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Brett Ryback

 
Bio:
BRETT RYBACK is an actor, composer/lyricist, and writer. He originated the role of Marcus Off-Broadway in Murder for Two. Other acting credits include A Christmas Carol (First National Tour), The History Boys (Ahmanson), The Lieutenant Inishmore (Mark Taper Forum), and the world premieres of Shrew!, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
BRETT RYBACK is an actor, composer/lyricist, and writer. He originated the role of Marcus Off-Broadway in Murder for Two. Other acting credits include A Christmas Carol (First National Tour), The History Boys (Ahmanson), The Lieutenant Inishmore (Mark Taper Forum), and the world premieres of Shrew!, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2013
Marcus

Photos

Brett Ryback and Domonique Paton (photo: afs) Photo

Brett Ryback and Domonique Paton (photo: afs)

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Date:
09/13/2018
 Brett Ryback and Christian Barillas Photo

Brett Ryback and Christian Barillas

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03/21/2018
Performer Anthea Neri, writer Brett Ryback, and music director Jan Roper Photo

Performer Anthea Neri, writer Brett Ryback, and music director Jan Roper

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03/02/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2013
Marcus

Brett Ryback Biography

BRETT RYBACK is an actor, composer/lyricist, and writer. He originated the role of Marcus Off-Broadway in Murder for Two. Other acting credits include A Christmas Carol (First National Tour), The History Boys (Ahmanson), The Lieutenant Inishmore (Mark Taper Forum), and the world premieres of Shrew!, The Prince of Atlantis, Dr. Cerberus, and Imagine (South Coast Rep). Recent TV/Film appearances include: Mom, Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, Hail, Caesar!, and the Lifetime movie The Assistant. His plays and musicals include: Passing Through (Goodspeed); Joe Schmoe Saves the World (NAMT 2016, ASCAP/Dreamworks Workshop); Liberty Inn: The Musical (Ovation Award nomination: Best Music/Lyrics); Darling (Weston Playhouse New Musical Award); The Tavern Keeper‚Äôs Daughter (Best Musical, Pasadena Weekly); Nate the Great (South Coast Rep, First Stage). His plays We√Įrd and A Roz By Any Other Name are both published in ‚ÄúThe Best American Short Plays 2007-2008.‚ÄĚ Brett co-created and starred in In Strange Woods, a musical podcast that hit #1 on Apple‚Äôs fiction chart. He is the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation‚Äôs Cole Porter Award. He created the online accompanist website PlayThisForMe.com, and he teaches musical theatre at the University of Southern California. www.brettryback.com




Brett Ryback News

First Stage Kicks Off 2022/23 Season With ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL Photo First Stage Kicks Off 2022/23 Season With ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

First Stage kicks off its 2022/23 season with the delightful world premiere production of ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL!, written by First Stage Resident Playwright, lyricist and actor John Maclay, with Music and Lyrics by actor, composer/lyricist, writer and First Stage alum Brett Ryback, adapted from the books and characters created by Marc Brown and directed and choreographed by Bay Area Children's Theatre Artistic Director Khalia Davis. 

Milwaukee's First Stage to Kick Off 2022/23 Season With ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUS Photo Milwaukee's First Stage to Kick Off 2022/23 Season With ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

First Stage will kick off its 2022/23 season with the delightful world premiere production of ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL!. ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL! runs October 7 - November 6, 2022 at the Marcus Center's Todd Wehr Theater.

Listen: GOOSEBUMPS THE MUSICAL: PHANTOM OF THE AUDITORIUM With Brightman, Alabado & M Photo Listen: GOOSEBUMPS THE MUSICAL: PHANTOM OF THE AUDITORIUM With Brightman, Alabado & More Now Streaming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2022

Goosebumps The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium (Original Studio Cast Recording) ‚Äď Deluxe Edition has been released by Ghostlight Records in streaming and digital formats. In addition to the all-star cast album, this new edition features karaoke tracks for highlights from the recording. Listen here!

Imagination Stage Announces Six Shows for 2022-2023 Photo Imagination Stage Announces Six Shows for 2022-2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

Imagination Stage‚ĄĘ, the metro DC region‚Äôs largest professional theatre for young audiences, announced its six shows for 2022-2023, which include two newly-commissioned world premieres, two musicals based on popular books, and two favorites especially for the very youngest theatre-goers.¬†

Human Race Theatre Presents MY 80 YEAR-OLD BOYFRIEND Photo Human Race Theatre Presents MY 80 YEAR-OLD BOYFRIEND
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2022

At one point in our youth, we all had to write one of those ‚ÄúMost Memorable Person I Have Ever Met‚ÄĚ essays.¬† It always described that one person who changed your life.¬† Now, imagine taking that story and turning it into a musical.¬† Well, that is exactly what Charissa Bertels did ‚Äď with the help of some friends ‚Äď when she created My 80-Year-Old Boyfriend- playing June 16 ‚Äď July 3, 2022 in the Loft Theatre. ¬†

World Premiere of ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL! & More Announced for First Stage Photo World Premiere of ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL! & More Announced for First Stage 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

First Stage has announced their 2022/23 season. The full season kicks off in October at the Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater with the fun world premiere musical ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL! written by First Stage Resident Playwright John Maclay (THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS), with music and lyrics by Brett Ryback.

Full Cast Announced For A LITTLE NEW MUSIC at the Catalina Jazz Club Photo Full Cast Announced For A LITTLE NEW MUSIC at the Catalina Jazz Club
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2022

After a two year intermission due to the COVID-19 pandemic, A Little New Music is back at Hollywood's historic Catalina Jazz Club with a fresh look at new musical theatre material. Audiences of A Little New Music's concert series will once again discover a distinguished variety of artists and a diverse assortment of songs intent on becoming future classics of the American musical theatre.

