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Ryan Shaw

These concerts are the North Carolina Symphony debut of Ryan Shaw.

Ryan Shaw is a three-time Grammy-nominated artist for his solo projects This is Ryan Shaw, In Between, and Real Love. His 2019 album Imagining Marvin showcases Marvin Gaye hits alongside original songs and features Grammy Award-winning co-writers and special guests.

Shaw has shared the stage with such artists as Van Halen, Bonnie Raitt, John Legend, B.B. King, and Jill Scott. His music has been featured on television shows including FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, and Lincoln Heights, and in the films My Blueberry Nights, Bride Wars, and Sex and the City.

Shaw starred as Judas in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Olivier Award-winning London production of Jesus Christ Superstar, as the original Stevie Wonder in Motown: The Musical on Broadway, and on London’s West End as the Soul of Michael Jackson in Thriller Live. He debuted at Radio City Music Hall in the Dream Concert benefit for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. 

Carnegie Hall appearances include an Elton John and Bernie Taupin tribute, Honor! A Celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy, and a Nat King Cole 100th Birthday concert with The New York Pops.  Recent and upcoming concerts include Nat King Cole at 100 with the National Symphony Orchestra, at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Aretha Franklin: A Tribute to the Queen of Soul with numerous orchestras throughout North America.