Ryan is jazzed to be a founding member of The Collective. His previous work with this group of wackos includes playing the title role in Horatio and directing The Hamlet Project. Other Chicago credits include: Harry Percy, The Explorers Club (Windy City Playhouse); Lysander, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicago Shakespeare Theater – Tour). Regional: Rosencrantz, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (American Players Theatre); Don John, Much Ado About Nothing; Gratiano, Merchant of Venice; Boo Radley, To Kill A Mockingbird (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Butterworth, Dracula (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Jim Taylor, Lombardi (Human Race Theatre); Benedick, Much Ado About Nothing (New Swan); Dr. Sanderson, Harvey (New Theatre); Arthur, Remote Control (workshop, Zipper Theatre, NYC); Hamlet, The Hamlet Project (If/Then, LA); Joe, The Last Sunday in June (Know Theatre); Alex, Little Dog Laughed (Theatre Out). TV/Film: Wilt. Other Credits: Dionysus, The Bacchae; Cyrano, Cyrano de Bergerac; Proctor, The Crucible (UC, Irvine).
Education: M.F.A., UC, Irvine; B.F.A., WSU.
Love to his family and the Chicago theatre community.