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Ian Ward

Also Credited As: Ian Brininstool
 
Birth Place:
San Diego
Bio:
Ian Ward is an actor, singer and songwriter best known for his starring role in the hit juke-box musical "Rock of Ages Hollywood" alongside Frankie Grande and Nick Cordero. Ward also starred in the original cast of Footloose on Norwegian Cruise Lines as the lead role of "Ren" and was a member of ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: San Diego

Bio:
Ian Ward is an actor, singer and songwriter best known for his starring role in the hit juke-box musical "Rock of Ages Hollywood" alongside Frankie Grande and Nick Cordero. Ward also starred in the original cast of Footloose on Norwegian Cruise Lines as the lead role of "Ren" and was a member of ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Regional Production, 2019
Drew
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Performer (Swing)
  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
Old Globe Production, 2007
School Bully/Young Charlie
Ensemble

Photos

Rex Smith, James Byous, Cheyenne Wells, Brian McKnight Jr., Ian Ward, Nina Nelson, So Photo

Rex Smith, James Byous, Cheyenne Wells, Brian McKnight Jr., Ian Ward, Nina Nelson, Sofie Poliakoff, JJ Barton, and Tomasina Abate

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12/04/2021
Parissa Koo, Darrell Morris Jr., Cheyenne Wells, Conor Jack Kowalski, Ian Ward, James Photo

Parissa Koo, Darrell Morris Jr., Cheyenne Wells, Conor Jack Kowalski, Ian Ward, James Byous, Sha'Leah Nikole Stubblefield, and Emily Lopez

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12/04/2021
Sha'Leah Nikole Stubblefield, Parissa Koo, Darrell Morris Jr., James Byous, Tomasina  Photo

Sha'Leah Nikole Stubblefield, Parissa Koo, Darrell Morris Jr., James Byous, Tomasina Abate, Aaron Lazar, Brian McKnight Jr., Ian Ward, and Cheyenne Wells

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12/04/2021
Parissa Koo, Cheyenne Wells, James Byous, Darrell Morris Jr., Emily Lopez, Sha'Leah N Photo

Parissa Koo, Cheyenne Wells, James Byous, Darrell Morris Jr., Emily Lopez, Sha'Leah Nikole Stubblefield, and Ian Ward

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12/04/2021
Rex Smith, Aaron Lazar, Darrell Morris Jr., Parissa Koo, Brian McKnight Jr., Sha'Leah Photo

Rex Smith, Aaron Lazar, Darrell Morris Jr., Parissa Koo, Brian McKnight Jr., Sha'Leah Nikole Stubblefield, and Ian Ward

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12/04/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Regional Production, 2019
Drew

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Performer (Swing)

  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
Old Globe Production, 2007
School Bully/Young Charlie

Ensemble

Ian Ward Biography

Ian Ward is an actor, singer and songwriter best known for his starring role in the hit juke-box musical "Rock of Ages Hollywood" alongside Frankie Grande and Nick Cordero. Ward also starred in the original cast of Footloose on Norwegian Cruise Lines as the lead role of "Ren" and was a member of the award-winning cast of the Off-Broadway musical "Leaving Eden".

Ward was recently seen on Broadway in the cast of "Gettin' the Band Back Together"! He has also been seen starring in “BAZ” at the Palazzo Las Vegas, in the role of Romeo from the Baz Luhrmann film “Romeo + Juliet.” Other theater credits include the “Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular” and leading roles in productions of “Rock of Ages,” “Spring Awakening,” “Ragtime,” “Urinetown,” “Seussical the Musical” and “American Idiot.” Television credits include a role on the hit series “Veronica Mars” and the Lifetime movie “Secret Crush.”

