3rd Place – Ryan Santello

Ryan is 20 years old and a graduate from Steinbrenner High School, where he sang in the varsity chorus. He was also a member of the show choir “Entourage” which performed all over the Tampa Bay area. Ryan has appeared in a few Steinbrenner high school theater productions including Pirates of Penzance as a pirate and the swing understudy and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream coat as Joseph.  When Ryan was 13, he had a part in pirates of Penzance in Clermont, FL at the Moonlight Theater. This started his love for musical theater & classical music. Ryan also performed Fiddler on the Roof as Sasha at the Masque Theater. He competed in the St Pete Opera Guild Competition. Recently, he had the opportunity to sing the national anthem at the Yankees baseball game. Patel Conservatory has allowed him to appear in LOL as himself, Normal as the boss, Beauty and the Beast as Gaston, Showstoppers as himself and Oklahoma as Curly. He is grateful to Patel for all these amazing experiences.