Ryan Gonzalez is a true triple threat performer with a career in cabaret, film and theatre. Currently they are starring as Santiago in Moulin Rouge! The Musical Australia. Ryan performed the role of Roy in Sydney Theatre Company’s Co-Production of Fun Home and appeared as Gabriel in Melbourne Theatre Company’s Kiss of the Spider Woman. Ryan’s vocals were recently recorded on the studio concept album for new Australian rock musical Dubbo Championship Wrestling.
In 2019 Ryan starred as Frankie Valli in the national tour of international blockbuster musical, Jersey Boys, receiving a Greenroom Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical.
Ryan performed to critical acclaim as “Usnavi” in Hayes Theatre production of In The Heights for which they won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Musical. They played drag artiste Freddy in The View Upstairs, also Hayes Theatre, and took over the role of Charles Guiteau in Assassins for the Sydney Opera House season. They played Eddie Ryan in Funny Girl in Concert and featured as a soloist in the Bernstein Songbook Series, both for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Ryan won Best Cabaret Performer for the 2016 Sydney Broadway World Awards for their one man show ¡Hispanic Attack!
Other credits include Mike in Velvet Rewired, Angel in Kinky Boots, Wayne Burns in Strictly Ballroom the Musical (cover Scott Hastings), King Kong Live on Stage, the Australian tour of Legally Blonde, Virgil in Violet and Opera Australia’s Carmen. Film credits include motion capture artist in Happy Feet Two directed by George Miller, The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Luhrmann and Australian film Goddess. Ryan’s creative credits include, Gypsy (Resident Choreographer), Young Frankenstein (Associate Choreographer) and American Psycho (Associate Choreographer).