Ward also writes and releases original music. His songs are a combination of different genres ranging from Alternative Rock to Electronic Pop with some Hip-Hop and R&B influence. The works are a culmination of songs Ward wrote during the past six years. Lyrically and musically his songs follow his growth, insight and experiences as he has moved around the country. As an added component, the music features instruments influenced by the style and inspiration of the songs. A Spanish nylon string guitar and trumpets to reflect the Cuban influence of Miami; and a distorted surf guitar and driving drum creates the feel of summer days at the beach in San Diego. Ward credits as his music influences Sting, Coldplay, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, Drake, Post Malone, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles.  

Influenced by his father’s large collection of eclectic artists on vinyl and cassettes, Ward began singing at the age of 10 and booking roles in theater productions in both New York and Southern California. At age 13, Ward began playing the guitar and started writing his own music which led to him starting a band in high school that performed music he had written. He eventually started playing larger venues, including the House of Blues, in his hometown of San Diego. Ward went on to attend the University of Miami and Berklee College of Music to study music and theater. He eventually moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music and theater.

More information is available on social media and SoundCloud @ianwardoutward.





Ian Ward News

The REV Theatre Company Announces Cast & Creatives for Production of CATCH ME IF YOU  Photo The REV Theatre Company Announces Cast & Creatives for Production of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN!
by Marissa Tomeo - May 15, 2022

The REV Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for its inaugural production of the 2022 Season – Catch Me If You Can.

Photos: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Red Carpet At the Wallis Annenberg Photo Photos: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Red Carpet At the Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Dec 6, 2021

Casting has been announced for For The Record and The Wallis' production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of the beloved holiday film from Universal Pictures/Working Title, with performances from Saturday, November 27 to Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway and television star Aaron Lazar (Fox's Filthy Rich, Broadway's The Last Ship, A Little Night Music, Les Misérables, and The Light in the Piazza) joins the exciting lineup of talented performers alongside singer/songwriter, musician, producer and engineer, Brian McKnight Jr., who comes from a legendary musically gifted family including famed father Brian McKnight. American Idol 4th place finalist on season 4, Anthony Fedorov, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist actor Michael Thomas Grant, and RCA recording artist Nina Nelson, member of girl group Citizen Queen (with over 30 million music video views), also join the cast for the first time. Rounding out the group of newcomers is Cheyenne Wells who starred in the recent production of Little Shop of Horrors at Pasadena Playhouse with MJ Rodriguez.

Photos: Opening Night LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE At the Wallis Annenberg Photo Photos: Opening Night LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE At the Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Dec 6, 2021

Casting has been announced for For The Record and The Wallis’ production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of the beloved holiday film from Universal Pictures/Working Title, with performances from Saturday, November 27 to Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway and television star Aaron Lazar (Fox’s Filthy Rich, Broadway’s The Last Ship, A Little Night Music, Les Misérables, and The Light in the Piazza) joins the exciting lineup of talented performers alongside singer/songwriter, musician, producer and engineer, Brian McKnight Jr., who comes from a legendary musically gifted family including famed father Brian McKnight. American Idol 4th place finalist on season 4, Anthony Fedorov, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist actor Michael Thomas Grant, and RCA recording artist Nina Nelson, member of girl group Citizen Queen (with over 30 million music video views), also join the cast for the first time. Rounding out the group of newcomers is Cheyenne Wells who starred in the recent production of Little Shop of Horrors at Pasadena Playhouse with MJ Rodriguez. 

Broadway, Film, TV, Recording Artists Join LOVE, ACTUALLY Live Cast At The Wallis Photo Broadway, Film, TV, Recording Artists Join LOVE, ACTUALLY Live Cast At The Wallis
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2021

Casting has been announced for For The Record and The Wallis' production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of the beloved holiday film from Universal Pictures/Working Title, with performances from Saturday, November 27 to Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Aaron Lazar, Brian McKnight Jr. & More to Lead the Cast of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Photo Aaron Lazar, Brian McKnight Jr. & More to Lead the Cast of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2021

Casting has been announced for For The Record and The Wallis’ production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of the beloved holiday film from Universal Pictures/Working Title, with performances from Saturday, November 27 to Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

ROCK OF AGES CONCERT Now To Feature Pre-Show Hosted By Randi Zuckerberg, Willam and T Photo ROCK OF AGES CONCERT Now To Feature Pre-Show Hosted By Randi Zuckerberg, Willam and Tom Lenk
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 23, 2021

Additional details have been announced for the one-night only, bi-coastal livestream jamfest Rock of Ages: All-Star Reunion Concert tomorrow night, Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 8:00PM ET. All ticket purchasers will have the option of watching the concert live and/or on demand for an additional 24 hours through Monday, April 26.

