Bridget Ryan’s cabaret-style Here’s To The Ladies Who Laugh is a perfect blend of all that is right in a show: it is part musical theatre, part stand-up comedy, and 100% entertaining. A celebrated vocalist and comedic performance artist, Bridget has meticulously chosen musical and comedic vignettes from her vast repertoire of performing in over 70 musicals, and takes you on a musical journey of life’s ups and downs through song. From the hits of Broadway, songs from the 80’s, ABBA, or classics from the world of Jazz, there is no situation that won’t be explored. It’s inspirational, identifiable, and it’s funny. Song mash-ups, song-a-logues, and good ol’ fashioned stand up will have audiences of all ages rolling in the aisles.
“Bridget Ryan is the one to watch – she is simply out of the ordinary” – Next Magazine, NYC
BRIDGET RYAN is an award winning actor, singer, playwright, director, and television host from Edmonton, Alberta and recently completed a sold-out run at The Citadel Theatre’s new cabaret space, The CLUB for the third year in a row. Bridget graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music with a BFA in Musical Theatre and moved to New York City as a working actor. She has performed in several national tours across the states and has worked as an actor at just about every single major theatre company in Canada.
Bridget became interested in Cabaret in her early years in New York City. She developed her first cabaret Go Big Or Go Home and garnished rave reviews, being described by Playbill’s theatre critic Peter Filichia as a “force to be reckoned with”. He then awarded her with the prestigious ‘Straw Hat’ Theatre Award for most exciting new comer and “the one to watch”. She has since gone on to perform her cabarets all over North America.
When she is not performing, Bridget is co-host of Breakfast Television on CITY in Edmonton, AB. She is the recipient of two Sterling Awards for Theatre Excellence; author of three published children’s books (www.whoisboo.com), and, for the past six years, has been voted ‘Favourite Personality’ in Vue Weekly. Bridget was also awarded ‘Woman of the Year’ in 2011 alongside ‘Man of the year’, Olympian Kevin Martin.