"Riveting." - Berkshire Eagle, NY, DR. CRAVEN in The Secret Garden
Whether creating the score, libretto or lyrics for a new musical, singing onstage in leading roles, soloing with symphonies, or following any number of other creative impulses, Bryan's undeniable passion is creating!
A New York City and North Carolina - based Writer/ Composer/ Playwright and Performer, and proud member of ASCAP, AEA, NYSTA & The Dramatists Guild of America, Bryan's musical The ToyMaker was developed at the 2012 O'Neill National Music Theater Conference, where Bryan received The Georgia Holof Lyricist Award for his work. The work has now been developed and seen nationwide by several esteemed venues / festivals.
Bryan continues to partner with The Raleigh Symphony Orchestra as a performer, narrator and composer. In tandem keeping a relationship with The O'Neill Theatre Center returning for a writing fellow in April 2016. Bryan is also working on a new and exciting developmental theatre project in coastal NC, as well as a writing collaboration with a local progressive Raleigh Theatre company...more info soon. Bryan's extensive history and work as a vocal coach and voice teacher continue to be the most rewarding facet of his musical career.
In 2011, The ToyMaker was awarded Best Original Score Award at WVMTF. The ToyMaker also received a critically acclaimed run at The Theatre @ St. Clements as an official selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival's Next Link Project starring Rosena M. Hill (Ragtime, Spamalot, Come Fly Away, Oklahoma), Rob Richardson (Tale of Two Cities), Greg Stone (The Pirate Queen, Urban Cowboy, Oklahoma! and Les Miserables) and Jessica Burrows (Zhivago). Other recent accomplishments include an award-winning FringeNYC production of his musical Trouble in Shameland, starring Evita's Florence Lacey and a staged Reading of the aforementioned The ToyMaker at the York Theatre starring Christiane Noll, Zachary James, Justin Greer and Joan Barber and an amazingly talented cast. Both shows were finalists in the Richard Rodgers Award competition. New works from his musicals Lullaby Street and DUST were premiered by invitation of The Metropolis Opera Project earlier in 2010. Bryan also appeared in a Musical World podcast with Tony nominee Christiane Noll with The Encore Theatre Company. Earlier works include several plays, short stories, screenplays and the musical Mannekin, produced in Wilmington, NC in 1998. Upcoming works: Lullaby Street, a musical / Dust, the musical, Jefferson’s Bible, and several other works in progress.
A member of AEA (Actor's Equity Association), he has performed all over the country in roles such as Leading Man Adam in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Jasper in Drood, Dr. Neville Craven and Albert Lennox in The Secret Garden, Kodaly in She Loves Me, Jigger in Carousel, Christian in Cyrano de Bergerac, Delmount in The Miss Firecracker Contest, Riff-Raff in The Rocky Horror Show, El Gallo in The Fantasticks, Cinderella's Prince/ Wolf in Into The Woods, Bobby in Company, Dr. Parker in Bat Boy, Dan in Next to Normal. And has just completed a run as Sidney Bruhl in Deathtrap with Cube Theatre on a Special Appearance Contract.