Ryan Cassata (he/him) is an award-winning singer-songwriter, actor, performer, published writer, and transgender activist. He is signed to Kill Rock Stars for music and Zephyr Talent Agency for acting. With over 650 performances and seven original and critically-acclaimed music albums, Ryan is recognized as the first openly-trans performer at the Vans Warped Tour and has been featured in GRAMMY.com, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, AltPress, American Songwriter, and The NY Daily News. Billboard has referred to Ryan as a “true force in the industry,” honoring him as one of the esteemed “11 Transgender & Non-Binary Musicians You Need to Know” while premiering his award-winning music video “Daughter,” garnering over 2M views on Youtube and 2M streams on Spotify. Ryan Cassata is a proud recipient of a 2019 ASCAP Foundation award for his original song “Jupiter.” Ryan’s self-written and self-produced album, Magic Miracle Mile, released in October 2021, charted on the iTunes Alternative Charts. Ovation Guitars and Marvin Guitars endorse Ryan Cassata as an official artist.
Ryan is the primary subject and soundtrack writer of the 2014 award-winning documentary Songs For Alexis. Ryan co-starred in the indie film Collective: Unconscious, which premiered at SXSW. He was awarded the “Best Breakout Performance” award by the Victoria Independent Film Festival in 2016. Ryan Cassata stars as Jalin in the award-winning feature film Two Eyes, which debuted at Outfest 2020. His song “You and Me Babe” shines as the film’s theme song. Ryan has been at the forefront of the transgender liberation movement since his early teens, speaking at schools and conferences to educate people on the importance of diversity and equality. He is the first-ever recipient of the Harvey Milk Memorial Award. He has been recognized by the United States Congress and has raised visibility through many televised appearances on notable news channels such as CNN, The Larry King Live Show, and The Tyra Banks Show.