Ryan Foy as George M. Cohan in "The Seven Little Foys" (photo by Maryann Lopinto).
While we're proud of all of the actors in our shows, we're particularly pleased to have Ryan Foy as a member of the cast of "The Seven Little Foys." Ryan Foy is the great-grandson of Eddie Foy Sr., and the grandson of Irving Foy (of the famed original Seven Little Foys). In our production, he plays the role of master showman George M. Cohan, who was a good friend of the Foys. (Someday, as we get more productions at different theaters, we'd also like to see him take a crack at the role of Eddie Foy.)
Ryan Foy (with Alexander Craven, playing Irving Foy, on his shoulder), on stage in "The Seven Little Foys"
And Ryan Foy--as "Back Stage" wrote--"is a natural."
"A truly magical surprise," declared The Village Voice, noting that Ryan Foy "clearly has both the family bug and the family talent. He lights up the stage whenever he appears."
And NYTheatre.com called having Ryan Foy play the role of George M. Cohan Cohan "a delicious bit of casting."
"Ryan Foy is charming and stylish as George M. Cohan..."
--David G. Meyers, WGBB-AM.
"Ryan Foy is a dandy..."
--Rob Lester, EdgeBoston.com
In the foreground, from left to right: Beth Bartley, Ryan Foy, Michael Townsend Wright; in the background, Mitchell Schneider and Eric Stevens
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Ryan Foy is a musical-theatre graduate from the University of Michigan.
Beth Bartley and Ryan Foy, in rehearsal for "The Seven Little Foys"
Ryan Foy, Michael Townsend Wright
In New York City, he has performed in "The Major and the Minor" (Lambs Club). He has toured the US with "Dr. Doolittle" and "Go, Diego, Go!" and toured internationally with "Thomas and Friends." (All of the production photos on this page--taken during rehearsals for, and performances of, "The Seven Little Foys" in New York City--are by Maryann Lopinto.)
Michael Townsend Wright, Ryan Foy
Ryan Foy, rehearsing for "The Seven Little Foys"
The photo at right shows Ryan Foy and his sister, Mary Foy, at "Eddie Foy Park" in New Rochelle, New York.
For more information on "The Seven Little Foys," please go to the page on this website titled "Foys at the Fringe."
Eddy Francisco, Ryan Foy
If you would like to do a production of "The Seven Little Foys," please contact: Chip Deffaa Productions 50 Quartz Lane, Paterson, NJ 07501 Tel.: (973) 684-3340 Email: OriginalCast1@aol.com