Sarah Ryan

Sarah Ryan was born in Lichfield and educated at Wrekin College, Shropshire. In 1988 she won the BBC Choirgirl Of The Year competition, and the following year, recorded a one-hour radio special, Sarah Ryan Sings. She has since made numerous broadcasts for BBC Radios 2 and 4, in guest appearance with Gloria Hunniford, Chris Stuart, Roger Royle, Derek Jameson and Don McLean.

Theatre credits include: Christine in Phantom Of The Opera (Opera House, Manchester & Her Majesty’s Theatre, London); Christine in Ken Hill’s Phantom Of The Opera (UK tour); Les Miserables (Palace Theatre, Manchester & Palace Theatre, London) where she understudied and played the role of Cosette; the original London company of Disney’s Beauty & The Beast (Dominion Theatre, London); the original company of Evita (Adelphi Theatre), Josephine in HMS Pinafore (UK tour) for Opera Della Luna and Cinderella in the E&B production of Cinderella, opposite Brian Conley (Theatre Royal, Plymouth). In 2003 Sarah took part in the workshop of The Woman in White. Sarah was also part of the Olivier Award Winning Ensemble of Jerry Springer the Opera (Cambridge Theatre, London) where she understudied and played the role of Shawntel (the poledancer!)

Concert work includes: Soprano soloist since 1999 with the English National Orchestra conducted by Jae Alexander, playing historic venues such as Castle Howard, Battle Abbey, Tonbridge Castle, Weston Park, Belton House, Shugborough Hall, Stoneleigh Abbey and Duxford Imperial War Museum to audiences of up to 17,000 ; Soprano Soloist at Proms on the Pitch (Wessex Stadium, Weymouth) with Aled Jones, G4 and Myleene Klass; Soprano soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Rose Bowl, Southampton; Guest soloist in a series of concerts at the world-famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore; Sweeney Todd with Bryn Terfyl (Royal Festival Hall), Candide (Royal Festival Hall), HMS Pinafore (Proms, Royal Albert Hall), Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2), Sondheim at 75 (Hackney Empire, recorded for BBC Radio 3) and MGM Proms (Albert Hall) for the Maida Vale Singers; Principal soloist in Some Enchanted Evening (Proctor’s Theatre New York, plus UK, South Africa & Taiwan tours); 10th Anniverary Concert of Les Miserables (Royal Albert Hall); guest soloist at the TV Times Concert for Leukemia (Royal Albert Hall).

Sarah’s corporate work for Incognito Artists has included performances all over the world including New York, Rome, Amsterdam, Milan, Nice and the Venetian Hotel Las Vegas.

Television appearances include: Songs Of Praise (BBC1); Daytime Live (BBC); A Virgin Most Pure (Channel 4); and First Light (BBC).

Sarah is thrilled to have recently recorded her debut CD Showtime, which is available from her website www.sarahryan.com