Ryan hails from the seaside resort of Littlehampton, West Sussex. Aside from dancing at his local dance school, it only took until the age of 10 for Ryan to be taken by Musical Theatre, playing the title role in 'Oliver' at The Windmill Theatre.
For the next 8 years, Ryan performed in multiple shows in and around West Sussex most notably for The Bognor Regis Operatic Society and The Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society. Within this time, he was fortunate enough to be given the oppurtunity to play many fantastic roles.
After studying a BTEC Diploma in Musical Theatre for two years at South Downs College, Waterlooville, Ryan uprooted from the sand and sea of Littlehampton and moved to London, where he has trained and graduated with a BA Hons in Performance (Musical Theatre) Degree from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Whilst in training, Ryan was lucky enough to land the roles of 'Much' in a new musical 'Hoods' and more recently the leading male of 'Fred Graham' in Cole Porter's classic 'Kiss Me Kate'.
For the last 3 years, Ryan has been working with P&O & Cunard cruise lines and The Headliners Theatre Company as Lead Vocalist onboard MV Aurora's World Cruise and MV Azura.
Ryan is soon to be appearing as Horace Hardwick in Top Hat The Musical onboard The Queen Victoria. Please visit News, CV or follow Ryan on Twitter and Facebook, to keep up to date with whats happening next...
Ryan is represented by Amy Bird at Oxford Adams Associates and has begun what he is sure will be an enjoyable and lengthy partnership with her.
The following list represents my recent past experience in the entertainment world. Each role I’ve held has been extremely important for my career, since each one has contributed something unique to my personal and professional development. For references or additional information about anything listed below, get in touch directly.
HORACE HARDWICK - TOP HAT THE MUSICAL
MAY 2019 - MARCH 2020
Ryan is currently playing the role of Horace Hardwick, a wealthy British theatre producer, in 'Top Hat the Musical' onboard Cunard's Queen Victoria. 'Top Hat the Musical; is a stage musical based on the 1935 film of the same name, featuring music and lyrics by Irving Berlin with additional orchestration by Chris Walker.
LEAD VOCALIST - CARNIVAL UK
SEPTEMBER 2016 - APRIL 2018
Ryan has recently been working with P&O Cruises and The Headliners Theatre Company as Lead production vocalist onboard MV Aurora (September 2016 - June 2017) and MV Azura (July 2017 - April 2018). Ryan is contracted for nine completely different production shows presented every other night per cruise, twice each night.
FEATURED SINGER - ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Ryan has recently been a featured singer at The Royal Albert Hall for Magic FM's concert Magic of the Musicals.
Magic of the Musicals was hosted by Tom Chambers and Ruthie Henshall. The show, complete with a 60 piece orchestra, was set with leading cast member performances from the most celebrated west end shows.
ELLE'S DAD/DANCE CAPTAIN - LEGALLY BLONDE
MARCH - APRIL 2016
Ryan was the company Dance Captain but also played the role of Elle's father in Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts' 'Legally Blonde the Musical'. Which ran at The Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Tottenham in April 2016.
FRED GRAHAM - KISS ME KATE
Ryan played the lead male of Fred Graham in Cast 1 of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts' 'Kiss Me Kate' written by Cole Porter. 'Kiss Me Kate' ran at The Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Tottenham from Thursday 11th February to Saturday 13th February and then transferred to The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch from Thursday 18th February to Saturday 27th February 2016.
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TOP HAT THE MUSICAL
23RD MAY 2019 - 28TH MARCH 2020
Ryan is currently playing the role of Horace Hardwick in Top Hat the Musical onboard Cunard's Queen Victoria from 23rd May 2019 to 28th March 2020.
An American dancer, Jerry Travers, comes to London to star in a show produced by the bumbling Horace Hardwick. While practicing a tap dance routine in his hotel bedroom, he awakens Dale Tremont, on the floor below. She storms upstairs to complain, whereupon Jerry falls hopelessly in love with her and proceeds to pursue her all over London.
P&O CRUISES - HEADLINERS THEATRE COMPANY
9TH SEPTEMBER 2016 - 29TH APRIL 2018
7th July 2017 - 29th April 2018
Ryan is working with The Headliners Theatre Company onboard P&O's Azura as Lead Production Vocalist.
9th September 2016 - 2nd June 2017
Ryan is embarking on a world cruise onboard P&O's Aurora as Lead Production Vocalist with The Headliners Theatre Company. The contract will begin in September 2016 and will end in June 2017.
Vocalists are contracted for nine completely different production shows presented every other night per cruise, twice each night.
MAGIC AT THE MUSICALS
23RD MAY 2016
For one night only, Ryan is a featured singer at The Royal Albert Hall for Magic FM's 'Magic at the Musicals' Concert.
Magic at the Musicals is hosted by Tom Chambers and Ruthie Henshall. The show, will be complete with a 60 piece orchestra, and is set to wow audiences with leading cast member performances from the most celebrated shows including:
Wicked • Mamma Mia • Beautiful • Guys and Dolls • Sunset Boulevard • Disney’s The Lion King • In The Heights • Hairspray • Matilda The Musical • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory •
14TH APRIL 2016
Ryan is currently the company Dance Captain and is playing the role of Elle's father in Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts' production of 'Legally Blonde'. Running at The Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Tottenham from Thursday 14th April to Saturday 23rd April 2016.
Elle Woods has it all: beautiful hair, amazing friends and Omigod, a perfect boyfriend! Until he dumps her. But Elle has a plan – follow him to Harvard, become a lawyer and win him back. This multi award-winning musical is a gleeful tale of empathy and empowerment.
KISS ME KATE
11TH FEBRUARY 2016
Ryan is currently playing the lead male of Fred Graham in Cast 1 of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts' 'Kiss Me Kate' written by Cole Porter. Running at The Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Tottenham from Thursday 11th February to Saturday 13th February and then transferring to The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch from Thursday 18th February to Saturday 27th February 2016.
Cole Porter’s dazzling classic Broadway show is brimming over with 20 of the catchiest show-stoppers in musical theatre - featuring favourites including Too Darn Hot, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, So In Love, Always True to You In My Fashion and many more!
In this enduringly popular tribute to the Shakespeare comedy, a backstage battle between former lovers Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi spills onto stage as they mount a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. And just when things couldn’t get worse, up pop a pair of gangsters who want a share of the limelight!
HOODS THE MUSICAL
20TH OCTOBER 2015
Ryan will be playing the role of 'Much' in both casts of the new musical 'Hoods' with Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts at The Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Tottenham. The Production will be running from Thursday 22nd October to Saturday 31st October 2015.
'Hoods' is a gloriously tuneful and witty musical reworking of the Rat Pack film 'Robin and The Seven Hoods' set in a re-imagined Chicago of 1933.