops, played at Carnegie Hall under the batons of Steven Reineke and Jack Everly.
Fred Barton was Senior Orchestrator for the Indianapolis Symphony’s Pops concerts, creating dozens of new arrangements for their lavish, quasi-theatrical presentations, also played by major orchestras across the US and Canada.Read More
The Fred Barton Orchestra
is devoted to the best Broadway songs and today’s singers who know how to stop shows with them. The Orchestra has performed many concerts in NY and elsewhere, and was recorded on the CD A Wrinkle In Swingtime with singer Elena Bennett.Read More
Fred Barton’s Broadway Band
has played numerous engagements at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York, presenting the best of Broadway in concert, as well as appearances and CDs with dynamic showstopper Jesse Luttrell, and the legendary Vivian Reed.Read More
Fred Barton joined the Music Department of the Tommy Tune - Jeff Calhoun revival of GREASE in the mid-90s, teaching the show to many new incoming cast members, and playing in the pit.Read More
In mid-run, Fred Barton joined the Music Department of the 1992 smash revival of GUYS & DOLLS, starring Nathan Lane and Faith Prince.Read More
Fred Barton joined the Music Department of the Tony-Award-winning smash THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES on Broadway, worked on the National Tour, and conducted two regional productions.Read More
Fred Barton was Associate Conductor of CAMELOT, starring Robert Goulet, on the 1994 National Tour.Read More
Fred Barton served as Associate Conductor of CITY OF ANGELS in the LA production and the subsequent National Tour. He played in the celebrated Broadway pit, and conducted the show’s regional debut at the North Shore Music Theatre.Read More
Fred Barton was Associate Conductor of Hal Prince’s 1987 revival of CABARET, bookended by the production’s two national tours. Ron Field recreated his original choreography, and Joel Grey starred.Read More
Fred Barton served as Associate Conductor on the post-Broadway farewell tour of Anthony Quinn in ZORBA, with music & lyrics by Kander & Ebb.Read More
A musical parody of the Broadway show Hamilton. Written by Gerard Alessandrini, creator of the parody revue Forbidden Broadway, Spamilton also parodies several other musicals, included Gypsy, Chicago, The King and I, Assassins, Camelot, The Book of Mormon and Sweeney Todd, and personalities, like Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters, Carol Channing and Liza Minnelli.Read More
This new Harold Arlen musical with Fred Barton as Arranger, Musical Supervisor, and co-librettist, is in pre-production for a 2020 London opening. The show was presented as a fully-staged workshop at the New 42nd Street Studios.Read More
Fred Barton created the arrangements for the original FORBIDDEN BROADWAY and its first two sequels, and played and performed in the show for 1500 performances.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Fred Barton
MISS GULCH RETURNS! has earned rave reviews since its debut in 1984. The show continues to be produced by independent theatre companies around the country. The 1986 album continues to sell and stream after 33 years, and songs from MISS GULCH RETURNS! are regularly performed on three continents.
I was the Musical Supervisor for two seasons of the hit TV series Olivia, based on the popular children's books by Ian Falconer. I also composed the music for their promotional "sizzle reel." The show was co-produced by Chorion in New York and Brown Bag Films in Dublin, Ireland.Read More
Musical Direction & Composition
Orchestrated and conducted three seasons of Wonder Pets! (Nickelodeon, produced by Little Airplane Productions.) Since its debut in March 2006, Wonder Pets! has ranked among the top three children's shows in the U.S. and around the world.Read More