Ryan is a New York based Scenic Designer and Artist.   Ryan's work focuses on the collaborative process and joining of artists from all creative genres to aid in scenic storytelling. Ryan's work spans theatre, opera, television, special events, interior design, and product design. 


Ryan's upcoming productions include:

The Last Five Years

(ACT of CT) Oct 2020

Smokey Joe's Cafe

(Playhouse on the Square) Jan 2021

Lifespan of a Fact

(Circuit Theater) Jan 2021

Into the Woods

(ACT of CT) May 2021

Additional credits include: 

Off Broadway: Pretty HungerTeenage Dick (The Public Theater), Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical (Atlantic Theater Company) All Over the Map, (The Lion- Theatre Row), Adoration of the Old Woman (INTAR), Propaganda! The Musical (NYMF). New York: Life of the Party (Provincetown PlayhouseI Am My Own Wife (Two Turns Theatre Co.), The Wedding Singer, Spring Awakening (NYFA), Dark at the Top of the Stairs, EMILIE (Lee Strasberg Institute

Regional: Ragtime (Serenbe Playhouse) Idomeneo (Wolf Trap Opera) Altar Boyz (The Cape Playhouse), Le Nozze Di Figaro (Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra). Rock of Ages, Hand to God, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Dreamgirls, A Gentleman's Guide...  (Playhouse on the Square). Loving vs. Virginia (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Rock of Ages, Merrily We Roll Along, Nice Work if You Can Get It (Summer Repertory Theater). Cosi Fan Tutte, The Magic Flute,  Giulio Cesare In Egitto, A Little Night Music (University of Cincinnati). Grapes of Wrath (Northern Kentucky University). Rock of Ages, The Underpants, Xanadu, Sleuth (The Carnegie).


Associate Broadway Credits Include:

Hadestown*                 - des. Rachel Hauck  - Walter Kerr Theatre 

                                                (TONY Award- Best Set Design)

Latin History for Morons - des. Rachel Hauck  - Studio 54 

Eclipsed                      - des. Clint Ramos     - The John Golden Theatre

(*Denotes Assistant)


Associate and Assistant Credits Include:

The Public Theatre, New York City Center, Theatre for a New Audience,  Hartford Stage, Lincoln Center, Signature Theatre, The Vineyard Theatre,

Houston Grand Opera, Opera Theatre St. Louis, Gotham Chamber Opera, The Curran Center, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 

Washington National Opera, John W. Engeman Theatre, Ford's Theatre, 

Human Race Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Ryan is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music (CCM) as well as Penn State University and a member of the United Scenic Artists .   



Top of the Charts

(HersheyPark) May 2021


The Drowsy Chaperone

(Southeastern Summer Institute) July 2021


(The Cape Playhouse) Aug 2021

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

(Summer Repertory Theater) Aug 2021

Alice in Wonderland: A Cirque Adventure

(International Tour) TBD 2021



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