Bart Lovins has worked in summer stock, dinner theatres, fairs and touring productions across the United States, Canada and Japan.
He has had success in New York as a performer, producer, director and playwright – not only as Co-Founder of Spinning Graves Productions and as the guiding force behind Expanded Arts’ “Sherlock Holmes Series” but of a multitude of other projects as well including The 20th Anniversary Production of The Elephant Man, and critically acclaimed Off-Broadway productions The X-mas Files and Peer Gynt in additional to his autobiographical cabaret production Bart’s Box.
He currently serves as the Founding Director of Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center (The PAC) in Elizabethtown, Kentucky where his efforts have been recognized by the Kentucky Arts Council, the Kentucky Music Educators Association, the Barbershop Harmony Society, the Southern Arts Federation, the Arts Education Partnership, Kennedy Center for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
In his free time away from The PAC, he continues to explore artistic endeavors including performing in Greater Tuna at Beef & Boards Dinner Theater, starring in The Santaland Diaries at Hardin County Playhouse, touring as “John Wilkes Booth” in To Bury Caesar and directing Grease for Stephen Foster Drama, Inc.
Favorite credits include “Thenardier” in Les Miserables, “Seymour” in Little Shop of Horrors, “Rooster” in Annie, “Eddie Cantor” in Whoopee!, “Judas” in Jesus Christ Superstar, “Oscar the Grouch” with Sesame Street LIVE! He can be heard on the original cast recordings of The Lone Star, A Farmer Weds A Widow and The Thrill of It All!
Additional directing credits include outdoor productions of The Aracoma Story, Li’l Abner, and Oklahoma! and indoor productions of The Little Prince, Uncle Vanya, and nearly all ProAm Musicals and “Classicals” at The PAC since 2002.
Bart has a BFA in Performing Arts from Western Kentucky University with studies in Great Britain and Paris, interned at Stage One: Louisville’s Children’s Theatre and studied with Tim Conway, Tom Poston, James Kirkwood and the National Shakespeare Company.
He is a member of Actors Equity Association, Arts Kentucky, Kentucky Arts Presenters Network, Association of Performing Arts Presenters, is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, a Kentucky Theatre Association board member and is a Hardin County Schools Distinguished Alumni.
A Rineyville native, Bart holds a BFA in Performing Arts from WKU, has interned at Stage One: Louisville’s Children’s Theatre and has studied with Tim Conway, Tom Poston, James Kirkwood and the National Shakespeare Company among others.