Mr. Barnhardt’s acting credits include the original Broadway cast of The Book of Mormon and the Deaf West Broadway Revival of Big River at Roundabout Theater Company. Other credits include: Yank! (The Old Globe Workshop), Bye Bye Birdie (City Center Encores!), and Behind the Limelight/Chaplin (NYMF). He has been on national tours for The Boy Friend, Big River, the Detroit company of White Christmas, and the Japanese tour of Disney on Classic with the Tokyo Philharmonic. Mr. Barnhardt’s film and television credits include Frozen, South Park, The 2012 Tony Awards and commercials for Truth Campaign, Nike, and Ocean Spray. He is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA.
Mr. Barnhardt’s regional theatre credits include productions at Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, Pioneer Theatre Company, Gem Theatre in Detroit, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, and Hangar Theatre.
His writing credits include Gamers (2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival - Encore Award, 2017 O’Neill National Playwrights Festival semi-finalist, UCLA New Play Festival), [feel the difference] (Francis Ford Coppola One-Act Festival), The Gift (devised piece presented at UCLA), Home for the Feeble Minded Children, The Joan Crawford Project, Happy Songs (cabaret performance at the Metropolitan Room), his one-person play Ye Bare and Ye Cubb — and The Incurious Battle of Right and Wrong from a Master of Fine Arts (candidate, pending), Penelope-PCSA (web series), and material for Transcendence Theatre Company.
Mr. Barnhardt has taught and directed for many educational institutions including UCLA (Teaching Fellowship with the LGBTQ Studies Department), Broadway Classroom, Theatre Arts Center, Professional School for the Arts, Transcendence Theatre Company, Wagner College, Hunter College Elementary, New York Film Academy, Wellesley Theatre Project, and Theatre 360 Performing Arts Center.
Some of his awards and grants include the 2004 Tony Honor (Big River), a Grammy Citation for Best Cast Album (The Book of Mormon), Tim Robbins Playwriting Award, Sono Osato Scholarship, Caroline H. Newhouse Scholarship, and the George Burns & Gracie Allen Fellowship in Comedy.