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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:

Current: Asst. Art Director for American Sports Story- (Season 1)

            Asst. Art Director for Succession - (Season 4)

            Art Director for Peloton Interactive


Additional credits include: 

Off Broadway: Pretty HungerTeenage Dick (The Public Theater), Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical (Atlantic Theater Company), Love Actually: A Musical Parody (Jerry Orbach Theater), 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: Atalanta (The Julliard School) Ariadne Aux Naxos (Cincinnati Opera)Ragtime (Serenbe Playhouse)Idomeneo (Wolf Trap Opera) Grease, Altar Boyz (The Cape Playhouse), Le Nozze Di Figaro (Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra). Smokey Joe's CafeRock 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).


Associate Credits Include:

Fire Shut Up in My Bones  - des. Allen Moyer   - The Metropolitan Opera

Paradise Square              - des. Allen Moyer - Barrymore Theater

Hadestown*                   - des. Rachel Hauck  - Walter Kerr Theater  

                                                                 (TONY Award- Best Set Design)

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

Eclipsed                        - des. Clint Ramos     - The John Golden Theater

(*Denotes Assistant)


Associate and Assistant Credits Include:

The Public Theater, New York City Center, Lincoln Center, Signature Theater, Theater for a New Audience, Playwrights Horizons, The Vineyard, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Curran Center, Westport Country Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ford’s Theater, The Human Race Theater, Tuachan Theater, John W. Engeman Theater, Santa Fe Opera, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera Theater St. Louis, Gotham Chamber Opera, IU- Jacobs School Of Music, Saratoga Opera, Michigan Opera Theater.

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 .




(Curtis Opera Institute) May 2023

Anything Goes

(Broadway Method Academy) May 2023

Ain't Misbehavin'

(The Cape Playhouse) June 2023


Jersey Boys

(Playhouse on the Square) June 2023

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

(Theater Aspen) June 2023

Disaster! The Musical

(Arizona Broadway Theater) Aug 2023

A Christmas Carol

(Broadway Method Academy) Dec 2023

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