Hailing from Long Island, New York, Chris Ryan is a composer and pianist with a passion for musical storytelling. Originally trained as a director and editor at the University of Miami, Chris quickly found his niche in the film world by combining a knack for story with a love of classic Hollywood scoring. A collaborator of Academy Award winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up, Star Wars: Rogue One), Chris and Michael’s album, LOST: Music from the Island for Solo Piano, peaked at number 5 on the New Age Billboard Charts. His work has been featured on Funny Or Die, at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Soho Rep's Walkerspace and The Peoples Improv Theater, as well as in festivals internationally. Chris currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, where frequent collaborators include "intensely funny surrealist comedy" group Gentlemen Party (TimeOutNY) and Pipeline Theatre Company, recently named one of NYC's best non-Broadway theater companies by Gothamist. His work on Pipeline's production of The Gray Man alongside co-composer Mike Brun received accolades from both The New York Times and Lighting and Sound America, and his sound team has been nominated for two Golden Reel Awards by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE). When Chris isn’t writing, he can be found at Greenwich House Music School, a 112-year-old music school in New York City’s West Village, where he works in administration.
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