All the world is a stage.
Ryan is a comedic musical actor with a baritenor pop/rock sound. His last on stage adventure was playing the fascinating role of Albin/Zaza in Imagine Productions's La Cage Aux Folles. Other favorite roles include the title role in Willy Wonka, Jamie in The Last Five Years, and Felix in The Owl and the Pussycat. Ryan originated the role of Papa Bear in the Off-Broadway production and first national tour of Berenstain Bears in Family Matters, the 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. 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.
"Scarlata does a great job of interacting with the audience, making them feel like they are a part of the show. But he immediately shift gears without grinding them as he delivers the show's emotional peak -- performing as Zaza shortly after learning of Georges' scheme to get rid of him the night of the dinner party with the Dindons. Scarlata's heart-wrenching delivery of "I Am What I Am" is what keeps LA CAGE from being just another over-the-top comedy."