Ryan Amador is a singer/songwriter & theatre-maker, based in Los Angeles, CA.
As a singer/songwriter he has released 2 ALBUMS and 5 EP's, all available online. His most recent project is "The Lost Tapes EP", produced by Daniel Weidlein and entirely recorded on an iPhone. The EP was released on December 14, 2017.
Ryan is best known for his songs "Instead" & "Define Me". The "Define Me" video has garnered over 780,000 views on Youtube and led to live performances at Pride Events in New York, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Brisbane, Australia. Following the release of his video "Spectrum", Ryan was asked to perform at TEDx in Santa Cruz, CA and spoke on the topic of diversified sexuality. In April 2016, Mather Dance Company in California performed to Ryan's song "Instead" which was then featured by DancingWithYT on Youtube, and has since surpassed 1.5 million listens on Spotify. He has written songs for singers Luke Edgemon, Blake McGrath, Mario Jose, Will Makar, & Ben Yahr.
In early 2017, he completed work on "(In) Body Vol. 1: Becom(In)g", a co-collaboration with producer/instrumentalist Daniel Weidlein, which acts as both an album as well as a film. The film is a series of music videos and dance videos strung together by a central character played by Ryan who deserts his life in Hollywood for a walk across the globe. The entire film is available now on YouTube.
Later that year, Ryan created his fourth EP, "Seattle Songs" which featured four songs Ryan wrote while living in Seattle in 2015.
As a theatre artist, Ryan has written and directed educational pieces for New York University Abu Dhabi and Seattle University which incorporate health-related topics into live musical performances. Select other pieces include: his own adaptation of William Golding's Lord of the Flies performed on a roof in Manhattan; the premiere of "Mouthy Bitch" at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival; and a new vision of Brecht/Weill's "7 Deadly Sins" produced by Jukebox Castle in collaboration with 14 New Orleans-based chefs.