Born and raised in San Francisco, Ryan is a singer, songwriter, actor, and performer. A student at the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, Ryan has been surrounded by music his whole life. He began taking voice lessons when he was 8, and has had music in his life from a very young age. Over the years he has developed a passion for singing, songwriting, and acting. He has been involved in theatre for many years, and has performed in a variety of musicals such as Cabaret (Cliff), The Music Man (Harold Hill), Into the Woods (Baker), and many more. In 2015 he released his first album of original songs, Right By My Side, and he has written two original solo cabaret shows which debuted at the Society Cabaret in San Francisco. He lists some of his musical influences as Billy Joel, Sara Bareilles, Paul McCartney, Sam Smith, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lady Gaga, Elton John, and Adele. He has sang in venues ranging from his bedroom, to AT&T Park, to Carnegie Hall. His dream is to be able to make music his job, whether it be musical theatre, or becoming a professional singer/songwriter. He hopes to bridge the gap between popular music and musical theatre by working in both fields in the future.