The expressive voice of Andrew Barnes brings diverse characters to life. As a narrator, voiceover artist, actor, and singer, the multi-talented Barnes uses his exceptional bass-baritone voice and acting skills to add depth and meaning to vocal performances.
The Blackstone Audio Book “Brother Ray: Ray Charles’ Own Story” is the latest project to which Andrew Barnes brings his vocal talents, narrating the autobiography of the late American legend.
Other recent projects include the audio book “The People Could Fly,” African-American folktales written by Virginia Hamilton. Barnes called on his theatrical background to deliver an unforgettable vocal performance of each character, over 30 in all. Barnes is also the voice of the Official National Monument to Booker T. Washington in Franklin County, Virginia. As a result of his contributions to this project, Barnes was awarded the highest honor by the National Park Service of America.
As an opera singer, Andrew Barnes got his start in the Southwest region of Ohio. A graduate of the highly regarded School For the Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, he also trained for the stage privately for several years and has worked with the Sorg Opera, Ensemble Theatre Company, and Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra.
Barnes has sung with the Sorg Opera Company for more than 5 seasons, in Carmen, H.M.S. Pinafore, La Traviata, The Student Prince, and The Barber of Seville. His most notable roles have been “Otis Burrows” in The Mighty Casey; “Jim” in Moonlighting Theatre’s production of Big River; “Minister Allen” in Ensemble Theatre’s production of Anne of Green Gables (Avonlea); and “Uncle Tom” in River of Freedom. Published reviews describe his voice as “compelling” According to a critic for City Beat, “He captures… complex emotions in his booming bass voice, making his songs some of the show’s best.”
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