ACTOR SINGER DANCER GOOF
Ryan Gregory Thurman stuns as Sebastian with fabulous vocals and characterization; he’s everything you’re hoping he will be and his performance of “Under the Sea” will not disappoint.
Kristin Weyer, The Theatre Guide
I was born and raised in Cleveland, OH!
My family has always been insanely supportive of anything I've wanted to do. I started my adventures off young; 5 years old to be exact, when I started Tae Kwon Do. Through the next decade or so, I earned my 2nd Degree Black Belt (still one of my favorite accomplishments!). I later found an interest in more sports: Hockey, Lacrosse, and Diving.
My love for music has ALWAYS been huge. From playing the Viola in orchestra, to playing Clarinet and Saxophone in Concert, Jazz and Marching Bands. Eventually I decided to push it further and joined an Acapella choir, an Acapella men's group, and show choir. I discovered the love for singing that led me to do my first big musical RAGTIME, playing Coalhouse Walker Jr. From then on, it was set!
I finished up high school and left Shaker Heights for "Steel Town;" PITTSBURGH. I attended Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts and in 2014, graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Musical Theatre. Shortly thereafter, I packed up my things, and moved here, to my new home, New York City!
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RECENT & UP NEXT
Nov. 19- Nov. 20, 2020
NAMT Festival Presents:
As COVID continues, and live theatre is uncertain, NAMT joins in the virtual fun with their 32nd Annual Festival of New Musicals! Ryan is joining the cast of the new musical HART ISLAND, directed by Raja Feather Kelly, with a book/lyrics by Michelle Elliott & music/lyrics by
Danny Haengil Larsen. Catch the
short-filmed presentation of HART ISLAND, along with 7 other new musicals,
November 19th & 20th, airing only on Broadway On Demand! For more info about HART ISLAND and the upcoming festival, check out the NAMT Website ----> HERE!
This year has been a helluva year for everyone. Lots of hardship, lots of new experiences for better & for worse. I am ever so grateful to have filled my time learning new things, creating new art, and just BREATHING. Brilliant creative opportunities I've been blessed with during quarantine: "FEUILLY" in Les Mis in Quaran-Stream (Creative Quarantine), "ROBIN" in SLAM! (Capital Rep's Virtual NextAct), "DOUG" in More Than a Package (Be Bold Productions - SPF 2020),"CLY" in The Designer (Rochester Fringe), Another Kind of Cancer (Equality Productions - BLACK LIVES MATTER Monologues), as well as a Masquerade: Parody Music Video, & a very heartfelt Ragtime Virtual Medley.
*Check out some of these
projects in my MEDIA section!*
TBD - TBD
A Divine Musical Comedy
Ryan was set to make his debut at the one and only Paper Mill Playhouse this April, joining the cast of SISTER ACT as TJ! The team headed by director Steven Beckler with choreography by Janet Rothermel, began rehearsals in early March, with previews scheduled to begin April 1st, with an Opening Night of April 5th.
**UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THIS PRODUCTION HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN CANCELLED. PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE HOPES TO RE-MOUNT THE PRODUCTION AT A LATER DATE**