Written and Created by Lannie Garrett
Piano and Music Direction by Justin Adams
ABOUT RAY CHARLES AND THE SHOW
The intention of this show is not to imitate or impersonate Mr. Charles, but to channel his energy and spirit in a nostalgic, fun and loving way. Leonard will honor him in a way that brings Ray’s legacy and light to the stage.
Lannie discovered Leonard when she attended a show, in which he was starring, at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. She was so impressed with his talent that she asked him to star in a show she’d written about Nat King Cole for Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret. The show and Leonard were a hit! His gorgeous voice, charisma, stage presence and connection to his audience made the show come to life.
ABOUT LEONARD BARRETT, JR.
Kirk Montgomery, Entertainment reporter for KUSA TV said: “He’s an astonishing entertainer with a voice that is like silk dipped in caramel.”
Leonard E. Barrett, Jr. is a favorite of Denver area theater goers. Barrett’s performances have garnered him rave reviews and a loyal following of avid fans.
Leonard has won numerous awards including an Ovation Award for Best Actor in a Musical by the Denver Post in 2004, Best Actor in a Musical voted by the readers of the Denver Post in 2007, Westword’s Best Season for an Actor in 2007, Best Year for an Actor in 2008 voted by the readers of the Denver Post, and more.
“He’s a consummate showman.” – John Moore, Denver Post Drama Critic
“…star quality is on full display…completely immersed in the role, masterful, powerful and tender, he controls the stage whenever he’s on it.” – Juliet Wittman, Westword Drama Critic