Gender
Male
Born
Sep 06, 1917
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died
Jan 09, 1989
New York, New York, USA
Director Producer Performer Writer
Also Known As
Richard Baer
  • CREDITS
    Sweeney Todd (Nov 03, 2005 - Sep 03, 2006)
    • Originally produced on Broadway by: Richard Barr
    MusicalThrillerRevival
    Sweeney Todd (Sep 14, 1989 - Feb 25, 1990)
    • Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr
    MusicalThrillerRevival
    Home Front (Jan 02, 1985 - Jan 12, 1985)
    • Produced by Richard Barr
    PlayOriginal
    The Lady from Dubuque (Jan 31, 1980 - Feb 09, 1980)
    • Produced by Richard Barr
    PlayOriginal
    Sweeney Todd (Mar 01, 1979 - Jun 29, 1980)
    • Produced by Richard Barr
    MusicalThrillerOriginal
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Apr 01, 1976 - Jul 11, 1976)
    • Produced by arrangement with Richard Barr
    PlayDramaRevival
    P. S. Your Cat Is Dead! (Apr 07, 1975 - Apr 20, 1975)
    • Produced by Richard Barr
    PlayOriginal
    Seascape (Jan 26, 1975 - Mar 22, 1975)
    • Produced by Richard Barr
    PlayOriginal
    Noël Coward in Two Keys (Feb 28, 1974 - Jun 29, 1974)
    • Come Into the Garden Maud
    • Produced by Richard Barr
    PlayComedy One ActOriginal
    • A Song at Twilight
    • Produced by Richard Barr
    PlayComedy One ActOriginal
    The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (Dec 12, 1972 - Feb 04, 1973)
    • Produced by Theater 1973
    PlayOriginal
    The Grass Harp (Nov 02, 1971 - Nov 06, 1971)
    • Produced by Richard Barr
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    All Over (Mar 28, 1971 - May 01, 1971)
    • Produced by Theater 1971 (Edward Albee, Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Watercolor & Criss-Crossing (Jan 21, 1970 - Jan 24, 1970)
    • Watercolor
    • Originally produced by Richard Barr
    PlayOriginal
    • Criss-Crossing
    • Originally produced by Richard Barr
    PlayOriginal
    The Front Page (May 10, 1969 - Jul 05, 1969)
    • Produced by Theater 1969 (Edward Albee, Richard Barr, Charles Woodward)
    PlayComedyRevival
    Happy Days (Oct 12, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968)
    • Produced by Theater 1969
    PlayOriginal
    Krapp's Last Tape / The Zoo Story (Oct 09, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968)
    • The Zoo Story
    • Directed by Richard Barr
    • Produced by Theater 1969
    PlayOne ActOriginal
    • Krapp's Last Tape
    • Produced by Theater 1969
    PlayOne ActOriginal
    The Death of Bessie Smith / The American Dream (Oct 02, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968)
    • The Death of Bessie Smith
    • Produced by Theater 1969
    PlayOne ActOriginal
    • The American Dream
    • Produced by Theater 1969
    PlayOne ActOriginal
    Box / Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung (Sep 30, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968)
    • Box
    • Produced by Theater 1969
    PlayOriginal
    • Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
    • Produced by Theater 1969
    PlayOriginal
    Paul Taylor Dancers (Dec 19, 1967 - Dec 31, 1967)
