Barry DeBois is an actor, singer, writer, and director based in New York City, best known for his work in the National Tour of Once The Musical. He is a patent-carrying designer-turned-actor who studied drama and vocal music throughout high school and college. From fronting bands to acting in theatrical productions, Barry has performed in venues ranging from playhouses to cruise ships around the world.


Barry is the co-founder of Bruth Media, an all-purpose media and production collective based in New York City. Bruth Media produces film, television, theatre and new media. They also provide photography, graphic design, and video production services.


Barry wrote and directed the short film "Train Approaching", which was selected for the 2015 Coney Island Film Festival. He is also an experienced Music Director and served as the Music Captain on the 2016/17 National Tour of Once the Musical. Barry is passionate about leading creative collaborations for the stage and screen.

Once tells the story of Guy, played by Barry DeBois... It was the most beautiful piece of theater I’ve ever seen.”

Georgia Davis, The Post Athens, October 14th, 2016 (of Barry DeBois as Guy in Once the Musical)

“DeBois really soars when it is just him and his acoustic guitar on stage.”

Zachary Stewart, TheatreMania, August 14, 2013 (of Barry DeBois as Robbie in The Wedding Singer)

“Barry DeBois as Tony has a crystal clear tenor and sweet-cored toughness as the young man struggling to break free of his history.”

Ted Larsen, Parma Sun Post, March 12, 2009 (of Barry DeBois as Tony in West Side Story)

“A skilled vocalist, resourceful actor and appealing stage presence”

Dan Kane, The Canton Repository, September 23, 2008 (of Barry DeBois as Jamie in The Last Five Years)

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