Derrick Barry as Britney Spears returns to PrideFest June 7


Derrick Barry performs at the PrideFest Milwaukee Dance Pavilion Sunday, June 7 at 9:30PM.


Derrick Barry has been a performer all his life.

Born and raised in Modesto, California, he began training as a gymnast at the age of 5. After 7 years, he decided to trade in gymnastics for the Theatre. Derrick showcased his acting abilities in over 30 productions between junior high, high school and college. At the age of 19, he moved to Hollywood to further his passion for the art of performing.

Halloween 2003 piloted his newfound career of impersonating pop princess Britney Spears. Summer of 2004 brought Derrick to the entertainment capital of the world to join the talented cast of An Evening at La Cage at The Riviera Hotel and Casino on The Strip. he departed from “LaCage” in the fall of 2008 after garnering international attention with his Britney Spears act on America’s Got Talent.

Derrick Barry is currently on an international tour which follows Britney Spears’ Circus. he is also focused on his acting career, including a documentary release in the near future and his first full-length motion picture. He was most recently cast in music videos for pop sensation Katy Perry and hip-hop artist Eminem. Derrick also continues to entertain through his comedic videos known as “The Experiences”. He looks forward to a long career in the entertainment business as an actor, comedian, singer, dancer and female impersonator.

“The second time I dressed up like Britney Spears was at the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on November 17, 2003. Britney was promoting “in the Zone” as I sat in the audience, not realizing my life was about the change. On a commercial break during her interview segment, production personnel spoke to Jay and Britney about my likeness. Britney was shocked. When she locked eyes with me, I heard her say “Oh my God” as she covered her mouth. By this time, they already had a camera on me recording and the house lights came on. She said, “yes, he’s very into himself.”

“I danced to the “I’m a Slave 4U” routine in my head. It was my fifteen seconds of fame. Jay quickly replied, “I don’t think he’s into himself this guy. I think hes into you.” She agreed, “Maybe so, maybe so” as she smiled and clapped for me. Jay later told Jim Belushi that he missed the “Britney Spears” in the audience. The camera panned over on my one last time. This was truly one of the most exciting days in my career.” – Derrick Barry