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Returns To Catalina Jazz Club In March Photo A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Returns To Catalina Jazz Club In March
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2022

After a two year intermission due to the COVID-19 pandemic, A Little New Music is back at Hollywood's historic Catalina Jazz Club with a fresh look at new musical theatre material.  Audiences of A Little New Music's concert series will once again discover a distinguished variety of artists and a diverse assortment of songs intent on becoming future classics of the American musical theatre. 

JMF Writers Grove at Goodspeed Announces 30 Participants Photo JMF Writers Grove at Goodspeed Announces 30 Participants
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2022

Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals will return to the Goodspeed campus January 31 - February 27, 2022 after being virtual in 2021.

Center Theatre Group Cancels Performances of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Through December 26 Photo Center Theatre Group Cancels Performances of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Through December 26
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2021

Despite robust measures being in place, breakthrough COVID-19 cases have been detected within the Los Angeles company of A Christmas Carol.

Brett Ryback Videos

Listen to a Sneak Peek of Beth Leavel's Fiction Podcast Debut on IN STRANGE WOODS VideoListen to a Sneak Peek of Beth Leavel's Fiction Podcast Debut on IN STRANGE WOODS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 30, 2020

Beth Leavel makes her fiction podcast debut as the focus of next Monday’s episode of In Strange Woods. Known primarily for her comedic roles, here Leavel makes a fierce dramatic turn with her tour-de-force performance as Sandra Howland-Pierce, estranged cousin to Howl, played by Tony Award nominee Patrick Page.

Living Room Concerts: Lesli Margherita Sings An 'Umbrella Medley' VideoLiving Room Concerts: Lesli Margherita Sings An 'Umbrella Medley'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 6, 2020

For today's performance we've got Lesli Margherita singing with Brett Ryback (Murder For Two) performing their 'Umbrella Medley!'

Rialto Chatter: Is The New Musical PASSING THROUGH Headed To NYC? VideoRialto Chatter: Is The New Musical PASSING THROUGH Headed To NYC?
by Rialto Chatter - Aug 22, 2019

The new musical Passing Through, is wrapping up its run at Goodspeed Opera House this weekend. According to a new report, the show has its sights set on NYC.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At PASSING THROUGH At Goodspeed Musicals VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At PASSING THROUGH At Goodspeed Musicals
by Alan Henry - Jul 30, 2019

Passing Through is now open at Goodspeed Musicals. The show features music and lyrics by Brett Ryback, book by Eric Ulloa, choreography by Marcos Santana, and direction by Igor Goldin. The show is based on the memoir 'Walking to Listen' by Andrew Forsthoefel.

BWW TV: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at Goodspeed's PASSING THROUGH in the Show's Fin VideoBWW TV: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at Goodspeed's PASSING THROUGH in the Show's Final Vlog!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2019

Goodspeed Musicals is set to stage the inspiring new musical Passing Through this summer, and we're getting an inside peek with an exclusive vlog series featuring the show's cast and creative team. Check out the final episode below to hear from the show's composer/lyricist and book writer, Brett Ryback and Eric Ulloa all about the musical development of the show!

BWW TV: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at Goodspeed's PASSING THROUGH in the Show's Thi VideoBWW TV: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at Goodspeed's PASSING THROUGH in the Show's Third Vlog!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 23, 2019

Goodspeed Musicals is set to stage the inspiring new musical Passing Through this summer, and we're getting an inside peek with an exclusive vlog series featuring the show's cast and creative team. Check out episode three to hear from the show's composer/lyricist and book writer, Brett Ryback and Eric Ulloa all about the musical development of the show!

BWW TV: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at Goodspeed's PASSING THROUGH in the Show's Sec VideoBWW TV: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at Goodspeed's PASSING THROUGH in the Show's Second Vlog!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 16, 2019

Goodspeed Musicals is set to stage the inspiring new musical Passing Through this summer, and we're getting an inside peek with an exclusive vlog series featuring the show's cast and creative team. Check out episode two below to hear from the show's composerlyricist and book writer, Brett Ryback and Eric Ulloa all about the musical development of the show!

BWW TV: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at Goodspeed's PASSING THROUGH in the Show's Fir VideoBWW TV: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at Goodspeed's PASSING THROUGH in the Show's First Vlog!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2019

Goodspeed Musicals is set to stage the inspiring new musical Passing Through this summer, and we're getting an inside peek with an exclusive vlog series featuring the show's cast and creative team. Check out episode one below to hear from the show's composerlyricist and book writer, Brett Ryback and Eric Ulloa all about the musical development of the show!

VIDEO: Lesli Margherita and Kathryn Gallagher Cover Kesha's 'Bastards' in Stripped-Do VideoVIDEO: Lesli Margherita and Kathryn Gallagher Cover Kesha's 'Bastards' in Stripped-Down Duet
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea, Zorro) and Kathryn Gallagher (Spring Awakening) teamed up for an acoustic cover of Kesha's single 'Bastards.' Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Lesli Margherita Performs 'Don't Poop on my Pathway' in ALL HAIL THE QUEEN
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2015

Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Zorro, Matilda) sang a special medley 'to the critics who hide behind the guise of a Twitterer, Tumblr or message board poster,' in ALL HAIL THE QUEEN at 54 Below on October 19. Watch her perform 'Don't Poop on my Pathway' below!