Stories & Cast Interviews

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

MEET ROBERT PATRICK RYAN of Legally Blonde!

Posted by: Pia Haas on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

 Robert Patrick Ryan (right) as Warner, proposing to Vivienne (Lauren Blackman) 

I am originally from Boston, MA. I lived in downtown Boston with my parents until the age of three. After that, my brother, David, was born and my parents moved the family to a nearby suburb called Wellesley.

My family used to summer on Cape Cod all together in a big house in Truro, MA. I remember there was a large stage in the basement and that is where I began my first theatrical endeavors. I directed and performed in family reviews starring my cousins, brother, and myself. My grandfather, Bob Crane, is extremely charismatic politician in Massachusetts and also a fantastic performer. I think I learned the most about performing from watching him.

I first saw Legally Blonde in 2008 in my college dorm room at Boston College. We recorded the MTV special performance of the Broadway show and I must have watched it 10 times. I think the music and the story is hilarious and at the same time very poignant. The show has a lot of heart. This is my first time performing in Legally Blonde, but I hope its not the last!!

I really love Stephen Schwartz. I would give my left arm to play Fiyero in Wicked and probably another limb to play Elder Price in Book of Mormon which opened on Broadway last year.

I am a big foodie. I love food/wine, which leads me to the gym more often than not so I can stay in shape! I have been training for my first half marathon for the last 2 months. I run on May 11th, wish me luck!!

My iPod is a mix-match of musical theater and popular music. I have a lot of pump up music for my running, Lady Gaga usually gets me the most motivated. :-)