Ryan Gonzales attended Oklahoma Christian University for 5 years pursuing a degree in vocal performance. He performed leading roles in various musicals, operas, and plays during his time there. He then spent 2 years in the Dallas area teaching private voice and piano lessons full-time for a studio in the area. There he also served as the artistic director for a local children’s theater for several seasons. Several of his older students have since gone on to pursue degrees in music, music business, and broadcasting. Since then, Ryan has returned to Oklahoma City where he has spent the last year working as an accompanist for various schools, musical productions, weddings, and music studios. He is actively performing in the OKC area, performing roles in musicals at Poteet Theatre, singing with the Windsong Chamber Choir, and singing on the praise team at New Covenant Christian Church.
Education: Vocal Performance at Oklahoma Christian University (Outstanding Freshman Music Major of the Year – 2008)
Favorite Performance Credits (Oklahoma Christian University):
Horton – SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
The Beast – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Ching Ho – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Georg Nowak – SHE LOVES ME
Alfredo – LA TRAVIATA
Roland – LES BAVARDS
Croute-au-pot – MESDAMES DE LA HALLE
Guglielmo – COSI FAN TUTTE
Directing Credits (Star Moments Theatre):
Artistic Director – INTO THE WOODS, JR.
Artistic Director – HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, JR.
Artistic Director – THE WIZARD OF OZ
Artistic Director – THE POLAR EXPRESS
Music Director – SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, JR.
Favorite Accompanist Credits:
THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA – Missoula Children’s Theatre
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE – Putnam City High School
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD – Missoula Children’s Theatre
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, JR. – Star Moments Theatre
THE POLAR EXPRESS – Star Moments Theatre
SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, JR. – Star Moments Theatre