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Summer Vocal Institute 2024

Sunday, June 16, 2024

5:00 PM

The Phipps Center for the Arts


Ryan Townsend (SVI 2024)

Faculty Instructor

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ryan Townsend has performed with theatre and opera companies across the country including Florida Grand Opera, OperaDelaware, Actor’s Playhouse (Miami, FL), and Imagination Stage (DC) to name a few. Favorite roles include: Top and Bottom (James), Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Peter Pevensie), Assassins (Zangara), A Little Night Music (Henrik), La Traviata (Gastone), and The Magic Flute (Monastatos). Familiar with original works, he created the role of Death/Israfil in the world premiere of Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions at the Prince Theatre in Philadelphia, PA as well as the role of Matthew Shepard in the musical drama Not in My Town at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and most recently, the role of Victor/Sergio in Always Remember at The Moss Center in Miami, FL. Ryan is currently an 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.

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