    • Produced by Theater 1968 (Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Clinton Wilder)
    SpecialOriginal
    Everything in the Garden (Nov 29, 1967 - Feb 10, 1968)
    • Produced by Theater 1968 (Clinton Wilder, Richard Barr)
    PlayOriginal
    Johnny No-Trump (Oct 08, 1967 - Oct 08, 1967)
    • Produced by Theater 1968 (Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Clinton Wilder)
    PlayOriginal
    A Delicate Balance (Sep 22, 1966 - Jan 14, 1967)
    • Produced by Theater 1967 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Malcolm (Jan 11, 1966 - Jan 15, 1966)
    • Produced by Theater 1966 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)
    PlayOriginal
    Tiny Alice (Dec 29, 1964 - May 22, 1965)
    • Produced by Theater 1965 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)
    PlayOriginal
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Oct 13, 1962 - May 16, 1964)
    • Produced by Theater 1963 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Hotel Paradiso (Apr 11, 1957 - Jul 13, 1957)
    • Produced by Richard Barr
    PlayComedy FarceOriginal
    Ruth Draper (Dec 25, 1956 - Dec 29, 1956)
    • Produced by Bowden, Barr and Bullock
    SpecialOriginal
    Fallen Angels (Jan 17, 1956 - Aug 11, 1956)
    • Produced by Richard Barr
    PlayComedyRevival
    All in One (Apr 19, 1955 - May 28, 1955)
    • 27 Wagons Full of Cotton
    • Produced by Richard Barr
    PlayOne ActOriginal
    • Trouble in Tahiti
    • Produced by Richard Barr
    MusicalOperaOriginal
    • Paul Draper
    • Produced by Richard Barr
    PlayDanceOriginal
    Ruth Draper and Paul Draper (Dec 26, 1954 - Jan 15, 1955)
    • Produced by Richard Barr
    SpecialSketches DanceOriginal
    Ruth Draper (Jan 25, 1954 - Mar 13, 1954)
    • Produced by Richard Barr
    SpecialSketchesOriginal
    At Home With Ethel Waters (Sep 22, 1953 - Oct 10, 1953)
    • Produced by Richard Barr
    • Staged by Richard Barr
    SpecialRevueOriginal
    Arms and the Man (Oct 19, 1950 - Jan 21, 1951)
    • Staged by Richard Barr
    PlayComedyRevival
    The Ivy Green (Apr 05, 1949 - Apr 09, 1949)
    • Staged by Richard Barr
    PlayOriginal
    King Richard III (Feb 08, 1949 - Feb 26, 1949)
    • Directed by Richard Barr
    PlayHistoryRevival
    Angel Street (Jan 22, 1948 - Feb 01, 1948)
    • Staged by Richard Barr
    PlayThrillerRevival
    Volpone (Jan 08, 1948 - Jan 18, 1948)
    • Staged by Richard Barr
    • Book adapted by Richard Barr
    PlayComedyRevival
    One Act Variety Theatre (Mar 19, 1940 - Apr 24, 1940)
    • Performer: Richard Barr [Pa Clovenhoof]
    PlayOne ActOriginal
    Danton's Death (Nov 02, 1938 - Nov 19, 1938)
    • Performer: Richard Baer [Convention Attendant]
    PlayDramaRevival
    Sweeney Todd (Oct 23, 2007 - Jun 29, 2008)
    • Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr
    MusicalThrillerRevival
    Sweeney Todd (Oct 23, 1980 - Sep 20, 1981)
    • Produced by Richard Barr
    • Originally Produced on Broadway by Richard Barr
    MusicalThrillerOriginal
    Noël Coward in Two Keys (Feb 17, 1975 - Aug 02, 1975)
    • Produced by Richard Barr
    PlayComedyOne ActOriginal
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

