Gender: Male

Ryan most recently appeared as Papa Bear in the Off-Broadway production of Berenstain Bears in Family Matters, the Musical. The show opened the end of June, 2011 and has been running ever since. Ryan previously played this role in the fall 2010 original national tour. While he is no longer in the cast, Ryan still serves as Associate Director for the production. Other recent NYC credits also include the role of Lazarus in the stage reading of Mary, A Musical.

Ryan spent 2009-2010 as a member of The Columbus Children's Theatre Professional Touring Company based in Columbus, Ohio. In this position, Mr. Scarlata toured to hundreds of elementary schools performing principal roles in Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, Young Abraham Lincoln, Mr. Scrooge and two seperate productions of The Child Writing Project. He also taught acting and writing workshops.

Favorite acting credits include Blithe Spirit (Charles), The Last Five Years (Jamie) The Wiz (Wizard), Putting It Together (Man III) and The Owl and the Pussycat (Felix). Mr. Scarlata is a recording artist and can be heard on his solo albums: "Christmas All The Way," "One for the Road" and compilations: "The Muse Machine On Broadway" and "Heart and Music." He is the former lead singer of the Columbus, Ohio-based band The Real Thing, which specialized in modern and classic pop and rock.