Ian Ward

Also Credited As: Ian Brininstool

Birth Place: San Diego

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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.

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Ian Ward 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

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Ian Ward has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

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