Ryan is absolutely thrilled to be joining the Aristree Team as the Music Director for Newsies, Jr! Ryan is a New York City based actor, singer, improviser, pianist, and music director. His most recent Music Directing credits include Newsies, Jr. (Riverdale Y), Once On This Island (Success Academy HSLA), and Fourways to Go (Dixon Place). Recently, Ryan originated the role of Ellis in the world premier Off-Broadway production of The Parts I Keep Inside at the Triad Theater. When you don’t see him behind this particular piano, you might find him playing piano or improvising in the Off-Broadway improvised musical, Eight is Never Enough at the Broadway Comedy Club, or as a piano player for the New Studio on Broadway at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he also received his BFA in Drama. Ryan is also a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association. Much love to Heather, Peter, and the whole cast of Newsies, Jr.for trusting him with such a beautiful and important score!