Eric Lane Barnes is author of the critically acclaimed Fairy Tales, which received numerous awards in Chicago and New York, and played in London’s West End. His show The Stops has played in cities across the US, winning ‘best musical’ at the National Gay and Lesbian Theater Festival in 2006. His songs and larger works have been performed by choruses and theater groups all across the US and in Canada, Australia, the UK, France and Beijing.
From 2000 through 2017 Barnes was the Associate Artistic Director of Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus, creating and conducting numerous works for audiences all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond. While with Seattle Choruses ELB formed and directed the premier men’s ensemble Captain Smartypants, and directed the sublime women’s ensemble Sensible Shoes from 2013 through 2017.
ELB is cofounder and 1/4 of Princess Guy, Seattle’s Most Fabulous Vocal Quartet. From 2018 to 2021 Eric was the artistic director of the inclusive singing community Puget Soundworks. Find videos, songs, stories and other content on ‘ELB Presents!’ at Patreon.com/EricLaneBarnes.
Eric is currently working on two illustrated children’s books with illustrator Rob Dorn, and is writing a contemporary oratorio on the life of a beloved historical spiritual leader.