Ryan is an actor and activist based in New York City. Creatively, Ryan has performed in shows like Wicked, Waitress (original Broadway cast), and Hamilton, playing the roles of Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, George Washington, Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, and Hercules Mulligan/James Madison. He also originated the role of The Man in Black in The Wrong Man, for which he received a Drama Desk nomination. He has also appeared in film and television, including the The Good Fight, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and the Tick...Tick...BOOM! film coming to Netflix. His voice has also been featured in several films, including Vivo and In
The Heights. Ryan’s greatest joy is teaching, and he laughs at his own jokes.
He remains committed to transforming the industry to create a more inclusive environment where authentic experiences are honored and all identities are embraced through organizational and interpersonal deconstructing of systemic oppression. Ryan is also the founder of Swing From Home, an organization working to connect remote volunteers and grassroots fundraising to state legislative and other down ballot races. Born in the pandemic, Swing From Home reached voters in over half of U.S. states, raising nearly one million dollars and making over 500,000 calls to voters all over the country. Bridging the accessibility gap, Swing From Home brings Broadway performers to communities everywhere to share their art and their perspective, to connect deeply with like minded individuals all over the country, and continues to build meaningful relationships between the most unlikely of people. Swing From Home continues to grow and build community with BIPOC-led organizations and organizers to activate and learn from the most insightful among us.
Broadway: Hamilton, Broadway (Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, George Washington, James Madison, & Thomas Jefferson), Waitress Original Broadway Cast (u/s Dr. Pomatter / Earl), Wicked (Fiyero u/s). Tour: Hamilton 1st National Tour Original Cast. Off-Broadway: The Wrong Man (The Man in Black, Duran at certain performances, Drama Desk nomination). TV/Film: The Code (CBS), Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO), The Good Fight (CBS). NY Workshops/Readings: The Outsiders (Dir. Liesl Tommy), The Notebook (Dir. Michael Greif), Only Gold (Public Theatre). Concerts: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops (Cond. Todd Ellison), Dogfight at Second Stage Theatre, various others. Proud University of Michigan graduate! Ryan laughs at his own jokes.