About Ryan

Ryan Kleinman knew he was going to perform at a very early age. Blending his father’s opera career and his mother’s dance history, at the age of 9 Ryan stepped into his first musical, South Pacific. After a childhood full of community theatre cast parties and more Nutcracker rehearsals than anyone can remember, Ryan continued his life on the boards at The University of Arizona, under the education and mentorship of Danny Gurwin. It was there he gained an appreciation and understanding of classical theatre: Shakespeare, Chekhov, commedia dell’arte, Rodgers and Hammerstein; as well as participating in more modern works: Dr. Parker (Bat Boy: The Musical), Brian (Avenue Q), and Albert (The Secret Garden).

Upon graduating with a BFA in Music Theatre, Danny told Ryan New York was his kind of place and he was right. He spent 7 years in the Big Apple where he booked (amongst others); Disney Cruise Line, a national tour, New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, and finished earning his AEA membership with Westchester Broadway Theater. In 2022 Ryan re-located to Philadelphia.

Ryan looks forward to continuing playing Golden Age B plot lovers, “All American” good ol’ boys, lovable buffoons, entitled rich jerks, and the all-inclusive “townsfolk” here in Philadelphia and in theaters across the country!



“Curly [was] played boyishly likable by Ryan Kleinman”

– Rapid City Journal

“Ryan Kleinman played the crazed vet, Dr. Parker, with a very sane energy. And it was crazy.”

– Arizona Daily Star

“Ryan Kleinman [gives] just the right amount of gravity and buffoonery to the role.”

– Arizona Daily Star

“Ryan Kleinman (sensational as Will Parker) kicks the show into an even higher gear when he bounds onstage to extol the modern wonders of Kansas City.”

– Tucson Weekly

“Ryan Kleinman … made us laugh while he seduced us with his voice.”

– Arizona Daily Star

“Ryan Kleinman uses a soft spoken nature and strong, clear singing voice to instill the Tin Man with plenty of heart.”

– Talkin’ Broadway