Born and raised in San Francisco, Ryan is a singer, songwriter, actor, and dancer. He has been studying voice since he was 8, and was introduced to theatre through the San Francisco Arts Education Project when he was 10. He continues to work with them as a performer and teacher. An alumnus of the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, Ryan studied musical theatre at the only public arts high school in San Francisco. Some of his favorite roles to date include Cliff (Cabaret), The Baker (Into the Woods), Finch (Newsies), and Harold Hill (The Music Man). As well as having a passion for acting and singing, Ryan is also a published songwriter. In 2015 he released his first album of original songs, 'Right By My Side', and in 2018 he released his second album, ‘Young Heart’ (both available on iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify). He has created and performed two original solo cabaret shows which debuted at the Society Cabaret in San Francisco. He lists some of his musical influences as Sara Bareilles, Billy Joel, Carole King, Ben Platt, Paul McCartney, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Adele. He is a proud 2-time winner of the National YoungArts Foundation. He recently moved to New York to pursue a career in the arts, and is currently studying musical theatre at Circle in the Square Theatre School.
“Right By My Side is a collection of reflections on broken relationships, dealing with deceit, with just a couple of hopeful love songs added…Ryan’s piano is the predominant instrument and a constant throughout. It works in perfect synch with his well-trained voice, especially in the final acoustic version of the signature song “Fall.” “
-Catherine Barry, Irish Culture Bay Area
“I can’t count the number of times I’ve listened to this song, [Fall], and every time, unfailingly, it touches something deep inside me and makes my eyes water and throat thicken. Heartstrumming.”
-Ethel Rohan, writer
“Irish American teenager Ryan Doyle is making (sound) waves.”
-The Irish Herald