Caitlin Houlahan, Ruby Lewis, Ryan Vona and More Join THE HOLIDAY CHANNEL CHRISTMAS M Photo Caitlin Houlahan, Ruby Lewis, Ryan Vona and More Join THE HOLIDAY CHANNEL CHRISTMAS MOVIE WONDERTHON
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 18, 2020

New Jersey’s Jesse Walker, host of the popular online celebrity show “The Jesse Walker Show,” brings holiday cheer into the new year with The Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon hosted by Mr. Walker and featuring special guests Cecily Gash, Caitlin Houlahan, Ruby Lewis, Ryan Vona, and Ian Ward. 

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES Fully Immersive and Totally Fun Juke Box Musical Returns Hom Photo BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES Fully Immersive and Totally Fun Juke Box Musical Returns Home to Hollywood
by Shari Barrett - Jan 15, 2020

The five-time Tony Award-nominated hit classic has returned to its roots on Hollywood Blvd. with an immersive theatrical and dining experience at a specially built performance venue and nightlife destination named after the venue at the center of the show, The Bourbon Room. And with 6 years on Broadway and over 2,350 performances, 5 Tony nominations, 20 productions worldwide and 30 hit songs from the 80s, ROCK OF AGES is the best-reviewed, most-nominated, hair band musical of all time and not to be missed this time around as the cast and creative team are filled with Tony Nominees, Rock of Ages Alums, Broadway talent and fresh faces who generate enough energy to light up the city!

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES Tries to Rock Hollywood at the Bourbon Room Photo BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES Tries to Rock Hollywood at the Bourbon Room
by Harker Jones - Jan 15, 2020

BWW Review: @ROCKOFAGESHollywood Tries to Rock Hollywood at the Bourbon Room

ROCK OF AGES to Open in Hollywood Photo ROCK OF AGES to Open in Hollywood
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 6, 2020

Rock of Ages Hollywood will open on January 15th at a specially built performance venue and nightlife destination on Hollywood Boulevard named after the venue at the center of the show, The Bourbon Room. With 6 years on Broadway and over 2,350 performances, 5 Tony Nominations, 12+ productions worldwide and featuring 30 hit songs from the 80s, Rock of Ages is the best-reviewed- most-nominated-longest-running-hair-band musical of all time. Rock of Ages Hollywood began preview performances in December.

Ian Ward Videos

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions is GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Back Together! VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions is GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Back Together!
by Ben Cameron - Oct 9, 2018

We got Gettin' The Band Back Together- BACK TOGETHER at Broadway Sessions recently.  Cast members reunited to tell stories from the show and perform music they love to sing. There were Bon Jovi shout outs a plenty, and laughs galore, just like GTBBT! Cast members Mitchell Jarvis, Garth Kravits, Noa Solorio, Becca Kotte, Ian Ward, Lindsey Brett Carothers, Scott Foster and special guests Eugene Ebner and Jocelin Weiss blew the roof off the joint! The cast even treated the audience to our signature "Sloppy Plot Synopses", so if you missed the show, now you can know just what you missed ;)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER on Broadway! VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights from GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 9, 2018

Gettin' The Band Back Together is now playing on Broadway, opening on Monday, August 13 at The Belasco Theatre. Get a first look at the boys in action below!


Ian Ward Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ian Ward been in?
Ian Ward has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Ian Ward been in?
Ian Ward has not appeared in the West End