Long before she ever heard of Broadway, Brianna Barnes fell in love with storytelling. Whether it was songwriting on her guitar, making up dances in her bedroom, or creating a character on stage - Brianna brought fresh creativity to her world of the arts. Now, a professional actress, singer-songwriter, and playwright - Brianna is living out those little girl’s dreams to the fullest! She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from CCM (The University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music) in 2016. In her three years based in New York City, she’s performed in regional houses and national tours all over the country. She also directed and produced her first original musical, Let There Be Light, which won Best Musical and Best Score at The New York Theatre Festival. When she’s not performing or auditioning, she loves serving on the music team at her church, baking desserts for her friends, and coming up with new ways to make her WaHi apartment a home. She shares life with her husband of three years, Dylan, who lovingly supports her passionate pursuit of a life in the arts and constantly makes her laugh.
Brianna was the Female Swing at The John W. Engeman Theater’s production of A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER and got to go on for PHOEBE!
Brianna was seen across the country playing LUCY in The National Tour of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE!
Brianna’s original musical, LET THERE BE LIGHT, won Best Musical/Play and Best Score at The New York Theatre Festival’s Summerfest 2018!
Brianna understudied Fiona and performed in the ensemble of BRIGADOON at THE WICK THEATRE in Boca Raton, FL!
Brianna made her South Florida debut in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at THE WICK THEATRE in Boca Raton! (Pictured Above, Far Left)
Brianna's original songs, "Illuminate the Night'" and "United" from her musical, Let There Be Light, have been chosen to be performed at NYMF 2017 (New York Musical Festival) for the UNITED WE STAND Concert July 28 and 29, 2017 at Green Room 42 in YOTEL!