about ryan

Ryan Koch is a performer and musician from Tallahassee, FL. He is currently a senior at the University of Central Florida as a Musical Theatre major and has appeared in their productions of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Monty Navarro), Of Thee I Sing (Sam Jenkins), Urinetown (Senator Fipp) and Titanic the Musical (Charles Clarke), for which he received a KCACTF Irene Ryan Acting Award nomination. Regional credits include Spring Awakening (Georg), Shrek the Musical (Shrek), Mary Poppins (Robertson Ay), and Miss Electricity (Billy the Bully/Zeus).

On screen, he has appeared in a number of short films with the FSU Film School, appearing as Lil’ Langdon in "The Complete History of the World (In Seven Minutes or Less)" (2009, dir. Thomas Lorne) and a cameo role in "Game Gorilla" (2010, dir. Michael Felker).

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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 has 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 film and TV connoisseur, being a huge fan of The Wire, LostScott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Black Dynamite. He loves seeking out new music as well, having playlists as large as 3000+ songs (not hyperbole). He is also an amateur songwriter and composer, a hobby he hopes to see come into its own in the future.

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