Bridget Barkan is a vibrant young artist emerging from roots deeply imbedded in NYC. Barkan is a storyteller delivering a message of the urban earth child and the raw truths of an empowered woman. Barkan’s old school, bluesy sarcasm fills the room with laughter as her search for meaning and wisdom brings the crowd to tears. Her music is not only the voice for the broken hearted, but also a social commentary mirroring the invigorating energy of Lauryn Hill and Jill Scott, the poetic improvisation of Jeff Buckley, the vibrant performances of Janis Joplin and comedic flair of Bette Midler.
Barkan is currently performing worldwide with the Scissor Sisters who are opening for Lady Gaga this Spring. Bridget has worked with various different producers and artists including Hip-Hop legend Q-tip, Chris Sholar, Gary Gunn, The Beatnuts, The Burrell Brothers, Mark Liggio (Ginger Rose), Mark Wilson, and legendary DJ Todd Terry.
Theatrical expression in every fiber of her being, it comes as no surprise that Bridget’s foundation as a performer began as a child actress and has continued through her adult life. She starred in the HBO film "Everyday People," co-starred with Maggie Gyllenhaal in "SherryBaby,” appeared in “Redacted” directed by Brian DePalma and in one of the earliest productions of the Broadway hit "Spring Awakening,” just to name a few.
Before setting off on a world tour with the Scissor Sisters, Bridget was a music therapist working with autistic and special needs children. She states this experience as her greatest inspiration.
When Bridget isn’t on stage with the Scissor Sisters she continues to work on her own music and acting career.