“Ryan Cassata…is a seasoned performer who has toured the country, appeared on television, written for film, and has done dozens of other amazing things as an advocate of equal rights who speaks publicly (and courageously) about transgender issues. When Ryan belts out a song, every note is infused with bravery and conviction.” – LI Pulse Magazine, June 2nd, 2011
Ryan Cassata is a transgender singer-songwriter & motivational speaker from Long Island, NY who – all by the age of 19 – successfully cut four records, booked and went on several tours, played several of the world’s biggest gay music festivals, won the Harvey Milk Memorial Award, became the youngest keynote speaker for the largest transgender conference in the world, and appeared on National & International TV several times. Ryan now lives in San Francisco, CA.
Ryan plays guitar, piano, ukulele, harmonica, and sings. At the young age of 14, Ryan began to gig across Long Island. Now only four years later he has made over 300 appearances, consisting of tour dates from coast to coast. Cassata performed at the world’s biggest gay music festivals with artists like Karmin, Salt N’ Pepa, Frenchie Davis, Chris Crocker, Tom Goss & more. Cassata has also performed with The Click Five, Austin Gibbs. Jeff LeBlanc, Madina Lake, and more.