Born and raised in San Francisco, Ryan is a singer, songwriter, and actor. He has been singing since he was young, and began taking voice lessons when he was 8. He was introduced to theatre through the San Francisco Arts Education Project when he was 10, and worked with them for several years. He continues to work with them as a performer and teacher. An alumni of the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, Ryan chose to focus on musical theatre at the only public arts high school in San Francisco. Some of his favorite roles have been in Cabaret (Cliff), The Music Man (Harold Hill), Into the Woods (Baker), and most recently Newsies (Finch). Over the years he developed a love for songwriting too. In 2015 he released his first album of original songs, 'Right By My Side' (iTunes, CD Baby), and he has written two original solo cabaret shows which debuted at the Society Cabaret. He lists some of his musical influences as Sara Bareilles, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Sam Smith, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elton John, and Adele. He is a proud 2-time winner of the National YoungArts Foundation. He is currently working on his second album, and has plans to move to New York in the Fall!