Ryan Brophy hails from Sugar Land, Texas, where he got his start (as many do in the South) performing in church musicals all throughout grade school. He began his professional development in high school, training at Northwestern University’s renowned Cherubs theatre program and winning a YoungArts foundation scholarship. (There’s a video of him at age 17 performing a monologue as Roy Cohn in Angels in America somewhere on the Internet if you’re interested. But no worries if you skip it….)
College took him to Los Angeles, where he graduated cum laude with a B.A. in theatre from the University of Southern California. One semester shy of graduating, he made his professional stage debut in Skylight Theatre’s production of Rotterdam, for which he went on to receive an LA Stage Alliance Ovation award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play. The production was subsequently remounted at the Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of Center Theatre Group’s annual Block Party; since then, Ryan has been a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.
Ryan has expertise in other areas of the entertainment industry, having interned for Voltage Pictures, Showtime Networks, and Telsey + Company. A novice writer, he has composed a piece for the Rant & Rave salon at Rogue Machine Theatre, where he is also a company member. In addition, he has begun the core track at the Groundlings School for Improv.