Barrett Wilbert Weed (born November 6, 1988) is an American musical theater actress and singer. She is best known for originating the role of Veronica Sawyer in the off-Broadway production of Heathers: The Musicaland the role of Janis Sarkisian in the Broadway production of Mean Girls.
Weed attended the Walnut Hill School for part of high school, and graduated from Elon University with a BFA in Musical Theatre in 2011. Growing up, she attended Long Lake Camp for the Arts in Long Lake, New York.
Weed made her Broadway debut in Lysistrata Jones in November 2011, as an understudy for many of the female roles. The show closed on January 8, 2012.
Her next major role was Nadia in a reworked version of Bare: A Pop Opera, now called bare: the musical, at New World Stages. Previews began on November 19, 2012, with an official opening on December 9, 2012, and the show ran through February 3, 2013.
Weed then originated the leading role of Veronica in Heathers: The Musical, a musical adaptation of the 1988 cult film Heathers. The musical premiered at Hudson Backstage Theatre in Los Angeles in the fall of 2013, before moving to New York for its off-Broadway incarnation. The show began previews at New World Stages on March 15, 2014, with an opening night of March 31. She was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award and a Drama Desk Award for her performance. Weed left the show in June, and the show closed on August 4, 2014.
In September 2014, Weed began performing in FOUND the Musical, a new off-Broadway musical about the creation of the Found books and magazines by Davy Rothbart. Weed played the role of Denise. The show opened on October 14 and ran through November 9, 2014.
Weed played the role of Sally Bowles in the Signature Theatre production of Cabaret from May 12 to June 28, 2015 in the Washington, D.C. area. For this performance, she won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical.
Weed narrates "Kill The Boy Band" by Goldy Moldavsky on Audible.com and Audio CD's, which was audio released on March 1, 2016.
Weed stars in the new musical Mean Girls as Janis Sarkisian on Broadway. She starred in the world premiere which started on October 31, 2017 and ended December 3, 2017 at the National Theatre (Washington, D.C.). The musical, based on the film of the same name began previews on Broadway on March 12, 2018, and officially opened April 8, 2018.