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B i o g r a p h y

Born in Florida and raised in Arizona and Pennsylvania, tenor Ryan Workman now resides in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.  From his youth, Ryan’s musical talents were noticed and awarded.  He won the first prize at his first ever competition—against more than seventy, far more experienced singers in high school.  In 2013, Ryan became the first-ever vocalist to win the Susquehanna University Concerto Competition, giving him the opportunity to celebrate the Verdi bicentennial year with a concert highlighting the composer’s work for tenor and orchestra.  Ryan attended the Eastman School of Music, Pennsylvania State University, and Susquehanna University.  He holds degrees in arts and music performance.  The young tenor has performed in a wide range of styles and languages and has been equally acclaimed for his acting capability as well as his singing quality. 


"I cannot help but sing every note as if it were my last."
Ryan Workman​

Sacred music has always played a key role in Workman’s career, which he recognized with his first, solo recording, Sacred Songs & Arias.  He has sung the major, sacred works of Bach, Beethoven, Gounod, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, etc. during tours of European cathedrals, basilicas, and culminating in a performance at the Vatican.  He has been the tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah countless times, including under the direction of Sir Simon Carrington.  For more than six years, he served as Music Director for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montoursville, Pennsylvania and remains in-demand as a cantor for Catholic Masses across the United States.


On stage, Workman has performed in venues as diverse as the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Royal Albert Hall in London, Williamsport’s Community Arts Center, and Las Palomas in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico.  Equally at home in opera and musicals as well as concerts and recitals, Workman has appeared in leading roles of operas by Bellini, Donizetti, Gounod, Massenet, Mozart, Rossini,  Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Verdi, and Johann Strauss as well as musicals by Bernstein, Brooks, Rodgers, Sondheim, and Webber among others.  He performs regularly with the Williamsport Music Club and serves as its Vice President.    

Workman has been privileged to sing with and for such distinguished artists as Renée Fleming and Stephen Sondheim, and has premiered music by composers Howard Goodall and Dan Schutte.  He was invited to sing for the country of Albania’s 100th anniversary of independence celebrations at the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Tirana and broadcast live to television and radio audiences across the country.  After a brief hiatus coinciding with the pandemic, Workman is thrilled to return to the theatrical stage in 2024 with his debut in Lend Me a Tenor. 

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