Ryan's latest on stage adventure was playing the fascinating role of Albin/Zaza in Imagine Productions's La Cage Aux Folles (see review from BroadwayWorld). A short year before that he was seen as Willy Wonka in Columbus Children's Theatre's production of Willy Wonka. The show played to great houses and acclaim from both The Columbus Dispatch (see review) and BroadwayWorld (see review).
Ryan appeared as Papa Bear in the Off-Broadway production of Berenstain Bears in Family Matters, the Musical. The show opened the end of June, 2011 and has been running ever since. Ryan previously played this role in the fall 2010 original national tour. While he is no longer in the cast, Ryan still serves as Associate Director for the production. Other recent NYC credits also include the role of Lazarus in the stage reading of Mary, A Musical.
Ryan is a seasoned cabaret performer and recording artist. He can be heard on his solo albums: "Christmas All The Way," "One for the Road" and compilations: "The Muse Machine On Broadway" and "Heart and Music." He is the former lead singer of the Columbus, Ohio-based band The Real Thing. Ryan is available for parties, bars, community events and weddings (click here to contact for these events). While he frequently tackles the american song book sound (Gershwin, Berlin, Arlen, Ellington, etc), he also specializes in providing his own twist on classic and contemporary pop and rock.
Training includes The Ohio State University, Wright State University, and Interlochen Performing Arts Center.