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About Scott Barnhardt

Scott Barnhardt
Owner and Chief Consultant - The Creative College Journey

SCOTT BARNHARDT is a lifelong musical theatre actor, theatre maker and educator. He most recently served as Lead Faculty for the Contemporary Musical Theatre + Film BFA program at Hussian College Los Angeles, and before that as the Director of Musical Theatre at the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA). He is a graduate of Wagner College (BA, Theatre/Speech) and UCLA (MFA, Playwriting).

His acting credits include the original Broadway cast of The Book of Mormon (Elder Harris/Elder Thomas, u/s Elder McKinley, Asst. Dance Captain) and the Deaf West Broadway Revival of Big River at Roundabout. Other NYC: Yank! (The Old Globe Workshop), Bye Bye Birdie (City Center Encores!). National tours: The Boy Friend directed by Julie Andrews, Deaf West's Big River, the Detroit company of White Christmas and the Japanese tour of Disney on Classic with the Tokyo Philharmonic.

At OCSA, along with teaching audition prep and a class called Mind|Body|Voice, he has directed the virtual production of Now. Here. This. (the first full-length musical to be shot and presented entirely during quarantine), Evita (in association with Musical Theatre West), the High School premiere of Jasper in Deadland, The Drowsy Chaperone, Xanadu, 9-to-5 (alongside Jessica Lea Patty). He was also seen in concert with students at the Irvine Barclay Theatre in Coming Home with Krysta Rodriguez and Scott Barnhardt.

Awards and grants include the 2004 Tony Honor (Big River), 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.

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Team Captain, assisting and supporting the community of The Spark File and their co-founders Susan Blackwell and Laura Camien.

June 2022-Sept 2023

Lead Faculty, BFA in Contemporary Musical Theatre + Film

Jan 2021 - July 2022

Director, Musical Theatre Conservatory

July 2017-Jan 2021

Teaching Fellow/Teaching Associate
School of Theatre, Film + Television; LGBTQ Studies Department

Aug 2014-May 2017

Curriculum Vitae / Resume for Scott Barnhardt


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