Shawn Ryan

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"Shawn is an unbelievable new talent... his signature style, fabulous voice, and charming humor had the audience cheering mid song... the new voice in jazz cabaret has arrived!" -Kim Nalley, Jazz Chanteuse

Shawn's first cabaret show "Lovin' Life" debuted in February 2001 at San Francisco's illustrious Plush Room to rave reviews. After winning the 2000 Bay Area Cabaret Talent Search, San Francisco embraced Shawn Ryan as the newest jazz cabaret star to hit the scene. This dazzling performer combines classic standards and insightful comedy for an unforgettable evening of jazz and cabaret. Since his San Francisco debut, Shawn has released his first self-titled CD and toured with his trio over the West Coast to such venues as Piaf's, Butterfly, Bubble Lounge, The Patio, Placido's, and The Plush Room.

Mr. Ryan was trained at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and has been on stage since the tender age of five. San Francisco audiences may remember him as Sylvia Steinberg in "Miss Desmond Behind Bars", a musical parody about the aftermath of the film "Sunset Boulevard". In the summer of 1999, Shawn co-starred in the world premiere of Jack Heifner's "Key West" at The New Conservatory Theatre Center. Some of Shawn's favorite roles include Finch in "How to Succeed in Business Without even Trying", Claudio in "Much Ado About Nothing", Sky in "Guys and Dolls", and his one-man show "As I Lay Me Down", a reflection on love and life. With a recent move to Los Angeles, this young performer's career in film and television is also blossoming before our eyes. Most recently Shawn filmed small roles in the upcoming "American Pie 3" starring Jason Biggs and "The Job" starring Daryl Hannah.

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"Forget Diamonds! Shawn Ryan's CD is a girl's & a guy's best friend.
-Richard Skipper

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