Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre
BM – New York University
MSEd – The City College of New York
MFA – Kent State University
Actor’s Equity Association (AEA)
Ryan Scoble is an award-winning actor, director, and choreographer. He comes to WVU after serving as the Head of Musical Theatre at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND where he taught all levels of musical theatre coursework, as well as directed and choreographed numerous productions including Annie, Edges, Dido & Aeneas, and Jekyll & Hyde. He also spent the past two years serving as the Managing Artistic Director of Gooseberry Park Players in Moorhead, MN where he directed and choreographed productions of Beauty and the Beast and The SpongeBob Musical. Outside of his educational credits, Ryan also served as a resident director/choreographer for the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus for over four years.
As a performer, Ryan has appeared in four Off-Broadway shows in New York City: Murder in the First (Bailiff), Tall Pines Lodge (Booker), Bitty Bear’s Matinee (Bitty Puppy), and The Mask of Medusa (Mr. Sideon). Recent regional theatre credits include a critically acclaimed performance as Marcellus in The Music Man at Porthouse Theatre and Gibson in Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play at Theatre B. Other regional credits include productions at Weathervane Theatre, Act Up Theatre, The Arts Center of Cannon County, and Murfreesboro Little Theatre. In addition to musicals and plays, Ryan has performed in a number of concerts and cabarets including performances with the NY Philharmonic at David Geffen Hall, Chita Rivera and Alan Cumming at Carnegie Hall, Demi Lovato at the Barclays Center, The Broadway by the Years Chorus at prestigious The Town Hall and Feinstein's/54 Below, as well as solo shows at The Metropolitan Room, and The Duplex. Ryan is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association and is currently in the process of becoming a certified instructor of the Michael Chekhov Technique through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium.