MFA in Acting,Yale School of Drama
BA in Theater, UW Madison
AEA, SAG, SDC
Ryan is an actor, director, and teacher. He received his BA from UW Madison and MFA in Acting from The Yale School of Drama.
As an actor, Ryan recently played Judge Brack in Bedlam’s Off-Broadway production of Hedda Gabler. Other Off-Broadway credits include; The Crucible with Bedlam, Whorl Inside a Loop at Second Stage, The Killer, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear and Hamlet at TFANA, and Vanity Fair at The Pearl. Representative Regional: The Old Globe, Yale Rep, A.R.T, Portland Center Stage, Milwaukee Rep, The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF), and many others. TV/Film: Bedlam: The Series, Blindspot, Law & Order, Madam Secretary, Friends from College, Blacklist: Redemption, Person of Interest, and others.
Ryan is the artistic director and a co-founder of Esperance Theater Company, directing Breitwisch Farm, Youth & Ambition, and 12th Night. Additionally, he has directed, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and Two Noble Kinsman at HVSF, Fences at PA Shakespeare; God of Carnage, Dad’s Season Tickets, Lost Girl, Everybody, and So Thrive My Soul at Milwaukee Rep; and Mountaintop at Arc Stages.
Ryan has spent over a decade working with high school, college, and early career actors and currently serves on the faculty of Pace University teaching 2nd Year Acting. He previously taught first-year acting at CMU. Other representational institutions include NYU, Vassar, AADA, Lincoln Center, Bedlam Theater Company, HVSF, and others.