Ryan Henry has performed throughout New York City at Ars Nova, New World Stages, The Knitting Factory, Glasslands Gallery, Rooftop Films, Arts in Bushwick, and the Guinness Book of World Records' record-breaking event for "most pianos played at one time" with Philip Glass. Three of his songs were recently featured in the Emmy-nominated series "Eastsiders". His music has been featured in international publications such as The Line of Best Fit, Bullett Magazine, Baeble Music, Rogue Magazine, Portals Music, Gold Flake Paint, & Impose Magazine.
"No Battles", a collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Elon Rutberg (Yeezus), was hailed as "one of the more expressive, so too expansive indie rock recordings of recent times" (Dots & Dashes) that "sways just like a summer night in New York" (Portals Music). Two other songs with Rutberg, "Stay Tomorrow" and "Rear View", recently made their radio debuts.
Ryan attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and received a Bachelor's degree in Drama. His work as a stage director and designer has been seen at the Skirball Center, the New York Musical Festival, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the American Theatre of Actors, New York University, Carnegie Mellon University, & Wyoming State University and has examined concepts such as modern alienation and the societal dependency on prescription medications.
Ryan launched his career as a Production Assistant at Dodger Theatricals assisting on the Broadway productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, The Farnsworth Invention, and the national tour of Jersey Boys. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Director's Lab West and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership Program.
Also an avid photographer, Ryan's portfolio explores masculine and feminine archetypes and their inverses, as well as social identity and the modern concept of connection.
He is currently based in Los Angeles where he studies at USC'S School of Cinematic Arts and also works in New York, his "adopted home" of 12 years. He once catered Hugh Jackman's Christmas party.
For more information on Ryan's work, to get in touch regarding employment opportunities, or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch.