Barrie Howard began performing as a High School actor and garage band musician
in Dallas, Texas, as he says, “When Elvis was skinny.”  In the days when military
service was the norm, he formed jazz and R&B combos and played music nights
and weekends while serving with the Army in Germany.

After his discharge, He switched to guitar and folk music and toured the Southeast
with the Rivermen, enjoying success with club dates and with solid sales and from
record releases.

Barrie moved on to a successful career in sales, training, and public speaking.  He
wrote, narrated, and produced over 50 television commercials.

Barrie has written three full length plays:
Prelude To Victory
Thief, Chief, And Magi
Murder At Brownlee Manor
He wrote, produced and performed in one man shows featuring Benjamin Franklin,
the stories of O. Henry, and the music of Memphis in the 1950s.  

Barrie Howard’s MARK TWAIN
Is the result of more than ten years of research. Barrie has compiled hundreds of
pages of Twain speeches, quotes and excerpts from the great author’s writing.  He
has read dozens of reviews and reports of Mr. Twain’s actual lectures.

Barrie Howard’s MARK TWAIN is a compilation of that material.  The program has
been adapted and presented for school children, book clubs, libraries, historical
groups and business groups.  The venues have been traditional stage setting,
dinner theater, and even a living room for a book club.

Barrie has performed principal roles in dozens of stage productions
God’s Favorite
King And I
Sound Of Music
Blithe Spirit
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Golden Pond
Noises Off
Twelve Little Indians
Cotton Patch Gospel
A Visit With Ben Franklin
Arsenic and Old Lace
Blowing In The Wind
Dickens’ Christmas Carol
Dial M For Murder

He has had principal roles in movies

Rutherford County Line
Return To Rutherford County

He has produced and directed plays
Plaza Suite
Cotton Patch Gospel
Prelude To Victory
Sorry, Wrong Number
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Barrie also wrote, produced and hosted live radio programs and concerts for
Gaston College radio, WSGE-FM and continues to be in demand as a solo
performer and with his band, the Vagabonds.