Originally from California, Bryce Ryness began his professional career in a seemingly inauspicious way – as a business major at the University of Southern California and member of the collegiate a cappella group The SoCal VoCals. Somehow, through many a winding road, that parlayed its way into a multi-decade career boasting five Broadway shows, twelve television appearances, seven Off-Broadway shows, three cast albums, two personal albums, and playing more than 50 cities on two different national tours.
Most recently on Broadway, he starred as the terrifying Miss Trunchbull in the record-breaking, final company of Broadway’s Matilda, thrilling audiences and garnering critical praise for his unique interpretation of an extraordinary character. Also on Broadway: Hair (2009 Tony Award-winning revival), First Date, Leap of Faith and the hilarious Legally Blonde: The Musical.
As a vocalist, he just finished a smash, sold-out engagement with The Philly Pops performing Classic Rock Sing-Along, a show he developed with legendary conductor Michael Krajewski. Additionally, he’s been principal soloist with the Boston Pops, Houston Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He makes his home in Pasadena, California with his wife and three kids. This evening’s concert is his first appearance with the NAC Orchestra.