    Best Musical

    1979 | Winner  | Sweeney Todd
    Produced by Richard Barr
     

    Best Play

    1975 | Nominee  | Seascape
    Produced by Richard Barr
     

    Best Play

    1967 | Nominee  | A Delicate Balance
    Produced by Theater 1967 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)
     

    Best Play

    1965 | Nominee  | Tiny Alice
    Produced by Theater 1965 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)
     

    Best Producer of a Play

    1965 | Nominee  | Tiny Alice
    Produced by Theater 1965 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)

    Best Play

    1963 | Winner  | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Produced by Theater 1963 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)

    Best Producer of a Play

    1963 | Winner  | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Produced by Theater 1963 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)

    Drama Desk Award

    Outstanding Musical

    1979 | Winner  | Sweeney Todd
    Produced by Richard Barr
     

    Outstanding Revival

    1976 | Nominee  | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Produced by arrangement with Richard Barr
     

    Outstanding New Play (American)

    1975 | Nominee  | Seascape
    Produced by Richard Barr
     

    Outstanding New Play (American)

    1975 | Nominee  | P. S. Your Cat Is Dead!
    Produced by Richard Barr

    Vernon Rice Award

    1961 | Winner
    Richard Barr (for Theater '61 productions of new playwrights)
Sweeney Todd (Nov 03, 2005 - Sep 03, 2006)
  • Originally produced on Broadway by: Richard Barr
MusicalThrillerRevival
Sweeney Todd (Sep 14, 1989 - Feb 25, 1990)
  • Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr
MusicalThrillerRevival
Home Front (Jan 02, 1985 - Jan 12, 1985)
  • Produced by Richard Barr
PlayOriginal
The Lady from Dubuque (Jan 31, 1980 - Feb 09, 1980)
  • Produced by Richard Barr
PlayOriginal
Sweeney Todd (Mar 01, 1979 - Jun 29, 1980)
  • Produced by Richard Barr
MusicalThrillerOriginal
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Apr 01, 1976 - Jul 11, 1976)
  • Produced by arrangement with Richard Barr
PlayDramaRevival
P. S. Your Cat Is Dead! (Apr 07, 1975 - Apr 20, 1975)
  • Produced by Richard Barr
PlayOriginal
Seascape (Jan 26, 1975 - Mar 22, 1975)
  • Produced by Richard Barr
PlayOriginal
Noël Coward in Two Keys (Feb 28, 1974 - Jun 29, 1974)
  • Come Into the Garden Maud
  • Produced by Richard Barr
PlayComedy One ActOriginal
  • A Song at Twilight
  • Produced by Richard Barr
PlayComedy One ActOriginal
The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (Dec 12, 1972 - Feb 04, 1973)
  • Produced by Theater 1973
PlayOriginal
The Grass Harp (Nov 02, 1971 - Nov 06, 1971)
  • Produced by Richard Barr
MusicalComedyOriginal
All Over (Mar 28, 1971 - May 01, 1971)
  • Produced by Theater 1971 (Edward Albee, Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)
PlayDramaOriginal
Watercolor & Criss-Crossing (Jan 21, 1970 - Jan 24, 1970)
  • Watercolor
  • Originally produced by Richard Barr
PlayOriginal
  • Criss-Crossing
  • Originally produced by Richard Barr
PlayOriginal
The Front Page (May 10, 1969 - Jul 05, 1969)
  • Produced by Theater 1969 (Edward Albee, Richard Barr, Charles Woodward)
PlayComedyRevival
Happy Days (Oct 12, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968)
  • Produced by Theater 1969
PlayOriginal
Krapp's Last Tape / The Zoo Story (Oct 09, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968)
  • The Zoo Story
  • Directed by Richard Barr
  • Produced by Theater 1969
PlayOne ActOriginal
  • Krapp's Last Tape
  • Produced by Theater 1969
PlayOne ActOriginal
The Death of Bessie Smith / The American Dream (Oct 02, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968)
  • The Death of Bessie Smith
  • Produced by Theater 1969
PlayOne ActOriginal
  • The American Dream
  • Produced by Theater 1969
PlayOne ActOriginal
Box / Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung (Sep 30, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968)
  • Box
  • Produced by Theater 1969
PlayOriginal
  • Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
  • Produced by Theater 1969
PlayOriginal
Paul Taylor Dancers (Dec 19, 1967 - Dec 31, 1967)
  • Produced by Theater 1968 (Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Clinton Wilder)
