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NEWS AND UPDATES
(WHAT I'M UP TO)
PETER IN HIS STORY: THE MUSICAL
4/7 AND 4/8 @ NEW 42ND STREET STUDIOS
Industry workshop presentations of His Story, The Musical will be held April 7-8 at New 42 Studios prior to a national tour of the new musical this fall.
Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun will direct the workshop of the musical, which features a book, music, and lyrics by Anna Miriam Brown. The cast includes Joshua Bess, Sam Brackley, Blake Du Bois, Travis Flynt, Emilee Hassandzadeh, Gigi Hausman, Jataria Heyward, Madeline Hudelson, Lauren Johnson, Casey Lamont, Jared Mazeika, Bryan Munar, Kaitlin Niewoehner, Alexa Renee, Jonathan Reyes, Cameron Sirian, Sean Stack, and Charles P. Way.
Set in the Holy Land, His Story reimagines the story of Jesus with a teenager girl asking God to send the Messiah and create a better kingdom and her wish coming true 30 years later when Jesus arrives in town defying traditional expectations.
Joining Calhoun on the creative team are choreographer Eamon Foley, music supervisor and arranger Rick Hip-Flores, scenic and costume design consultant Tobin Ost, and sound designer Daniel Lundberg. Casting is by Wojcik Casting, while Visceral Entertainment will serve as general manager, Sydney Prince as stage manager, and Cynthia Caridad as assistant stage manager.
Bruce Lazarus produces. For inquiries email HisStoryTickets@gmail.com.
"One thing that I feel is unmatched with you is your ability to act out a song. Every time you actually sing any song [...] I can feel the lyrics in your voice as well as see it in your face and it feels like you married your thought process with the song."
-Wanyá Morris from Boyz II Men
#WanWednesday Singing Competition on IG Live
(WHO I AM)
Hello there and welcome to my corner of the internet! A little bit about me. I grew up in Buena Park, CA and have been singing all my life. I had my Disney Channel commercial bit where actors drew the Mickey silhouette on the corner of the screen practically perfected. Many years go by. High School, then graduating from U.C. Berkeley, then started working as an iOS Engineer at Mozilla Firefox. But, I've never considered doing it professionally until about a couple years after starting work as a software engineer.
I stumbled upon an MT audition class at the American Conservatory Theater in SF online and signed up just because I needed an outlet to sing more. And the rest is (you guessed it) history. Several classes and gigs later, I made the transition from tech into acting full-time. Software engineering left me unfulfilled, but I was stubborn and didn't want to admit, until way later, that my heart belonged to performing.
My life has never been the same (and what a beautiful ride it's been so far). I've gotten the chance to work on some cool projects as well as record a single with Wanyá Morris of Boyz II Men for an upcoming Jo Koy movie. In addition to recently moving to the Big Apple, I'm currently working on new Pop/R&B music to release on streaming platforms in the near future.
I'm always looking to sharpen my skills, fiercely collaborate, and most importantly, create with like-minded artists who care about telling stories that matter. Also, I still very much remember how to code so if you need coding interview help, hit me up.
(WHAT I LOOK LIKE)
(WHAT PEOPLE SAY)
THE BRAT PACK
FOR THE RECORD LIVE! / FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO
DIRECTED BY ANDERSON DAVIS
"The cast is uniformly excellent—a wonderful reminder of the incredible talent pool we have in the Bay Area. Their strong voices, terrific comic chops, and brilliant musicality keep the show driving forward. (Bryan Munar deserves special kudos for his soulful take on one of the few non-'80s songs, 'Try a Little Tenderness.')"
- Patrick Thomas, Talkin' Broadway
"And BratPack makes some funny updates to the stories it parodies too — instead of just "making a girl" in the Weird Science vignette, a very funny Munar hooks the computer up to both a boy and a girl doll, and gets both to come alive."
- Jay Barmann, SFist
"The entire cast is made up of strong singing talents, but standouts among the vocalists are Ramos, Munar, and Martinez — with the latter pulling out several surprisingly moving renditions of otherwise cheesy hits. You can tell, in short, that these kids love this music and want to do right by it."
- Jay Barmann, SFist
Featuring Zahan Mehta and Matt Grandy
Photo by Kelly Mason
FLOWER DRUM SONG (2002/HWANG VERSION)
PALO ALTO PLAYERS
DIRECTED BY LILY TUNG CRYSTAL
"But the real surprise is when...Wang decides in the third show to push aside a poorly acting, gay performer named Harvard (a hilariously bumbling but fabulous in airs Bryan Munar) to take his place in "Gliding Through My Memoree."
- Eddie Reynolds, Talkin' Broadway
"Every principal character seems perfectly suited for his or her role...Bryan Munar is the fussy costumer, Harvard."
- Judy Richter, For All Events
"Wang even sneaks himself into another by snagging the costume of Harvard (wonderfully funny Bryan Munar)."
- David John Chávez, Bay Area Plays
Featuring Marah Sotelo
Photo by Joyce Goldsmith
PAUL SAN MARCO
A CHORUS LINE
NOVATO THEATER COMPANY
DIRECTED BY MARILYN IZDEBSKI
"Munar’s delivery of a monologue about Paul’s difficult youth and the life that led him to the stage is incredibly affecting."
- Harry Duke, Pacific Sun
"Bryan Munar (nice singing and good solid acting as Paul)"
- Flora Lynn Isaacson, For All Events
*Nominated for a San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Photo by Fred Deneau
42ND STREET MOON
DIRECTED BY CINDY GOLDFIELD
"Then there's the joyous and heartfelt music coming from the cast of 13, all of whom play instruments (guitar, fiddle, cello, mandolin, drums, tambourine) and sing and stomp their way through more than a dozen numbers. Their harmonies are lovely, making them the best chorus 42nd Street Moon has ever assembled."
- Patrick Thomas, Talkin' Broadway
Featuring (L to R) Rob Ready, Colin Thomson, Matt Davis, Christina Owens, Devin Kelly, Emma Berman, Myra Chachkin, Ben Euphrat, Ariela Morgenstern
Photo by Eryn Allen
SAN FRANCISCO PLAYHOUSE
DIRECTED BY BECCA WOLFF
"Bryan Munar is bashfully introverted as Luke, the only boy on the team."
- Sam Hurwitt, The Mercury News
"In producing this play, the team at San Francisco Playhouse has shown exceptional professional bravery. Most theater companies pay lip service to challenging, original, and disturbing work but few rising companies with an established subscription base and fashionable acceptability would go this far out on a limb."
- Charles Kruger, Theatrestorm
Featuring Michelle Talgarow
Photo by Jessica Palopoli
(HOW I SOCIAL MEDIA)