Barry Bostwick
Biographical Information
Born February 24th, 1945
San Mateo, California, United States
Productions Salvation as Monday
Colette as Leo/Jacques/Pierre/Jean de Jouvenel/Goudeket (original cast)
Soon as Kelly (original Broadway cast)
Grease as Danny Zuko (original Broadway cast)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show as Brad Majors
The Robber Bridegroom as Jamie Lockhart
She Loves Me as Georg Nowack
The Pirates of Penzance as The Pirate King
Working as Steelworker (video)
Nick & Nora as Nick Charles (original Broadway cast)
What I Like About You as Jack Tyler
Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival as The Watchword
Recordings Grease (original cast recording)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (soundtrack)
Nick & Nora (original cast recording)
Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival (film soundtrack)
Vocal Type Tenor

Barry Bostwick is an American actor.


Born in San Mateo, California, he worked as a circus performer and a member of pop group "The Klowns", Bostwick gained recognition for his roles in stage and screen musicals, and won a Tony Award for The Robber Bridegroom in 1977.

In addition Bostwick became known for his long-running roles on television, in series including Spin City and What I Like About You as well as guest appearances in Scrubs, Ugly Betty and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.


A frequent performer in musical roles both on stage and screen, Bostwick had roles in a number of small musicals before his breakout role as the original Danny Zuko in Grease. This was followed soon after by a film role as Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, performing such numbers as "Damnit, Janet!"

Bostwick later won a Tony Award for his role as Jamie Lockhart in The Robber Bridegroom and originated the role of Nick Charles in Nick & Nora. He also played the mysterious Watchword in Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival.


The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

  • Damnit, Janet (contains solo lines)
  • Over at the Frankenstein Place (contains solo lines)
  • Sweet Transvestite (contains solo lines)
  • Once in a While (solo)(cut)
  • Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me
  • Planet Schmanet (contains solo lines)
  • Rose Tint My World (contains solo lines)
  • Super Heroes (contains solo lines)

Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival (2015)

  • The Watchword's Hour (solo)


Working (1982)

  • Fathers and Sons (solo)

What I Like About You (2005)

  • Summer Nights
  • The Way You Look Tonight (duet)


Salvation (1969)

Colette (1970)(originated the role)

Soon (1971)(originated the role)

Grease (1972)(originated the role)

  • Summer Nights (contains solo lines)
  • We Go Together
  • Alone at a Drive-in Movie (solo)
  • All Choked Up (duet)
  • We Go Together (Reprise)

The Robber Bridegroom (1976)

  • Once Upon the Natchez Trace (contains solo lines)
  • Suddenly the Day Looks Sunny (solo)(recitative)
  • (Steal) With Style (contains solo lines)
  • Rosamund's Dream (duet)
  • Riches (contains solo lines)
  • Little Pieces of Sugar Cane (solo)(recitative)
  • Love Stolen (contains solo lines)
  • Where, Oh Where (Is My Baby Darlin'?)(contains solo lines)
  • Finale

She Loves Me (1977)

  • Prelude/Good Morning, Good Day (contains solo lines)
  • Sounds while Selling (contains solo lines)
  • Three Letters (duet)
  • Tonight at Eight (solo)
  • Tango Tragique (solo)
  • Where's My Shoe? (duet)
  • She Loves Me (solo)
  • Finale (duet)

The Pirates of Penzance (1981)

  • Oh, better far to live and die (contains solo lines)
  • Finale Act I (contains solo lines)
  • Now for the pirates' lair (contains solo lines)
  • When you had left our pirate fold (contains solo lines)
  • Away, away! My heart's on fire! (contains solo lines)
  • With cat-like tread, upon our prey we steal
  • Hush, hush, not a word (contains solo lines)
  • Finale Act II (contains solo lines)

Nick & Nora (1991)(originated the role)

  • Is There Anything Better Than Dancing? (contains solo lines)
  • Swell (contains solo lines)
  • As Long As You're Happy (duet)
  • May the Best Man Win (contains solo lines)
  • Look Who's Alone Now (solo)
  • A Busy Night at Lorraine's (contains solo lines)
  • Let's Go Home (duet)