BRYAN MUNAR

Performer / KBBQ Enthusiast

 

NEWS AND UPDATES

(WHAT I'M UP TO)

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ALLEGIANCE 
PALO ALTO PLAYERS

November 2020

Book by Mark Acito, Jay Kuo & Lorenzo Thione

Music and Lyrics by Jay Kuo


Inspired by the true childhood experience of TV/film actor and social media icon George Takei (Mr. Sulu on Star Trek), ALLEGIANCE tells the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they are forced to leave their Salinas, California home following the events at Pearl Harbor, and join 120,000 other Japanese-Americans in internment camps dotted around America. Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but sister Kei fiercely protests the government’s treatment of her people. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, ALLEGIANCE follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves. 


“Attention must be paid. See it and cheer!” — New York Observer

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BOSS MCGREEDY
CENTRAL WORKS THEATER

TBD 2021

written by Gary Graves
directed by John Patrick Moore
musical direction by Clive Worsley

World Premiere #68: A Central Works Method Musical

a new musical about the Gilded Age

 

ABOUT

(WHO I AM)

Hello there and welcome to my corner of the internet! Ok let's see, how to start this... I grew up in Buena Park, California, have been singing all my life, and have never considered it seriously until a couple years out of college during my time as an iOS Engineer at Mozilla/Firefox. An alumnus of U.C. Berkeley (and an ex-musical theater hater, mind you), I stumbled upon an MT audition class at the American Conservatory Theater in SF online and signed up just because I wanted to sing more. Then, that darned bug bit me quite hard, so I wanted to act more. And several gigs and classes and union membership cards later, I have fully been infected from the bite and am screaming from the rooftops about how much joy this lifestyle has given me. Something about software engineering left me unfulfilled, but I was being stubborn and didn't want to admit, until way later (post-infection), that my heart belonged to performing. I've had the great pleasure of working with San Francisco Playhouse, The Ground Floor / Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Center REPertory Company, 42nd Street Moon, and Marin Shakespeare Company among many others as well as some commercials/industrials in the Bay. 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. I also still very much remember how to code so if you need coding interview help, hit me up.

 

HEADSHOTS

(WHAT I LOOK LIKE)

 
 

RÉSUMÉS

(WHAT I DO)

THEATRE

 Updated May 2020

FILM

Updated May 2020

TEACHING ARTIST

Updated May 2020

 

MEDIA

(WHAT I DO... recorded on video & audio)

 
 
 

PRESS

(WHAT PEOPLE SAY)

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HARVARD

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

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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

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EAMON

ONCE

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

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LUKE

DANCE NATION

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

 

INSTAGRAM

(HOW I SOCIAL MEDIA)

 
 

CONTACT ME

714-209-1211

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