Ryan Patrick Lingle is currently on tour with NetWorks presentation of ELF. This is his second year with the production and he is loving the experience.
The Playbill Collector (TPC): When did you start dancing?
Ryan Patrick Lingle (RPL): I’ve been performing my whole life. I started through choir in high school which led me into performance.
RPL: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in my home town and it’s still one of my favorite shows.
TPC: You are currently the dance captain and swing in the National Tour of ELF. What tracks do you cover?
RPL: I cover all of the boys in the ensemble which is seven. The female swing and I are always on every night no matter what which is fun.
TPC: What’s your favorite song of the show?
RPL: “Just Like Him” where Buddy finds out he is the son of Walter and turns the office into a playground. It’s the best moment for choreography and everyone gets to let loose.
TPC: What’s your dream show to be cast in?
RPL: WICKED. The choreography is brilliant. It has a blend of classic jazz and contemporary which I love.
TPC: When not on stage, what are your favorite hobbies?
RPL: I love theater and it is my life but I like to keep my eyes wide open. I spend a lot of time working out like running. I love to explore and being adventurous. Right now we are in Arizona so we went hiking yesterday at Camelback Mountain. It was amazing.