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COLTON RYAN starred opposite Elle Fanning and Chloe Sevigny in Hulu’s Limited Series “The Girl From Plainville”(2023 Critics’ Choice Awards nominee for “Best Limited Series”). Colton previously starred as “Samuel” in the Apple TV Series “Little Voice,” executive produced by JJ Abrams, Sara Bareilles, Jessie Nelson, and Ben Stephenson. Film credits include: the role of “Connor” in the feature film Dear Evan Hansen alongside Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, and Ben Platt, and the role of “Bruce” in Alan Ball’s Uncle Frank (Sundance Film Festival 2020). On stage, Colton received the 2019 Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance for his role of “Gene Laine” in Conor McPherson’s Girl From The North Country. The play premiered at The Public Theatre before its Broadway debut at the Belasco Theatre in 2020. Other theatre credits include Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, and off-Broadway runs of Alice By Heart (MCC Theatre., dir. Jessie Nelson) and The White Card (A.R.T., dir. Diane Paulus).

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Original Broadway Production, 2023
Jimmy Doyle

Original Broadway Production, 2022
Gene Laine

MCC Theater Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019

The White Rabbit

Public Theater North American Premiere, 2018
Gene Laine

Original Broadway Production, 2016
Evan Hansen (Understudy)

Jared (Understudy)

Connor (Understudy)

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[2019]The Social Ones Dan Summers

[2020]Uncle Frank Bruce

[2021]Dear Evan Hansen Connor Murphy

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Photos: NEW YORK, NEW YORK Cast Reunites For Album Signing at The Drama Book Shop

It was a lovefest as New York, New York creatives greeted fans at The Drama Book Shop for CD signing. Check out photos from inside the big day!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK Cast Will Celebrate Cast Recording Release With a Signing at the Drama Book Shop

Colton Ryan, Anna Uzele, Susan Stroman and other cast members, will celebrate the recent release of NEW YORK, NEW YORK Original Broadway Cast Recording with a special CD signing event at The Drama Book Shop. Learn more about how to attend the event here!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK Original Broadway Cast Recording to be Released on 2-Disc CD

NEW YORK, NEW YORK's Original Broadway Cast Recording will be available on 2-disc CD on Friday, September 15.

ALICE BY HEART Available for Licensing for a Limited Time

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has announced that Alice by Heart is now available for licensing for performances taking place by June 30, 2025.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Coming to Netflix in the U.K & Ireland

The film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen is coming to Netflix in the U.K. and Ireland! Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt reprised his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age. The film also featured Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, and more.

Kentucky Performing Arts Names New Vice President Of Education And Community

Kentucky Performing Arts (KPA) has announced that Nick Covault has been promoted to Vice President of Education and Community. Covault has served as executive director of the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) since 2016 and has been with Kentucky Performing Arts, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), since 2010.

Photos: SHUCKED, BACK TO THE FUTURE And More Close Out Broadway In Bryant Park 2023

This afternoon, July 27, 106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park concluded its 2023 program, bringing the best of Broadway back together for free performances, every Thursday in July. See photos from the show below!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK Will Close Next Weekend

This is the final week to see NEW YORK, NEW YORK, the Tony Award-winning musical (Best Scenic Design of a Musical-Beowulf Boritt) that features music and lyrics by John Kander & Fred Ebb, a book written by David Thompson, co-written by Sharon Washington, with additional lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman.  NEW YORK, NEW YORK will play its final performance Sunday, July 30 at 3pm, having played 33 preview and 110 regular performances.

Listen: Kelli O'Hara Celebrates 200 Episodes of DRAMA. Podcast With Connor & Dylan MacDowell

Listen to Kelli O’Hara as the 200th guest on this week’s episode of the theatre and entertainment podcast DRAMA.

Photos: Inside the 25th Annual BROADWAY BARKS Adoption Event

The 25th annual BROADWAY BARKS, Broadway's dog and cat adoption event, took place in Shubert Alley on Saturday, July 8, 2023, hosted by Bernadette Peters, satirist and animal lover Randy Rainbow, and featured a special appearance by Josh Groban. Check out photos here!

Annaleigh Ashford, Laura Bell Bundy, Paolo Montalban & More Join Broadway Barks

BROADWAY BARKS has revealed the full roster of participants for the 25th annual dog and cat adoption event. 

Music Review: NEW YORK, NEW YORK Sounds Good, Sounds Good

NEW YORK, NEW YORK ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING is a 2023 release on the Wine and Peaches Label, available on streaming platforms, with discs and vinyl to come!

Don't Bet Against Clyde Alves- How NEW YORK, NEW YORK Brought A Dance Dynamo Back To Broadway

Read our interview with New York, New York star Clyde Alves and find out what it takes to bring the show's love letter to New York City to life eight times a week.

Listen: NEW YORK, NEW YORK Original Broadway Cast Recording Out Now

NEW YORK, NEW YORK's Original Broadway Cast Recording is available in digital and streaming formats now!

BROADWAY BARKS Returns Next Month

BROADWAY BARKS will return to Shubert Alley on Saturday, July 8, 2023, for the 25th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event.

Exclusive: Hear NEW YORK, NEW YORK Stars Colton Ryan and Anna Uzele Sing, 'Along Comes Love'

The producers of NEW YORK, NEW YORK – the new Broadway musical that was nominated for 9 Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” – have announced that the show's Original Broadway Cast Recording will feature five bonus tracks when the album is released on Friday, June 23. Get an exclusive first-listen to stars Anna Uzele and Colton Ryan performing 'Along Comes Love' here.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK Original Broadway Cast Recording to Feature Five Bonus Tracks Including Original Demos

NEW YORK, NEW YORK's Original Broadway Cast Recording will feature five bonus tracks when the album is released on Friday, June 23.

Video: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Kander, and More Discuss NEW YORK, NEW YORK's Story and Score

Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Kander, Susan Stroman, and more discuss the sound and story of New York, New York!

Photos: Tony Awards Fashion- See Who Turned Up And Turned It Out On Broadway's Biggest Night!

See photos of your favorite fashionistas who turned up and turned it out for Broadway's biggest night!

Photos: Go Inside The Exclusive Tonys After Party at The Carlyle Hotel

BroadwayWorld takes you inside the annual Tony Awards afterparty at The Carlyle Hotel with all-new photos from inside the exclusive event!


Colton Ryan's next show will be New York, New York which opens on 4/26/2023 on Broadway.

Colton Ryan has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Colton Ryan has not appeared in the West End

Colton Ryan has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. These include the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for his performance in "New York, New York," the Outstanding Lead Performer in a Broadway Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the same show, and the Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards, also for "New York, New York." Additionally, he received a nomination for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance at the Theatre World Awards for his role in "Girl from the North Country."

Colton Ryan has won the Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for his role in "Girl from the North Country".

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