Hailed as “a star performer,” Bart Shatto has made his mark on Broadway, TV, Concert, and beyond. A member of the original Broadway casts of Tony-nominated "Hands on a Hardbody” and "The Civil War,” he has also been seen on Broadway in “War Paint,” the iconic role of Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables” and as originating the role of Quincey Morris in “Dracula.” Helen-Hayes nominated for the Ford's Theatre production of "The Civil War," he has worked with award-winning directors Michael Greif, Andy Blankenbuehler, Des McAnuff, Jerry Zaks, Jason Moore, Neil Pepe, Jeff Calhoun, Richard Maltby Jr. and Gabriel Barre.
Regionally, he has performed at renowned regional theaters including Papermill Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alley Theatre, Ford's Theatre and the Barter Theatre, and more. He’s been seen in principle roles on the National Broadway Tours of Les Miserables, Cats, and The Civil War.
Television credits include guest appearances on “Murphy Brown,” NBC's "Chicago Med," Fox Family's "Ghost Stories," and "Guiding Light". He co-stars in the feature film "Freedom" opposite Cuba Gooding Jr (available on Netflix), independent feature "Reunion 108" and the musical film "Life of an Actress" opposite Tony-nominated Orfeh (cast album produced by Broadway Records). As a voiceover artist, Bart can be heard as the voice of "Gaspard's Papa" in the animated series for Disney Jr. "Gaspard and Lisa".
As a singer, he is a veteran member of the Gold/Platinum-selling symphonic progressive rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra, who have sold over 10 million concert tickets, and 10 million concert albums, and play to 1 million fans each season. Billboard Magazine ranked TSO the top 25 touring artists of the decade.
Cast albums include Stephen Schwartz's "Children of Eden" and "Tara Tremendous" (also released by Broadway Records in 2017). Bart’s solo show “Back to Broadway: Heroes, Villains and Dreamers” will be produced at Feinsteins/54 Below later this year. When not engaged in the performing arts, Bart fills his time teaching and mentoring young performers, practicing his new found love of transcendental meditation, and spending time with his family. He is a proud papa to Conor Shatto, a recent graduate of Ithaca College with a BFA in Musical Theatre. He resides in New Jersey with his wife, Dr. Amy Bladen PhD, and their German Shepard, Maverick.