SpecialOriginal
Everything in the Garden (Nov 29, 1967 - Feb 10, 1968)
  • Produced by Theater 1968 (Clinton Wilder, Richard Barr)
PlayOriginal
Johnny No-Trump (Oct 08, 1967 - Oct 08, 1967)
  • Produced by Theater 1968 (Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Clinton Wilder)
PlayOriginal
A Delicate Balance (Sep 22, 1966 - Jan 14, 1967)
  • Produced by Theater 1967 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)
PlayDramaOriginal
Malcolm (Jan 11, 1966 - Jan 15, 1966)
  • Produced by Theater 1966 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)
PlayOriginal
Tiny Alice (Dec 29, 1964 - May 22, 1965)
  • Produced by Theater 1965 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)
PlayOriginal
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Oct 13, 1962 - May 16, 1964)
  • Produced by Theater 1963 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)
PlayDramaOriginal
Hotel Paradiso (Apr 11, 1957 - Jul 13, 1957)
  • Produced by Richard Barr
PlayComedy FarceOriginal
Ruth Draper (Dec 25, 1956 - Dec 29, 1956)
  • Produced by Bowden, Barr and Bullock
SpecialOriginal
Fallen Angels (Jan 17, 1956 - Aug 11, 1956)
  • Produced by Richard Barr
PlayComedyRevival
All in One (Apr 19, 1955 - May 28, 1955)
  • 27 Wagons Full of Cotton
  • Produced by Richard Barr
PlayOne ActOriginal
  • Trouble in Tahiti
  • Produced by Richard Barr
MusicalOperaOriginal
  • Paul Draper
  • Produced by Richard Barr
PlayDanceOriginal
Ruth Draper and Paul Draper (Dec 26, 1954 - Jan 15, 1955)
  • Produced by Richard Barr
SpecialSketches DanceOriginal
Ruth Draper (Jan 25, 1954 - Mar 13, 1954)
  • Produced by Richard Barr
SpecialSketchesOriginal
At Home With Ethel Waters (Sep 22, 1953 - Oct 10, 1953)
  • Produced by Richard Barr
  • Staged by Richard Barr
SpecialRevueOriginal
Arms and the Man (Oct 19, 1950 - Jan 21, 1951)
  • Staged by Richard Barr
PlayComedyRevival
The Ivy Green (Apr 05, 1949 - Apr 09, 1949)
  • Staged by Richard Barr
PlayOriginal
King Richard III (Feb 08, 1949 - Feb 26, 1949)
  • Directed by Richard Barr
PlayHistoryRevival
Angel Street (Jan 22, 1948 - Feb 01, 1948)
  • Staged by Richard Barr
PlayThrillerRevival
Volpone (Jan 08, 1948 - Jan 18, 1948)
  • Staged by Richard Barr
  • Book adapted by Richard Barr
PlayComedyRevival
One Act Variety Theatre (Mar 19, 1940 - Apr 24, 1940)
  • Performer: Richard Barr [Pa Clovenhoof]
PlayOne ActOriginal
Danton's Death (Nov 02, 1938 - Nov 19, 1938)
  • Performer: Richard Baer [Convention Attendant]
PlayDramaRevival
Sweeney Todd (Oct 23, 2007 - Jun 29, 2008)
  • Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr
MusicalThrillerRevival
Sweeney Todd (Oct 23, 1980 - Sep 20, 1981)
  • Produced by Richard Barr
  • Originally Produced on Broadway by Richard Barr
MusicalThrillerOriginal
Noël Coward in Two Keys (Feb 17, 1975 - Aug 02, 1975)
  • Produced by Richard Barr
PlayComedyOne ActOriginal

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1979 | Winner  | Sweeney Todd
Produced by Richard Barr
 

Best Play

1975 | Nominee  | Seascape
Produced by Richard Barr
 

Best Play

1967 | Nominee  | A Delicate Balance
Produced by Theater 1967 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)
 

Best Play

1965 | Nominee  | Tiny Alice
Produced by Theater 1965 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)
 

Best Producer of a Play

1965 | Nominee  | Tiny Alice
Produced by Theater 1965 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)

Best Play

1963 | Winner  | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Produced by Theater 1963 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)

Best Producer of a Play

1963 | Winner  | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Produced by Theater 1963 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Musical

1979 | Winner  | Sweeney Todd
Produced by Richard Barr
 

Outstanding Revival

1976 | Nominee  | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Produced by arrangement with Richard Barr
 

Outstanding New Play (American)

1975 | Nominee  | Seascape
Produced by Richard Barr
 

Outstanding New Play (American)

1975 | Nominee  | P. S. Your Cat Is Dead!
Produced by Richard Barr

Vernon Rice Award

1961 | Winner
Richard Barr (for Theater '61 productions of new playwrights)

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