about ryan

Ryan Koch is a NYC-based performer from Tallahassee, FL. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2020 with a BFA in Musical Theatre. He recently appeared in the Off-Broadway/Touring production of Pinkalicious (Mr. Pinkerton). Regional credits include A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (Monty Navarro), Matilda (Mr. Wormwood), Merry Wives of Windsor (Frank Ford), Spring Awakening (Georg), Shrek the Musical (Shrek), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Henry Spofford), and Mary Poppins (Robertson Ay).

On screen, he appeared as Cameron in the webseries "I Can't Even" (2020, dir. Stevo Chang), which is soon to be released on streaming services. He has also appeared in a number of short films with the FSU Film School, appearing as Christopher in "The Show Must Go On" (2020, dir. Liam Fineout), Carter in "The Will" (2020, dir. Pacey Hansen), and as Andrew Lloyd in "The John Douglas Case" (2022, via Right Method Agency).

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As a musician, Ryan was a member of the Florida All-State Sight Reading Choir for all four years of high school, being one of one hundred Florida students selected annually. He studied piano for nearly a decade and served as an improv pianist for three years with Quadruple Stuffed Oreos, a Theatre UCF-affiliated student organization that specializes in improv and sketch comedy.

In his spare time, Ryan is an avid reader, citing Pete Beatty's Cuyahoga, Tommy Orange's There There and John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces as his (current) personal favorites. He is also a fan of anime, being a huge fan of Attack on Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen, Spy X Family and Gurren Lagann. He loves seeking out new music as well, and cites The Strokes as his all-time favorite band, along with They Might Be Giants, Stevie Wonder, Remi Wolf, Animal Collective and JPEGMAFIA as other favorite artists.

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