Véronique Branquinho, Hedi Slimane, Hussein Chalayan, Filip Arickx, Nicolas Ghesquière, An Vandevorst, Lawrence Steele, Miguel Adrover, Viktor Horsting, Roberto Menichetti, Rolf Snoeren, Olivier Theyskens, Josephus Thimister and Junya Watanabe
You’ve been waiting for him…and here he is! Ryan will discuss his dance captain work on Newsies in our upcoming episode!
Name: Ryan Steele
Where are you from? Walled Lake, MI
Broadway credits:West Side Story, Billy Elliot, Newsies, Matilda
How did you hear you’d booked your first Broadway show? At the final callback for West Side Story, casting brought a group of us in the room to be looked at one last time. Arthur Laurents stood up and thanked us for coming in. At the end of his speech he said “and Welcome.” The casting director freaked. So I sort of had a feeling the group of us would be getting the job. I OFFICIALLY got word when I had arrived at the airport in Michigan. I was by myself and had no one to celebrate with. So I chose the stranger next to me to share my excitement with. She wasn’t as enthusiastic as I’d hoped.
What is your favorite event in the Broadway community? I love Gypsy of the Year. Getting to spend time with friends from different shows and watch them perform is a blast.
What’s something about Broadway that fascinates you? The amount of time, work, and people it takes to put up a show.
What, other than theatre, has inspired you recently? I took a trip home over the holidays. Getting to spend time with my family and friends outside the Broadway Bubble was great. It inspired my life outside of work.
If I could have coffee with any living person, it would be… Either Carey Mulligan or Jennifer Lawrence.
If I could trade places with anybody for a day, I would choose… Either Carey Mulligan’s best friend or Jennifer Lawrence’s best friend. Teehee.
To be successful in this business, it takes… Hard work and a good attitude.
Tell us a secret. I haven’t taken a ballet class in 6 weeks. I am so ashamed.
I have nothing but respect for Bioware voice actors. I mean, they have to record soooo many lines for every quest (each of which also has several different endings depending on what you’ve done so far), not to mention different dialogue options for every single part of every single conversation in the goddam game