Summer Vocal Institute
Monday, July 26, 2021
Bethel Lutheran Church, Hud., WI
Ryan Townsend (SVI)
Singer/Vocal Coach/SVI Faculty
Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ryan Townsend has performed with theatre and opera companies across the country including Florida Grand Opera, OperaDelaware, Actor’s Playhouse, and Imagination Stage. Favorite roles include: James in Top and Bottom, Jeff in [title of show], Henrik in A Little Night Music, Gastone in La Traviata, Monastatos in The Magic Flute, and St. Brioche in The Merry Widow. He originated the role of Death/Israfil in the world premiere of Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions at the Prince Theatre in Philadelphia and the role of Matthew Shepard in the musical drama Not in My Town at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale. Ryan currently holds the title of Instructor of Musical Theatre at Southeast Missouri State University’s Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Ryan has earned an MM from The Frost School of Music at The University of Miami and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.