Erik Bryan is a versatile artist of the musical theatre and operatic stage. He has performed at New York City’s Lincoln Center as well as numerous regional theatres and opera companies across the United States.
His performance in the title role of Phantom (Yeston & Kopit) at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse won him the 2009 Denver Post Ovation Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Erik created the role of Arthur Dimmesdale in Scarlet Letter… the Musical at the Aurora Fox Theatre and reprised his role at the PACE Center in Parker, CO.
He made his operatic debut in Carmen as El Dancaïro with Opera Theatre of the Rockies and performed principal roles with the company for three seasons, including Papageno in Die Zauberflöte. Erik appeared in the opera house premiere of the Light in the Piazza as Fabrizio Naccarelli with the Piedmont Opera Company.
Born in Colorado Springs, CO to magicians John and Michèle Bryan, Erik’s first steps onstage were at age four in his parents’ magic act. At seventeen, he won the Opera Theatre of the Rockies high school vocal competition and was offered a role in the chorus. That same year, his performance as Inspector Javert in Les Misérables at the CS Fine Arts Center earned him a Peak Area Performance and Artist Award nomination for best actor. He graduated high school early to perform in Jekyll & Hyde at the Arvada Center.
Erik moved to New York City and studied for one year at Marymount Manhattan College where he had the chance to perform as Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods at the 30th Anniversary of the school's Theresa Lang Theatre. His appearances have included productions with Riverside Theatre, the Little Orchestra Society, Jean Ann Ryan Productions, Country Dinner Playhouse, Littleton Town Hall, Bryan Magic Productions, the Imagination Celebration, Colorado College’s Vocal Arts Symposium, and the Colorado Renaissance Festival.
Erik lives in New York City and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.